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Business Comings & Goings: Sanford-Brown Closing Tinley Campus

Anytime Fitness center opens in Orland Park • Wingstop grand opening coming • Marquette Bank adopted families for the holidays

Career Education Corp. is closing all three of its Chicago-area Sanford-Brown College campuses in Tinley Park, Hillside and Skokie.

The Tinley campus will be the first one to close in January 2014.

The company is closing 23 campuses as part of a massive restructuring that includes 900 job cuts.

The campuses have stopped accepting new students and will continue to operate until current students finish their degrees.

Fitness center opens in Orland

Anytime Fitness recently opened at 11025 W. 179th St. in Orland Park. The co-ed gym, which is owned by Kenneth Howard, is staffed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and on Sundays by appointment, but the facility is accessible by members 24 hours a day seven days a week.

For information, call 708-995-7581 or visit Anytime Fitness.

Wingstop grand opening Thursday

Wingstop, the Texas-based chicken wing franchise that opened last month at 15960 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, will have its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The eatery will raffle off family pack gift cards and serve up some specials.

“We have both classic and boneless wings in 10 different flavors,” said store general manager Ben Gonzalez. “We also have chicken strips and gliders, which is a chicken sandwich, and five different sides and three kinds of dips. Everything is fresh and made to order.”

The Tinley location is the second for franchise owner Paul Proano, who also has a Wingstop in Chicago.

“The goal is to open more in the future, maybe one in Orland Park,” said Gonzalez, who came over from the Chicago location to run the Tinley restaurant.

The restaurant was the chain’s 21st location in the Chicago-area, and the opening was part of an aggressive expansion into the Chicago marketplace.

For information, call 708-468-8653, visit Wingstop online or check out the Tinley location’s Facebook page.

Hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.

Custom Car Show comes to Tinley

The Custom Rides Indoor Custom Car Show & Expo comes to the Tinley Park Convention center on Jan. 19-20.

For more information and tickets, visit Custom Rides Car Show.

The expo features dozens of classic and custom hot rods, muscle cars, race cars, and trucks. There will also be food and refreshments, vendors and live music.

Mesirow economist to address chamber lunch

Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial, will be the first speaker of the year for the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce Regional Consensus Luncheon on Jan. 14 at the Tinley Park Holiday Inn, 18451 Convention Center Dr.

Laurenti will discuss “Risks in 2013: The Upside and Downside.”

Reservations for the 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event can be made online at www.ChicagoSouthland.com and by telephone at 708-957-6950. The cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members.

Marquette Bank donates to families

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, held its sixth annual Adopt-a-Family Program where bank employees collect Christmas gifts and distribute them to families in need. This year, Marquette Bank teamed up with 10 local organizations and fulfilled holiday wish lists for over 100 children and adults.

“The holiday season can be a financial strain for some families, especially in today’s economic environment,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “We’re committed to our local neighborhoods and this program is just one of the many ways we give back to our communities.”

Marquette Bank employees helped raise money to purchase gifts for the Adopt-a-Family Program through an employee-run garage sale and by participating in bankwide Jeans Days, where employees could make a $5 donation to wear jeans to work. Marquette Bank also collected more than 135 toys from business customers through its third annual Neighborhood Toy Drive. The toys were used to help fill the holiday wish lists and the rest were donated to the Toy Box Connection, a local non-profit organization that collects and distributes toys to local children in need.

Marquette Bank would like to thank the following local organizations for their help in identifying local families in need and distributing the Adopt-a-Family Program gifts: Catholic Charities,  Orland Township, Shepard High School (Palos Heights), Together We Cope (Tinley Park) and Worth Township.

If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bobbong@hotmail.com.

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You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com and www.southlandsavvy.com.

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