Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Geneva Publication Downtown Development

From: City of Geneva, Economic Development Department []
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:27 AM
To: Divita, Ellen
Subject: Upcoming Events and Business Tips

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Downtown Events and Planning Updates

Save the date! Next frontline training session Tuesday, April 28. Details to follow...

Upcoming Events

Tax Free Weekend
April 18 & 19

French Market
Sundays, starting April 26

60 Men who Cook
May 8
To benefit Geneva non-profits


May 9

Geneva Green Market
Thursdays, June 4 - Oct. 29

60th Annual Midsommar FestivalSwedish Days

June 23-28

June 28, walk with the downtown merchants during the parade. Contact Sandy Portincaso for details, 630-232-6060.

Mighty Viking Boat Race

July 17
Geneva Academic Foundation Fundraiser

Shakespeare in the Park

July 18

Geneva Arts Fair
July 25-26

First Fridays
First Friday evening
of every month

For more details visit

Get Involved!

Committee Meetings:
Geneva Downtown Partnership -
2nd Tuesday of month,
8 a.m. at City Hall

3rd Wednesday of month,
8 a.m. at City Hall

Business Improvement and Retention -
4th Wednesday of month,
8 a.m. at Infusion Tea Shoppe

Geneva Bride -
2nd Wednesday of month,
8:30 a.m. at Riverside Receptions

Cultural Arts Commission -
1st Thursday of the month,
7 p.m. at City Hall

Shopper"When it comes to retailing, there are basic display techniques that apply whether you are selling records, rowboats, bats and balls, or gift items and collectibles. When you're in a bind about what to do next, consult the basics, and they'll provide a road map for changes." - Sharon Leicham, Country Business Magazine

Click on the link below for a great article that goes well beyond the basics of display. Read Article

UNIQUE MERCHANDISE Warden is an artist who was raised in Geneva, lives in Wisconsin and markets her art work across the country. She'd love to find the right store in Geneva to sell her merchandise. You can view her work here. You'll find Pam's profile and a link to her blog and links to other unique artist venues. If you're looking for unique crafts, try the vendor shows listed on the Country Business website. There is no better way to stand out from the stores on Randall Road than to sell quality merchandise made in the United States!


There are so many directory type websites out there it can be a daunting task trying to determine which are legitimate and worthwhile to submit your information to. Listed below are just a few that are known to be viewed by visitors planning a trip to the suburbs. - submit information about your store, events, and more - submit unique stories - submit store info and events


Cabin Fever Carnival

Windy City Amusements, Inc. on the Midway will open their Cabin Fever Carnival with rides, games and food on April 16-19 and 22-26 at Rt. 38, just east of Randall Rd. Proceeds will benefit Geneva festivals. Tickets $20/per person/per day. Hours: Wed & Thurs 6-10 p.m.; Fri 6-11 p.m.; Sat 1-11 p.m.; Sun 1-10 p.m. Dollar Day on Wed. April 22. Unlimited ride specials Wed & Thurs 6-10 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1-5 p.m. $5 off coupon for unlimited ride specials available at Ace Hardware of Geneva, Good Cents Children, Egg Harbor Cafe, Geneva Cleaners, Genoa Pizza, Giesche Shoes of Geneva, Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, Leapin' Lyrics, Subway, Viking Office Supply and at the Geneva Chamber office. For more info, call 630-232-6060.

60 Men Who Cook

Local male celebs will demonstrate their cooking skills when the Geneva Chamber of Commerce presents "60 Men Who Cook" to benefit the Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva at 6 p.m., Friday, May 8 at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Attendees will sample hors d'oeuvres, main and side dishes and desserts and then vote for the four "People's Choice Awards". Tickets $25 in advance or $35 at door; includes food tastings, voting and entertainment. Evening also includes cash bar and raffle. Tickets at, Geneva Chamber, Geneva History Center and Viking Office Supply; in St. Charles at Hotel Baker; and in Batavia at K. Hollis Jewelers.

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Tumbleweed Trails said...

That is terrific. A job well done presenting you and your art.

Poetic Dreams said...

I'm excited for ya hun. Big Hugs~