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Music Theater Works Presents RAGTIME

SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Music Theater Works will present "Ragtime" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29 through November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 Season.

Logistical Labs Launches Updated User Interface for LoadDex Product

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Logistical Labs, creator of innovative technology that takes the complexity out of shipping, announced today the release of their updated user interface for their LoadDex product. The new version will showcase a simpler design and a more user-friendly approach, with the same features as the previous version but now with more functionality including quick access to search history, batch rating, and a much smoother quoting workflow.

Balodana to compete as a finalist in the 2021 Go Global Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The International Trade Council announced this week that fashion startup Balodana has been chosen as a finalist for its prestigious 2021 Go Global Awards. This global competition celebrates the companies that are driving the economy forward through their innovations, technologies and strategies.

Print’s Not Over – It’s Just Getting a New Lease on Life

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Is print cool or old school? According to the Productivity Network LLC, a Chicago-based print production company, it's a little of both and that's a good thing. In business for one year, the team at the Productivity Network is positive that print's not just sexy, it's downright hot.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with iHeartMedia on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with iHeartMedia on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Chicago West Side Families Celebrate 70 Years of Peace and Unity

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 3161-3163 Monroe Family Fellowship Chicago IL and NewNegro Media announce a Plaque Dedication Ceremony at 3161-3163 Monroe, September 5, 2021, to celebrate the tenants 70-year anniversary. All families are invited, tickets are $30 and children under 12 free.

New Research Shows Consumers Find Moments of Small Pleasure Beat Big Experiences When It Comes to Well-Being

CHICAGO, Ill., July 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Australian Macadamia industry released research that reveals that almost 50% of consumers globally now value finding peace and quiet in everyday life as the key to a happy mind. Conversely, only 25% globally said occasional big experiences and milestones make them happy.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Awarded Grant to Help Improve Four-Year Degree Completion Rates for Community College Transfer Students

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) were awarded a $25,000 planning grant to conduct research and develop an implementation plan to help more community college transfer students earn bachelor's degrees at ACI-affiliated colleges and universities.

Music Theater Works Presents Mamma Mia!

SKOKIE, Ill., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Music Theater Works will present "Mamma Mia!" at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from August 19, 2021 through August 29, 2021 being the second production of the 2021 Season.

Calgary Author Honored in 2021 Indie Book Awards for Memoir about Social Justice and Overcoming Mental Health Struggles

CHICAGO, Ill. and CALGARY, Alberta, June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sandra LA Boszko is quickly building a name for herself as an author who's edgy and honest. That's why her new book, "Welcome to California: From LA County Jail to #1 in Sales" (ISBN: 978-1525546440) was named one of the best indie books of 2021 by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.

Swift Homes Achieves Milestone of 20,000 Home Offers This Year

CHICAGO, Ill., June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Swift Homes, a Chicago-based property purchasing company that buys homes for fair prices to rent out to local families and which is backed by a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund, announced its milestone achievement of 20,000 home offers this year.

Chicago Support Group Part of National Network Taking Aim at Chronic Pain

CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. The U.S. Pain Foundation addresses the incredibly isolating and difficult experience that affects all aspects of a person's life-their ability to work, their self-confidence and identify, personal relationships and social engagement, and more. Studies show that people who experience daily pain are significantly more prone to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideation.

Chicago Rock Band Lucky Boys Confusion Celebrates 20th Album Anniversary with Global Streaming Event Memorial Day Weekend

CHICAGO, Ill., May 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's been twenty years since Lucky Boys Confusion arrived on the global scene with their 2001 debut, "Throwing the Game." During the TTG era, the hard-touring Chicago five-piece crisscrossed the U.S. innumerable times over, made their national television debut on the CBS Late Late Show, and even made a pit stop in Japan to play for their enthusiastic overseas fan base.

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Raises the Bar for Patient Safety

CHICAGO, Ill., March 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2021), the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) announces a new way for patients to identify a cosmetic surgeon with a particular focus on safety: Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety® (CSPS) certification.

Associated Colleges of Illinois to Host March 9 Virtual Event Focused on Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill., March 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- College presidents, corporate leaders and students will lead an Associated Colleges of Illinois' virtual event March 9, at 11 a.m., focused on how educators and the business community are working together to offer solutions to economic challenges faced by Illinois' companies, schools and students.

Sunpro Solar Brings Affordable Solar Power to Chicago

MANDEVILLE, La., Feb. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sunpro Solar, a leading provider of home solar energy in the U.S., is expanding its services in Illinois to the greater Chicago area. The company's ongoing expansion strategy throughout Illinois creates more opportunity for economic growth and energy independence.

Chicago-Based Romance Novel Series Heads to The Moon

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning Chicagoland romance author Dania Voss's Windy City Nights series is taking part in the Writers on the Moon project. Coordinated by speculative fiction author Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn, Voss is among one hundred and 25 authors participating in the lunar time capsule adventure.

Cybernauts Called to PLANETXXI to Save Planet Earth

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PLANETXXI, an exoplanet and mirror to Earth, has recently picked up chatter and cries for help to save planet Earth. Their voices were heard in CyberCity, PLANETXXI's satellite communications center saying that planet Earth is in trouble. Sandra Snowden, Founder of PLANETXXI LLC and newly launched online entertainment broadcasting website, says she and her company are ready to help save planet earth.

Tech Giant Facebook ‘Censoring’ Small Business

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nana's All Purpose Alkaline Seasoning, a premium Himalayan Salt based alkaline blend sold direct to consumers, at nanaseasoning.com, in an 8.4-ounce bottle is being "censored" by Facebook, says Changing The World Foods, LLC. Since October 27, 2020 Facebook has stopped this small business and others from placing paid advertisements.

LeadingIT Launches New IT Support Strategies to Conform with Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021 And Beyond

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a Chicagoland cybersecurity and IT support company, today refreshed their previously launched cybersecurity measures to help its clients curb the increasing menace of cyberattacks. The launch comes when internet usage and online networking rose to unprecedented levels following the stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 containment measures.

Cgaga Software Launches New Fotosifter for Fast Photo Organizing and Editing

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cgaga Software, the professional audio-visual software provider, today officially unveiled the latest edition of Fotosifter which offers the easy and smart solution to manage and edit photos. It has made significant improvements on its performance and user experience comparing to the previous version.

LeadingIT Announces Year-End Plans and Looks Forward to A Strong 2021

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a cybersecurity and technology support company in the Chicagoland area, outlines the plans for its team and clients for the end of the year, as well as the strategy it has to grow in 2021.

Take the PLANETXXI Challenge: Create the Eco City of the Future

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As we zoom into the future in 2021, we see first-hand that the universe is filled with limitless opportunities. There's a real competition in the "race for space," and Sandra Snowden, aka Celestina, Ambassador PLANETXXI, has just entered the race with plans of her own to create The Eco City of the Future on PLANETXXI.

Aaron Ozee Considers Eight Figure Acquisition Offer for Regulus Literary Empire

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and revered director of the "Regulus" movie, has received an eight-figure acquisition offer from a private investment group for the literary empire constructed around his infamous rat king character.

PCS International selected by RSM Computer Services as exclusive provider

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PCS International (PCS), a Chicagoland based technology service provider, is excited to announce that it has been named the exclusive provider to all clients of RSM Computer Services (RSM) for technology service, support, and maintenance services.

LeadingIT Teams Up with Extra Life to Raise Money for Sick Children

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a Chicagoland technology and cybersecurity support company, has teamed up with Extra Life to raise money for hospitals that treat sick or injured children.

Hoppon Announces Launch to Help Local Businesses Attract New Customers and Boost Revenue

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2020's stunning events have made e-commerce more important than ever for local businesses who want to succeed, and the innovative new grocery ecommerce platform, Hoppon, can help in a very exciting way.

Aaron Ozee Launches Regulus Masks Protecting Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and esteemed director of the "Regulus" movie, has partnered with Vistaprint to launch a collection of masks which feature his infamous rat king character to protect families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LeadingIT Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Chicagoland

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a friendly technology and cybersecurity support firm, started with no clients and zero dollars. For the first 8-10 months, Stephen Taylor, our CEO, worked on reaching out to as many people as possible, offering and telling them what he could do. The few who saw value in our offerings signed up as clients. With sheer determination and dedication, he spent the first year trying to build the business.

Petra’s Playground – A Travel Show for Kids – Premieres October 6, 2020

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After more than five years in production and spanning 6 continents and 31 countries, 6-year-old Petra Ahmed will take kids and adults on weekly adventures in her new travel series, Reel Energy Entertainment announced today. Australia, Egypt, Scotland, and many more destinations are on the itinerary including a safari in South Africa.

The American Friends of Capodimonte announce new Senior Fellow, Board Member and opening of 2021 Fellowship application

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It is with great pleasure that American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the appointment of Dr. Claire Van Cleave as the AFC Senior Fellow at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy. The AFC's unique mission places an American scholar directly inside the staff of an important Italian museum.

Integro Builders Adds Commercial Interiors to Their Service Offerings

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Integro Builders, an award-winning general contractor for custom luxury homes and commercial interiors in Chicagoland and Western Michigan, is excited to announce they are accepting commercial interior contracts, effective immediately. The company is poised to meet the modern demands of commercial interiors and businesses.

National Initiative Vows to Close Racial Wealth Gap and Provide Ongoing Support and Resources to Black Businesses and HBCUs

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 31 Days and Beyond is a national initiative designed to bring awareness, support, and resources during a tumultuous time in America that has caused 41 percent of Black-owned businesses to close their doors due to COVID-19 compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses.

Integro Rehab Announces Brand Name Change to Integro Builders

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Integro Rehab, an award-winning general contractor for luxury custom homes and commercial interiors in Chicagoland and Western Michigan, has announced today that the company will begin operating under a new name and will be known as Integro Builders, effective immediately.

MCC Fall Scholarship – Developing the Next Generation of IT Professionals

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, an all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support company operating in the Chicagoland area cares about developing the next generation of IT professionals. Employment in computing, information systems, and information technology (IT) is growing at a rapid pace.

Hoppon Announces Launch of Hyperlocal Small Business Platform

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Hoppon announces a newly launched hyperlocal app and online grocery and food marketplace for shopping online. With the era of COVID, many shoppers are having trouble getting groceries, for example. Using an online marketplace for the Chicagoland area, shoppers can discover new shops and order it for pickup or delivery.

Public Narrative to put on Celebration of Change

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m., Public Narrative will introduce new partners and a fresh approach to changing narratives, in the first-ever Celebration of Change. Registration is free for this online event. The annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards, originally intended for this date, has been postponed to 2021.

GreatVet – New Platform Revolutionizing Pet Owner and Veterinarian Relationships

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the rise of pet ownership and with Vet Clinics being a critical service to the well being and health of pet families, the GreatVet platform aims to digitally facilitate smooth, transparent and trusted interactions between pet owners and local vet clinics.

Inspirational New Book ‘Prodigious Son: A Memoir of Miracles’ Reveals Remarkable Life of An Urban Shaman, Ralph Matson

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- First time author Ralph Matson shares, in his own words, remarkable stories of healing, recovery and enlightenment in, "Prodigious Son: A Memoir of Miracles" (ISBN: 978-1098308872). Matson's journey leads us into the famous Woodstock festival, down drug alleys, and over mountain ashrams on a never-ending quest for higher consciousness as he struggles with his inner demons and angels.

MJ Boudinot Named National Sales Director at LTC NEWS

CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LTC NEWS, LLC, operators of the website www.ltcnews.com, has announced the appointment of Mary Jo "MJ" Boudinot as National Sales Director. Boudinot will lead a team of sales executives offering advertising and marketing opportunities.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Initiates Career Mentoring Program for College Seniors

CHICAGO, Ill., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This fall, Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is expanding its College-to-Career offerings to include a Career Mentoring Program which matches college seniors with business mentors who will help guide the students as they launch careers.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Board Elects New Leadership for 2020-2021

CHICAGO, Ill., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Board of Trustees elected Lyn Bulman, retired executive vice president of global human resources, Fellowes Brands, to a two-year term as board chair. Bulman succeeded Frank D. Cella, managing director, Marsh USA, Inc., who served as ACI's board chair since 2017.

QuotePro Launches AutoQuoter Online Auto Sales Solution

CHICAGO, Ill., June 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- QuotePro is pleased to announce AutoQuoter(TM), a new comprehensive solution for online auto sales for both Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) and franchise dealerships.

LTC NEWS Acquisition Anticipates Growth and Expansion

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Matt McCann, a nationally-known veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, announces the formation of LTC NEWS, LLC after acquiring the online asset - ltcnews.com.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Employment Data Updated, Shows Nearly 24,000 Illinois College Alumni Working for Top Companies

CHICAGO, Ill., June 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Updated research shows nearly 24,000 Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) member college and university alumni are employed by 148 top employers throughout the state. The figures were compiled by ACI this spring, updating the organization's original 2019 Member Employment Data research project.

Aaron Ozee Honors George Floyd and Black Lives Matter with ‘Regulus’ Prequel

CHICAGO, Ill., June 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 9781387010790), and praised director of the "Regulus" movie, has started writing the rumored prequel. Ozee has launched the project ahead of schedule in hopes of supporting the Black Lives Matter community and preserve the memory of George Floyd.

altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

Teenager Creates COVID-19 Wristbands to Educate and Raise Awareness

CHICAGO, Ill., May 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What started out as a small family project for three teenagers concerned for their grandparents' safety during quarantine has taken off with the launch of COVID-19 Wristband, LLC. Kenna Royce, 17, and her two younger brothers, Hayden and Colby, launched an innovative effort to help others communicate and encourage safe social distancing practices during the pandemic.

Aaron Ozee Launches Regulus Movie Using Amazon Prime During Pandemic

CHICAGO, Ill., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 978-1387010790), has officially launched the Regulus movie on Amazon Prime entertaining families on COVID-19 "lockdown."

Amped Kitchens Announces Accelerated Timeline for New Chicago Location

CHICAGO, Ill., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, many food producers are scrambling to find food production spaces that meet unprecedented, rapidly evolving needs. To fulfill those needs, Amped Kitchens announced it will move ahead with plans to open its new Chicago location - providing best-in-class food-safe, sanitized and fully-permitted production spaces for up to 64 food producers.

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