January 2018 Around Town 2

A Dad’s Peace of Mind

Michael Drelicharz, owner of Wireless Zone of Barrington, has a teenage daughter who recently earned her driver’s license. Like many parents in the area, he’s anxious when she drives. While Drelicharz trusts his daughter, he knows that there are many variables when driving a car, especially during inclement weather, for which a 16-year old lacks experience, such as: 

  • + The car’s mechanical components: is everything working properly?
  • + What happens if there’s an emergency?
  • + Is she driving as safely as she should? 

Being a Verizon Wireless Authorized retailer means Drelicharz stays on top of emerging technology. He recently added Verizon Hum+ to his daughter’s car. Now he receives weekly updates on the mechanical condition of the car. If the airbags deploy a Hum operator will connect to the unit and ask if help is needed. Drelicharz also can review a record of her driving habits. For a $10 monthly investment he gets peace of mind.

To learn more, call Drelicharz at 847-852-7055 or stop by his shop at 106 N. Northwest Highway (Route 14 and Main Street).

Deer Park Family 
Expands Business

It’s great when a local family goes into business. It’s really great when a business, whose motto is “Serving Families as We Would Want Ours Served,” meets with success and expands. The third Davenport Family Funeral Home & Crematory opened recently in Lake Zurich, joining the original location in downtown Barrington and on the north side of Crystal Lake. The Davenports, Jack and Lisa, offer an on-site crematory for those who choose cremation because a funeral home with its own crematory means that a family’s loved one never leaves their care. Learn more at davenportfamily.com; 847.550.4221.

Kimmie-Kakes Handcrafted Gift Boutique Grand Opening

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce gathered with the Village of South Barrington on Thursday, July 13, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Kimmie-Kakes Handcrafted Gift Boutique at 100 W. Higgins, Suite F-30, at The Arboretum of South Barrington.

Kimmie-Kakes creates handmade gifts for all occasions including diaper cakes for baby shower gifts and centerpieces, and towel cakes suitable for housewarming, bridal shower or relaxation/spa day gifts. The boutique also specializes in custom wooden cutting boards, wine stoppers, growth charts, hand-turned bowls, handmade jewelry and more. “Our mission is to provide a memorable and purposeful gift for any occasion that the recipient will cherish and everyone will be talking about,” said owner Kimberly Martin.

For more information about Kimmie-Kakes Handcrafted Gift Boutique call 224.580.0369 or visit kimmiekakes.vendecommerce.com.