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VFP to Host Town Hall on Taxes, Water Rates on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 PM

Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., at the Quinn Community Center, 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, Village Free Press will host a town hall-style discussion on the costs of doing business in majority minority suburbs.

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You’re Invited to a Village Free Press Fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 18

Monday, October 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Our readers are invited to a networking reception that will double as a fundraiser for Village Free Press on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., at Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park.

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Village Free Press to Debut Weekly Print Edition in Late August

Thursday, August 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Village Free Press will start circulating 3,000 copies of a weekly print newspaper in Maywood and surrounding communities. In March, we launched our first monthly print publication.

Since I started VFP as a news blog back in 2013, my goal has been to provide Maywood, in particular, and Proviso Township, in general, with a trusted, authoritative source of news, analysis and information.

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Pick Up the August Print Edition of Village Free Press or Read It Online

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

The July print edition Village Free Press is now available to read online here or by picking up the print edition at the following locations. We’ll be dropping papers off at numerous businesses throughout the week and over the weekend:

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Go Big Accounting Named Business of the Month for July

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Vena Nelson (center holding certificate), with village officials and Cintas officials during the July 19 Small Business Resource Reception held at Cintas. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

During our July Small Business Resource Reception held July 19 at Cintas, 1201 St. Charles Rd. in Maywood, we presented Go Big Accounting with our first-ever Small Business of the Month Award.

Go Big Accounting, which is helmed by Vena Nelson, offers tax preparation and consulting services that are tailored for the needs of burgeoning businesses, particularly those located in minority communities.

Earlier this month, we asked members of the Maywood and Bellwood Chambers of Commerce, in addition to village officials in Maywood and Bellwood to nominate small businesses who deserve our inaugural Small Business of the Month Award for July.

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Go Big Accounting accountant Jerald Cowan, left of center, with (from left to right): Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., Maywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Edwin Walker IV and Bellwood Chamber of Commerce President Chris Parker. 

Three businesses (in addition to Go Big) made the final three, with T&JJ’s Supreme Steaks & Catering Services in Maywood and Kopy Kat Printing Inc. in Bellwood rounded out the finalists.

Those three businesses merited the most robust and energetic responses from nominators and were passed through to the final round of voting. The voting tally is below:

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We want to congratulate all three finalists and, in particular, Go Big Accounting for winning this month’s inaugural award. The business will receive a feature article in our August print issue, as well as free digital and print advertising. They’ll also receive a window decal with the award logo.

But we encourage readers to reward them with something that’s even more important — your business, because they’ve earned it.

If you believe that a small business in Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood, Melrose Park or Stone Park deserves to be recognized as VFP’s Small Business of the Month for August, feel free to nominate them by sending your name, affiliation, the name and address of the business, and why you believe they should be nominated (in 2-5 sentences) to: thevillagefreepress@gmail.com. VFP

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Pick Up the July Print Edition of Village Free Press or Read It Online

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

The July print edition Village Free Press is now available at the following locations. We’ll be dropping papers off at numerous businesses throughout the week and over the weekend:

  • Maywood Public Library
  • Maywood Multipurpose Building
  • Maywood Village Hall
  • Maywood Police Station
  • Bellwood Public Library
  • Bellwood Village Hall
  • Broadview Public Library
  • Broadview Village Hall
  • Melrose Park Public Library

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