Archives for August 2013


Gala 2013 Save the DateHey all you Suits & Skirts…Make your reservation now for the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Annual Award’s Gala!

As Peggy Olsen, from AMC’s Mad Men’s Sterling Cooper & Partners says – “Don’t do anything stupid.” – Which means, make your reservation now for the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Annual Awards Gala, which will be held onOctober 17, 2013 from 6-9pm at the Grand Victoria Casino’s Fox River Room.  You won’t want to miss this event – it’s a who’s who of Elgin area suits and skirts!
The Gala is our organization’s largest fundraiser of the year!  As well, it is our opportunity to recognize the individuals, businesses and organizations from the community that make downtown Elgin a great place to live, work and enjoy.

Gala Tickets are $65/person (or for you lucky cat’s that are current DNA Members, the ticket price is only $55/person – makes ya wanna become a Member, doesn’t it!). Or reserve a Sponsored Table of 8 for $560 per table – and again – our current DNA Members have an “in” and receive their Sponsored Table for only $485.  For tickets, click here:  tickets

And for you savvy Ad Exec types who want to take advantage of any Marketing opportunities, feel free to contact DNA Executive Director Deirdre White at 847-488-1456 or This will prove to be a Mad Celebration of Downtown Elgin Faces & Places!

The 4th Annual Next Wave Art Salon is upon us!  You can experience the more than 200 visual artists, performers and musicians on Friday, September 6, 6-10pm and on Saturday, September 7, 4-10pm.  Enjoy a glass of wine while you stroll the salon!  All here in Downtown Elgin!  Visit for more information.Next Wave 2013 English poster image

DNA Pub Crawl Winner!

The Downtown Neighborhood Association is very happy to announce our 2013 Pub Crawl $500 Raffle Winner!  Congrats goes to Ethel Schillmoeller!  Print