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Marketing Update – Elgin Area CVB

I wanted to take a minute to send you a quick update about the Elgin Area CVB. The team has been working remotely for the past couple of weeks. A lot of time has been spent strategizing with our hoteliers, venues and contractors. We know that any advertising at this point would fall on deaf…
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03.30.2020

Downtown Elgin Commercial District: A Self-Driven Tour

Founded in 1836, the City of Elgin has had decades of history shape it. Starting off as a small river town to today, a bustling hub of business, art and recreation with over 115,000 residents. The city, namely the Elgin Historical Society has done an incredible job at preserving the history scattered throughout the 38 square…
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03.30.2020

Things to do at Home in the Elgin Area

Recently, you have probably found yourself at home more frequently. And now might be wondering how to spend this extra time; more importantly how to de-stress and thwart boredom. There are a number of things you can do right at home, and many of our local businesses have gone digital to reach our community from…
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03.27.2020

Support your Local Businesses

During times of uncertainty our incredible communities have united together to get through together. In light of recent events, the time has come for us to stand together and support our local businesses, and neighbors. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand to your community. Support local restaurants by ordering delivery through…
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03.16.2020

Event Cancellations

EVENT CANCELLATIONS As the Elgin area seeks to prioritize the health and safety of our community, we are monitoring event cancellations, postponements and modifications. We encourage the public to take precautions recommended by the City of Elgin and the CDC: Stay at home when sick Cover your coughs and sneezes Wash your hands often Avoid…
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03.13.2020

Getting Back to Nature in the Elgin Area

Getting Back to Nature in Elgin By Jenna King Source Want a simple way to reduce anxiety and stress? Try taking a walk around Elgin. Scientists agree: Just 20 minutes of contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels and help you relax. And there’s no shortage of green spaces in here, making it easy…
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03.12.2020

10 St. Patrick’s Day Events Near You

Shamrocks, beer and the color green. You might think of these things when you think of St. Patrick’s Day. Every year we celebrate the Irish Saint Patrick on the date of his death, March 17th. We celebrate with parades, festivals, and everything else that allows us the chance to eat, drink and be merry. Even…
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02.20.2020

5 Best Hiking Trails in the Elgin Area

Hiking is a great way to surround yourself in nature. You can discover the beauty of the outdoors at whatever pace you’re comfortable with. With a little planning, it’s an activity that almost anyone can do. So pack up those snacks, water bottles and a little first aid kit, and get outside! Check out these…
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02.12.2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in 2020

Did you know Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is also referred to as Pancake Tuesday? Why Pancakes? Apparently, making pancakes became a customary ritual for Mardi Gras because it encouraged people to use up certain foods before fasting. Milk, sugar, eggs and all kinds of delectable toppings traditionally are not eaten during the fasting season…
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02.11.2020

5 Inspiring Activities to Get You to Spring

Did you know-last week broke city records? According to FOX 32 News Chicago, we have experienced a record high of days with no recorded sunshine. 8 consecutive gray, cloudy, gloomy days is the “cloudiest spell in over 25 years”. But don’t let all this depressing news get you down. In fact, on Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil,…
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02.07.2020
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