November 2015 Editor’s Letter

Each Thanksgiving, as we gather with friends and family, there is a moment before eating that we are reminded to be thankful. Whether it is a blessing, a prayer or a poem, this ‘thank you’ is an expression of gratitude for our food, our families and our faith. It is with gratitude that I am honored to share with you…

LZACC Business After Hours

The Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" combined the effort of two Lake Zurich businesses. Guests toured Kits Sport Center and enjoyed the food and beverage offerings by On Occasion Catering at the late fall event.

Africa, The Vibrant

The world's second largest continent offers a wide variety of experiences including vibrant cities, deserts and safari parks.

November 2015 Around Town

“Raptors, Birds of Prey” will feature birds from Flint Creek Wildlife Restoration. Kids can get an up-close look during a raptor walk at Flint Creek Savanna, where birds and handlers will be stationed along the trail.

Our Thankfulness

We have come a long way since the year 1621, when Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in the New World. Writings recount a three-day feast and sharing the table with Native Americans who populated the area. They were all bringing their various crops, and the recordings describe tables of wild fowl and venison served with a corn mush and stewed…

When is it time to refinance?

Now is the time of lower interest rates, and they are only going up. There are many factors to consider when deciding if refinancing is right for you. Before you make any decisions get a home valuation, talk to your trusted lender and check out these tips to find out when the best time to refinance is.

Broken Earth Painting Party

Guests enjoyed an evening of painting, wine and fun at the co-hosted event by Broken Earth Winery of Lake Zurich and Bottle and Bottega of Arlington Heights.

Taking the Drama Out of Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

November and Thanksgiving signal our launch into the holiday season. So many festivities to plan and look forward to, and, as a host, pleasing your guests is at the top of the list. Deciding what wines to serve with your feast can be a nail-biting event. Here are some helpful tips to ease your planning and allow you to focus…

A Thanksgiving Table

Looking for a new twist on America’s favorite holiday? This year, "Less is More" for table décor and savory side dishes, according to several expert florists and chefs, who suggest it’s time to “Go Green” and get back to basics, with simple table arrangements consisting of edible wildflowers and native plants, along with simple recipes using plentiful fresh vegetables.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Achieve Footwear

The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce was honored to be a part of the Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Achieve Footwear located in Crystal Lake.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia and has directly affected approximately 1 in every 2…

12 Tips to a Healthier Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of overindulgence and weight gain for many of us. Family gatherings and holiday parties with friends are part of what make the season so special.

Motor Werks Presents 
the 2016 Honda Civic

The all-new Civic Concept took the spotlight at the 2015 New York Auto Show this spring. As the basis for the entire line of the 2016 Civic family, the Civic Concept boasts a variety of sporty, aggressive features that will redefine the compact market. This fall, the Sedan—later followed by a Coupe, an Si, a 5-door model, and a new…