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Author archive for Nicole

  • Feeling Like Home

    I pulled over on my way to work last week to take a photo of the most beautiful sunrise over…

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  • Rethinking Things

    The last two-and-a-half years have caused businesses to do a lot of rethinking about how they do things. For some,…

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  • Metrics for Happiness & Progress

    Lamenting over disappointments in sports scores can get us in a rut on Sunday nights.  However, I wasn’t unhappy for…

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  • Downtown Historic Walking Tour

    As a longtime architecture and history geek, I relish old buildings, quaint downtowns, and buildings that, at a glance (and…

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  • Employees want culture over compensation

    Happy Labor Day! This annual holiday commemorated in 1894 is the celebration of the social and economic achievements of American…

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  • Enterprise Zone & Other Incentives

    If you have property or a business located within the Northwest Illinois Enterprise Zone, are you utilizing the tax incentives?…

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  • Building a Network vs. Networking

    Everyone is interested in having a network of colleagues and acquaintances that they can count on for exchanging ideas, getting…

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  • Site Selection? Let us help with that

    Finding the right location to start a new business or expand and grow an existing business is a complex decision.…

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  • Our Unofficial Ambassadors

    Like many others, I took a recent road-trip vacation to tour well-established destination river towns; towns that have embraced placemaking…

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  • Greater Freeport Partnership Community Business Academy

    The Greater Freeport Partnership Community Business Academy (CBA) is an experiential, interactive learning program for aspiring and current business owners.…

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