Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Village Board will review a downtown streetscape and parking study May 20.
From the Village of Glen Ellyn The Glen Ellyn Village Board on May 28 will take action on a streetscape and parking study of downtown Glen Ellyn Village has been working with a steering committee and the consultant team of Houseal Lavigne Associates, Gary R. Weber Associates, Walker Parking and Engineering Resource Associates on a downtown streetscape and parking study for the past few months. At its April 10, 2013 meeting, the steering committee voted unanimously to recommended board's approval of the study. The study will be presented to the Village Board at a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. The study is being funded by a $50,000 grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. It’s just one of many projects the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
School of Rock will celebrate its opening on May 4 with an open house and concert.
Glen Ellyn will be turning it up to 11, as the School of Rock kicks off its opening May 4 with an open house and jam sessions rocking out downtown. School of Rock will showcase some of its best musicians who perform in the School of Rock Chicago Show Team, while also welcoming guitarist Earl Slick, known as David Bowie and John Lennon’s guitarist, as part of the opening celebration. Construction began in September at the new business located at 535B Crescent Blvd. The music school provides children with real-life experience playing and performing, incorporating rock-n-roll music into the students’ musical education. The school’s core enrollment are students from 7 to 17. Adam Mackintosh, regional manager for School of Rock and musician who…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Local Facebook pages will let you know everything that's going on with local businesses.
As a new editor trying to figure out the ways of the Glen Ellyn world and someone who relies on the internet for practically everything, I've been mining Facebook pages to see what local businesses are up to. While Facebook is great for social purposes, businesses and organizations are using it more and more to let customers and the community know about specials, volunteer efforts, superstars they want to recognize, new products and more. (Oh yeah, Glen Ellyn Patch has a pretty awesome Facebook page, too. We really want to get to 1,000 likes—so show us some love here!) Glen Ellyn Patch featured a list of 20 local business, public entity and organization Facebook pages back in November. Here they are again, plus a few more: Let Patch save …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We'll give a "shout out" to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture or logo in our gallery.
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Tuesday, April 9
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service was founded in 1981. No one who seeks services with the counseling service is ever turned away for inability to pay.
Name: Don Hane Company Name: Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service Title: Director/Lead Therapist Location: Glen Ellyn Founded: 1981 The Glen Ellyn Youth Services Bureau was incorporated October 17,1981 under the direction and at the initiative of a group of local, community minded citizens who formed the original GEYFCS Board of Directors. The name was changed to the Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service, October 14, 1981 per an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation. While non-affilliated our office has been located at the First Congreagational Church of Glen Ellyn since approximately 1978. The provision of our service, past and present, is possible because of a local, active volunteer Board of Directors, who …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Readers chose Glen Ellyn restaurants, shops and more in the 17th annual 'Best of the West' rankings.
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Saturday, March 30
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Common in urban areas, co-working spaces allow professionals without dedicated offices spaces a place to connect with clients or work in a more convenient space than a coffee shop.
Craig Yerly knows coffee and business. As the owner of the Next Stop Coffee Shop he sees commuters grab a cup of coffee as they pass through the Metra train depot daily. Yet, when he heads over to Starbucks in downtown Glen Ellyn, he sees all the workers who don’t commute, but who need a place to connect to the Internet and connect with clients. Yerly and business partner Patt Karubus both thought there was a need for a co-working space for professionals who don’t have a dedicated office in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton area. Co-working allows professionals to have a working space away from a job site. To gauge interest in the co-working concept, Yerly and Karubas are holding three meetings to discuss the co-working option with professionals …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The handcrafted birds will be for sale starting March 19. Find out what else is happening in DuPage County business.
Downtown Glen Ellyn business String Theory Yarn Company is selling hand knit birds customers have created and using the fund to benefit local nonprofit Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center. The birds will be available at the store beginning on March 19, where they will be sold for $10 each, while supplies last. The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center provides afterschool and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement, according to a news release from String Theory. Annually, the program serves over 80 immigrant, refugee and American born students from 14 different countries and groups. Last year, downtown Glen Ellyn experienced a yarn bomb, when 100 knitted birds were hanging in around town, from light posts to …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ryan Schiff founded Postgame in 2009 after he couldn't find a shampoo he was comfortable with his sons using.
A few years ago, when Glen Ellyn resident Ryan Schiff was shopping for shampoo for his boys, who at the time were in sports and going off to camp, he was surprised at the lack of products for kids who were no longer babies and who weren’t adults either. Along with the lack of choices, many of the products had ingredients that concerned Schiff. “My oldest was going to camp and we were arguing over shampoo," he said. "There was nothing between Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and things with dinosaurs and Axe. One thing led to another and I had this idea kicking around in my head.” The idea was for Postgame, a company, which offers shampoo, body wash and a three-in-one shampoo, conditioner and body wash. He talked with his children and their friends …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Does your business hold a regular event, have a weekly special or are you planning a special program? Share it in our calendar and it could be featured in our column.
From classes to book signings, there are always things happening around town. If you are looking for something to do or are ready to try a new activity, why not consider checking out these local businesses offering programs from a special dining experience to dance classes. Does your business hold a regular event, have a weekly special or are you planning to hold a special event. Post your class, special event or store/restaurant special on our calendar and it could end up featured in our column. Have a question about using our calendar, contact Mary Ann Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.