Pulse Dempster Line Open House

The Pulse Dempster Line is part of Pace’s new rapid transit network which will provide enhanced express bus service using the latest technology and streamlined route design. It will operate along Dempster Street between Evanston and O’Hare Airport.
Pace encourages residents, commuters and anyone wanting to learn more to attend an open house to review station locations and conceptual plans for the Pulse Dempster Line. The open houses will take place:
February 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Des Plaines Public Library
February 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Temple Beth Israel


Dempster Street Banners

Open Position: Part Time Tax Preparer

Expanding accounting firm has an opening for an experienced part time tax preparer in our small, friendly and fast paced Skokie office. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience with QuickBooks and Excel. Knowledge of Drake tax software is required.  Must have a pleasant personality and be willing to communicate with clients by phone and in person about routine tax related matters. An independent worker is preferred and strong organizational skills are necessary.


Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Flexible schedule.

Apply Now:

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to:openposition@mkabusiness.com

I need your help in my role as Chairman of Skokie's Economic Development Commission! What do you think of the Skokie Swift area plan?

Skokie Swift Area PlanThe Village of Skokie has partnered with the Regional Transportation Authority and a team led by OKW Architects to prepare a Dempster Station Area Plan to create a circulation, land use, parking and development vision for the area’s future. The plan is the culmination of over a year of work to provide reality-based planning and development concepts and implementation strategies that encourage both public and private investment in the study area.

As many of you know, I serve as Chairman of Skokie’s Economic Development Commission. We recently took on the responsibility of reviewing the plan and providing input that will be will be used to prioritize what issues are most important for the Village to address in the near term and in the future.

Together with Vice Chairman, Howard Meyer, I will be drafting a memo to the Village Board of Trustees with the comments from our commission on this plan. Can you take a moment to review the plan and email me your feedback at shalom@mkabusiness.com?

Please click here to view the Draft Skokie-Dempster Station Area Plan.


Join Jewish B2B Networking's FREE Software 101 workshop next week on how to use QuickBooks

The use of software and technology in our fast paced business world is no longer optional. If you are looking to stay ahead, and be advanced in your field – you will benefit from the Jewish B2B Networking “Software 101” courses. These 2 hour FREE intensive workshops are intended for either business networkers or job seekers that are looking to learn the basic skills of the software.

Be sure to come prepared to take notes, and follow-up on the many skills, tips, and tricks that will be presented. Our talk will focus on the functions of the software and ways to use it effectively. Most of the advice given is not effected by which version of the product being used.

The monthly series will rotate between topics of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, QuickBooks, and WordPress.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
4959 Dempster Street (behind Starbucks)
Skokie, IL 60077

The Skokie Review recently profiled my community involvement: Small business guru Shalom Klein takes on robust schedule

Shalom Klein in Skokie ReviewThere may be no busier person in Skokie than Shalom Klein who lives there, works there and volunteers much of his time there.

And there may be no busier month for Klein than June.

Klein helps run Moshe Klein & Associates Ltd., his father’s bookkeeping and accounting firm that helps small businesses. It has two offices on Dempster Street in Skokie – on the east side and the newer office on the west side near the Skokie Swift train station.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg regarding Klein’s activities, especially in helping small businesses grow and connect with job-seekers.

Next week, he will stage the third annual free The Business Event at Evanston High School. It will host important small businesses and key speakers and will draw thousands of people. Later this month, he will chair Skokie’s first Economic Development Commission meeting. He is founder, steering committee member and former chair of The Dempster Street Merchants Association. Newly married, he is also pursuing an advanced degree in Jewish professional studies in business and administration.

Read more at Skokie Review…