Businesses Thrive in Lisle

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With a variety of family and corporate owned businesses which have flourished for decades, Lisle proves to be an amazing location for investing and growing a business. Why the success? Long time business owners cite a variety of reasons including: increasing, even record, sales growth; a loyal customer base with a strong "shop local" mentality; a positive business climate, Village support; attractive locations with great visibility and traffic. 

To meet successful Lisle businesses and hear their stories, click on the video links below.
Evviva! Bar & Eatery - Evviva! is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Downtown Lisle. Meet owner Rob Salerno and learn why he chose Lisle for business and why he still believes Downtown Lisle offers grat growth potential.

Tina's Closet -  Meet small business owner Tina Karakourtis, who opened Tina's Closet in 750 sf, expanded 2x to the current 3,000 sf store and is celebrating her 28th Anniversary? This highly successful retailer even willingly shares what she has learned about owning a small businesses with other new retailers eager to find success.
Dick Pond Athletics - Meet the manager of a thirty year old Lisle business who stills call this community an awesome place to do business. Dick Pond Athletics is your one stop shop for all things running. 
Country House in Lisle -  Learn why the award-winning Country House restaurant – celebrating 30 years in Lisle - moved to a new Lisle location, doubled its size, and added a beautiful outdoor patio and banquet facilities. General Manager Tom Ochodnicky talks about the many benefits a Lisle location offers and provides a video tour of the new Country House in Lisle.

The Room -  How would you like to get locked in a room and have one hour to escape? That's the concept behind one of Lisle's hottest new businesses. Meet owner David Zajicek and learn how a Lisle location is helping put his unique entertainment on the fast track of growth. 
Crème de la Crème Gifts & Accessories - Meet the owner of a Downtown Lisle business so successful, that she expanded into the adjacent suite, doubling her size! That’s a great way to celebrate the business’ 5 Year Anniversary in Lisle. Congrats Patricia Smith, owner of Crème De La Crème Gifts & Accessories! Learn what factors contributed to her success. 
Malloy's Finest Wine & Spirits - The General Manager of Malloy's, an upscale retailer offering an extensive collection of wine, beer and spirits, talks about the store's experience in Lisle.
UPS Store - Meet a franchisee and discover what his business experienced in Lisle.  

Great Clips - Meet a woman franchisee and learn why she selected a Lisle business location.

H & R Block - Meet a 15 year old Lisle business which has realized positive growth through the years.
Other success stories include:   
  • The Collective & Makery, offering home accessories and creative crafts group events opened at 4724 Main Street in Downtown Lisle. 
  • Endotronix, a medical tech company that develops innovation solutions for those with advanced heart failure, moved into 16,000 SF at 815 Ogden Avenue, bringing fifty employees to Lisle.  
  • Marquette Real Investments LLC is investing $40 million in building a signature, mixed-use redevelopment in Downtown Lisle
  • Blend and owner Cynthia Sally celebrated its 5 year anniversary by relocating to a new location half a block west of its original location in Downtown Lisle and doubled in size. The new location is 1111 Burlington Avenue.
  • B Gunther is celebrating 30 years of business in Downtown Lisle. They specialize in corporate recognition awards, promotional products and interior signage provided by an attentive, service-oriented staff. Congrats to Jeanne Brommer on a job well done. 4742 Main Street.
  • Hand N’ Paw is celebrating 10 years of business in Lisle and a new Lisle location! Offering a variety of grooming services, Hand N’ Paw is the purrfect place to pamper your pet. By using calming oils and purified air, groomers make sure every pet has the very best experience. 1600 Maple Avenue in Lisle. 
  • Williams Chiropractic Center (Dr. Eric Williams) is celebrating 27 years of serving the Lisle community.
  • Hartford Steam Boiler is celebrating its 150th Anniversary! Hartford moved to Lisle 25 years ago and employs 60 staff at its 1011 Warrenville Rd branch. HSB is a leading engineering & technical risk insurer, providing equipment breakdown & specialty insurance, inspection services & engineering consulting around the world. 
  • Interpro Translation Solutions  is celebrating its 20 Y Anniversary in Lisle, offering global translation services to ensure you are correctly communicating the message you want to send.
  • Maple Terrace Shopping Center is celebrating its 50 Year Anniversary in Lisle and is 100% leased
  • Lisle Savings Bank is celebrating its 97 Year Anniversary in Downtown Lisle
  • Boutique retailer Crème de la Crème just doubled the size of the store by expanding into the adjacent suite and is celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary in Downtown Lisle.
  • Rayme's Steak &  Fish House built a new Downtown Lisle restaurant, doubling its size at the same location;
  • Yerbabuena Mexican Cuisine Restaurant built a new restaurant next to his old restaurant in Downtown Lisle, doubling its size;
  • Eichrom Technologies LLC is celebrating its 25 Year Anniversary in Lisle and has grown to be the global chemistry leader in the fields of environmental monitoring for radioactive contaminants, isotope geochemistry and purification of radiopharmaceuticals for use in nuclear medicine applications. Eichrom employs about 40 people in its Lisle facility. 
  • Dunkin Donuts is adding a drive thru to one of its stores; a new store is the anchor store at a newly constructed retail shopping center and another store has relocated to a larger site adjacent to its current Lisle location in a newly constructed building. 
  • Bicycles, Etc. is celebrating 29 Years in Lisle and has been nationally recognized as a Top 100 Bicycle Retailer in the USA
  • Interpro Translation Solutions, a multi-language, multi-platform expert translation services company, is celebrating 20 Years in Lisle.
  • Rosehill  Montessori School - celebrating its 40 Year Anniversary in Lisle, provides a superior academic and extracurricular preschool and kindergarten program for students from ages 3 to 6 in a comfortable, home-like environment. 
    There are many more success stories to tell; shouldn’t yours be one of them?

To share your Lisle business success story or learn how the Village of Lisle can help your business or investment thrive, connect with Economic Development Coordinator Pete Kelly at (630) 271-4145. 

Lisle Named the 10th Best Place to Start a Business

San Francisco based consumer financial research group NerdWallet analyzed 285 Illinois towns with populations of 5,000 or more. Overall scores were calculated for each town based on the business climate and economic health using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Lisle has more than 22, 000 residents and 2,600 businesses. Living in “The Arboretum Village” is more reasonable than many other places analyzed, with a median monthly housing cost of $1,407. The College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship is located in Lisle and offers training for businesses in marketing, government contracting, global expansion and more. Lisle strives to be very pro-business and the Lisle Economic Development Commission helps make the area even more business friendly. To learn more, click here

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