Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The annual Wedding Walk will be held on April 14 and feature more than 20 local businesses.
Last year’s Wedding Walk in downtown Glen Ellyn was such a success, even more brides are expected to attend the event being held April 14. More than 20 businesses will be participating in the Wedding Walk, which will highlight their offerings available for brides planning weddings. In 2012, about 100 brides from around the Chicago area attended the event and more than 20 stores participated, said Carol White, executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. Brides and members of their parties, including bridesmaids and mothers, who attend the event receive a special gift bag — there is a limited number for bridal party members. Each of the businesses that participate in the event have something to offer brides, whether Veiled By …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn is hosting its first ever Wine & Finds event on May 4. Tickets are limited for the inaugural event.
The event is still months away, yet tickets are already selling fairly quickly for Glen Ellyn’s first ever Wine & Finds. The expectation is the event will sell out. The event, being held on Saturday, May 4, is limited to 150 tickets and will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy a number of different wines from distributors who will share their wines at stores around downtown. “With any new event we want to make sure we are doing it right before opening it to the masses,” said Carol White, the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn’s executive director. The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn is sponsoring the event, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 4. “We are bringing out three different wine distributors in 15 stores throughout …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The 3rd annual sale will be held this weekend in downtown Glen Ellyn.
Shopping for a deal in downtown Glen Ellyn will get a little easier this weekend when the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn hosts its 3rd annual Indoor Sidewalk Sale. With the weather a mixed bag this time of year, the sidewalk sale will bring together a number of downtown businesses offering special deals in one space. The event will be held in the empty space at 476 N. Main St. Friday and Saturday, according to Carol White, executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. "The goal of the event is to bring folks downtown shopping," White said. "We hope to make it easier to hit several locations at once with some fun DJ music in a 'market' kind of atmosphere. Shoppers have loved the atmosphere of multiple downtown businesses and …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Santa and his reindeer will be visiting downtown Glen Ellyn Saturday, turning downtown into a Winter Wonderland.
Snow is elusive this holiday season, but that isn’t going to keep Glen Ellyn’s downtown from turning into a winter wonderland. Saturday, downtown Glen Ellyn will be filled with holiday spirit, even if the weather doesn’t comply. From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. families and shoppers are invited to hang out downtown, stroll through the shops, meet with Santa Claus and enjoy free carriage rides. Last year the Alliance of Dowtown Glen Ellyn held events every Saturday during the holiday season, but this year it chose to focus on one specific day, said Carol White, executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. About 300 children and parents will be downtown after riding the Polar Express train, so the expectation is there will be a lot…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The number of women participating in the Ladies Night Out increased as did the amount of sales at downtown businesses.
The holiday shopping season is off to a great start in Downtown Glen Ellyn. And, the ladies in town helped make the season bright for retailers. Ladies Night Out, held Nov. 27, was the most successful to date, surpassing the number of participants last year and the amount of sales. The number of women who registered for the event was more than 600 this year, said Carol White, executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. Last year about 500 women participated. Sales also exceeded expectation and last year’s numbers, she said. Last year, roughly $35,000 was spent at downtown shops during the evening event held from 6 to 9 p.m. The event brought in more than $40,000 in sales this year, and that is with four businesses yet to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The 5th annual Ladies Night event, sponsored by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, will be held tonight. More than 20 businesses will participate.
Food, shopping and store specials are all in store tonight as downtown Glen Ellyn welcomes hundreds of women for Ladies Night Out. Last year the special night of shopping drew more than 500 women to downtown Glen Ellyn and this year the expectation is that the turnout will be just as good if not better. The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn sponsors the event, which is in its fifth year and will have more than 20 downtown businesses participating. Shoppers purchase tickets for the event, which allows them to obtain a wristband for three adult beverages served at participating businesses, said Carol White, the alliance’s executive director. The wristband also allows participants to be entered into special drawings and to enjoy any appetizers …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Innovative marketing ideas will lead to a stronger downtown, she says.
Carol White is taking over as executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. White is used to the demands of the role, she served as special events coordinator for three years. During that time White donated valuable time to craft ideas to lure business to downtown Glen Ellyn. Now, her time and effort are being rewarded with a chance to put her own stamp on Glen Ellyn’s downtown business. “If you ask people why they move to Glen Ellyn, they’ll say it’s the downtown. But if they don’t spend the money there, they won’t have a strong downtown,” White said. White’s role as executive director is to ensure downtown Glen Ellyn remains a strong center of the community. White began her new position July 16. She was tapped after a …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn's second Final Friday event of the year is the downtown's biggest to date.
For a few hours on Friday, downtown Glen Ellyn looked like a scene from a 50s movie, as classic cars lined Main Street. A large crowd of festival-goers came out to enjoy Friday's festival sponsored by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. After a successful June Festival, July turned out even better. Besides the many cars on display, the Glenbard West Theater put on a face painting fundraiser, and Bob the Balloon Man continued his tradition of amazing balloon creations. And Gregory Hyde, singer and guitar player, entertained the many spectators throughout the evening. The last Final Friday of 2011 will be held August 25, and Carol White, executive director of the alliance, promises an even bigger festival.