New Location for Geneva Winter Market - 27 N. Bennett St.
The Geneva Winter Market (farmer's market) has moved to 27 N. Bennett Street in Geneva Place. The winter market will be open from 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday through to May. The Winter Market has a surprising array of fresh vegetables and other produce. If you are seeking quality, locally grown food products check out the Winter Market. Staples you can always find at the Winter Market are eggs, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, bread, cheese, fresh produce including greens, squash, potato, onion, beets, carrots, and peppers.
Sundays Are Special in Geneva - Over 100 Shops Open
Downtown Geneva is OPEN on Sundays! Did you know over 100 shops and restaurants are regularly open on Sundays in Geneva's historic downtown shopping district? Shops and restaurants in downtown Geneva will be hosting special events and activities. A complete list of special Sunday events can be found at http://www.genevadowntown.org. Events will be added continuously so check back often to see what is happening on any given Sunday in downtown Geneva!
Dancing With Geneva Stars Gala - February 4, 2012
Dancing With Geneva Stars is a must-see fundraising event to benefit the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and the Geneva Academic Foundation held at Eagle Brook Country Club. This year's event will take place on Saturday, February 4 and tickets/voting will begin on January 3, 2012. Tickets are $35 a person and can be purchased on-line starting January 3. Remember to purchase your tickets early as this event has sold out every year. The dancers for the 2012 event are: Eric and Kari Bartel dancing the Cha-Cha; Mike and Heidi Jacoby dancing the Tango; Steve and Beth Olson dancing the Waltz; Jim and Maureen Radecki dancing the Salsa; Laura Rush and Derek Swanson dancing Jive; and Art and Connie Wagner dancing the Fox Trot. For more information or to order tickets, please visit:http://www.genevarts.org
Geneva Film Festival - Save the Date - March 29-31, 2012
Preparations are being made for the 2012 Geneva Film Festival which will be held March 29-31 in downtown Geneva. If you have not seen an independent film festival and like films, this is a real treat. Viewers are able to watch several films for less than $10 in a variety of formats such as narratives, documentaries, animated films, student films and films produced in the Chicago area. The Film Festival's committee of judges review approximately 80 films a year to select only those good enough for the film festival. Several films shown at the Geneva Film Festival have been picked up for distribution by national and international TV networks. To find out more about the Geneva Film Festival visit http://www.genevafilmfestival.org or find them on Facebook.
City Special Event Application
Beautiful Geneva is an ideal location to hold a special event or festival. Centrally located as the Kane County seat of government, the City is home to pleasing neighborhoods, short walkable city blocks, the Fox River and Fox River Bike trail, many non-profit agencies, a vibrant Chamber of Commerce, a strong business community, and active citizens.
Since 2002 the number of events held in the City has increased and the City uses a "Special Event Application" form to approve requests to host events in the City which are public events using public property and/or services. Application forms are submitted to the City Economic Development Department and then routed to each City Department for approval. If you intend on hosting an event, please contact Ellen Divita, Director of Economic Development at (630) 232-7449, or email@example.com. The form can be found at: http://www.genevadowntown.org/?cat=78.
Live Windows On State - Thanks Again!
For the third year, during Christmas Walk, downtown State Street businesses hosted Geneva High School students in "live window" displays. The windows remain a hit and great entertainment. The students drew attention to State Street and earned service credits from the High School. Our thanks to Geneva High School Principle Tom Rogers, Mary Keyser, and Megan Rush for helping the City Economic Development Department in matching students with businesses!
Open Your Business in Geneva!
Considering opening your own business in Geneva? Contact the Economic Development Department at (630) 232-7449. Our Geneva Business Resource Guide will help you identify City, County, and State resources to help you in your business planning. The Geneva Community Profile contains statistics and cost information to help you with your business plan, plus we can help you identify available properties. These documents and more information is found online. Thank you for considering Geneva!
Fall In Love with Geneva
Fall in Love with Downtown Geneva during the month of February. Visit participating stores, shop, and enter to win a meal for two from one of Geneva's fabulous restaurants or a $25 gift certificate from one of Geneva's downtown shops. There is no cost to enter. A list of participating shops will be available on
http://www.genevadowntown.org by mid-January.
All Geneva Business Directory is Online
Geneva at your fingertips! A listing of all Geneva businesses is now online to help you identify local goods and services: http://www.genevadowntown.org/?page_id=5030
Bi-annual All Business Survey to be conducted in 2012
The City Economic Development Department plans to conduct the second bi-annual Business Retention Survey in 2012. The Department will send the survey document to all Geneva businesses. The goal of the survey is to identify business needs and issues and to understand which businesses may be considering a move - either to expand, relocate or close. Please watch for this survey in spring of 2012. Questions may be directed to Economic Development Director Ellen Divita at (630) 232-7449.
Welcome to these new Geneva businesses:
Absolute Music at 206 1/2 W. State
Accents by Marcia at 426 S. Third, #C
Asian Mystic Massage at 629 W. State
Auto Therapy at 560 Lark, #B
Bicknell Dental Care, Ltd. at 1881 S. Randall, #D
Board Sports Unlimited at 204 W. State
Cotto A Legna Restaurant at 500 S. Third
Design Essentials at 219 W. State
Fans Edge at 110 Commons Dr. #1010
G. Klemm Roofing Co. at 321 Stevens, #F
Harmonic Vision at 413 Stevens
Havlicek Ace Hardware at 617 W. State
Intermission Therapies at 22 Crissey, #200
Mitchell Manz Photography at 321 Stevens
Morano's Pizza at 417 Hamilton
Nails by Marianne at 321 James
National Tire & Batteries at 1575 S. Randall, #B
Sea Glass Green Designs at 227 S. Third, #205
Sound Sculptor, LLP at 127 W. State
Tiger Lily Vertical Fitness and Dance at 1749 S. Randall, #G
Congratulations on your new locaton:
Aurelio's Pizza at 330 W. State
Charles Schwab at 500 S. Third, #138
Inglenook Pantry at 27 N. Bennett
Law Offices of Douglas B. Warlick at 114 E. State
Midwest Gold Buyers at 1879 S. Randall
Rangel Designs at 111 N. Third
Stage Work LLC at 204 Dearborn, #104
Tri-City Radiology, SC at 300 S. Randall
West Physical Therapy at 2700 Keslinger, #C
Well Polished Nail Salon at 220 S. Third
Her Art at 10 S. Third
Weight Watchers at 1492 S. Randall
The Marketing Group at 1 N. River
Living Well Cancer Center at 442 Williamsburg
Oncor at 2088 Geneva Drive
Jennifer Kaye Photography at 313 W. State
Riganato Restaurant at 700 E. State
Chez Moi Cafe at 415 W. State
H & R Exteriors at 560 Lark, #F
Pizza Express at 1459 E. State
Law Offices - Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC at 501 W. State, #203
N Nail & Spa at 1492 S. Randall, #D
Seigle's Cabinet Center at 728 W. State
Rue 21 at 1524 S. Randall
Advanced Underwriting Managers at 8 Richards
Welcome New Owners:
Michaelangelo's Third Street Deli at 477 S. Third
Leapin Lyrics is now "Sounds LIke Music" at 226 W. State