Monday, April 15, 2013
Glenview Chamber of Commerce will host its “birthday” bash on April 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Glenview Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 90th anniversary with 90 bites and brews on April 22. Thirty local restaurants are providing the chamber with three “bites” each off their menu and Joseph Mullarkey Distributors has donated 90 beers for tasting, according to the chamber’s website.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Upgraded and reorganized, the Chamber’s online directory of 400+ businesses and organizations in Glenviewis easy to use.
The following report was provided by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. Maybe you’re looking for a reasonably priced tablet for your digital kid. A rototiller for spring. Or dental services nearby. “If the thing you’re looking for exists in Glenview, you’ll find it on the Chamber of Commerce’s new website,” Betsy Baer, executive director of the Chamber, says. The site address is www.glenviewchamber.com. Upgraded and reorganized, the Chamber’s online directory of 400+ businesses and organizations in Glenviewis easy to use. You can find businesses by name, browse by category, or search on key words. When available,entries include a map to get you to the on-the-ground address and a link to the organization’s website. It may be the most …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Annual Holiday in the Park & Parade kicks off the Glenview holiday season.
Saturday's Holiday in the Park & Parade, the annual holiday season welcome by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, filled downtown Glenview with enough cheer to light up a giant evergreen. It was cold and some floats were whipping candy at us but we weathered the event and proud to say we did. Submit your own photos by clicking the big Upload Photos button next to the gallery. Or just click through the ones already taken.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Glenview Chamber of Commerce will honor 30 multi-generational family businesses on December 6 during their “Family Affair” holiday party.
The following story was provided by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce Harry Omartian would head out at all hours of the day and night to open locks that let Glenview residents into their houses and cars. “I was always on emergency call,” he recalled of the locksmith business he started 42 years ago. Today Omartian’s son, Darren, runs AAA Lock and Key, which has been located at 1232 Waukegan Road since 1975. The father-and-son Omartians are among the more than 30 multi-generational family businesses that will be honored December 6, when the Glenview Chamber of Commerce recognizes them together as a category as 2012 Business of the Year. Siblings, parents and children for two, three and even four generations have been the driving forces …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Chamber of Commerce hears how things work, or don’t, in Springfield and Washington.
Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and state Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) demonstrated to more than 50 members of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce the similarity to legislating at the state and federal level Monday in Northbrook. Though the issues are very different, both are dealing with controlling mushrooming debt. They also realize partisan politics will keep enlarging the fiscal hole unless both sides start to do things differently. Earlier: Dold Shares Ideas to Help Economy Biss proposes concentration on long term solutions while Dold wants to focus on areas of agreement between Democrats and Republicans to make progress. He recognizes in an election year this is harder to do. “Everything will be put through a political lens and that …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Parade through downtown ends with community celebration at Jackman Park.
Downtown Glenview was a little wet Saturday afternoon, but that didn't keep the crowds away from this weekend's holiday parade--and the celebration afterward at Jackman Park. In its 17th year, the Glenview Park District's "Holiday in the Park & Parade" event hosted a train of parade floats and community groups, including one carrying Santa Claus, as they made their way down Glenview Road then up Lehigh Avenue to Jackman Park. At the park, guests were treated to hot chocolate and cider, snacks, carols sung by Glenbrook South's Chamber Choir and train rides and hayrides for the kids. Children also had the chance to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. "It's the Chamber's way of giving back to the community," said Treasurer and event Chairman Jerry …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Come into town to mark Small Business Saturday Nov. 26.
You might still be planning your Thanksgiving dinner, but the retailers in our community have a second event to plan for this weekend. Right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Shopping small, advocates say, is good for your community. For every $100 spent in locally-owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures, according to small business advocacy group The 3/50 Project. Following are a few more reasons for get off the computer and into town. 1. Rely on an expert In addition to the personal service local businesses offer, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Come support local businesses this evening from 5-7:30 p.m.
Looking for something to cure the mid-week blues? Pop over the Chamber of Commerce's Fall Business, Fitness and Wellness Festival! From 5:30 to 7 p.m. you're invited to support local businesses, sample delicious food from neighborhood restaurants and caterers and participate in raffles, inlcuding one grand prize drawing. The fun will be held in the Lakeview Room at the Park Center in the Glen, 2400 Chestnut Ave., and visitors are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items to the Northfield Township food pantry. Each donation earns a raffle ticket (one ticket per donation, please) and additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1/each. Glenview Patch will be on hand to say hi, meet readers and support local businesses. Whether you're…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Residents enjoyed food, games and classic cars. Glenview Patch loved meeting all the new faces and seeing all the familiar ones!
That was some amazing festival weather we had this weekend! I began working in Glenview more than a year ago and I can say without a doubt that the Summer Festival definitely makes my top 10 list of most fun times around town. GlenviewPatch was on site bright and early and we loved meeting so many new faces (and seeing all the smiling familiar ones too!). From meet and greets with Glenview firefighters to delish local eats, a classic car show and a beer garden, the 38th Annual Glenview Summer Festival was the spot to be. You told us how our ComEd coverage got you through last week's storm, how you loved seeing Patch reporters around town and best of all, we were thrilled to be part of such a fantastic community event, supporting local …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Local residents honored for giving back.
Started in 1967 by the then Police Chief, the Glenview Civic Awards honor citizens who perform outstanding community service. This year marked the awards' 44th year, with the evening's festivities hosted at the Valley Lo Club April 29th. Honors included Youth of the Year, Citizen of the Year, a Public Safety Award and a Public Service Award. This year, two additional awards were given to people who did not fit a specific award title but who displayed an exemplary commitment to public service. Special Service Awards were given to Judy Beck, who is retiring from a multi-decade term of service on the Park District Board, and Deborah Harvey, who despite personal challenges has turned giving and volunteering into her way of life. Youth of the…