Comings & Goings: Cummings Insurance moves to Naperville
By Daina Saleh For The Sun January 31, 2013 5:58PM
Kobe Hibachi, Sushi and Seafood buffet offers endless supplies of Asian dishes, including a large selection of sushi and sashimi items. | Daina Saleh~For The Sun
Where: 2835 Aurora Ave., suite 119, Naperville
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday
Where: 800 W. 5th Ave., suite 205a, Naperville
Who: Bill Cummings
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by appointment only evenings and Saturday; closed Sunday
Who: Kevin and Mary Nemetz
Updated: March 4, 2013 6:25AM
Taking over what used to be Old Country Buffet, Kobe opened Dec. 16 at 2835 Aurora Ave., suite 119.
This new hibachi, sushi and seafood buffet fills the void left by Nagoya, which seems to have closed for good. Its website, however, says it is closed for renovations, and is expected to re-open in three to six months.
Kobe fully renovated the location, and displays what seem to be endless trays of Asian delicacies on slick stainless steel tables, grouping meats, vegetables and seafoods together.
“We also offer over 60 items of sushi at any given time,” adds Ron Lin, store manager, who is related to the family who owns Kobe. “We are an Asian top-notch buffet. ... Our foods are very authentic, and can compete with Chinatown.”
The owners have a few other locations in the greater Chicagoland area but chose Naperville for it’s large Asian community, Lin adds.
Grand opening special prices are geared to attract customers. Weekdays the all-you-can-eat buffet lunch is $9.99 and dinner is $17.99. Friday through Sunday the dinner price goes to $19.99, including lobster and king crabs.
Kobe also offers take-out by the pound, lunch is $4.99 a pound, dinner at $6.99 per pound, or $9.99 including lobster and crab legs.
Cummings Insurance moves to Naperville
Owner Bill Cummings recently moved his insurance business from North Aurora to Naperville. It officially opened Jan. 15 at 800 W. 5th Ave., suite 205a.
“It’s a very nice community. Lots of businesses, an automotive presence, homes,” says Cummings of why he chose to move his business to Naperville when the opportunity arose.
Cummings first founded his business in 1984, then located in Downers Grove, but sold it in 2002. In 2010 he decided to reopen Cummings Insurance with an office in North Aurora.
“I have a background in sales and management for some large insurance agencies, but always wanted to be an independent agent,” Cummings says.
As an independent agent, Cummings Insurance uses software to pull in best rates from larger agencies such as Progressive, Traveller’s and Harpers.
“This gives my clients the best rates and choices,” Cummings says.
Cummings Insurances primarily deals with small to medium-sized businesses, typically less than 100 employees, but also has a large base of individuals.
“We do business packages, workers compensation, employee benefits, commercial auto, professional liability and life insurance. It’s where business goes for insurance,” adds Cummings, highlighting one of his slogans.
As an independent agent, Cummings likes to visit the business location looking for insurance to get a better understanding of their needs, deductibles and to talk about coverage options. This type of customized in-depth consultation is attractive especially to smaller businesses.
“But we can also do quotes over the phone or by email,” Cummings adds.
Cummings employs one part-time worker for the office, but is looking to hire a second part-time person with office experience for afternoons.
With growing demand and success tix4cause.com is announcing a new partnership with a national ticket exchange.
“Now tix4cause.com features over 10 million tickets a day to sporting, music, theater and concert events all over the country,” says Kevin Nemetz, co-founder.
“When we started tix4cause, we wanted to provide a vehicle for people to donate their tickets so charities could easily turn them into cash donations. ... By making tix4cause.com the first place you look before you go out, you’ll be able to do the things you want and make a difference at the same time — all at a competitive price.”
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