LaGrange Business Association                LGBA
Events requiring payment for registration or sponsorship may be paid for either online through the website or by check addressed to:
LGBA
Box LGBA
106 Calendar Court
LaGrange, IL 60525

Online registration and payment is now closed for the following events:

  • Summer Public Art 2014 - Garden Benches
  • Girlfriend's Getaway

All 50 Garden Benches found Sponsors.  Let the decoration begin!

Upcoming events

    • 05 May 2014
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    Any member is invited to attend the meetings of the Education Committee, organizers of the "LGBA Schoolhouse," to assist in planning regular workshops, seminars and speakers for professional development.
    • 05 May 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Come for Speed Networking May 5 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  BYOB - that's bring a bottle of wine and business cards.  

    When the clock starts you have 3 minutes to talk about your business to the person across the table.  When the bell rings, they have 3 minutes.  Then you move to the next person and do it again.  It's a fun way to do some serious networking - and get to know some fellow business people!

    This event is sponsored by the Service Business Committee of LGBA and is open to LGBA members only.


     


    • 07 May 2014
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    • 08 May 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.

    Member meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month, but are subject to change.
     


    • 20 May 2014
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    • 21 May 2014
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    • 28 May 2014
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    • 30 May 2014
    • 01 Jun 2014
    • On Harris St. between La Grange Rd. & Ashland Ave. in the heart of downtown La Grange

    AHHH! La Grange Carnival May 30-June 1

    The yearly event is presented by the La Grange Business Association to mark the unofficial beginning of summer and will feature thrill rides and games as well as live music, a DJ and entertainers throughout the weekend. The Carnival will also offer a beer garden and food area with fare from La Grange restaurants in addition to traditional carnival treats.

    Carnival hours are 5PM to 10PM on Friday, noon to 10PM on Saturday, and noon to 7PM on Sunday. From noon to 4PM on Saturday and Sunday, the Carnival will offer unlimited ride specials, charging only $20 per person per session. 





    • 31 May 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Starts at Cossitt Ave and LaGrange Rd., goes north on La Grange Rd. to Burlington, then goes west on Burlington to Brainard


    For generations, children of all ages have delighted in one of our community’s most treasured events, America’s Original Pet Parade! This colorful, crowd-pleasing event is sponsored by Pets and Pals Charities, Ltd., and is truly one of a kind. We hope that you will join us on Saturday, May 31,from 9:30 am to 11:00 am to witness the pageantry. From children showcasing their pets, to marching bands, floats, and clowns, the Pet Parade provides wholesome fun and entertainment for the entire family.  

    Afterwards, the fun continues at the La Grange Carnival through Sunday, June 1 with everyone's favorite carnival rides, games, and entertainment.




    • 02 Jun 2014
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    • 12 Jun 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.

    Member meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month, but are subject to change.
     


    • 17 Jun 2014
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    • 18 Jun 2014
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    • 07 Jul 2014
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    • 07 Jul 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Come for Speed Networking July 7 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  BYOB - that's bring a bottle of wine and business cards.  

    When the clock starts you have 3 minutes to talk about your business to the person across the table.  When the bell rings, they have 3 minutes.  Then you move to the next person and do it again.  It's a fun way to do some serious networking - and get to know some fellow business people!

    This event is sponsored by the Service Business Committee of LGBA and is open to LGBA members only.


     


    • 12 Jul 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place, Downtown La Grange
    Palmer Place
    56 S. La Grange Road
    Downtown La Grange

    Coffee & Networking 8:00 am
    Meeting 8:30 am     
    • 12 Jul 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 13 Jul 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • La Grange Main Business District

    La Grange Craft Show July 12-13

    The 39th Annual La Grange Craft Show takes to the streets of the downtown area July 12-13 with over 175 tents exhibiting unique arts and crafts items created by Midwest artisans, many of them new to this year’s show.

    The Craft Show features a broad range of wares, most of them hand-made, including baby gifts, summer and fall florals, garden and yard stakes, pet accessories and many fabric items. Outdoor enthusiasts will find hand-made fishing lures, concrete yard adornments, mosaic birdbaths, sports photography, turned wood and more. There will also be a variety of hand - crafted jewelry including fused glass and antique spoon jewelry. 

    The La Grange Craft Show will take place from 9AM-6PM on Saturday and from 10AM-5PM on Sunday. Expanded free parking is available in the covered garage behind Village Hall and in the Cossit School lot. 

    Visitors will find food booths on Harris Avenue as well as refreshment stands on La Grange Road. Several notable restaurants will feature specials throughout the weekend. An information booth will be located near Village Hall. 

    Some La Grange merchants will distribute VIP Customer Cards to craft browsers which provides special discounts and offers at participating businesses during the weekend. Additionally, with every purchase at participating retailers, VIP Card customers can enter a drawing for prizes. VIP Cards will be distributed at Craft Show tents, at Village Hall and in selected merchants.

    For information on exhibiting at the La Grange Craft Show, please contact Craft Productions, Inc. at 815-878-2728 or info@craftproductionsinc.com.

    • 15 Jul 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Every other month the Retail Committee meeting becomes a RETAILER HAPPY HOUR!  Come join us for a cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere and share your ideas with fellow retailers.  (This event is open to all LGBA members, even if you're not a retailer).  
    • 16 Jul 2014
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    • 04 Aug 2014
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    • 06 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Come join your fellow West End businesses for a cup of coffee and to discuss items of relevance to the West End business district. (This meeting is open to all LGBA members, regardless of their location).
    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


    • 19 Aug 2014
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    • 20 Aug 2014
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    • 11 Sep 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


Past events

16 Apr 2014 LGBA Education Committee Event
15 Apr 2014 Retailer Happy Hour
10 Apr 2014 Member Meeting
07 Apr 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
03 Apr 2014 Corner Bakery Fundraiser & LTHS Teacher Night for Scholarships
28 Mar 2014 Girlfriend's Getaway Registration
26 Mar 2014 LGBA Education Committee "Get a Grip" Series
21 Mar 2014 LGBA Keeping it Local Scholarship Application Deadline
18 Mar 2014 LGBA Retailer Meeting
15 Mar 2014 Indoor Sidewalk Sale
15 Mar 2014 Summer Public Art 2014 - Garden Benches - Sponsorship Registration
04 Mar 2014 West End Art Festival Planning Session
03 Mar 2014 Speed Networking
03 Mar 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
26 Feb 2014 Health & Wellness Planning Session
19 Feb 2014 Focus on Your Wellness: A Wellness & Leadership Program
18 Feb 2014 Retail Committee Meeting
12 Feb 2014 iHeartLaGrange Shopping Day
05 Feb 2014 West End Business Meeting
04 Feb 2014 Health/Wellness Promotion Initial Planning Session
03 Feb 2014 Education & Scholarship Committee Meeting
30 Jan 2014 Restaurant Week January 30 to February 9
28 Jan 2014 The Chocolate Tour of La Grange Initial Planning Session
28 Jan 2014 I Heart La Grange Shopping Day Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, January 28
22 Jan 2014 LGBA Schoolhouse: What's Your Business Game Plan in 2014?
21 Jan 2014 Retailer Happy Hour
07 Dec 2013 Hometown Holiday
03 Dec 2013 Service Committee Meeting
30 Nov 2013 Small Business Saturday
12 Nov 2013 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at La Grange Camera to celebrate their move to a new location
26 Oct 2013 Halloween Walk & Fall Festival
13 Sep 2013 West End Art Festival and Evening of Art and Jazz
07 Sep 2013 La Grange Sidewalk Sale
06 Sep 2013 "Fun and Games in La Grange" Summer Art Auction
26 Aug 2013 Education Committee - planning meeting
13 Jul 2013 La Grange Craft Fair
01 Jun 2013 67th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
31 May 2013 La Grange Carnival - All Weekend
30 May 2013 Summer Art Auction - Fun & Games in La Grange
02 May 2013 Girlfriends' Getaway
23 Mar 2013 Earth Hour: What Will You Do in the Dark?
01 Jan 2013 Living Well & Feeling Good in La Grange
01 Dec 2012 Hometown Holiday
02 Nov 2012 Ribbon Cutting: Get In Shape for Women
27 Oct 2012 Halloween Walk & Fall Festival
14 Sep 2012 An Evening of Art & Jazz
14 Jul 2012 38th Annual La Grange Craft Fair
01 Jun 2012 La Grange Carnival - All Weekend
31 May 2012 Summer Art Project "Hour Town"
13 May 2012 Miles for Milo
10 May 2012 Member Meeting
13 Mar 2012 Member Meeting
01 Feb 2012 February Dining Promotion and Restaurant Week
29 Oct 2011 La Grange YMCA Halloween Walk
23 Sep 2011 Women's Wellness Walkabout
17 Sep 2011 The Rocktoberfest
16 Sep 2011 An Evening of Art & Jazz
10 Sep 2011 La Grange Sidewalk Sale
09 Sep 2011 La Grange Rocks Art Auction
09 Jul 2011 37th Annual La Grange Craft Show
10 Jun 2011 C.E.P. La Grange Rocks For Youth 5k Run
04 Jun 2011 65th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
03 Jun 2011 La Grange Rocks - Summer Sidewalk Art Exhibit
02 May 2011 McRunner
 
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