Check Out Our #ShopSmall Video Series

Have you seen our #ShopSmall videos making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter? Starring Evanston business owners and aldermen, these short videos highlight many of the business districts, shops, and ...

Mini Abe Visits Evanston!

Meet #MiniAbe! Since his arrival in town earlier this week, Mini Abe has been having a blast experiencing all that Evanston has to offer.  As the icon and spokes-doll of ...

Downtown Evanston Tree Lighting on Small Business Saturday!

Support local businesses and get your holiday shopping started in Downtown Evanston with the Holiday Tree Lighting on Small Business Saturday on Sat., Nov. 29! Take advantage of special offers, ...

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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

Small Business Saturday Returns November 29th!

Small Business Saturday is  back, and this year it’s bigger than ever! Observed annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is a day where holiday shoppers are encouraged to support the small, independent businesses that help make their communities special. Shopping at these local retailers ensures that the money you spend stays in…

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Evanston Entrepreneurship Week Brewery Tour

In honor of Evanston Entrepreneurship week, join Downtown Evanston and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 20 for a tour of Evanston’s many craft beer and spirits establishments. Travel to Evanston’s distillery and breweries throughout the evening to sip craft brews and spirits, network, and see why beer means business. The tour includes…

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There’s Always Room for One More Slice – New Pizza Shops Coming to Evanston

With a slew of new pizza joints planning to open in Evanston in the upcoming months, you won’t have to go out of your way to feed your eclectic pizza cravings.  Whether you get off work and need a last-minute home cooked meal for the family or need a quick meal between classes, here are…

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Collective Resource, Inc. Turns Trash to Treasure in Evanston

Collective Resource, Inc. (CRI), an Evanston-based food scrap pickup service, was recently awarded an F-Scrap grant by the Office of Energy and Recycling and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The competitive “F-SCRAP” Grants support efforts to advance food scrap collection and processing efforts, and CRI will use these funds for capital equipment…

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Join us at Rotary International for the Evanston Startup Showcase on November 18!

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the third EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase will be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 5-8 p.m. The event will launch with a keynote speaker, a seasoned Evanston entrepreneur, followed by quick reports from previous participants with an emphasis on how the connections they made during the last Showcase event have…

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