Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 11:36am

Keeping your mind and body healthy are incredibly important, especially in a day and age where work and day-to-day life can be so stressful. For many in the Near North Side area, turning to yoga is a great way to incorporate a healthy act of wellness into a daily or weekly routine. 105F Chicago’s Original Hot Yoga- Lincoln Park, is located at 2736A N. Clark St, Chicago IL 60657. As the name suggests, this studio is ideal for those who are partial to hot yoga or an intense workout routine. Customers comment on how clean this studio is— a huge plus for a hot yoga studio.

Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 11:36am

Finding a prime hairdresser may be difficult in some neighborhoods, but this couldn’t be further from the truth in Lincoln Park. Patricia Marie Salon, located on 707 W. Belden Avenue, is an all-services hair salon, specializing in hair styling, blow drying, hair extensions and more. Known for being friendly and affordable, Patricia Marie goes a step further, offering a $20 discount to first-time clients, to sweeten the deal for trying a new salon, via

Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 2:43pm

Whether it is a cold winter morning or a warm summer afternoon, there’s always a place for a good cup of coffee, and Lincoln Park has a great array of coffee shops that are eager to please. Cocoa + Co., located at 1651 N. Wells St, Chicago IL 60614, has more to offer than a witty name. A rich spread of chocolates, baked goods and espresso-based drinks are your’s for the taking at this hip coffee shop. Boasting great customer service and scrumptious treats, this cafe is a must-try.

Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 2:45pm

While your dogs may accomplish cuteness on their own, they definitely need help when it comes to being clean and well groomed. That’s where the top pet groomers come in handy in the Near North Side. PUPS Pet Club, located at 316 W. Illinois St, Chicago IL 60654, offers pet sitting, training and grooming all in one location. Dogs love coming to this pet paradise, and owners give glowing reviews about the service they receive.

Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 2:47pm

Chicago is world-famous for their pizza, making the Near North Side a goldmine for Italian foodies and pie lovers. Quartino Ristorante is located at 626 N. State St, Chicago IL 60654. This restaurant features tapas-style dishes that are sure to please all guests.

Carrie Bradon Sep. 29, 2017, 2:47pm

Getting married is one of the most important days in a woman's life, and finding the right company to help with the dress selection and accessories that are needed on the big day is imperative. BHLDN, located at 8 E Walton St, Chicago IL 60611, treats brides-to-be like the princesses they are. Private rooms and refreshing beverages are offered to customers to make the experience all the more enjoyable.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 5, 2017, 2:57pm

Your smile says a lot about you, so it’s important to have the right specialist caring for your teeth. If you live in the Near North Side, there are plenty of dentists to choose from; the hard part is picking which one to visit. Chicago Dental Studio is at 443 W. Huron St. and features state-of-the-art technology and specialists who are experts in their business. Chicago Dental Studio is a great practice for general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as orthodontics.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 9, 2017, 3:11pm

Taking care of your body is one of the best decisions you can make, and knowing how to properly care for your skin should not be taken lightly. There are numerous mighty dermatologists in Near North Side, including Ahmad Shatil Amin M.D., at 676 N. St. Clair St. Amin is patient and knowledgeable when it comes to skin care. Because Amin knows how to explain medical terms in an understandable way, many customers have made him their dermatologist.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 10, 2017, 3:14pm

Since the times of the Egyptian Empire, plastic surgery has been employed to fix bodily flaws (though in the ancient times it was used mainly for broken noses, rather than cosmetic perfection). Today, tens of thousands of Americans pay for surgeries in the hopes of improving their physical appearances.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 11, 2017, 3:41pm

When thinking of bakeries and pastries, many people's minds jump instantly to France and its croissants, eclairs and fine confections, but the history of baked goods actually date back much further to the time of the Egyptians.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 12, 2017, 4:26pm

Though Chicago may be known for its Italian food, there are many incredibly tasty Thai restaurants in the Lakeview area ready to wow new customers and regulars alike. Here are 15 of the mightiest. Cozy Noodles & Rice at 3456 N. Sheffield Ave., could not be more aptly named. This locally loved spot prepares dishes designed to delight, like the shrimp tom yum soup and crispy pad thai tofu.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 14, 2017, 12:00pm

Integrity, customer service, team player – these are a few reasons channel partners choose to work with Vantiv.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 16, 2017, 12:00pm

When customer retention is on the line, Vantiv is there.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 17, 2017, 8:00am

You don’t have to look far from Chicago to find the origin of the ice cream sunday. According to Mitchell’s Chicago, back in the 1880’s, Ed Berner’s Ice Cream Parlor in Two Rivers Wisconsin claims the sundae originated by accident.

Carrie Bradon Oct. 17, 2017, 8:36am

Few cuisines are as widely loved as Mexican food in the U.S. Although we are north of the border, that’s no reason to miss out on dishes like tacos, fajitas and enchiladas. Here are 15 mighty Mexican restaurants in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.

Kyle Barnett Oct. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

Through personal relationships and quality customer care, Vantiv is providing its channel partners with support to help their own companies grow.

Robert Hadley Oct. 18, 2017, 1:33pm

More than $18,000 worth of supplies is making its way to dental practices in Peru thanks to a donation from Henry Schein Inc., a distributor that has offices in Elmhurst and Kankakee, according to a company announcement.

Robert Hadley Oct. 18, 2017, 1:41pm

Small-businesses in Chicago will be able to learn about new payment processing technology at Vantiv Integrated Payments’ Smarter Payments Roadshow, which will visit the area Nov. 7.

Robert Hadley Oct. 19, 2017, 1:32pm

The threat of online security breaches and identity theft doesn’t seem to be having an effect on consumer behavior, according to a recent Socratic Consumer Survey, sponsored by payment processor Vantiv, which has offices in Denver.

Robert Hadley Oct. 19, 2017, 1:34pm

Vantiv Inc., which has an office in Schaumburg, and Visa recently announced a new credit card processing service that will allow the transfer of retailer funds in minutes rather days.