Friday, May 17, 2013
In just one short month, downtown Geneva will be transformed into a must stop for affordable and local summer fun – Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health.
In just one short month, downtown Geneva will be transformed into a must stop for affordable and local summer fun — Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health. The fest, that was voted BEST festival in the West Suburban Living Magazine’s Best of the West and one of the top community festivals in Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Awards, will run Tuesday through Sunday, June 18-23. Free nightly musical entertainment on Central Stage brings new excitement each day. Kick-off Tuesday evening with 7th Heaven — Dead on renditions of Def Leppard, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey and even U2 are delivered at a frenetic pace driving audiences to literally be dancing in the streets. Free evening …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Visit www.genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html to download the application and rules!
Spots are filling up quickly for a chance to win $1,000 in Geneva Chamber’s Geneva’s Got Talent competition. Only the first 75 applicants will be invited to audition on May 18. Semifinalists & finalists will perform on Central Stage during the Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health. The judges for the auditions, semifinals and finals have extensive & impressive experience in all areas of entertainment. Four new judges will be available for each round of the competition. Audition Judges: Heather Klaus is a Choreographer/Dance Instructor currently residing in beautiful Geneva. She teaches all types of Dance at Moves Dance Studio in North Aurora as well as directs iDance, a competitive dance company. When not at Moves, Heather …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
There will be bargains everywhere in Geneva on April 26 and 27.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a citywide garage sale in Geneva the weekend of April 26 and 27, 2013—from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Participants will have their address and key items listed on a map to be distributed to key locations in town, posted on the Geneva Chamber of Commerce website and available on the Garage Sale Rover mobile app. Participants will also receive a garage sale sign to post near their home. The Geneva Chamber has done all the advertising, marketing, printing and distributing of material; including receiving special permission from the City of Geneva to post garage sale signs at key locations in Geneva. For more information, contact the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St., Geneva, IL …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
There are still a few spots left for auditions—and you don't have to live in Geneva to apply!
Pull that sax out of the closet, start warming up your vocals in the shower, grab the cape, black hat and wand from the basement — Geneva’s Got Talent is looking for you! If you have a talent that can amaze a crowd and impress a panel of judges — Geneva Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you. The four audition judges; Steve Lord, Eric Elftmann, Heather Klaus and Dan Yotz are preparing themselves for an incredible exhibition of talent. “Geneva’s Got Talent” auditions will be held May 18 in Geneva. Only the first 75 applications received will be invited to audition and vie for a chance to perform during Swedish Days for a chance at $1,000 cash prize. You do not have to live in Geneva to apply. Rules and the application can be found at …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Granquist Music Competition is June 22, 2013, but registration starts now!
Registration has begun for the Granquist Music Competition, the largest music competition in the state of Illinois. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Geneva Community High School, 416 McKinley Avenue. Teachers are encouraged to enroll students as early as possible. Online applications must be received by May 24 and mailed applications must be postmarked by May 20. This is the 43rd year of the competition established in 1970 by music educator Herb Granquist. We are pleased that the Granquist family is the coordinators of the competition. All contestants will be classified by instrument, age and years of instruction. A first, second and third place is awarded in each class. Solos, duets and ensembles are all …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
OK, take the Sugar Path to Perlman Fine Jewelry, have a Moveable Feast and scale the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on your way to a Therapeutic Massage.
Tuesday, February 5
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce announces a sweet lineup of grand openings in the coming weeks: Tuesday, Feb. 5, (4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting) — Sugar Path, 315 W. State St. in Geneva. For more information contact Michelle Adams at 630-624-2344. Thursday, Feb. 7, (noon ribbon cutting) — Perlman Fine Jewelry, 301 State St. in Geneva. For more information contact Corey Perlman at 630-262-9090. Thursday, Feb. 14, (2 p.m. ribbon cutting) — Moveable Feast, 321 Franklin St. in Geneva. For more information contact Monique Wallace at 630-845-3287. Thursday, Feb. 28, (5 p.m. ribbon cutting) — Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 1308 Commons Drive in Geneva. For more information contact Lisa Cruse at 630-208-1484. Wednesday, March 6, (4:30 p.m. ribbon …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A chance to win $1,000 and ride in the 2013 Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health Grand Parade!
The search for the 2013 Geneva’s Got Talent winner is on! Geneva Chamber of Commerce is looking for talent! Singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, gymnasts … just about any talent is welcome. “Geneva’s Got Talent” auditions will be held May 18 in Geneva. Only the first 75 applications received will be invited to audition and for a chance to perform during Swedish Days for a chance at $1,000 cash prize. You do not have to live in Geneva to apply. Semi-finalists and finalists will perform on the Central Stage during Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health. Rules and the application can be found at www.genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html. For more information, please call 630.232.6060.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Enjoy a Geneva tradition on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Laura Rush
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The holiday elves have been hard at work transforming Geneva’s beautiful streets and buildings into a winter wonderland. Boughs with twinkling lights adorn the street poles, garland and ribbons line the streets, and shop windows are brimming with gift ideas setting the stage for the “Geneva Christmas Walk,” the annual welcome to the holiday season. Christmas Walk Geneva’s Christmas Walk is set for Friday, Dec. 7. This festivity has been a part of Geneva tradition for more than 40 years and is happily presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce with the support of the city of Geneva. Beginning at 6 p.m., this popular event will treat visitors to a very merry weekend full of hometown traditions as well as special treats — from dozens of …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A unique display returns to Geneva just in time for the Christmas Walk on Dec. 7, 2012!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
For the fourth year, many retail storefront windows in downtown Geneva will truly be “alive” with the spirit of the holiday. Joining in the fun will be mannequin brides at Crystal Bride, State Street Dance Studio ballerinas at Ella’s Pink Bowtique, artisans working in the window at State Street Jewelers and Proud Fox Galleries. The traditional Christmas Walk begins with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Walk and House Walk on Dec. 7. At 6 p.m. Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, and her attendants arrive by horse-drawn carriage to offer Swedish cookies to visitors. Santa makes his appearance to light the Great Tree on the courthouse lawn and officially opens his Gingerbread House at 6:30 p.m. You are then invited to …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Just over two weeks away, are your plans in place for Thanksgiving? Here are some Geneva-area suggestions for dining out or carrying home.
Here are some fall-season favorites for dining out or taking home for Thanksgiving, courtesy of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Chianti’s – 201 S. Third St., Geneva – 630.232.0212 chiantisgeneva.com Enjoy Jumbo pumpkin ravioli in a pumpkin spice cream sauce until Thanksgiving at Chianti’s. Hotel Baker – 100 W. Main St., St. Charles – 630.584.2100 Thanksgiving Day Feast – Buffet Feast in the Rainbow Room. 1:30 – 6 pm. Call for reservations. Oscar Swan Country Inn – 1800 W. State St., Geneva – 630.232.0173 Enjoy an old-fashioned dinner at Oscar Swan Country Inn. Seatings are at 12:30 an 3:30 p.m. Roasted turkey with ALL the trimmings, live music and ambience of the 1902 historic mansion. Reservations, please. Starbucks – 229 W. State St…