Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday's Grayslake Chamber of Commerce luncheon will feature candidates vying for Avon Township Supervisor in the April 9 consolidated election.
Candidates running for Avon Township Supervisor will share their platforms and participate in an audience Q&A session at the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce's networking luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 28 at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Dr. Cost is $15 with registration by Feb. 26 or $25 at the door. Reservations are strongly recommended. To register, go to www.grayslakechamber.com or call (847) 223-6888. Participating in the candidate forum will be current appointed Avon Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch, of the Avon Action party; Judy Armstrong, of the Avon Strong party; and Douglas Raul Williams, a township trustee running with the independent slate Avon Unity. All Avon Township Candidates The terms of all township officials expire in …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Village of Grayslake will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, prior to the start of the regular board meeting at 7 p.m., to discuss seeking competitive pricing related to garbage and recycling collection for businesses.
Thursday, February 14
As a result of a survey of local businesses conducted by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), the village is considering the solicitation of bids for a single commercial waste and recycling franchise that could produce a cost savings of 35 to 40 percent. The proposed franchise would only apply to businesses. Residential garbage and recycling service would continue under the village’s current contract with Waste Management, according to the village. There would not be a residential rate increase. The village would only award a franchise if, based on the competitive pricing received, most businesses would save money. A public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, before …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Economic Development Commission grants the award for exceptional efforts in supporting economic development in Grayslake.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, January 16
Resident Madeline Lipka was recently selected by the Village of Grayslake Economic Development Commission as the 2012 recipient of its Volunteer of the Year Award. Lipka served in many capacities with the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce from 1994 to 2011, including president. In addition to her work with the chamber, Lipka has been an active figure in the Lake County community as president and CEO of Community Trust Credit Union. “Madeline’s dedication and service, not only to the Chamber of Commerce, but also to the community, has greatly benefited economic development in Grayslake,” said Phil Harris, Chairman of the Economic Development Commission. The Volunteer of the Year Award, presented annually by the Economic Development Commission, …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Kick off the winter holiday season with the annual Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival from 5-8 p.m. this evening in the downtown.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce will host a Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market and Treats in downtown Grayslake on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Santa arrives at the Holiday Tree on the corner of Center Street and Seymour Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, visit with Santa at The Oasis at 151 Hawley from 5:45 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Enjoy sleigh and pony rides from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Center Street. There will be two Center Street locations where sleighs will be loaded and unloaded. The Holiday Market, featuring holiday items for sale, opens at 5 p.m. Downtown Businesses will also be open late so you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping. For more information, contact the Grayslake Chamber at (847) 223-6888 or …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Candidates for the 62nd House District, 31st Senate District and Lake County Board District 6 were the featured speakers at the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce's October luncheon.
Attracting and retaining businesses, job creation and spending were the main issues discussed by candidates seeking election to Lake County Board District 6, the 62nd House District and the 31st Senate District at the Oct. 25 Grayslake Chamber of Commerce's luncheon. Featured speakers included Republican Joe Neal and Democrat Melinda Bush for the 31st Senate District; Democrat Pat Carey and Republican Jeff Werfel for the newly-drawn Lake County Board District 6; and incumbent State Rep. Sandy Cole, R-62nd. Democratic challenger Sam Yingling was not present. Each candidate was given a few minutes to address chamber members, followed by a short Q&A session. "This race is all about the economy," said Neal, "bringing jobs back." Neal also said…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Make sure your child trick-or-treats safely with these tips.
Trick-or-treating is the perfect way to make magical memories with your children on Halloween. But it's not all fun and games—you also want to keep your kids safe. The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce will have a Business Trick-Or-Treat from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the downtown. Click here for Grayslake Trick-Or-Treat hours. Mom Kim Estes makes it her mission to help parents keep their kids out of harm's way all year round. Estes, a certified child safety educator and sexual abuse prevention specialist, founded Savvy Parents, Safe Kids to teach parents strategies for how to be prepared and protect their children as much as possible. Estes said parents should make sure that costumes are safe from hazards this Halloween by …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Want to fill your Halloween bucket even more? Local businesses will offer their own treats.
Head downtown on Saturday, Oct. 27 for the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce annual "Halloween Fall Festival and Business Trick or Treat." Kids can "trick-or-treat" at various downtown businesses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Village of Grayslake will also host an open house featuring candy, a tour of the village hall, an opportunity to sit in a police car and public works truck and a chance to win a free membership to the Grayslake Aquatic Center. The Grayslake Fall Farmers Market will also be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. For more information, contact the chamber at (847) 223-6888 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com. Candy alternative Parents looking for an alternative to Halloween candy can bring their kids to the businesses of 15 …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Learn about upcoming business community happenings through the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Here's a look at upcoming events through the Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Friday, August 31, 2012
New Grayslake retail store to sell everything for your vehicle needs.
For months, residents have been wondering what was going into that big lot next to the Chase Bank on E. Route 120 near Atkinson Road. The wait is over. Start your engines Grayslake. The new Advance Auto Parts store is having its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, at 10 a.m. Saturday. The store sells to the public and commercial customers alike, offering a wide range of auto parts and maintenance items like windshield wipers and batteries, which they will install for free. The store also offers customers a complimentary check of their vehicle's electrical system and old battery before they consider purchasing a new one. In addition, customers can drop off used motor oil and old …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Families from throughout the area came to Central Park for food, fireworks, music and fun at the 15th annual Family Picnic and Fireworks in Grayslake.
Thousands of people came together to celebrate summer and the Fourth of July during the Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks celebration on June 30. Kids and adults from throughout the area went to Central Park for food, rides, games and of course, fireworks. "I love the fireworks the most," said 8-year-old Arianna Sprenger. "I also love the bungee jumping - well, all the rides, actually - and the pizza and my mom likes the music." She only had one complaint of the outdoor event. "The thing I don't like is having to use the porta-potties." Arianna attended the Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks event with her mom Patricia Sprenger. They were joined by friends Hailey Droessler, 8, Audrey Phipps, 8, Lila Phipps, 4, and their mom Laura …