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Golf Outing Evanston
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2020 Evanston Chamber Annual Golf Fundraiser

Reserve Your Spot Today!Scramble Format When: Monday, October 12, 2020 11:00 am: Check-In, box lunch, putting contest and driving range 12:30 pm: Shotgun Start Where: Wilmette Golf Club, 3900 Fairway Dr., Wilmette, IL View a Map Treat your employees and/or clients to a great day of meaningful connections on the course and

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Evanston Community Guide
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Evanston Community Guide

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 2020 Evanston Community Guide. This valuable resource can help you learn more about the many facets of the Evanston community including local businesses, education, healthcare, government, and places of worship. The Guide is essential for anyone one who wants to know what

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Water Cooler Chats
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Watercooler Chats

The Evanston Chamber’s “Water Cooler” video chat series is one way we are checking in with members and the business community to see what they’re up to during the phases when we aren’t able to network much in person. In this featured episode, Sara Jane Abbott, Director of Marketing for

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PPE Bulk Orders
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PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) Bulk Orders

The Evanston Chamber, tasked by the Mayor, is providing PPE to local business through a partnership with Northwestern University. The first order for the Evanston Community Foundation’s ten daycare facilities is in process.  The deep discount given is the lowest in the state: $41 for paper masks, $150 for face

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COVID-19 Resources
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COVID-19 Resources for Evanston Businesses

As daily life is changing for everyone in our local community during this global health crisis, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce is helping businesses by providing resources for a range of information and support. We understand the need for information and support, especially in times of uncertainty. The Evanston Chamber is

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Feast & Imbibe
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Celebrate Evanston Heroes

A Shout Out to Our Evanston Hometown Heroes Evanston businesses rise to the call providing meals, food, and other supplies to people in need, furloughed industry workers, and the wonderful healthcare teams who are working so hard. Local artisans are making masks and mask kits. If you are able, please

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Buy Masks in Evanston
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Support Local Businesses! Buy Your Mask in Evanston

Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, the City Manager, and the Council—along with the recommendation of Health and Human Services Director Ike Ogbo—issued an order requiring all persons working in or patronizing “essential businesses and operations” to wear cloth face masks. This COVID-19 face covering* order went into effect on April 23, 2020.

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support local business
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Fundraising Campaigns

Many of the Evanston businesses most adversely affected by the pandemic have set up Go Fund Me campaigns. These funds are used to pay staff and keep restaurants and businesses open during the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to visiting stores and restaurants safely when we can, we

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Dick Peach
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Community Leadership Person of the Year

Evanston Chamber Names Richard (Dick) Peach Community Leadership Person of the Year Born and raised in Evanston, Dick attended Evanston schools; College Hill Elementary, Skiles Junior High School and ETHS. Evanston has been his home for the past 73 years. His work experience runs the gamut from being a printing

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Steve Newman
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Nonprofit Person of the Year 2020

Evanston Chamber Names Steve Newman of Evanston Scholars Nonprofit Person of the Year Steve is the founder and executive director of Evanston Scholars, a non-profit organization that improves college access and success for a diverse group of ambitious Evanston students who are traditionally first-generation college entrants. They are low-income students,

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