Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The pharmaceutical benefits manager purchased Catalyst Health Solutions for $4.4 billion, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
SXC Health Solutions, headquartered in Lisle, has made a $4.4 billion deal to purchase Catalyst Health Solutions, according to the Chicago Tribune. The companies provide information technology and operations consulting for pharmaceutical companies. According to a press release from SXC, "The combined company expects to achieve approximately $125 million of annual cost savings over the first 18 to 24 months after closing through improved scale and operating leverage." The transaction is expected to close during the second half of this year, subject to shareholder and U.S. antitrust approval. You can learn more about SXC Health Solutions on the company website.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
On Friday the Village launches its first free local business deal from Lisle Hilton.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Remaining inventory will likely be sold at auction.
The lights are still up, but the doors to Crest Lighting (also known as Evergreen Oak Electric), 1600 Ogden Ave., recently closed. They will continue operations through their New Lenox store, at 1918 Ferro Dr., New Lenox. Employees at the New Lenox location said the Ogden Avenue store held a storewide sale in the weeks prior to its closing. Some inventory was moved to New Lenox, though the majority that is left will likely be sold to a liquidator for public auction at a later date, one employee said. The chain store opened the Lisle location in 1982. Tell us in the comments: what stores or amenities would you like to see on Ogden Avenue?
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Thinking about trying out one of the Nook's new knitting classes? Test out their '101' class this evening, or check out these upcoming sessions.
Did you hear about The Nook's makeover? Knitting classes are officially underway. This evening The Nook hosts Knitting 101 at 6 p.m. Below you'll find information on the store's other spring sessions. (You can also locate these events in our calendar.) All evening classes are 6-8 p.m.; morning classes are 10 a.m.-noon. Students receive a 10 percent discount on materials bought for your class. Socks 101: Tuesday evenings (April 17); $60 Cable Knitting 101: Wednesday evenings (April 11, 25); $40 Bandit Shawl and Hat: Wednesday evenings (May 9, 16, 23); $60 Knitting 101: Thursday evenings (April 5, 12, 19, 26), Saturday mornings (April 7, 14, 21, 28); $80 Entrelac (diamond pattern): Friday evenings (April 20, 27, May 11); $60 Knitting to…
Monday, April 2, 2012
How have some of the company's recent innovations fared?
Monday, April 2, 2012
Navistar CEO Dan Ustian has tripled the number of products the company outputs in the last five years, according to a report Crain's Chicago Business. Read the full story here.
The Village is testing out its expanded social media reach with a new marketing promotion.
You can friend or follow just about anything on social media—your real friends and family, celebrities, organizations, upcoming movies, even food products. But are you keeping up with local government and business online? Several local businesses already spread their gospel (not to mention deals and events) through Facebook and Twitter. The Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau oversees the Lisle, Ill. Facebook page. Heck, even Lisle Patch promotes new content and shares community messages through our Facebook and Twitter pages. While the Village operates a Twitter account to promote its seasonal French Market vendors, it is only recently that staff expanded their social media reach. The Village now officially conducts three Twitter …
Bill Weldon keeps trying to find a marketing strategy that will click.
Here's a challenge, Lisle residents: Close your eyes. Picture downtown Main Street. Can you name each business in turn? Which areas are fuzzy? A business owner who has watched the landscape change over a few decades said he still encounters customers who don't know what's available in their own downtown. And he struggles to find new ways to attract customers. Bill Weldon took ownership of the hardware store at 4715 Main St. approximately three years ago, after working there for more than 20 years. He is an active member of the Lisle Chamber's Downtown Business Council, which sponsors the summer car shows. He said he considers running the store his retirement. Weldon Hardware is currently affiliated with Orgill Hardware Wholesalers, but …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
“The old concept was dated and we wanted to shake things up some,” the owners says. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening on Thursday evening.
With a “snip” from a giant pair of scissors, Pizzeria Bombola became the newest restaurant in Lisle. The restaurant takes the place of Pete and Johnny’s Tavern and Grille, 2901 Ogden Ave., which opened 13-years ago. Restaurateur John Skoubis, who was a partner in Pete and Johnny’s, said they shifted concepts in order to appeal to a wider clientele, specifically families. Since the restaurant re-opened under the pizzeria concept, Skoubis said he’s noticed a steady flow of families dining there. “We want people to be comfortable and casual when they dine with us,” Skoubis said. Don’t miss any Patch updates—subscribe to our daily newsletter, or follow Lisle Patch on Facebook or Twitter. During the ribbon ceremony Lisle Mayor Joe Broda wished …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Nook owner Kitty Murphy explains her decision to take the Main Street store in a new direction.
The abrupt closing of The Nook to remodel this winter caused a hiccup in the lives of some residents. The store is known as a social hub in the village, and boasts a long list of regular customers. Owner Kitty Murphy closed the store at the end of January, to much speculation from the public when it would re-open. Murphy recalled a time during its renovation that her friend’s husband was painting the entryway outside. She said a man walking on the street approached him, and said his 3-year-old daughter wanted to know if the store would still sell candy. Of course, her friend’s husband said. Twenty minutes later, Murphy said the man came back with a crying child. “’She didn’t believe I was telling the truth!’” Murphy said a small fix of …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Support your favorite village businesses with a vote in our poll.
Patch wants to know who Lisle residents designate their 'go-to' village businesses. Check out other readers' recommendations for their favorite Mexican restaurants. This week's topic: St. Patrick's Day! Some people go nuts, and other just enjoy some traditional Irish cuisine. How do you prefer to celebrate this weekend? See a list of nearby live entertainment, and food and drink specials. How to vote We've included a list of pubs around the area in our poll below. Choose your favorite option through Friday at noon. If you attend an out-of-town event, like the South Side Irish Parade, or order your corned beef and cabbage from a particular restaurant or store, let us know by adding a 'write-in' vote to the comments. We'll share the final …