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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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. 5000 list, which ranks 5000 privately-held firms based on percentage growth of their annual revenue over the past 3 years. Fellow honorees include companies like…

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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 rugs.  In 2000, the Sun Times reported that Evanston had as many as 13 locations.  Many of these dealers are concentrated along Chicago Avenue within…

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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 menu and a new name for the restaurant portion of the venue – The Treble Maker Grill, which will start serving lunch at 11 a.m….

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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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