Giving Back and Building Community in 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

January 2019

As Long Grove continues to rebuild, reinvent and reclaim its “destination town” status during the year ahead, let’s take an opportunity to step back and appreciate one of its biggest champions.   The Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association (HDLGBA), a 501c non-profit organization, has a rich history of making the community stronger.  In addition to organizing exciting festivals that draw tens of thousands of visitors annually and supporting the new influx of businesses with marketing and PR support, the HDLGBA also places great emphasis on its charitable endeavors.

Although it flies under-the-radar, the HDLGBA’s commitment to helping other local non-profits is as meaningful as the smiles that are made at Chocolate Fest etc.  Whether it’s after school activities or historical tours, the HDLGBA is devoted to raising funds and donating to organizations that inspire and promote community.   Some of the recent groups the HDLGBA board has donated to include:

  • Long Grove Park District
  • Long Grove Historical Society
  • Long Grove Arts and Music Council
  • Long Grove Lions Club
  • Rotary Club
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Kildeer Countryside PTO

Long Grove is destined to be prosperous in the next era, as it was for much of the last century.  It all starts with building a strong foundation and supporting neighbors.  As this little hamlet shakes off the dust and embarks on its new path forward, it does so with the backing of an old friend, the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association.

December Press

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Nostalgic Long Grove – Holidays

WGN Radio – The Opening Bell

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Steve Grzanich focused on one Chicagoland area of Long Grove to look at what they are doing to compete, and Ryan Messner (Chair of The Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association) explained how it took a long-term plan to build themselves up and feel ready to impress this holiday season.

Click Here for Interview (starts around 6:00-minute mark)

 

 

Monday, October 29th, 2018

https://apnews.com/16bda6b002904a9fb63b5f3bb7a13ca9

https://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/353459029-video

https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/cheap-towns-to-retire-in/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-bgc-long-grove-vintage-days-tl-0823-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/lifestyles/ct-lns-ent-irish-days-0831-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/news/ct-lzc-long-grove-apple-fest-tl-0927-story.html

https://www.chicagoparent.com/play/holiday-fun/halloween-towns-in-midwest/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/news/ct-lzc-long-grove-halloween-tl-1018-story.html

Inaugural Pet Parade

Monday, October 29th, 2018

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-long-grove-hound-20181028-story.html

Preview piece : https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20181024/long-grove-hosts-halloween-hound-parade

Long Grove Covered Bridge Update ABC 7 August 24, 2018

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

The bridge was devastated

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/news/ct-lzc-historic-bridge-crash-tl-0705-story.html

 

 

Strawberry Fest success!

Monday, June 25th, 2018

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/news/ct-lzc-long-grove-strawberry-fest-tl-0628-story.html

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180623/strawberry-fest-continues-through-sunday-in-long-grove

http://abc7chicago.com/food/annual-strawberry-fest-coming-to-long-grove-this-weekend/3631819/

The U today (around the 1:30 mark): http://www.wciu.com/videos/thejam/best-of-the-fest-mamby-on-the-beach-country-lakeshake-strawberry-fest

http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180621/dining-out-pinstripes-hosts-off-color-brewing-dinners

http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180619/5-things-to-do-for-5-or-less-this-week-in-the-suburbs

Strawberry Fest on ABC News!

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Long Grove bridge’s status on National Register of Historic Places ensures its future, officials say

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Read the full story here:  National Register of Historic Places

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