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Business Blends

The Library offers business programs to the public at no charge on the Third Tuesday of every month at 6PM.

The Corporate Shield: Protect yourself from Home or Small Business Liability

April 15, 6 PM
You don’t have to be a big business to enjoy the safety and benefits of incorporating. Partnerships can incorporate to protect each individual from liability resulting from actions of another partner. Small and home-based businesses can incorporate to protect owners’ personal assets from business liabilities. Find out how you can benefit from the “Corporate Shield”. Learn what the corporate shield is, why it’s important to maintain, and what things business owners should avoid doing in order to keep the shield in place. Presenter: Charles G. Wentworth, The Law Office of Lofgren and Wentworth, PC.
Register here

New & Recommended Business Books

Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality / Lori Greiner, 658.1 GRE

Money: The Unauthorized Biography / Feliz Martin, 332.4 MAR

The Business Collection

Helen Plum Library has a lot to offer for you and your business. Research databases like Business Insights, Demographics Now, and the Small Business Resource Center, can help you with many of the issues small businesses and entrepreneurs face.
Links to local and government organizations are in the right column on this page.
Helen Plum Library's business collection includes print, ebooks, audio and eaudio books, magazines, newspapers (print and online) and web sites.
Click on the Business Gateway in the right column on this page to find database and online reference books. Several new books have been added this month.


Business Cards

A LIBRARY CARD for yourself and your employees? If you are a business owner in Lombard you qualify for a special business library card which would give you access to the extensive resources the library has to offer our business community. This includes access to all of the databases offered by the library from your link to the library website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A BUSINESS CARD can be obtained by owning a business within the boundaries of the Library District, which are essentially the same as that of the Village of Lombard. Circulation staff can verify your address (630) 627-0316 or check this map for eligibility. The business owner must present a letter, on company letterhead, stating the desire to have a business library card. The library card will be opened in the business's name with the company's top administrator being responsible for all account activity. The library card is good for three years.


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Chicago Tribune
Morningstar Investment Research
Public Records
Small Business Resource Center
Value Line Investment Research

Business and Finance Gateway for Online Business Research. New ebook titles have been added to the Library Research center, 2014.

Small Business Association
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Best of Business websites
Starting a business in Illinois
Illinois Fact Sheets

Read or listen to your favorite business titles on your computer or digital device found in Overdrive under "Business and Careers."

Small Business Development Center (ILSBDC at COD)
Lombard Chamber of Commerce
Lombard Town Centre

Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

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Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

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