Social Media Webinar for Evanston Businesses May 1

The City of Evanston’s Economic Development Division is pleased to announce a free social media webinar for the Evanston business community on Thursday, May 1 at 1 p.m. This live 75-minute webinar ...

Celebrate your Business Birthday!

The City of Evanston loves its businesses and believes they are vital to our community’s success! Evanston’s “Celebrate Your Business Birthday” program is a nice way to distinguish and recognize ...

Second Time Around Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Evanston

Date: April 17, 2014 Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: 900 Church Street, Evanston EVANSTON, IL – All are invited to join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, 4th Ward Alderman Donald Wilson, staff members ...

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Evanston Spotlight

Downtown Evanston names new Executive Director

Downtown Evanston is pleased to announce the appointment of Annie Coakley as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ms. Coakley will begin her new role in Evanston on April 21, 2014. Ms. Coakley comes to Downtown Evanston from the City of Chicago, where she has served as the Assistant to the Commissioner for the Department of…

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WHAT’S IN THAT BUILDING? A Inside Look At Orrington Plaza

As Evanstonians, we often travel past the buildings of Downtown Evanston with no clue as to what’s actually happening behind all of those edifices of concrete, glass and steel. Take, for instance, the “bank building” at the corner of Orrington and Davis recently purchased by Chicago-based Golub & company for $63 million.   I’d been going…

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Ribbon Cutting at Peckish Pig April 3

Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, 8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey, and City staff in celebrating the ribbon cutting of Evanston’s newest restaurant and brewery, Peckish Pig, located at 623 Howard St., Evanston, on Thursday, April 3 at 5 p.m. Peckish Pig serves an eclectic mix of internationally-inspired cuisine along with handcrafted brews and cocktails in a…

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Self-Made Chef: Well Fed’s Keith Kreuser

For some, it was the Ecole du Cordon Bleu in Paris or the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, but for Evanston chef Keith Kreuser, it was Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Working there to make the ends meet while pursuing his rock and roll dreams in the rhythm section of Utopia…

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Orangetheory Fitness Ribbon Cutting

Orangetheory Fitness  Wednesday, March 19, 2014  12:15 pm  2800 Central Street EVANSTON, IL – All are invited to join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, 6th Ward Alderman Mark Tendam, The Evanston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and staff to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting of Orangetheory Fitness. The celebration will also include staff members from the City of…

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