Vote for Evanston – Outside Magazine’s Best Town Ever 2015

Hot on the heels of being named the World Wildlife Fund’s 2015 US Earth Hour Capital, Evanston has landed on another “Best-of” ballot. This time it’s Outside Magazine‘s annual Best ...

Taco Diablo and Lulu’s Returning to Downtown Evanston!

Co-owners Marty Cless, Dan Kelch and Laura VanDorf invite you to attend a ground breaking ceremony at 1026 Davis Street, 3pm Friday, May 1st, 2015, as they begin the revival ...

Calling all Evanston Foodies! Gathering of Food Entrepreneurs May 7

Continuing the series of EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase programs, Now We’re Cookin’ – Evanston’s local food business incubator –  is co-hosting an Evanston Edge Startup Showcase session specifically for Food Entrepreneurs.  Join us Thursday, May ...

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!

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day AND Free Comic Book Day in Evanston!

Saturday, May 2 is a great day to celebrate both reading and independent businesses as Independent Bookstore Day falls on the same date as Free Comic Book Day! Home to a variety of independent book and comic book retailers, Evanston is a great place to be a part of both. In honor of Independent Bookstore…

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Learn How Your Business Can Go Global With Rotary International & Millennium Challenge Corporation May 27

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is leading the fight against global poverty through economic growth. MCC is working to create the markets of the future, identifying ways for U.S. companies involved in agriculture, energy and infrastructure to expand their businesses.  On Monday, April 27, Rotary International will…

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Get Your Business Online With Google at a Free Workshop April 27

On April 27, Google will bring its Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map Workshop to Greenhouse Lofts in Chicago. This free event has brought together business owners, partners, and elected officials in cities across the country with one goal: to help local businesses get their info online and on the map for free. In…

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Frio Gelato Reopens April 17! Dempster Street Location Opens April 24

Frio Gelato has announced that their production kitchen at 1701 Simpson Street will kick off its summer season on Friday, April 17. Frio makes and sells Argentine gelato to wholesale customers like restaurants and grocery stores year round, and opened a storefront at their production facility last summer which became a favorite with neighbors and…

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West Village Business Association Brings Live Jazz to Curt’s Cafe South

The Evanston West Village Business Association is hosting its first event, a free jazz show at Curt’s Cafe South on Friday, April 24. Featured artist Donovan Mixon has performed in jazz festivals and clinics around the world, including the Chicago Jazz Festival. Curt’s Cafe South recently opened in the former Perla Cafe space at 1813…

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