Saturday, June 16, 2012
The 17th annual Grayslake Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 on Center Street Come find something unique.
A diverse group of over 70 juried artists will show and sell their works during the 17th Annual Arts Festival. The summer event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16 in downtown Grayslake. The Grayslake Chamber or Commerce event also includes food vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. There will be a special art exhibit by high school artists. Shoppers can find a wide variety of media including pottery, watercolor, and oil paintings; drawings, wood items, and photography; and sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission to the Arts Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.grayslakechamber.com. - Provided by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Business-2-Business Roundup & Taste features networking with members of five chambers, tasty samples from area restaurants and a keynote speech by Craig Culver.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Five area Chambers of Commerce are uniting for a Business-2-Business Roundup & Taste with a theme of "Who To Know...Where To Go." The event includes networking with chamber members from Grayslake, GLMV, Lake County, Lincolnshire and Wauconda. The event allows companies to showcase products, services and resources, and network with area business leaders. It runs from noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 inside the main building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, at the corner of Route 137 (Peterson Road) and Midlothian Roads in Grayslake. Craig Culver, the CEO of Culver's, will speak from 2:30-3:30 p.m to share how he took butter burgers, frozen custard and a mantra of friendly service and made it into a successful niche-market restaurant. The Taste portion …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Today's Bike and Pet Parade has been canceled but everything else is still on schedule (so far) for Grayslake Summer Days - food, live music, Bingo and more.
A soggy Saturday morning has rained out the Bike and Pet Parade from today's Grayslake Summer Days schedule. Other events, however, are still going on as scheduled as of 11:45 a.m., according to Karen Christian-Smith, executive director of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce. So grab your umbrella and go check out the events: SUMMER DAYS SCHEDULE From the Grayslake Chamber website http://www.grayslakechamber.com Saturday, August 20 10 a.m. ***NEW*** Craft Fair (throughout the day) 11 a.m. Food Booths/Carnival Games 11 a.m. Business Fair Open 12 p.m. Bike & Pet Parade - CANCELED 12:30 p.m. Dave Rudolf, Children’s Entertainer 1:30 p.m. Talent Show 2:30 p.m. Slam Funk (Motown) 3:30 p.m. Svelte Bobby and the Soulfixers 3 p.m.—10 p.m. Bingo (BL-…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A record number of participants joined in the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce's recent 20th annual 5K Race & Fun Run. We caught up with some of them to see why it is such a popular event. Joanne Torogian, of Grayslake who also works as a Youth Librarian at the Grayslake Area Public Library, said, "This is the second year in a row I've participated. My first race, I was just hoping to finish; but this year, I am hoping to beat last year’s time." A group of the race volunteers - Mark, Greg, Mike, and Brent - are friends from The Chapel, a multi-site church with a Grayslake campus. "I've been involved in a Grayslake business networking group for 10 years," Greg said. "We wanted to help out the community and felt volunteering for this event …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Approximately 55 artists will bring their work to Grayslake today.
Ebony Love of Hainseville has been working hard at preparing for today’s Arts Festival in downtown Grayslake. “My house fills up with these things,” she says, referring to the quilts and handbags she makes by hand in her home studio, Love Bug Studios. She is ready for her second year at the festival where she will feature new handbag designs and a variety of new quilts. “I used to do shows in downtown Chicago," Love said. "I like that this show is close to home and I can display my art.” Love will join 54 other artists at the 16th annual Arts Festival on Saturday. The Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce organizes the event, which will showcase various talents including painting, jewelry making, quilts, photos, pottery and glass work. This …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Applications are due by April 6 for Joanne W. Lawrence scholarships through the Grayslake Chamber.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Scholarships are now available for the Joanne W. Lawrence Scholarships, offered through the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship, started in 1995, is named for Joanne W. Lawrence, a lifetime resident of Grayslake who dedicated herself to Chamber businesses and the overall community for many years, stated Karen Christian-Smith, executive director of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, in a release. This year, four $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who have attained high academic performance, have been involved in activities in school and within the community, demonstrate leadership qualities, and are committed to a business related field of study at a two or four year institution. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2011…
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Campbell recognized for her extensive community involvement and her work with area youth.
This year's Grayslake Volunteer of the Year is Joyce Campbell, founder of Grayslake's Youth Center The Oasis. "Every time I wake up, I think 'Oh good, I've got another 24 hours; what am I going to do with them?'" Campbell said. She accepted her award during the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce's holiday reception Dec. 2 at State Bank of The Lakes. Campbell founded the non-profit organization The Oasis in 2003 with the hope of providing a space for youth to meet up and study in a safe environment. "The Village of Grayslake made the building available to us in 2007 and we opened in April 2008 after extensive renovations," she said. Campbell said her husband, Jeff Lockwood, inspired the idea to create a youth center after her youngest son …