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Village Plans Health Fair to Benefit Morton Grove TV

Public access station needs equipment.

Morton Grove residents may get free blood pressure screenings and body fat tests as a way to help the local public access television get new equipment.

A late September health fair at the Civic Center is being planned as a benefit for Morton Grove TV (MGTV). Residents can watch trustee meetings and other MGTV programming on local cable access channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

The Economic Development Commission discussed the proposal Monday night and will consider it on its June agenda. Preliminary plans are to sell tables to local health and wellness vendors at $50 to $60 apiece that they would use to promote their businesses at a free-admission health event.

Doctors and other health practitioners would be invited, along with local and regional spas and health insurance agents.

The hope is to raise part of the $7,500 MGTV says it needs to upgrade its cameras and make it possible to do two-camera shoots.

The Health fair joins several other projects that the Economic Development Commission has taken on this year, including  and a June 11.

EDC chairman David Lewis said some people are puzzled as to what events like these have to do with economic development.

They both attract people to the community to spend money at restaurants and gas stations and help raise the profile of Morton Grove, he said.

"We want people to know we're not just that little pass-through town between Skokie and Niles."

David Lewis June 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM
The Economic Development Commission (EDC) is in the beginning stages of planning the "2011 Morton Grove Health and Fitness Expo" that is tentatively scheduled for Saturday October 1st. The EDC's goals are to introduce our large variety of Morton Gove-based health, medical and fitness-related businesses to Morton Grove residents and to residents of surrounding towns; to offer basic non-invasive yet important tests such as blood pressure screenings, body fat testing and vaccinations (flu shots) that would be administered by medical doctors and/or registered nurses; to educate attendees with the latest in health and fitness information; and to help raise funds that would allow MGTV to purchase desperately needed equipment. The Expo will be a "win-win" for everyone involved. The businesses and medical professionals will gain beneficial exposure to the public as a result of participating in the Expo and the Village's business community will benefit by having a large number of people coming into town that will likely purchase food, gas and other products and services. I will be posting more details about the Expo in the coming weeks. Feel free to contact me or any EDC Commissioner with your suggestions.
David Lewis June 22, 2011 at 09:39 PM
The date for the Expo will be Saturday October 22, 11 am to 4 pm at the Morton Grove Civic Center.
Peak Performance August 08, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Hi! The nonprofit organization I work for, The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is very interested in getting involved in this expo. Who do we contact to reserve space? Please contact us at peakperformancenw@gmail.com. Thanks!

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