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Downtown Elgin Open for Business is a free, self-guided open-house featuring commercial properties available for sale or lease in Downtown Elgin. This event is perfect for anyone interested in opening a business, for Realtors & Brokers, entrepreneurial organizations, business consultants, developers and more!

During the event, a Business Resource Fair will also be held at Elgin ArtSpace Lofts located at 51 S. Spring Street where service vendors who support new and growing businesses will host informational booths.


Everyone who pre-registers to attend this event will receive an advance copy of the map showing all spaces that will be open for viewing PLUS will be eligible to win a $100 Downtown Elgin gift certificate!

There is no cost to attend this event! Come explore everything Downtown Elgin has to offer and network with a wide variety of business professionals.

We’re looking for some great volunteers to engage with our guests during our Open for Business event on Saturday October 12th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Your help is needed to greet these potential business owners at each location. Help us show off what makes Downtown Elgin so great!

Volunteers will act as greeters, answer general questions, hand out Downtown Elgin Maps, and count attendance in each individual location with the provided attendance clicker.

Each volunteer will receive a $10 Downtown Gift Certificate PER shift they sign up for. Downtown Gift Certificates can be redeemed at multiple Downtown Elgin stores (including coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores).

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