Monday, December 10, 2012
Giordano's was mobbed for the Chamber's holiday party, and the board chose its annual VIP.
With a silent auction table, a pizza table, and dozens of attendees, the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce's holiday party was nearly elbow-to-elbow. Many business people from Morton Grove and the area networked with each other and Morton Grove Trustees Dan DiMaria, Larry Gomberg, Bill Grear, Shel Marcus, John Thill and Maria Toth, as well as village department heads and key staff and Mayor Dan Staackmann. See the photos for a flavor of the event, held at Giordano's Pizzeria in Morton Grove. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook Get Morton Grove and Niles news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The group invited Chamber members to tour its museum.
The Morton Grove Historical Museum hosted the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Wednesday. Chamber members and guests nibbled on crackers and cheese while networking, socializing, and viewing some of the exhibits on display, from natural history to the history of Morton Grove. Information about upcoming Chamber events is available at mgcci.org. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in your email. It's like getting a free newspaper. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news and conversation
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Debbie Juris leaves the Niles Chamber of Commerce and heads east to take the helm of Morton Grove's Chamber.
On her second day on the job, Debbie Juris already had a new business coming in to her office to join the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce. Juris, the Chamber's new executive director, was introduced to the Morton Grove village board at its meeting Monday night. She was Membership Services Coordinator at the Niles Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. "Debbie's a tremendous asset," said Rich Block, a Morton Grove Chamber officer and owner of Creative Promotional Products. "She's dealt with both Niles and Morton Grove and she knows the people and the businesses. She's a natural for the position. "She has an extensive background in management for chambers and dealing with membership drives, Business After Hours events and everything we put on…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Restaurateurs from an array of local places will dish out fabulous food.
If you enjoy good food and helping worthy causes, you can do both at the Taste of Morton Grove, being held Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at White Eagle Banquets, 6689 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Tickets are $40, or $30 in advance. Taste-goers can enjoy food from many restaurants, including China Chef, Catered By Design, Culver's, Corner Bakery, Dairy Queen, El Sol, Giordano's, Graziano's, Kappy's, Maggiano's, Maier's Bakery, Morton Grove Fire Department, Orchard Village, Sri Siam, Starbucks, Unimart, Wa Pa Ghetti and White Eagle. The Morton Grove Foundation, which sponsors the event, donates proceeds from the fundraiser to many non-profit agencies that serve the Morton Grove area. "The foundation takes suggestions (for recipients) from the …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tava Indian restaurant serves traditional dishes, with an emphasis on natural and organic ingredients.
Morton Grove resident Mahesh Sharma has been in the restaurant business for 20 years. Now he’s bringing his experience home by opening his first restaurant, Tava. Located at 7172 Dempster St. in Morton Grove, the restaurant offers traditional Indian dishes such as samosas, tandoori chicken, lamb curry and naan. The menu also has some novel offerings like the Chilean sea bass nirvana, which is cooked with coconut, tomato cream sauce, ginger and garlic. None of the ingredients are ever frozen, and the restaurant uses all heart-healthy cooking oils. There’s also a special menu of entirely organic versions of dishes including chicken curry and roti. Earlier: New Indian Restaurant Holding Grand Opening Sharma was originally an electrical …
Friday, June 24, 2011
More than a quarter of Morton Grove's population identifies itself as Asian. But juggling old and new cultures can be tricky.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Seth Putnam
Friday, June 24, 2011
Two a cappella voices reverberated off the concrete walls of a tucked-away room at St. Martha’s Church. Posters of knots and Boy Scout medals hung on one wall; on the other, a large banner of a white chapel surrounded by flowers and the words “Garam Christian Church.” Although St. Martha’s is Catholic, a tiny group of Korean Presbyterians rents a worship space there. Last Sunday, Cheng-Chen Back brought his wife, son and two daughters to hear a sermon from Rev. MiSuk Shin, who was filling in while the regular pastor visited Korea. The six of them made up the entire congregation that day. Elsewhere on St. Martha’s campus, one of the masses for the 980-member parish was in full swing. Shin and Back alternated reading Bible verses to each …
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.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Minuteman Press owner praises 'interesting, active' community in which to work.
Bea Lipski's day starts at 6 a.m., 90 minutes before Minuteman Press on Dempster Street opens and 45 miles away from its Morton Grove location. She lives in Antioch, Ill., with Minuteman Press co-owner and husband Ken, who accompanies her, Monday through Friday, as they leave their home in near-darkness, drive to the Milwaukee District North Metra train station in Fox Lake, ride the regional train to the Morton Grove stop at Lehigh Avenue and walk to 6038 W. Dempster St.* And then when their print and copy business closes at 5 p.m., they do it all over again in reverse. "It's a long day," Lipski said with an audible sigh, reflecting on her daily routine. "Taking the train was something we should've done years ago." But once she arrives at …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The EDC comes together to discuss the "Morton Grove Business Choice Awards" program and lessons learned from the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Tax incentives, business awards and social media are key to new business promotion, according to Morton Grove’s Economic Development Commission (EDC). The commission convened this week to discuss new efforts in the community. Community and Economic Development Director John Said discussed the use of tax incentives to lock in new business. About a week ago, Said gave a talk about the theme of economic development on a shoestring budget at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) event in Chicago. The ICSC event featured numerous workshops and networking opportunities where developers, investors, retailers and public officials shared ideas for growth. During the event, Said highlighted his work with the village and what he and …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Morton Grove business and civic leaders gather for a night of recognition on Wednesday.
The Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its 34th Annual VIP & Installation Awards Dinner Wednesday night at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center on Dempster Street. About 200 members of the civic and business communities gathered to recognize exceptional service within the community. Members of the Chamber with milestone anniversaries were presented plaques for service ranging from five to 40 years. Century 21 Marino Real Estate was voted by Chamber members as the business member of the year for 2010, and Cindy Kopczyk accepted the VIP award, which is given for outstanding service. The 2011 Board of Directors was also installed during the evening.