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Laughing Cow, Boursin parent moving HQ to Loop

The maker of Laughing Cow cheese wedges, Bel Brands USA, is moving its corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago later this month from Elk Grove Village. About 80 workers will make the move to 30 S. Wacker Drive, where Bel Brands is leasing 27,000 square feet. Get the full story »

Chicago losing Smurfit HQ in RockTenn deal

Though the company moved its headquarters to 222 N. LaSalle St. in 2009, this iconic structure is still known as the Smurfit-Stone Building. (Tribune/Lane Christiansen)

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., whose local roots trace back to 1926, will leave Chicago behind as a headquarters now that the company has announced plans to be acquired by RockTenn Co. in a $3.5 billion cash and stock deal.

While specific plans for each of Smurfit-Stone’s Chicago-area plants are unclear, those facilities that remain are likely to receive additional technology investment, RockTenn executives indicated Monday. However, Smurfit-Stone’s dual headquarters concept in downtown Chicago and Creve Coeur, Mo., will end and the combined company will be based in RockTenn’s Norcross, Ga., hometown. Get the full story »

Motorola Mobility not moving HQ to Chicago

From Crain’s Chicago Business | Motorola Mobility, Motorola’s cell phone unit, reportedly has ruled out moving its headquarters to downtown Chicago. The company, which will split from the emergency-radio business Jan. 4, would keep its headquarters at its existing campus in Libertyville if it chooses to stay in Illinois, says a person familiar with the search. Get the full story>>

2 Chicago sites on American Greetings’ radar

Greeting card maker American Greetings Corp. is considering two sites in the Chicago area for its corporate headquarters, which it may move from Brooklyn, Ohio.

The company said in a Friday statement it may stay in Brooklyn, which is in the greater Cleveland area. But it is also looking at six other sites, with four in Ohio and two in “greater Chicago.” American Greetings spokeswoman Patrice Sadd declined to be more specific about the Chicago-area locations under consideration. Get the full story »