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Local Business

Will County area business briefs

Business plan workshop set to take
place at USF incubator this week

JOLIET – The University of St. Francis College of Business and Health Administration Business Incubator, in partnership with the Fox Valley chapter of SCORE, presents the third workshop in its business series.

At the workshop, titled “Business Model Canvas,” attendees will learn three key concepts that have reformed the startup and corporate business case development process. This single-page worksheet system helps business with new products, services or strategic alternatives develop and screen options to determine the probability of success.

The workshop will take place at USF’s main campus from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in room C-207 of Donovan Hall, 603 Taylor St., Joliet. Discussion and networking will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested.

To RSVP, email or call 815-740-5071.

Shorewood Dunkin’ Donuts
to host grand opening Wednesday

SHOREWOOD – Rich Mommsen, owner of the new Dunkin’ Donuts in Shorewood, will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday where he will give away free car washes.

The first 500 guests that day will receive a coupon for a free medium hot or iced coffee and a DD travel mug, and one guest will win coffee for a month in a raffle. A ribbon-cutting is planned for noon. The Dunkin’ Donuts is located inside a Gas N’ Wash station at 1201 W. Jefferson St. in Shorewood.

XPO Logistics recognizes Joliet driver for achieving 3 million accident-free miles

JOLIET – XPO Logistics, a global provider of transportation and logistics, announced that professional truck driver Thomas Spiker has surpassed 3 million accident-free miles. He was honored at XPO’s less-than-truckload service center in Joliet. The company also honored Bryan Broyles of Mundelein.

Tony Brooks, president of XPO’s LTL business, said the accomplishments of the two men exemplify the company’s constant focus on safety.

“Three million miles equates to some 30 years of sharing the road accident-free over a distance of roughly 120 times around the Earth,” he said in a statement. “That’s a truly impressive safety performance. We’re proud to have these professionals on our team, serving our customers.”

Broyles and Spiker join 10 other distinguished XPO drivers who have achieved 3 million accident-free miles since the company’s LTL operations began in 1983. XPO Logistics Freight employs some 15,000 professional truck drivers in its nationwide LTL service network.

Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail earns international marketing award

ROMEOVILLE – Romeoville-based Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail was recognized recently by international franchise network Alliance Franchise Brands with the Marketing Trailblazer Award.

Naperville residents and Allegra owners Tom and Linda Wilhelm and their team developed the award-winning cross-media marketing campaign that combined direct mail, signs and banners, collateral, promotional product giveaways, Internet-based outreach and special offers to deliver its message and generate targeted sales leads.

Located at 576 W. Taylor Road in Romeoville, Allegra serves businesses in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. For information, call 630-759-4872 or visit

– The Herald-News

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