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Westmont Business Nuggets: August/September 2019

Aug 20, 2019 11:19AM ● By Hannah Ott

Apply for a great marketing opportunity, by Aug. 30, through the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Get your business name and logo on special trick-or-treat bags for upcoming Halloween events.

The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau welcomed RiteWay 2.0 Blueprint with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1. Members of the Chamber and staff gathered to support Owner Rick Bailey at the grand opening. The blue- and white-printing company, located at 138 N. Cass Ave., does photo enlargements, scans and large format copies. They can also make custom banners, magnets and posters.

Westmont’s own Uncle Bub’s BBQ swept all three categories again at Naperville Ribfest. For a second year in a row now, they’ve won best sauce, best ribs and kids’ choice. Owner Mark Link donates his money to charity but will be bringing yet another round of well-earned trophies to Uncle Bub’s, 132 S. Cass Ave.


The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau has a marketing opportunity for Halloween. They will be distributing over 200 orange bags to children and families on October 19 for the Trick or Treat Trail on Cass Ave. and at the Westmont Park District’s Haunted Forest. Get your business name and logo on the bags for $150. The deadline is Friday, August 30 by 12pm. Call 630-960-5553 to submit.


County Line Home Design opened in Hinsdale at 110 S. Washington St. this summer. When John and Penny Bohnen started County Line Properties in 1991, they planned to one-day make a “Builders Boutique,” and now they have. “We are excited to bring this unique concept to the area. Original, tailor-made work will be generated out of the Design Center. This is not an assemblage of a line of products or vendors,” Bohnen said. They work with specific, trusted local artisans and even plan to have Wine and Design on Saturdays to make home design a fun, social gathering. Source:


Fourteen Benedictine University students developed a publishing company, under the direction of Chris Birks, associate professor of communication arts. “In the ten years I’ve been teaching, I’ve never seen students take ownership of a project like this before...I am very proud of them,” said Birks. The Comfy Chair Publishing released two children’s books available on Amazon: “Cheer Up Charlie” and “Bailey the Bee’s Big Adventure.”