Mayor's State of the City, Arts & Business Leadership Award to Highlight Chamber Event

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce will present the State of the City Luncheon on Friday, March 7.  The event, sponsored by NorthShore University HealthSystem, will feature an address by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl as well as the presentation of the Arts & Business Leadership award given to the company or organization that has shown exceptionally strong support for an Evanston arts-related organization.


Elaine Kemna Irish, Executive Director of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, commented, “Mayor Tisdahl’s State of the City address is eagerly anticipated by both the residents and business community.”


The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Orrington hotel, 1710 Orrington, in the newly renovated Grand Ballroom.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with introductions at 11:40 followed by the luncheon. Fees vary according to Chamber member and non-member status.  Chamber member fees are $40 per person with non-members at $50.    Reserved tables for 5 and for 10 are available and include signage and program book listings.


Penny Rotheiser, Co-Chair of the Art & Business Committee, noted that the Leadership Award is an opportunity to honor an Evanston business that has donated time, space, expertise or financial supportive to the arts in Evanston.  “We are very excited to have a number of candidates for the award this year; we greatly appreciate the continuing support of the business community.”


Kemna Irish added, “For many years, The Evanston Chamber of Commerce has been an avid supporter of the arts, artists and the business of art in the Evanston community. Our Annual Fountain Square Art Festival brings thousands of visitors and residents to experience the festival and Evanston and reaffirms our continuing commitment to a dynamic, thriving arts community.”


Reservations will close on Tuesday, March 4.   For complete information, contact Jessica VandenBergh at 847-4-328-1500X24 or Jessica@evchamber.com


Jim February 02, 2014 at 03:46 PM
The path of least resistance politically speaking. Easier to blame the guns than the criminals. Interesting that we blame the bombers but not the bombs. The Mayor is actually very bright, hard working and sincere and given the financial constaints of Evanston, does a good job. She was, however, elected by the liberals and so will take their lead on the causes of crime.
IgnorantA February 03, 2014 at 05:03 PM
40-50 bucks a head... whose pocket is this lining?
jim February 03, 2014 at 05:13 PM
You want to know the State of the City of Evanston. That will be $40.00 please. I wonder if a copy of speech is extra. Shouldn't this be before the Council and Residents for FREE?
IgnorantA February 03, 2014 at 05:18 PM
@ S, you would think... at the very least, it should be streamed over the net to the common folk...
Jordan S. Zoot February 03, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Perhaps they have a free option if you are willing to have bread and water for lunch. Either that or they could serve some of the dogs and cats that the shelter puts down during the coming month.


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