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In Glenview, Shop Local and Win Big

In Glenview, Shop Local and Win Big

During Glenview's annual Win with The Bear contest, participants win big and so does Glenview. How big? Shoppers can win a brownie tower, a clinical Hollywood facial, an ice skating pass, plus more than 40 additional prizes, and the Grand Prize: a $300 gift certificate to ABT, provided by Glenview Bank & Trust/Northfield Bank & Trust.

The prize winning starts November 6. The final drawing for the Grand Prize is December 18.

Participating businesses and organizations are located in every corner of Glenview.  A sampling: Oil Lamp Theater (four tickets to any production); Ace Weiss Hardware ($50 gift certificate); Glenview State Bank ($200 gift certificate applicable to any of the other Win with The Bear organizations. To win the big prize, pick up an entry form at any one of the participating businesses or services and drop it off at Glenview Bank & Trust.  A complete list of vendors is below; it's also available at www.glenviewchamber.com/news.

Win with The Bear makes shopping local more fun than ever. explained Betsy Baer, executive director of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. And when you shop local, Glenview wins. That's because 1.75 percent of your purchase price goes to support Glenview's public services. Finally, the timing couldn't be better: What a way to start scouting your holiday gift list.

Curious about The Bear? He's been around since 1917, Ms. Baer said, referring to the statue that stands at the entrance of Jackman Park. And he's very excited to participate.  Ms. Baer added that her last name is purely coincidental.

Comprised of more than 500 businesses in Glenview and the region, the Glenview Chamber of Commerce works to make Glenview a great place to live, work, and own a business. Visit the website at www.glenviewchamber.com