Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Eighteen contestants will perform at Geneva's Got Talent Semi-Finals in June during Swedish Days.
Eighteen will be the lucky number for one winner of the 2013 Geneva's Got Talent competition. Also, 1,000—as in 1,000 smackers, 1,000 clams, $1,000 cash. Auditions were held May 18, when contestants vied for a chance to perform at the semi-finals during the Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health. Eighteen semifinalists won the chance to perform and win your applause when online voting begins June 18. The talent level was extremely high, according to judges Heather Klaus, Dan Yotz, Eric Elftmann and Steve Lord. These contestants will compete at 6:30 p.m., June 19, 2013, on Geneva's Central Stage. Judges votes combined with public Facebook votes will carry a select number to the finals on June 22. Those contestants who make the …
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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
There are several ways to be part of this hometown festival.
Deadlines are fast approaching for participation in a number of popular Swedish Days events, including the Geneva's Got Talent competition, the Swedish Days parade and the renowned Granquist Music Competition. May 8 — Geneva’s Got Talent applications must be received in the Geneva Chamber of Commerce office by this date. Only the first 75 applications received will be invited to audition on May 18 for a chance to perform during Swedish Days and win the $1,000 first-place cash prize. You do not need to live in Geneva to apply. May 15 — Your organization and/or business should be represented in the 64th Swedish Days Festival, presented by Cadence Health parade on June 24. There is no application fee. Once your application has been reviewed…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Geneva Chamber wants you to put your face on our Facebook page this May.
From May 1 to 31, 2013, snap a picture of yourself, your friends and/or family, holding the new 2013 Geneva Visitor’s Guide, in front of a Geneva business that is listed in the Visitor’s Guide. Post it to the Geneva Chamber Facebook page at Geneva, IL—Chamber of Commerce & Tourism with a brief description of where you are and why you chose that location. All who join in the fun will be entered in a random drawing, to be held after May 31, for $50 in Geneva Gift Certificates. Visitor’s Guides may be picked up at the Geneva Chamber office, 8 S. Third St., Geneva and at many Geneva businesses. Questions, please call Geneva Chamber 630-232-6060.
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 …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Top 40, Oldies, Motown… take yourself on a musical journey during the festival, presented by Cadence Health!
Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health runs from June 18-23 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues. “We’ve brought back some favorites and invited some special newcomers to continue our tradition of quality entertainers for all types of music lovers,” noted Jean Gaines, President of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. “The Central Stage line up this year is once again great--everyone will get a chance to enjoy different types of musical entertainment throughout the week.” Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. welcome back one of the biggest and busiest indie bands in the world, 7th Heaven. Their dead on renditions of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Early Bird Pricing good until April 13 for the Geneva Chamber Golf Outing!
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Saturday, April 6
Feeling Lucky? You will be if you are at the Geneva Chamber Golf Outing on June 13 at Mill Creek Golf Club, 39W525 Herrington Drive, Geneva. Early bird rates still good until April 13! Start the day with a breakfast buffet at 8:30 am followed by a shotgun start at 10 am with lunch included. To close out the evening, golfers will enjoy a dinner cookout at 4:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony and auction. Proceeds from the outing will help Geneva festivals. Sign-up as a single golfer or groups of four; reservations for dinner only are also available. This outing is open to the public. Register on-line at www.golfinvite.com/genevachamber. For questions, contact Kristine Kowalski at 847-289-3289 or the Chamber at 630-232-6060.
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, March 31, 2013
The former St. Charles Bank & Trust is open in the building west of the Pure Oil building drive-through.
Geneva Bank & Trust is open for business and celebrated March 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The former St. Charles Bank & Trust is located at 514 W. State St., just west of the distinctive and historic Pure Oil building, which now serves as its drive through. City of Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Geneva Chamber of Commerce President Jean Gaines held the ribbon along with Geneva Bank & Trust employees, President Tom Hansen, Vice President and Bank Manager Darla Yhost, Assistant Bank Manager Debbie Fee and CEO Rich Davis. The Pure Oil Building has been nominated for a position on the National Register of Historic Places. The building had been faced with demolition but was saved after public discussion and revews by the Historic …