Chamber awards scholarships
July 10, 2012 2:32PM
Updated: August 12, 2012 6:27AM
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2012 Scholarship winners. Three students whose parents either own or are employed by a chamber member each received $1,000 scholarships.
Receiving scholarships were Michael Cardoso, a Lincoln-Way East High School graduate who is considering several college acceptance offers and plans on studying engineering; Michael Lahey, a Providence High School graduate who will attend Bradley University and Matthew McIntyre, a Marist High School graduate who will attend DePaul University.
Small biz optimism sagged in June
The economy and uncertain political climate are taking a toll on small business owners’ optimism, making them hesitant to expand. The National Federation of Independent Business said its index of small business owners’ sentiment fell 3 points in June to 91.4 after edging lower in May.
The index, compiled from a survey of NFIB members, shows that business owners are concerned about the economy. The number of owners expecting business conditions to improve in six months fell 8 percentage points and the number expecting their sales to rise slid 5 percentage points.