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Small Business Saturday in downtown Elgin 11.28.15

Small Business Saturday (SBS), is right around the corner! Every year, this American shopping holiday is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. However, SBS […]

Busker Guidelines for Elgin, IL

ELGIN BUSKING GUIDELINES – 2015 Downtown Elgin welcomes buskers to perform in and about town.  We just ask that you follow some simple guidelines. What is Busking? A busker is considered to be an entertainer who is actively providing a public performance in the public space in exchange for a donation. Busking is defined as playing […]

Purchase Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates

Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates are the perfect gift all year round! Certificates come in denominations of $5 and $10 and are accepted at nearly 60 downtown stores, restaurants, night spots and service businesses. Stop into DNA, 10 N. Spring Street, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm to pick up yours. Shop small. Shop […]