Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The candidates for the Wilmette Village President position discussed their views for local businesses at a Chamber-sponsored forum on Monday.
Wilmette Village President candidates Mike Basil and Bob Bielinski discussed their plans to revamp downtown Wilmette, help businesses succeed and their other qualifications for the position at the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce's forum Monday night at the Wilmette Public Library. Each candidate was given 10 minutes to speak and an additional 10 minutes to answer questions from the audience. The opposing candidate waited int he hallway while the other spoke, ensuring that they did not hear each other's viewpoints. "Nobody in the last six years has been a stronger advocate for Wilmette business than me," Basil, who has been a Village Trustee for six years, said. Basil discussed his involvement in the purchasing of the former Ford dealership …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The nonprofit braved the thunderstorms to share information on how to save money on electricity while saving the environment.
When Go Green Wilmette requested a booth at Wilmette’s Summerfest on July 13 and 14 they didn’t expect the excitement that took place. The booth’s theme was Renewable Electricity with “green” electricity attractions that included a windmill, solar panels and a bike that produced electricity when ridden. Electricity was also produced by two thunderstorms that made manning the booth especially challenging, but Go Green Wilmette volunteers weren’t about to harness that. Instead, they hunkered down and waited it out. “The rain’s no problem as long as we’re here for something good,” said Greg Vasilion, who was caught in the storms on both afternoons. This year’s event drew more visitors than any previous year and at least 100 visitors stopped …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A Illinois Institute of Technology graduate student is helping Wilmette businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Go Green Wilmette is helping Beth Baxter, a graduate student at Illinois Institute of Technology, in her work with the Village of Wilmette, and the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce as she helps businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and, thus, improve the quality of our air. Baxter is doing an independent study for credit towards her masters in Environmental Management and has undertaken the task, as part of her project, to help Wilmette small businesses use less electricity and gas. “When a business has an efficient space, it needs less electricity and gas to run its operation and when it needs less energy, it uses less. As a result, that business saves money and also helps the environment by creating less air pollution,” she said…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Downtown Wilmette comes alive for weekend celebration.
Wilmette hosted its second annual Summerfest on July 13 and 14, with expanded offerings for guests young and old. Despite heat and afternoon storms both days, attendees enjoyed two days of live music and performances, a sidewalk sale, a car show, a children's area, a beer tent, and plenty of food. Wilmette Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with the assistance of Wilmette Park District and the village. "It's a great way for the community to pull together and for us to feature our businesses and show everything Wilmette has to offer," said Sarah Mcvey, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Related Articles: Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and like" us on Facebook!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Every Monday, Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch will provide a preview of events and meetings taking place in the community.
An Introduction to Morningstar Investment Research Center Great Age Daytime Programs presents "Berlin in Hollywood" The Frog Lady Presents: Reptiles & Amphibians Diabetes Support Group Ladies Night Out in Downtown Wilmette Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Plaza del Lago "Night on the Piazza" Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team - 3rd Annual Car Wash Local Author L. Sue Baugh Event Wilmette French Market ATC Teen Rep Co. presents "The Secret Garden" at Wilmette Theatre Museum and Police Open Houses Benefit performance of "SPRING AWAKENING THE MUSICAL" at Wilmette Theatre Tickets Available to hear author Ann Patchett speak about "State of Wonder" Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Community organizations, businesses and entertainers participated in the annual procession.
A motorcycle riding Santa, Christmas trees, a stilt-walker and a full marching band were just part of the entertainment proceeding through the streets of Wilmette Nov. 19 during the Willmette Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday parade. Locals of all ages packed the streets on the warm, but windy morning as the procession kicked off at the intersection of Fourth Street and Linden Avenue, proceeding to Village Center. Many groups offered entertainment along the route, including Shriners driving mini-cars, employees of the Wilmette Park District dressed in costumes representing different programs and Loyola Academy’s marching band playing holiday tunes. Some particularly prepared parade watchers set up chairs and blankets along the route …
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…