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Jobs, Business, Shopping - Chicago's Local Economy Explored

Explore Chicago's local economy here. Find job and career information, small and large local businesses, products made here, shopping of all kinds, and more.

Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies in the Chicago Suburbs
See a list of Chicago suburban area Fortune 500 companies and find links to their job openings with this essential Chicago job search list.

Chicago Outlet Stores & Malls
Find leads on Chicago outlet malls, stores, and retailers so you can save money when you shop.

Gap Outlet Store - Chicago
Gap runs an outlet store in Chicago, but is it worth a visit? Find out here along with the location, hours, and user reviews.

Ikram Boutique
Learn the location, hours, fashion designers carried, and see a photo of the Chicago fashion store favored by Michelle Obama and owned by Ikram Goldman.

Maria Pinto Boutique
Find the hours, location and see a photo of the Maria Pinto clothing boutique in Chicago where Michelle Obama shops. The Maria Pinto boutique is run by fashion designer Maria Pinto.

Best Chicago Gift Ideas
You, giver that you are, want to give your giftee something they will rejoice over or at least appreciate a lot. Maybe you're also interested in treating yourself to the same thoughtful gesture. Whatever your quest, we've got great Chicago gift ideas to help you finish off your list with a bang.

Jobs at Chicago's Top Contractors
In October 2008, Crain's Chicago Business named the city's top twenty-five contracting firms based on Chicago-area revenues. Here are the top ten firms with links to their available jobs.

(All those listed have their main or regional headquarters in Chicago unless otherwise noted in parentheses.)

Illinois Jobs - Guide to Jobs in Illinois
Find jobs, jobs openings, and career opportunities at this Illinois and Chicago, Illinois job resource center. This site is created and maintained locally in Chicago, Illinois.

Jobs at Illinois' Top Fortune 500 Companies
Find jobs at the top ten Illinois companies on Fortune Magazine's Fortune 500 list of top businesses.

Jobs at Chicago's Fortune 500 Companies
Find jobs at the Fortune 500 companies based in Chicago.

Chicago Jobs - Jobs at Chicago Colleges and Universities
Find jobs at Chicago colleges and universities with these listings.

Jobs at Chicago's Largest Privately Held Companies
Find jobs at Chicago's largest privately held companies with these essential links.

Jobs at Chicago's Top Employers
From the City of Chicago to Google and Harpo Productions, go directly to the hiring source and find job listings at some of Chicago's best employers with these essential links.

Chicago Jobs - Top Sites for Your Search
Looking for Chicago job listings? Use these best sites for finding Chicago jobs and careers, potential employers, and more.

Great Chicago Gift Ideas
Looking for affordable and unique gift ideas for your favorite Chicagoans or Chicago fans? Then, here's a list of suggestions with surefire appeal (and there's not a coffee mug among them.)

The Magnificent Mile - Shopping & Visiting
Magnificent indeed. Use this official site to check fashion trends, find a restaurant, see a directory of more than 400 stores, sign up for their newsletter, view photos, learn about special events, and more.

Lucky Magazine Shopping Guide to Chicago
The Lucky ladies leave no boutique behind in their Chicago neighborhood shopping guide.

UnScene Guide to Independent Businesses
The urban hipster's guide to independent restaurants, stores, and shopping in popular Chicago neighborhoods and the U.S.

SeeMoreShopping.com - Chicago
Online guide to shopping in Chicago includes guided tours, fashion shows, store and boutique reviews, and more.

Chicago Fashion Designers - Index from Factio Magazine
Explore Chicago's fashion scene with this extensive list of designers based in Chicago.

Water Tower Place Shopping
The official site of Michigan Avenue's traditional spot for shopping, restaurants, and more.

Crain's Chicago Business Home Page
Crain's Chicago Business closely tracks and reports on the local business scene. Search by industry, company, or business leader name. Published weekly in print and updated daily online.

Crain's Who's Who in Chicago Business
This is Crain's annual list of who's who in Chicago business. Listed by industry or available as an excel file to download.

Yahoo! Directory to Chicago Chambers of Commerce
A list of more than ten Chicago Chambers of Commerce. Includes the Puerto Rican, Chinatown, Southland, Area Gay and Lesbian, and Lincoln Park Chambers.

Chicago Welcomes Its First Environmentally-Focused Bank: GreenChoice Bank
Learn about Chicago's greenest bank: GreenChoice Bank, including locations, hours, services, and its commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices.

Budget-Friendly Green Home Improvements with CM Real Estate Development
Learn how to rehab your home with green features and do so on a budget with tips from CM Real Estate Development, an environmentally-friendly home rehab and redevelopment company based in Chicago.

Chicago's Best Holiday Gift Ideas
Looking for the best holiday gifts in Chicago? You've come to the right place. Check out these holiday gift ideas in Chicago.

Best Spa Treatments in Chicago: Make Time to Pamper Yourself
Looking to really pamper yourself? Check out Chicago's best spas and spa treatments and let the indulging begin!

AmpliVox Donates Free Pink Podiums and Megaphones to Breast Cancer Events
AmpliVox Sound Systems is donating free Pink Podiums and Pink Mini-Megaphones to breast cancer awareness events nationwide. Learn how you can get a free podium and megaphone for your next event.

AmpliVox Launches "Podiums for Prostate Health" Donation Program
Prostate cancer groups and organizations can benefit from ApliVox's Blue Podium program, which donates blue lecterns, including free shipping, to cancer groups nationwide.

Profile of the North Suburban YMCA: Dedicated to Fitness and Family Fun
Get to know the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, IL, which includes fitness and dance classes, swimming pools, family events, kids' classes and camps, and more.

Hotel Lincoln Breaks Ground in Chicago's Lincoln Park Neighborhood
The Hotel Lincoln, owned by Joie de Vivre Hotels, is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and includes guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, and more.

Business Profile: Travelers Haven
Travelers Haven in Chicago offers temporary fully-furnished housing for travelers, corporate employees, government workers and more. Housing is available for 30 days and includes houses, condos, and townhouse in some of Chicago's most sought after neighborhoods.

Business Profile: Novated Lease Deals
There are many reasons Chicagoan are choosing novated leases to save money when leasing a car. One big reason is income tax savings. Because novated lease payments are taken out of pre-tax income, you can save money by having a lower tax rate.

Business Profile: GetShared - A Social Media Marketing Company
GetShared, a social media marketing company, has opened operations in Chicago, IL. GetShared helps online businesses increase their social network visibility and also offers a multitude of Web site marketing services.

Business Profile: Chicago's Bubba Keg
Looking for that perfect gift? Chicago-based Bubba Keg sells thermal travel mugs so you can take that cup of coffee on the road with you. Sizes include a large size at 54 ounces ideal for water, ice tea and sodas.

Business Profile: Naturally Healthy with Dr. Lisa Marie Leonard
Dr. Lisa Marie Leonard, a Naturopathic Doctor in Chicago owns Naturally Healthy with Dr. Lisa and helps patients with an assortment of issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and more.

Sailing Abroad Chicago's Tall Ships This Summer with Tall Ship Windy
Tall Ship Windy offers Chicagoans and visitors the chance to board and ride historic tall ships at Navy Pier all summer long.

Business Profile: Chicago's Sportsbook
Looking for a sports review of your favorite Chicago team? Sportsbook, owned by Bang The Book, offers reviews of professional sporting teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Business Profile: Chicago's Auto Transport
No matter where you car needs to be shipped, whether it is within a few miles of Chicago or hundreds of miles aways, Chicago's Auto Transport can get your car to your destination.

Chicago Business Profile: Acne Treatment Worldwide
Chicago's Acne Treatment Worldwide can help you relieve the characteristics associated with the occurrence of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and more. Acne Treatment Worldwide's products can treat existing acne by making your face less oily.

Chicago Business Profile: Cuddle Buddy
Looking for a new kind of Match.com that is based more on friendship and companionship than love? Check out Chicago-based Cuddle Buddy and see how you can build a growing list of friends in the Windy City.

Halloween Costumes at Chicago's Halloween Express
Looking for that perfect Halloween costume to wear this year? Check out this profile of Chicago's Halloween Express where you can buy costumes for adults and kids.

Business Profile: Chicago's CarInQuotes
Chicago CarinQuotes.com is a comprehensive auto insurance site that provides a free comparison service, tips, news, auto insurance company reviews, car make reviews with an insurance perspective, and more.

Business Profile: Chicago's OrganicSEOCompany.com
Looking to improve your Web site rankings with Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and more? Chicago's Organic SEO Company can help you leverage the power of the Internet to market your business and Web site.

Chicago Business Profile: Verdad Media
Chicago's Verdad Media is an internet marketing company that specializes in search engine marketing. Verdad Media provides online marketing and SEO solutions for a wide variety of customers, including small business owners and major Fortune 500 companies.

Chicago Business Profile: Proofreading.org, a Professional Editing Service
Chicago's . Proofreading.org provides proofreading and editing services for people who need a second pair of eyes to review their research papers quickly and efficiently for a small fee.

Chicago Deals: Verizon FIOS Promotions
Use the Verizon FIOS promotion code to get a great deal not only on the FIOS TV and Internet service, but also on a cell phone. The deal includes Verizon, FIOS TV, and FIOS Internet for only $79.99.

Chicago Jobs: Working from Home
Looking for a job you can do from home without having to commute into an office? Check out our list of at-home job ideas in the Chicagoland area.

Chicago Business Profile: Long Distance Movers
If you are planning a long distance move and need a reliable company that can get your items to your new home, consider Chicago's Long Distance Movers. The company has helped hundreds of families move across country with no hassles or stress.

Chicago Business Profile: A1 AutoTransport
Just bought a new car and need to ship it to Chicago? A1 AutoTransport can get your car from the dealership to your home, safely and affordably.

Chicago Business Profile: A1 AutoTransport, Inc.
Just bought a motorcycle off of eBay and now need to ship it to Chicago? A1 AutoTransport, Inc. can get your new motorcycle to the Windy City.

Chicago Business Profile: SavingTools.com
SavingTools.com is a Chicago-based Internet company that offers calculators which utilize geographic location and other factors to help you save money.

Chicago Business Profile: Vivelenet - An SEO Marketing Company
As a search engine optimization company, Vivelenet offers SEO marketing to Chicagoland resident. Learn about Vivelenet's services for SEO and Internet marketing.

Business Profile: A1 Auto Transport – Worldwide Vehicle Transportation
Do you have a car you need to ship to or from Chicago? A1 Auto Transport Worldwide Vehicle Transportation Services can help you get your vehicle transport to or from Chicago anywhere in the world.

Business Profile: Planet Facts
Learn about all the planets and solar system using Chicago-based Planet Facts, a Web site dedicated to the study of astronomy,

Business Profile: Famous Wonders
Famous Wonders is a Web site that provides information on some of the best places in the world to visit. Travelers trust the Famous Wonders Web site for trip ideas.

Best Places to Work in Chicago
Is getting a new job one of your New Year's resolutions? Check out these companies in Chicago that are considered some of the best places to work in the Windy City.

Chicago Business Profile: First Security Services
Are you considering hiring a security firm to guard your company? Learn how First Security Services can provide trained security guards to protect your business's employees and your company's property.

Chicago Business Profile: 1 Light Bulbs
Looking for that perfect light bulb to light your home or office? Chicago's 1 Light Bulbs has a huge of selection of light bulbs at competitive prices.

Money Matters
As people recover from a brutal economy one of the first priorities is to repair their credit. Get advice from some of Chicago's top financial experts on how to rebuild your credit.

Chicago Business Profile: NFL Picks
Learn how to bet on your favorite Chicago sports team. Learn the "secret sauce" for sports betting advice to help you beat the spread.

Business Profile: Bang the Book
Looking for a sports review of your favorite Chicago team? Bang The Book offers reviews of professional sporting teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago Business Profile: Financial Trading Services
Financial Trading service is a Chicago-based website that is dedicated to providing people with relevant and up-to-date information about world financial markets.

Chicago Business Profile: Options Trading
The Chicago-based Options Trading website is a leading guide to trading options online and has been designed to help its readers become better traders.

Chicago Business Profile: Super Human Foods
Chicago-based Super Human Foods helps you to find the best superfoods known to prevent disease, fight cancer, improve immunity, and more

Chicago Business Profile: Spinal Specialist Dr. Tony Mork
Dr. Tony Mork is an Endoscopic Spine Surgery Specialist in Chicago who has has performed more than 8,000 endoscopic spinal surgeries. He has also designed many of the specialized tools used in laser spinal surgery.

Chicago Business Profile: A Click Away
The Chicago-based garage door opener business A Click Away is one of the oldest and most reliable companies providing residential homes with garage door openers and repair.

Chicago Business Profile: Garage Door Opener
Chicago-based Garage Door Opener provides a selection of garage door openers for most any home and includes receivers, replacement parts, transmitter, and more.

Chicago Business Profile: Air Ambulance
Chicago-based Air Ambulance offers a safe and convenient way for people to travel to the hospital by air. Each aircraft is fully-equipped Airborne Critical Care Units. The patient travels on a custom designed LifePort patient care system that is equipped with highly-advanced monitoring and therapeutic systems.

Best Pet Boutiques and Supply Stores in Chicago
We round up the best pet boutiques and supply stores in Chicago. Find out which stores are considered the best pet stores in the Windy City.

Chicago Spa Profile: Celebrity Manicurist Jade Morales at George the Salon
Pamper your hands and rescue your nails with George the Salon's Organic Sugar Olive Oil Scrub manicure performed by celebrity nail technician Jade Morales. Each scrub is mixed fresh on-site with organic honey, sugar and olive oil before each 45 minute service, with guests receiving a mini jar to take home as a gift.

Pet-friendly Staycation at Chicago's Allegro Hotel
Plan at staycation at the Allegro Hotel Chicago, a pet-friendly hotel in Chicago's Loop area.

Business Profile: Mitchell Dental Spa in Chicago
Chicago's Mitchell Dental Spa, where general and cosmetic dentistry is performed along with spa treatments, including facials and massages.

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