Category: Business

Grocery Store Proposal for Former Maywood Market Stalled

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

An entrepreneur’s plan to purchase and turn 615 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which once housed the former Maywood Market, into a full-service grocery store called Save More Fresh Market has hit a snag in the road, according to village of Maywood officials.

Ali Hamden had offered $400,000 for the 22,000-square-foot, village-owned building and the roughly 61,000-square-foot, village-owned parking lot next to it.

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You’re Invited to VFP’s Small Business Resource Reception

Monday, August 14, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

You’re invited to our next Small Business Resource Reception, which will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m., at the Blue Note, 1715 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview.

Come hear and be inspired by Marseil Jackson, who started his first business at 15 years old and has been self-employed ever since.

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Vote for Our Small Business of the Month for August!

Sunday, August 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews | #vfpbestinbiz

Earlier this month, we asked readers to nominate a small businesses that deserves our Small Business of the Month Award for August.

The three businesses that merited the most robust response from nominators were selected for this public voting round, where you’re invited to vote on your choice among the three finalists.

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County Commissioners Push for Repealing Sugary Drink Tax

Friday, August 11, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

Five Cook County Commissioners announced on Aug. 9 that they will support an ordinance to repeal the controversial Cook County penny-an-ounce tax on pre-sweetened beverages.

Commissioners Richard Boykin (D-1st), Sean Morrison (R-17th) and Tim Schneider (R-15th) appeared at a press conference Aug. 9 at the County Building to announce their move to repeal the tax.

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Nominate a VFP Business of the Month for August

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Community members are invited to nominate a small business that they think is worthy of receiving the VFP Small Business of the Month Award for August.

You can submit your nominations by emailing the name and location of the business to or in a Facebook or Twitter message. You can also write the business name and location in the comments section below this article or under this article’s Facebook posting.

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Businessman Wants Renters to Reap What They Sow

Monday, August 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

According to a December 2016 study produced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an estimated 26 million people in the U.S. don’t have credit histories with any of the three national credit reporting companies. Less than three months ago, Leonard Dew, 46, was among them.

“I had never in my life used credit,” said Dew, an auto mechanic who owns a body shop in Chicago. “When I was younger, I had child support to pay and once they run your credit and see you got child support nobody wants anything to do with you. So I always paid cash — for everything.”

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Navistar to End Engine Production in Melrose Park, Lay Off 170 Workers

Thursday, August 3, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images

Navistar, the international truck and engine corporation based in Lisle, will stop producing engines at its Melrose Park location, according to an Aug. 3 report in Crain’s Chicago Business.

The move, which will reportedly take effect next year, will mean that 170 employees will be laid off, a company spokesperson told Crain’s.

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