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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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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

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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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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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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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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