Garden of Eden: A New Jewelry Collection to be Unveiled by Evanston Artist Eve J. Alfillé on November 15

In the latest design series of jewelry by Eve Alfillé entitled “Garden of Eden,” a bevy of pieces will be released featuring lush organic and abstract designs meant to transport the viewer ...

Nominate Found Kitchen & Social House for the Jean Banchet Awards!

The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence is the only Chicago-based awards presentation that recognizes and rewards culinary originality and talent in the Chicagoland area. The public can participate in ...

Curt’s Cafe a Finalist for A Better Chicago’s Project Impact Awards

Susan Trieschmann’s efforts to bring job skills training to youth offenders at Curt’s Cafe have earned several several awards and recognitions, including an appearance last year among the honorees in ...

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Evanston Spotlight

Evanston’s West End Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2014

Evanston manufacturing professionals are invited to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 3 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event will officially kickoff with a networking breakfast at IRMCO, 2117 Greenleaf St., Evanston, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., for manufacturers, supporting partners, legislators, sponsors, community leaders and members of the media. Beginning at…

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Farm-to-Table Bagels at Bagel Art

In their ongoing pursuit of the best possible ingredients for their customers, local bagel shop Bagel Art (615 Dempster St.) is now offering fresh vegetables, grown on the owner’s farm. Owner of Bagel Art Nancy Depondt, who purchased the shop in 2004, grows several vegetables on her farm in Michigan, which she and her husband…

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5th Annual Evanston MashUp Returns September 16

Evanston’s ultimate community networking event returns on Tuesday, September 16 to the Northwestern University beach, where the city’s fifth annual MashUp will honor an Evanstonian who has performed outstanding service in the past year and entrepreneurial faculty at Northwestern who built businesses here and enhanced the local economy. Suits and sandals are appropriate attire when entrepreneurs,…

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Two Evanston Businesses Named Finalists for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

Few Spirits (918 Chicago Ave.) and Hewn Breads (810 Dempster St.) were both announced as finalists for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards. The awards spotlight small business owners and creative entrepreneurs in fields including crafts, design, food, and style. Few was among one of 800 businesses from around the country named to the finalist pool…

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Support Local Nonprofits at the Charity Wine Walk September 18!

Join the Chicago Dempster Merchant Association and Vinic Wine on Thursday September 18th for a lively neighborhood wine tasting event.  Beginning at 5:00, over 20 local businesses will be pouring tastings of French Wines. There will be a suggested donation of $15 per person that will benefit two local charities: No Boundaries – Train for…

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