Acquirent, LLC Logs Third Appearance on the Inc. 5000 List

Evanston-based sales force outsourcing company Acquirent, LLC was recently recognized by Inc. for being among the nation’s fastest-growing firms. This year marks the company’s third consecutive appearance on the Inc. ...

Evanston is a World-Renowned Oriental Rug Destination

Evanston shoppers truly have the world of fine rugs at their feet.  Even since 1897, when the Minasian family first opened their business, Evanston has been a hub for Oriental ...

Treble Maker Grill Opens for Lunch on Tuesday 8/19

Though it’s perhaps better known as a music and event venue, the folks at Evanston’s 27 Live have been serving food for over a year, they’ve cooked up a new ...

Welcome to Evanston, Illinois, the unique, livable, and innovative city on the edge of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the North Shore

Unparalleled connectivity, urban sophistication, natural serenity and entrepreneurial spirit come together in Evanston. Home to top ranking Northwestern University, a strong business community, thriving urban downtown, picture perfect neighborhoods and exceptional talent all make Evanston a truly livable city with something for everyone. An honor that Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live” agrees with. Whether you are simply visiting or call Evanston home, school, work, or you plan to soon, we welcome you to explore our city and discover what gives Evanston its edge!

Evanston Spotlight

Made in Evanston: Giant Screen Films

Evanston is home to a company that has won awards for Best Picture, Best Film For Lifelong Learning, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound. But these awards were not Oscars—they were awarded by the Giant Screen Cinema Association. Giant Screen Films has been based in Evanston since 1997.  Brothers Don and Steve Kempf founded the company…

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Evanston Restaurants Dominate Dining Best-of

Make it Better Magazine announced the winners of their 2014 Best of the North Shore poll this week, and Evanston dominated the dining category, with over a dozen local eateries winning their respective categories. Local favorites like Hecky’s, Edzo’s, Oceanique, Campagnola, and Bennisons are named alongside several of Chicago’s world-class foodie destinations, including Alinea, Frontera,…

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In Case You Missed It: Social Media Webinars Now Available on YouTube

The City’s Economic Development Division recently partnered with the Evanston Chamber of Commerce to offer two live webinars on how Evanston businesses can use social media to promote their products and services. Both of these webinars were recorded and have been posted on the City’s YouTube channel, at The webinars are designed for beginning to…

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COMING SOON: Evanston’s First Parklet!

Thanks to your support, the parklet project exceeded it’s funding goal on kickstarter and construction is currently underway! Working with the City of Evanston and local architects at Petrick Architecture, Hewn (810 Dempster St.) has envisioned a parklet that will serve as a public “front porch” for the Dempster Street neighborhood, providing an outdoor dining…

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A Guide to Ribbon-Cuttings by Evanston RoundTable

Here’s a visual look at the many ribbon-cuttings in Evanston by Natalie Wainwright for the Evanston RoundTable. (PDF version)

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