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Glenview’s Best Business Person of the Year: A Nonprofit Leader

Sheridan Turner, president and CEO of The Kohl Children’s Museum, has won a title she did not expect this year: The Glenview Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. The Awards Ceremony is part of the Chamber’s Board Installation and Awards on January 10th 2018. One inspiration for the award: “To be successful a nonprofit has to be run like a business,” Turner says. Like a business, a nonprofit must raise revenue, but unlike a business, extra revenue goes directly into programming and growth.…

All the Dogs in the Know Agree: Carriage Hill Kennels is 2017’s Best Business

It might not have happened at all. Francine Barnes’ father might have stuck with serving Greek omelets to Evanstonians in the family business. But one day, her mother spotted a kennel for sale in Glenview. After a few touch-and-go years—at one point, a car was sold to make payments—the world got a lot better for the region’s dogs. Careful, detailed grooming. Safe housing. Expert training, and more. Fifty-six years later, Carriage Hill Kennels, which is owned by Francine and her brother Chris Cocallas, was…

In Glenview, the Bear is the Best Way to Shop Local—and Win

Glenview’s annual Win with The Bear contest is galloping along—showing shoppers the way to shop local and win big. In every corner of Glenview, shops and services are offering scores of prizes, as well as the opportunity to win One Big Bear of Prize—a Star Wars Drone.  The final drawing for the grand prize is December 18. Meanwhile, it’s time to shop and win one or more of the 65 prizes offered by longtime Glenview favorites, such as Card & Party Giant, Morning Glory Flower Shop, and Oil…

Where You Can Win with The Bear

Where You Can Win with The Bear You can get involved in Glenview’s annual Win with The Bear contest—and win big. Sixty-five shops and services are offering scores of store prizes, as well as the opportunity to jump to Level 2 and win a Star Wars Drone and more at Glenview Bank & Trust and Northview Bank & Trust. Both Level 1 drawings at the shops, and Level 2 at the banks are slated for December 18. Here are the participating vendors and prizes: Abt Electronics: $100 gift card @properties:…

It’s Happiness on Parade

The magic starts at 4 p.m. on Glenview Road, as the holiday lights go live. Minutes later:  Santa is on parade, joined by bands and marchers from Glenview’s businesses, schools and organizations. After the parade: Glenview’s tree lighting in Jackman Park. Then lots more fun: conversations with Santa, free presents and treats, plus hayrides and mini-train trips. “We love kicking off the holiday season with our friends, neighbors, and customers,” says  Jerry Doetsch, event chairman. “It’s one way to thank…