Tuesday, November 14, 2006

 www.wauclib.org                 Issue No. 21


In this issue:
Business After Hours
Business Library
@ Your Fingertips
New Business Books
Need Computer Access or Computer Training?
From our website:
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
eBooks and
Movie Theatre 
@ Your Library
Library Events
Community Information Network
Community Calendar
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS

Wauconda Area Businesses!

Please join us for...

Business After Hours
@ Your Library!

Thursday, November 16,
5 - 7 p.m
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main St., Wauconda

Sponsored jointly by
Island Lake Chamber of Commerce
Wauconda Chamber of Commerce
Wauconda Area Library

Mix, mingle and connect with other local area businesses.  Get up-to-date with Chamber happenings and expand your business contacts.

Learn how the Wauconda Area Library can help your business.  Use our online business databases to generate mailing lists, to research your competition or to keep up with the latest industry news. 

Bring your business card for our Business Card Raffle! 

Appetizers, desserts and punch will be served.

For more information, please call the Island Lake Chamber of Commerce at 847-604-4522, the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce at 847-526-5580, or the library at 847-526-6225.

Business Library
@ Your Fingertips!

The library subscribes to numerous databases that can help you with your business needs. 

This online database includes information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 200 million U.S. residents.

  • Search by company name, location, business type, SIC or NAICS code, Yellow Page listing and more.

  • Link to Google News, maps, driving directions, the Fortune 1000 Ranking, Public Filing information and news headlines

  • Create mailing lists of up to 50 names

Search ReferenceUSA for free.  This database can be accessed from the library or from home by inputting your Wauconda Area Library card barcode number.

Scout for local competition or create mailing lists to reach out to new businesses.  Search new business licenses, home foreclosures and Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies. 

Search public records updated weekly regarding:

  • New owners of residential, vacant, commercial or industrial property

  • New business licenses

  • Upcoming auctions or foreclosures

  • Bankruptcies newly filed and discharged for Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties

Search Record Information Services for free.  This database can be accessed from the library.

FirstSearch Database - ABI_INFORM  Search over 2.8 million full-text articles and shorter abstracts on U.S. and international business topics.  This database is updated weekly and covers:
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Banking
  • Planning and Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Management
  • Communications

Search ABI INFORM for free.  This database can be accessed from the library or from home by inputting your Wauconda Area Library card barcode number.


New Business Books

Check out some of the library's many new business books!  Here are a few of our new titles, just for starters:


Need Computer Access or Computer Training?

The Adult Services Department at the library offers 16 computer workstations and 8 circulating laptops with high-speed Internet access available for use with your Wauconda Area Library card. 

Want to use your own laptop computer at the library?  The library offers free wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the building.

The library offers hands-on computer classes which are listed in our quarterly Focus newsletter.  Contact the Adult Services Reference Desk at 847-526-6225 ext. 203 for more information.  We also have on DVD:

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