Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Hopes more options will let customers find its member businesses.
After Niles Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed pizza Thursday at a lunch meeting, Katie Schneider gave them a whirlwind tour of the Chamber's updated website. Schneider, the organization's executive director, guided the audience to the Business Directory portion of the site, and told the members that they are listed on the site, but that they can add information to draw more eyeballs and potential clients. "Certified keywords--this is probably what you're lacking," she said. By way of example, she clicked on a bank which simply described its services as "bank." Schneider urged members to get creative in describing all the services they offer. A bank, for example, could list a keyword like "college planning" if bankers help families plan …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Local officials, community groups gather to celebrate the first official week of the market.
Morton Grove residents, local officials, and several community groups turned out Saturday morning to celebrate the official opening of the Morton Grove Farmers' Market. This is the second year for the market, which is open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 15th. Check out the video for a peek at the action. The opening celebration featured a flag presentation by Morton Grove Boy Scout Troop 228, the singing of the National Anthem, performances by Golf Middle School's Jazz Band and Show Chorus, and speeches from several local officials. 17th District State Representative Dan Biss reminded those in attendance that a farmer's market has a larger purpose than just being a place to buy quality products and produce. …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Local residents smile for the camera on Wednesday at the Civic Center.
Check out the photo gallery of Morton Grovers at Wednesday's After Hours event, where locals feasted on free drinks and hors d'oeurs at the Morton Grove Civic Center. In coordination with the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, the North Shore Senior Center and American Legion Post #134 hosted the networking bash.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Morton Grovers consumed about 70 gallons of firefighter chili on Thursday evening.
The annual Taste of Morton Grove bash featured a smorgasbord of local fare, ranging from Filipino egg rolls to Dairy Queen ice cream. The local firefighters spent all day preparing 70 gallons of chili, served alongside Goldfish Crackers, shredded cheese, oyster crackers and sour cream. The Niles Township Food Pantry received a $1,000 donation from the Morton Grove Foundation, while area residents bid on local prizes for a silent auction. The theme of "A Night at the Movies" was hosted by the White Eagle Banquets and Restaurant.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
While some urged allowing video gambling to support bars, restaurants and businesses, four trustees said the issue was about the character of the community.
Four trustees killed the possibility of allowing video gambling in Niles bars and restaurants at Tuesday's village board meeting, saying they were trying to preserve the village's family-friendly reputation. Several cited the fact that Bloomberg/BusinessWeek.com honored the village last month as one of the best affordable towns in the country in which to raise a family. "Do we want to accept video gambling in Niles? We recently won a prestigious award--we were recognized by Bloomberg as being one of best cities in the country to raise children in. With video gambling, I don’t think we would have been recognized," said Christopher Hanusiak, one of the four trustees to vote to ban video gambling. Likewise, Trustee Jim Hynes cited the family…
Friday, December 3, 2010
Cindy Copczyk of Inland Bank received the 2010 VIP Award on Thursday evening during the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce's holiday party.
Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday party could be a narrative in numbers: About 150 people packed into Giordano's on Thursday evening; more than 30 baskets were auctioned off for fundraising; and only one person was named the 2010 VIP. Cindy Kopczyk, the vice president and branch manager for Inland Bank, received the award near the end of the holiday party. Chamber President Christina Marino announced the winner, and said that Kopczyk won by an unprecedented twenty votes. "I really feel shocked, I really do," said Kopcyzk. "It means the world to me. I'm not a resident of Morton Grove yet I truly feel like people here are part of my family." Kopcyzk has worked at Inland Bank, at 6111 West Dempster St, for five years and…
Friday, November 12, 2010
Apex Kitchen & Bath celebrated its new Waukegan Road store on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
For Apex Kitchen & Bath, customer service means giving your patrons a dip in the bubble bath. The new 3,500-square-foot showroom, at 9346 N. Waukegan Rd., boasts fully functioning bathroom and kitchen displays, available starting on Thursday with the official ribbon cutting ceremony. "Representatives [for the products] told me not be surprised if customers would request to sample the different types of settings on the body sprays [for baths and showers]," said manager Lou Plevritis, 40, who founded Apex 13 years ago. Business Growth With more than 80 faucets and about 1,000 knobs and handles, Apex Kitchen & Bath's new location in Morton Grove signals growth for the high-end kitchen and bath design firm. For the past 11 years*, it has …