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Restaurant and Catering Industry

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  • Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

    Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.
    When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
  • Loree Rodkin's rock-to-riches tale

    Loree Rodkin's rock-to-riches tale
    Jewelry designer Loree Rodkin has just picked a cookie off a plate in the cafe at Ikram, the high-end women's clothing boutique in Chicago, when she sees a smiling face approaching. It's Sting's manager, Kathy Schenker, who's in town with him for his...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • 100 years later, DiPasquale's grocery keeps family food tradition going

    100 years later, DiPasquale's grocery keeps family food tradition going
    Sometime in 1914, Luigi DiPasquale, who had left his home of Abruzzi, Italy, came to Baltimore and opened a corner store in Highlandtown. Ever the entrepreneur, he butchered and sold meats and also sold live goats tethered in the backyard. This week I...
  • Chamber announces finalists for business awards

    The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will honor members who excel in business and community service at its Luminary Gala in October. Twenty-four finalists are vying for top place in eight categories in the 2014 Chamber Business Awards. The chamber...
  • Oak Park may look at allowing bars

    Oak Park may look at allowing bars
    A recent vote to expand morning sales of liquor on the weekends in Oak Park prompted one official to suggest a bigger change: allowing bars. The Oak Park Village Board this week expanded 9 a.m. weekend and holiday sales to include large hotels, brew...
  • Retailers eye Baltimore area for expansion

    Retailers eye Baltimore area for expansion
    Consumers can expect to see unfamiliar store brands cropping up in the Baltimore area as a handful of retailers eye the market for expansion. Newcomers could include businesses that are well-entrenched in other markets, such as Stein Mart and Gabe's,...
  • Ex-Lehigh player McCollum ready to get back to business for Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum spent more time than he wanted in the first half of his first NBA season talking with trainers and doctors about his broken foot. The Lehigh University graduate became way too familiar with the Portland Trail Blazers bench in the second...
  • Umbrage interrupted

     
    Wednesday's blog item followed by Sunday's print column version of the story: So I had business yesterday afternoon at the Illinois Secretary of State's Chicago North regional office at 5401 N. Elston Ave. and notice on the way in that......
  • Outdoor dining encouraged through city grants

     Outdoor dining encouraged through city grants
    Des Plaines officials have set aside $100,000 and awarded nearly $40,000 to restaurants interested in creating or improving outdoor dining spaces. The City Council approved changes at a recent meeting to an assistance program that were recommended by...
  • Des Plaines burger joint expanding

    Des Plaines burger joint expanding
    In December 2012, Chicago-born brothers Ricardo Talavera and Alfredo Esparza took a big risk and opened American Wildburger, a fast-casual restaurant that advertises itself as a gourmet and health-conscious dining experience. Now, they're ready to...