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The Ins and Outs of Student Loans

As the price of a college education continues to rise, so does the financial burden placed upon students and parents. In 2017, the average cost of a college degree is $28,000 a year for public schools and $59,000 for private—a hefty sum few families can pay out of pocket with ease. As such, it is…Read more

How Can Nonprofits Avoid High Employee Turnover?

If your nonprofit is like many others, your staff size has increased over the last few years – in fact, more than half of all nonprofits throughout the U.S. added to their staff between 2014 and 2015. However, more staff can sometimes mean more turnover, and burnout rates in the public service sector remain higher than…Read more

Project Help

Project HELP is a Child Abuse Prevention Program that has been in existence since 1992 and is accredited by the National Exchange Club. As a mission-driven organization, the Board of Directors and staff are committed to enhancing the lives of children and families.  Guided by the Strengthening Families Framework and the National Exchange Club’s Parent…Read more

Solving the Mystery of a Missing W-2

For the average American, April showers bring both May flowers and lots of time spent trying to navigate tax returns. What if you’re still missing a W-2 from your employer? Despite the January 31st deadline imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, some employers aren’t so reliable when it comes to sending out W-2s on time. This…Read more

A Basic Guide to Illinois Property Tax

As a property owner in Illinois, you pay tax on what you own. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, the reality is a little more complex. From assessments to levies, a lot goes into the amount you owe each year. What Property Is Taxed? Property tax in Illinois is a form of local tax, meaning that none of…Read more

Naperville Little League Baseball

Naperville Little League Baseball is the largest Little League in Illinois with over 1400 kids participating in the 2017 spring season! Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, NLLB assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage, and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program…Read more

Startup Tax Fails: Common Mistakes New Businesses Make

Starting a business is a significant ordeal requiring weeks, months, or even years of planning and preparation. In all of the excitement, it’s not uncommon for little details to go overlooked. Some minor missteps won’t cause major errors, but mismanaging tax preparation and filing can be a serious issue. Many entrepreneurs find themselves too focused on…Read more

10 Signs Business Advisory Services are Needed

Whether you are a growing or established company, building a strong business is not obtained through solidarity. Accessibility to competent business advice can improve and propel your success. It is understandable why some companies may not want outsiders involved in their business, even if certain aspects have become overwhelming. Relinquishing authority, control, and responsibility is not…Read more

Not-For-Profits: Staying Strong Amidst Uncertainty

Not-for-profit organizations come in all shapes and sizes. From United Way reporting $3.7 billion annually, St. Jude with $1.2 billion, down to local community organizations. The stability of not-for-profit organizations often depends on the stability of the country. According to Journal of Accountancy, organizations “are confronting significant cyber-security threats and preparing for the issuance of a…Read more

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

About the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest suburban Chamber in Illinois with an active membership of 1,200 organizations of every size and from every sector. The NACC promotes economic growth and advocacy in and around the Naperville area.  For its efforts in promoting free enterprise and…Read more