Profits & Sense from 10-17-13

  Marquette Bank, invites customers and neighbors to participate in its 7th annual Adopt-a-Soldier program, which sends care packages to U.S. soldiers serving overseas. Through Nov. 2, employees, customers and neighbors have the opportunity to donate items and to nominate Chicago area soldiers to receive the care packages.
  You can fill out a form at any Marquette Bank location to nominate a soldier to receive a care package. Collection bins are also available and requested donation items are listed below by category.
  • Bumble Bee tuna kits; canned fruit (single serving); cereal/granola/power bars; hot chocolate packets; microwavable mac & cheese and popcorn; Mi0 or Crystal Light drink mix; nuts (small bags); oatmeal (individual packets); Slim Jim beef jerky; snacks (individually wrapped); and soup (single serving).
  • Anti-itch/antibiotic creams; disposable razors; nasal spray; eye drops; and Tums/Rolaids.
  •Batteries (AA or AAA); Christmas cards/letters; crossword puzzle books; iTunes gift cards; mechanical pencils; new DVDs or CDs; playing cards; and socks.
  In the past, local classrooms along with Girl and Boy Scout troops have made cards and wrote letters of gratitude to soldiers. The Adopt-a-Soldier program is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need — shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about Marquette Bank and the Adopt-a-Soldier program, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit
  The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th Annual Business Showcase & Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Community High School.
  Flu shots will be available from Advantage Pharmacy for a fee, along with free blood glucose testing and blood pressure screen. We will also have a full spectrum of healthcare providers, financial & banking representatives, home improvement specialist and more.
  The Business Showcase is held in conjunction with the Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher School Association. The Oak Lawn Chamber will use a portion of the proceeds from the Showcase to provide college scholarships to eligible Oak Lawn Community seniors.
  For more information, or for an exhibitor application, please call the Chamber office at 424-8300 or email office@oaklawn Booth fees are $85 for Chamber members and $150 for non-members.