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Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Feb 20

New Business Update: Do It Together Workshops Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM by Madonna Nero

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The perfect blend of make and mingle - Do It Together Workshops will be opening a studio at 578 N. Michigan St., joining Goldlfish Swim School, BrewPoint Roastery & Cafe, FPV Racing Hobbies, and a host of other businesses in the York Center Plaza. Do It Together Workshops is a place to come together to make handcrafted, hand-painted wooden signs. Guests will be led through the steps of creating a unique, pre-selected, custom wood sign that fits their style. The DIT Workshop can host private parties of 16 to 28 guests, shared workshop experiences with small groups of 4 to 15 guests, and Mini Maker workshops for kids and teens ages 9 to 16 in groups of 10 to 24 guests. All workshop party options allow guests to bring in snacks and light appetizers; alcohol is available for purchase to adults 21 and older with a valid id. DIT Workshops will open this March and parties are booking now.

Visit their website at Do It Together Workshops.
Dec 04

New Business Update: Cohab & Company Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 8:39 AM by Erin Jason

The City is pleased to announce Cohab, a "community coworking space with sophisticated offerings and comfty amenities" will open their doors at 107 Adell Place in Winter 2018. Cohab & Company (Cohab for short) began out of a need for co-founder Michelle Steber. As a remote employee for an eCommerce site, Michelle began looking for coworking spaces in the western suburbs. She was shocked that only a handful existed in the suburbs, and none in the local vicinity. Upon touring the Elmhurst space at 107 Adell Place, she and her husband Bill, knew that was the ideal spot to create a coworking community. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018, Cohab will have private offices, monthly and daily membership offerings, along with various amenities to make this an ideal spot for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and solo ventures.

For more information, contact Michelle at Cohab & Company (331)209-0290.
Nov 27

Elmhurst BMW to Expand

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 12:55 PM by Erin Jason

New BMW Rendering
Expansion of Elmhurst Auto Group's Elmhurst BMW is currently underway at 500 W. Lake St. where BMW will relocate in 2018. Current operations of Elmhurst BMW (466 W. Lake) will not be affected during construction. The improvements and expansion of the BMW dealership will double the allotment of BMW vehicles to the Elmhurst location and will also allow the expansion of the Toyota and Jaguar dealership's new and used sales as well as parts and service.

The Elmhurst City Council recently approved a redevelopment agreement with Elmhurst Auto Group to assist the dealership with expansion and retain the business in Elmhurst. The Elmhurst Auto Group is one of the City's largest sales tax producing businesses with over $1million in sales tax each year.