Signs of Life: #WeLoveEvanston in Springtime

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and signs of spring are popping up all over Evanston! The warmer weather means it’s a great time to venture outside to ...

We’re Famous – Evanston On TV!

With several recent awards and best-of designations, the word has gotten out to Chicago-area news media that Evanston is the place to be. Several daytime shows have taken field trips ...

#WeLoveEvanston Bakeries!

With cold weather and Mardi Gras season upon us, the demand for baked goods like king cake and paczki this time of year is bringing some well-deserved praise for Evanston’s ...

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

Procurement 101 Workshop Friday, March 27

The City of Evanston will host the 3rd annual Evanston Procurement 101 workshop to help local businesses and contractors learn how they can do business with the city’s large entities. The free event aims to increase local business opportunities in Evanston. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 27, in…

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5 Companies, 5 Pitches, 5 Minutes – RSVP for the Startup Showcase March 26!

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Gathering of Entrepreneurs, Evanston-style North Shore Community Bank is the sponsor of the next installment of EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase, hosted in downtown Evanston by Rotary International in their third floor state of the art 186-seat auditorium on Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 PM at 1560 Sherman Avenue. Brought to you by the City of Evanston and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase is a gathering of…

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Celebrate Your City on #WeLoveEvanston Day March 7!

The City of Evanston is proud to announce Saturday, March 7 as “We Love Evanston Day.” The day has been created as a way to bring community members together to enjoy everything Evanston has to offer while celebrating the city’s participation in the World Wildlife Fund’s We Love Cities Challenge. Throughout the day, participants will enjoy…

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Save the Date: Startup Showcase March 26th

EvanstonEdge Startup Showcases bring together entrepreneurs, students, funders, developers, and designers in support of Evanston’s most innovative startups. The events feature Evanston companies (or companies led by Evanstonians) as they pitch their latest products, services and technologies. Evanston Edge Startup Showcases celebrate innovation in Evanston, and give entrepreneurs the ability to tap into the wealth of…

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Share the Love With Valentines Day Restaurant Deals

Some of Evanston’s hottest restaurants are partnering with the North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau to offer Valentines Day deals and prixe fixe meals this weekend. The list of dining options for Valentine’s Day has something for every taste and budget, from fine dining to fries and burgers. Blind Faith Café 525 Dempster St. • Evanston 847-328-6875…

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