• Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston, 2017

    Tour of Black-owned Businesses and Business Expo

  • About Us

    The Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore (BBCENS) is a group of Black business owners who have agreed to come together to share resources, network, discuss common concerns, and to facilitate support among each other.

     

    The BBCENS was conceptualized in January of 2015 by business owners Clarence and Wendy Weaver (C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor) and Larry and Jean Murphy (YoFresh Yogurt Cafe). While acknowledging the many contributions of early 20th Century business pioneers such as Sam McKinley (Best Taxi) and Carl Davis (Davis Transportation) plus, they envisioned the creation of a group of business owners who could provide networking support, resources, and technical assistance to each other. In February, 2015, their vision materialized as over 20 Black business owners came together at a joint meeting and reception to discuss how best to make this happen. Two viable ideas that emerged from the initial group meeting gave birth to the creation of a Directory of Black-owned businesses, and a tour of the same, with a target date of Black History month, 2016. The idea was also floated to have, at some point, a black business Expo.

     

    The BBCENS is now working in cooperation with the City of Evanston's Economic Development Department to plan the 2017 Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston and Black Business Expo, scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017. This cooperative effort will provide historical history of century long entrepreneurship, visibility to the largerEvanston public, plus media and personnel resources to expand and enhance the work of the BBCENS.

     

    For further information contact Larry or Jean Murphy at (847) 859-6408.

  • Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston + Small Business, Big Impact! Business Expo

    The 2017 Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston – Tour of Evanston Black Businesses is the 2nd annual bus tour that the Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore will be hosting with the co-sponsorship of the City of Evanston. This year's tour will take place on Saturday, February 25, from 1 - 3 p.m. We will be departing from the Levy Senior Center (300 Dodge Avenue) promptly at 1 p.m., participants will board the bus at 12:45 p.m. Parking is free at the Levy Senior Center. The tour will feature Black-owned businesses and the narration of the history of Blacks in the Evanston community. Space is limited, reserve your seat below!

     

    The bus will then return participants to the Levy Center for the "Small Business, Big Impact!" Business Expo. The Expo will offer the opportunity to meet the owners of the black-owned businesses and check out their products and services. It will also feature entertainment, food sampling, and a panel discussion by some of the participating business owners around the Expo theme of “Small Business, Big Impact!” Come and be part of this celebration of black entrepreneurship in Evanston!

     

    Entertainment includes Evanston youth:

    Singer, Alexis Harris, ETHS Songstress and Theater Performer

    Jazz Musicians, Kamila Muhammad and Thaddeus Tukes, Northwestern University graduates

    Spoken Word, Edward Hegeman and the Words I Manifest group

                               Noah Chris, ETHS Student

                               

     

    There is a minimum donation of $20 for the Bus Tour ($15 for senior citizens and children). Attendance to the "Small Business, Big Impact!" Business Expo is free!

     

    Please note that you can only obtain ONE ticket at a time. If you need additional tickets, you will have to make a separate reservation. If you have questions, please call (847) 942-1270.

     

    DATE AND TIME

    Sat, February 25, 2017

    Bus Tour 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Expo 3PM – 6 PM

     

    LOCATION

    Levy Senior Center

    300 Dodge Ave

    Evanston, IL 60202

  • For Businesses

    Participation in the Small Business, Big Impact! Business Expo is FREE. Space is limited and available to any member of the Black Business Consortium of Evanston/North Shore with a business located within the boundaries of Evanston. Space is reserved on a "first come, first served" basis. The Expo will take place at the Levy Senior Center (300 Dodge Avenue) from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Set-up time is scheduled between 2:00-2:45 p.m. only!

     

    Each registered business will have access to an 8' rectangle table and table cover, two chairs, a name badge, and small sign with the name of the business and logo. We recommend you bring samples, coupons, flyers, be prepared to do demonstrations, etc.

     

    If you have additional questions, please make sure to contact us!

  • Membership

    Become a member of the Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore

    Our Mission & Benefits

    The organization is loosely structured to enable members to focus their time and energies on the effective management of their respective businesses rather than in the operations of a governing body. It meets together twice yearly as a joint body. Membership is voluntary and regulated by the cooperative spirit of its individual members.

     

    Your membership comes with the following benefits:

     

    • Networking, Mentoring Opportunities

    • Job Postings on BBCENS Website

    • Member in Merchant Association ( BBCENS Applying for)

    • Free Publicity

    • Free table at annual Business Expo

    • Posting on BBCENS Website

    • Inclusion in published print and online directories

    To become a member, please fill out our membership form (supported by Google Forms), and make checks payable to Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore and mail to:

     

    BBCENS

    c/o Jean C. Murphy

    P.O.Box 6532 Evanston, IL 60204-B

     

    For questions, please contact us.

  • Business Directory

    This is the 2016-2017 Business Directory. On Tour Map (link below), go to upper left tabs and check on "View." From drop down menu, choose "Show List." From list on right, choose business whose details you would like to see. To start click here.

    ARTS, CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT

    African American History and Genealogical Study Group of Evanston

    300 Dodge Ave., Levy Center Evanston 60202

    Mattie Amaker, Discussion Facilitator

    Began in 2005. Meets twice monthly, every other Tuesday evening, at the Levy center discussing African-American history and genealogy.

     

    Blaze the Floor Dance Studio

    1101 Davis St. Evanston 60201 (847) 868-0072

    Website: www.blazethefloordance.org

    The studio provides dance instruction to children and adults. Several types of dance instruction are offered: Ballroom, Latin, Latin American, Special Event Choreography

     

    Path Press, Inc.     Bennett Johnson, owner

    708 Washington St., Evanston   60202    (847) 492-0177

    Website:  www.pathpressinc.com

    Quality books about African-American and Third World People.  Providing an opportunity for persons of African descent and Third World people to write their stories, ideas and concerns.

    Shorefront Legacy Center Dino Robinson, Founder and Director

    2214 Ridge Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-7467

    Website: www.shorefrontlegacy.org Email: shorefront@me.com   

    Shorefront collects preserves and educates people about Black history on Chicago's Northshore.

     

    Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater Tim Rhoze, Artistic Director

    927 Noyes St. Evanston 60201 (847) 866-5915

    Website: .www.cityofevanston.org/arts-culture/theatre/fleetwood-jourdain-theatre/

    From original plays to the best of Broadway, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater is committed to supplying the very best in theater.

    BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

    C & B Construction Clifford Washington, owner

    1142 Florence Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 331-7965

    Email: Cliffordwashington66@yahoo.com

     

    Cath Associates, Inc. Frantz Cartright, owner

    2401 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 332-2600

    Website: www.cathinc.com Email: fcartright@cathinc.com

    Construction, Facility, Management, Project

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    Community Builders of Evanston William Smith, owner

    1233 Hartrey Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 529-1628

    Email: wbysmith@gmail.com

    General contractor

     

    Diggs & Diggs Painting MacArthur Diggs, owner

    1925 Darrow Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-2916

     

    Don Woods Decorating, Inc. Don Woods, owner

    9200 East Prairie Rd. Evanston 60203 (847) 337-7528

    Email: jasonfransom@yahoo.com

    General contractor. Specializes in carpentry, drywall, interior design, interior and exterior painting; plastering & clean-out

     

    Kelvin Company, LLC Paul Boynton, owner

    2150 Ashland Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 404-1695

    Website: www.kelvincompany.com Email: info@kelvincompany.com

    Concrete Contractor. The company specializes in commercial and residential foundations, flat work, excavation, custom stamping and colored decorative concrete.

     

    PDQ Construction, Inc. Calvin Lynn, owner

    424 South Blvd. Evanston 60202 (847) 791-7183

    Email: pdq_cal@sbcglobal.net

    Established in 2005. Contractor. Services include remodeling, carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, siding, windows, doors.

     

    Priority Management Services, LLC Pete Eason, owner

    3329 Church St. Evanston 60203 (847) 343-0203

    Email: easonconstruction1@gmail.com

    General contractor

     

    True Power Electric Dion Jones, owner

    9020 Ewing Ave. Evanston 60203 (847) 477-3230

    Email: truepowere@hotmail.com

    Electrician. True Power Electric strives to meet the customer's needs. Their reputation is based on safety, service, and quality regardless of how large or small the job.

     

    Turf Care Landscaping, Inc. Connie and George Lytle, owners

    1801 Darrow Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-1677

    Website: www.turfcareinc.com Email: connie@turfcareinc.com

    Landscape contractors. Certified DBE

    BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    American Defensive Driving School Doug Whitmore, owner

    1640 Orrington Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 425-1640

    Website: www.besafedriver.com Email: doug@beasafedriver.com   

    Whether an experienced driver or looking to become a new member of the driving community, a program can be designed for each individual.

     

    N. B. Allen & Associates, Ltd. Neville Allen, owner

    4350 Oakton St., #203 Skokie 60076 (847) 675-0055

    Website: www.nballen.com Email: info@nballen.com   

    N.B. Allen & Associates, Ltd. was established as an Illinois accounting firm to provide accounting, tax, financial and business advisory services to corporations, small businesses and individuals throughout the North Shore, Chicago market. Neville Allen has more than 22 years of diverse experiences: Accounting and Tax Services, Financial Services and Retirement Planning, Business Formation and Incorporation Services.

     

    Desmond A. Taylor & Associates, CPA, Ltd.    

    P. O. Box 5790 Evanston 60204 847-859-6328

    Website: www.dta-cpa.com/ Email: ctaylor@dta-cpa.com

    Desmond manages all operations including, but not limited to business development, alliances, human resources, billing, client projects and more.

     

    Generation Copy Cornelius Scott, owner

    960 Grove St. Evanston 60201 (847) 866-0469

    Email: generationcopy1@hotmail.com   

    Generation Copy offers personalized services for office printing and reproduction needs. Business cards, brochures, posters and more are part of the many printing options for customers.

     

    InSync Data Systems Paul Mark Wallace, Chef Integrator

    1560 Dewey Ave. #341 Evanston 60202 (847) 328-9905

    Email: paulmark@insync.com

    InSync is a privately held company and is a single location business. Computer software systems analysis and design, custom' computer programming.

     

    Leonore E. Carlson, Attorney

    2000 Valley Lo Ln. Glenview 60025 (314) 412-8701

    Email: Leonore.E.Carlson@gmail.com

    Criminal Attorney

     

    Research Explorers, Inc. Lisa McDonald, owner

    111 New Trier Ct. Wilmette 60091 (847) 853-0237

    Website: www.Lisa@researchexplorers.com

    Qualitative Research Consultants (QRC). QRC explores with businesses such questions

    as “Does your brand need a makeover? Why are people not buying from you?”

     

    Rich Foreman Photography Rich Foreman, Owner

    939 Sherman Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 864-4549

    Website: www.richforeman.com

    An expert event, commercial, portrait photographer with natural people skills, and 20 years of experience. His studio is available for rental.

    EDUCATION

    BrownBabyReads - Online Dawn Eddy, President

    Evanston 60202 (734) 612-5821

    Website: www.brownbabyreads.com Email: dawn@brownbabyreads.com

    Online bookstore features children's books with African-American and multiracial characters. It is a non-profit organization with a mission to celebrate, encourage, and promote literacy.

     

    Huntington Learning Center Cheryl Reid, owner

    9418 Skokie Blvd. Skokie 60077 (847) 675-8600

    Website: www.huntingtonhelps.com      

    Established in 2003, Huntington Learning Center has been providing students of the North Shore with exceptional tutoring and test prep for over a decade.

     

    The Honey Bee Company, LLC Rachel O. Williams, owner

    2906 Central St., #258 Evanston 60201 (224) 402-3963

    Website: www.paigeandpaxton.com Email: kelley@paigeandpaxton.com

    Award winning materials, lessons, and training to help K-2nd Grade teachers infuse STEM into early elementary classrooms. Books, games & resources introduce young minds to science and technology.

     

    SHE IS CODE Tonya Patterson, Executive Director

    1655 Foster Evanston 60201

    Website: www.sheiscode.com Email: sheiscode@gmail.com

    She Is Code creates opportunities for young women and minorities to learn about technology in ways that are engaging and fun. They help those that are underrepresented in the tech field to build a knowledge base. A 501(c)(3) organization.

     

    We R Beautiful Gift StoreOnline Anthony and Nikki Jones, owners

    Evanston 60201 (847) 309-3759

    Website: www.werbeautiful.com/ Email: werbeautiful@sbcglobal.net

    An online Afro-centric Heritage Experience. This is a one-stop shop. There are Annie Lee figurines, books, Black Art Prints, Black Angels, Harriet Rosebud hats, and numerous other Afro-Centered clothing and art pieces.

    FAMILY, COMMUNITY & CIVIC RESOURCES

    Shorefront Legacy Center (See Arts, Culture, Entertainment section)

     

    Evanston Branch NAACP Rev. Michael C. R. Nabors, President

    2010 Dewey Ave., #302A Evanston 60201 (847) 864-0038

    Website: www.illinoisnaacp.org/evanston/id13.html Email: naacpev@aol.com    

    The Branch meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm.

     

    Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward Alderman (847) 801-9386

    Email: pcbraithewaite@cityofevanston.org

     

    Delores Holmes, 5th Ward Alderman - outgoing (847) 373-2965

    Email: dholmes@cityofevanston.org

     

    FINANCIAL & INSURANCE

    Jim Lee-State Farm Insurance Jim Lee, owner

    721 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 328-4630

    Website: www.Jimleeinsurance.com Email: Jim@JimLeeinsurance.com

    Since 1978, Jim Lee has been working with individuals, businesses and the community offering various types of insurance such as Auto, Home-owners, Renters, Life, and Financial.

     

    Robert Reece Insurance & Financial Services Robert Reece, owner

    1603 Orrington Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 440-5813

    Website: www.evchamber.com/bod/reece/  

    Robert Reece Insurance & Financial Services (RRIFS) is a full-service insurance and financial services agency. RRIFS determines financial and insurance solutions.

     

    Terry Performance Group Keith Terry, owner

    1603 Orrington Ave, #600 Evanston 60201 (847) 867-1192

    Website: www.terryperformancegroup.com

    The Group is designed to provide targeted advisory healthcare and management consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses, organizations and trade associations.

    HEALTH CARE/MEDICAL

     

    Ashley Lauren Hair Institute Larry and Georgia Parker, owners

    636 Church St. Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 733-9470

    Website: www.stores.ashleylaurennaturalproducts.com

    Email: alproducts@netzero.net

    Ashley Lauren Hair Institute takes pride in manufacturing the finest quality natural hair and skin care products available using the purest botanicals, 100% pure essential oils and herbal extracts that nature has to offer.

     

    Carl E. Hill, MD

    841 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 491-1150

    Dr. Carl Hill is a Family Medicine practitioner. He is on staff at Evanston Hospital.

                                           

    Dental Art SPECIALISTS Drs. Jazmine & Melvin Dillard, III, owners

    1964 W. Dempster St. Evanston 60202 (847) 563-4484

    Dental Art Specialists is an orthodontic and pediatric dental practice that opened in Evanston August 2015. The Drs. provide a warm, comfortable and fun dental practice.

     

    Give Me a Break Spa - Hair, Spa, and Wellness Center

    846 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-4570

    Website: www.gmabspa.com

    “. . .here, time is left at the door and tranquility begins.” It focuses on inner and outer

    body wellness. A gentle, caring, and friendly environment with personalized attention.

     

    HV Salon and Spa Delia Vernon and Megon Hopwood, owners

    707 A Howard Street Evanston 60202 (224) 226-2592

    Email: hvee100@gmail.com

     

    Studio-SLK Sandy Lewis-Kadiri, owner

    1934 Maple Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 868-8353

    Website: www.studio-slk.com Email: contact@studio-slk.com

    Full service salon offering relaxation services from head to toe including manicure and pedicures, and hair care services as well. Online Reservation system.

    HOME AND GARDEN

    Good News Laundromat Jeffrey Kelly, owner

    817 Noyes St. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-6135

    Website: www.goodnewslaundry.com Email: jkelly@goodnewslaundry.com

    At Good News Laundry you will find a wholesome atmosphere, quiet enough to study or use the free WI-Fi service.

     

    Parker and Sons Carpet Cleaning Carl Parker, owner

    1531 Cleveland St. Evanston 60202 (888) 947-2793

    Website: www.parkerandsonscleaning.com Email: Parker3522@sbcglobal.net

    Parker and Sons Cleaning Service is a family-owned cleaning service that has been in business since 1950. Services include a variety of types of cleaning such as carpet, oriental rugs, furniture care. Water & fire damage restoration, mold removal, tile grout care, post construction cleanup are also part of services offered.

    INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

    JFI Packaging Group, Inc. Jerry W. Lacy, President & CEO

    5250 Old Orchard Rd. #300 Skokie 60077 (312) 733-5242

    Website: www.jfipackaging.com Email: jerrylacy@jfipackaging.com

    JFI Packaging Group is a full-service packaging company. We design, manufacture and convert folding cartons, point-of-purchase displays, instructional inserts and leaflets.

    MOVING AND STORAGE

    Jackson Movers Tony Jackson, owner

    P.O. Box 627 Skokie 60076 (224) 223-5457

    Email: Livingvoice21@gmail.com

    Hauling and delivery service.

     

    Joey's Movers and Trucking, Inc.

    7333 Ridgeway Ave. Skokie 60076 (847) 674-7779

    Website: www.joeysmovers.com

    Joey's Movers provides moving for residential & commercial moves as well as trucking services.

     

    Smitty's Auto Repair and Towing

    1422 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-1780

    Website: www.smittytowing.com Email: smittystowing@comcast.net

    Smitty's provides 24/7 roadside assistance in Evanston. Brake and auto repair, and tire change are among services offered. Free estimates.

    PERSONAL SERVICES AND CARE

    (HAIR SALONS AND BARBER SHOPS)

    BAH's Hair Braiding Bah Fatoumata, owner

    309 W. Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 869-7549

     

    Church Street Barber Shop Sam Johnson, owner

    1905 Church Street Evanston 60201 (847) 328-9749

    Church Street Barber Shop is a long-standing Barber Shop located on the west side of Evanston. African-American men, women and boys have patronized this shop for haircuts over the many years of its existence. It is a community mainstay.

     

    Cutting Edge Hair Gallery Donna Walker, owner

    1706 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 424-1624

    Email: walkerboyd@gmail.com

    A uni-sex hair salon serving men, women and children. Specializes in cuts, coloring, ethnic hair braiding, eyebrows and lashes, chemical service.

     

    Ebony Barber Shop

    1702 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 475-9701

    Ebony Barber Shop is a long-standing business, providing haircuts & hot shave services.

     

    Divine African Hair Brading Marcel Tagro, owner

    703 Howard St. Evanston 60202

    Email: tagrowinner@gmail.com

     

    Executive Studio Hair Salon Diane Austin, owner

    801 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 570-5822

    Email: Hair_Diva@ameritech.net

    A comfortable upscale hair salon for women, men, boys and girls. The salon has a barber and hair stylists. Services of a massage therapist are available as well.

     

    Hair by Paula Beauty Salon

    1829 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 475-2286

     

    Ikandi Hair Studio

    1705 Central St. Evanston 60201 (847) 475-2634

    Website: www.ikandihairstudio.com/

    Stylists support, enhance, and create beauty, with a focus on healthy hair whether relaxed or natural.

     

    On Point Hair Salon Tenille Flowers, owner

    329 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 424-1266

    Website: www.styleseat.com Quick weaves, sew-ins, braids

     

    Studio-SLK (See listing under Health Care) Sandy Lewis-Kadiri, Owner

     

    Studio 876 LLC Camile Patton, owner

    815 Main Street Evanston 60202 (224)634-0729

     

    Style Rite Beauty Barber Salon Styling by Verona

    725 Howard Street Evanston 60202 (847) 475-8100

    Website: www.getfave.com

    We do braids of all kind.

     

    Wesley's International Hair Salon Wesley Poole, owner

    3419 Church St. Evanston 60203 (847) 679-9430

    Website: www.wesleysinternationalhairdesign.com/

    At Wesley's stylists give clients of all ages the hairstyle or look that they envision, whether it is short, long, layered, curly, straight or an up-do.

    FUNERAL SERVICES

    Haliburton Funeral Chapel Nathan Haliburton, owner

    1317 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-6135

    We provide courteous care for our local residents throughout your most trying times.

     

    Thompson Funeral/Cremation Services, Inc.

    1917 Asbury Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 869-3172

    Website: thompsonfhsc.com Email: Thompsonfuneral1917@yahoo.com

    POSTAL SERVICES AND MAILING

    Caribbean Shipping & Postal Service Maurice McKenzie, owner

    721 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 322-8409

    Email: csps721@yahoo.com

    Notary public. Fed Ex & UPS. Mail boxes and rentals. Key duplication. Shipping: boxes and barrels. Authorized Bill Payment Center.

    REAL ESTATE

    Dreamtown Realty – North Shore Allie Payne, co-owner

    1567 Maple Ave. 60201 (847) 961-4700

    Website: www.dreamtown.com

    Dream Town Realty specializes in residential real estate sales throughout Chicago, the North Shore, and the eastern suburbs.

     

    Manchester Realty Bob Parris, owner and managing broker

    3423 Church St. Evanston, IL 60203 (847) 869-1900

    Website: www.manchesterevanston.com

     

    RESTAURANTS, FOOD, AND CATERING

    Bella Noir Desserts Courtney Barrett, owner

    Evanston 60204 (773) 681-1168

    Website: www.bellanoirdesserts.com

    Bella Noir Desserts is a catering business that gets back to the basics of cooking by preparing delectable desserts and savory and food items from scratch.

     

    C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor Clarence and Wendy Weaver, owners

    1901 Church St. Evanston 60201 (847) 833-9367

    Email: cwminimart831@gmail.com

    A neighborhood market and ice cream parlor providing an assortment of goods and fresh items with the finest Homer's homemade ice cream.

     

    Claire's Korner Claire, owner

    1827 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 328-7650

    Website: www.allmenus.com

    Claire's Korner is a Jamaican restaurant located on the corner of Emerson and Dodge. Jerk chicken and curry goat are some of the menu items recommended by customers.

     

    Harold's Chicken Shack

    337 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 733-0711

    Website: www.haroldschickenevanston.com

    All dinners include fries, bread and coleslaw. Free Senior deals, discounts, coupons and more.

     

    Hecky's Barbecue Hecky Powell, owner

    1902 Green Bay Rd. Evanston 60201 (847) 492-1182

    Website: www.heckys.com/ Email: Hecky@heckys.com

    For 30 + years, Hecky's Barbecue has been serving up some of the best barbecue in the nation. Hdcky's is a long-standing popular spot for barbecue fare available for delivery or takeout only. It's the sauce.

     

    Jamaica Jerk Chef Waite, owner

    3357 Dempster St. Skokie 60076 (847) 933-3304

    Website: www.jamaicajerk-l.com

    Jamaica Jerk serves delicious Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine in a tropical atmosphere. Food is made from scratch by Chef Waite who brings a culinary degree from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago.

     

    Jennifer's Edibles Restaurant Jennifer Eason, owner

    1623 Simpson St. Evanston 60201 (224) 717-1835

    Website: www.jennifersediblesinc.com

    Jennifer's Edibles specializes in personal chef and catering services that provides customized meals from their kitchen to your table. Premium cuts of meat, fresh fruits

    and vegetables are always used. Take out is also available for customer convenience.

     

    Just Turkey Ginger Maddox, owner

    2430 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 859-6331

    Website: www.seamless.com/menu/just-turkey-2430-main-st-evanston/292890

    Email: justturkeyevanston@gmail.com

    Opened in 2014. Menu offers all things turkey! All burgers (original, jerk, chipotle,

    jalapeno) are made fresh, never frozen. Too many turkey items to mention.

     

    Kingston Grill (KG) Patrick Reid, owner

    1164 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-7700

    Email: kingstongrillja@gmail.com

    The succulent jerk chicken here comes in a sandwich, as wings, in a salad, or as an entree in a quarter; half, or whole-bird portion. KG also serves other traditional dishes.

     

    Peeled Juice Bar Keith Pegues, owner

    940 Church St. Evanston 60201 (847) 869-7335

    Website: www.peeledjuicebar.com Email: evanston@peeledjuicebar.com

    Peeled is more than a local juice bar – they operate their own micro-juicery. Raw juices.

     

    YoFresh Yogurt Cafe (YoFresh) Larry and Jean Murphy, owners

    635 Chicago Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 859-6408

    Website: www.yofreshevanstonil.com Email: yofreshevanston@gmail.com

    YoFresh is a frozen yogurt cafe and full-serve coffee shop with 86 exceptional flavors, and a variety of menu items including beverages, soup, sandwiches, hot dogs, quiche, and pastries. Order in or out with Grub hub or Uber Eats. Free Wi-Fi.

    SHOPPING AND SPECIALTY RETAIL

    Bosell Imports Lynn Bosell, owner

    1905 Church St. Evanston 60201 (847) 563-8739

    Email: bosellimports@comcastbiz.net    

    Bosell Imports is a family-owned business specializing in African couture, shea butter, oils, mud cloth and much more.

     

    Classy Closet Consignment C. Wilder, owner

    701 Washington St. Evanston 60202 (847) 475- 0355

    Website: www.shopclassycloset.com Email: wildercc@hotmail.com

    A trendy consignment and retail shop with affordable designer clothing and more.

     

    Eye Boutique Kloset Salina Roberson, owner

    817 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 293-3503

    Website: www.ebkloset.com Email: eyeboutiquechicago@outlook.com

    Customers will find trendy yet, fashionable selections of clothing and accessories to offset every taste and interest.

     

    Minouchic Boutique Resale Mary and Maria Toussaint, owners

    1900 Asbury St. Evanston 60201 (847) 859-2066

    Website: www.minouchicboutiqefashions.com Email: minouchicboutitque@yahoo.com

    Established in 2013. An upscale boutique that sells new and resale clothing. Minouchic sells Haitian attire, vintage jewelry and more.

     

    Stepping Out on Faith Consignment Vivian Killebrew, owner

    1632 Orrington Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 733-0980

    Website: www.steppingoutonfaith.com Email: Viviank570@yahoo.com

    Neighborhood store offering secondhand clothing, shoes & accessories for men and women.

    SPORTS AND RECREATION

    Body Science Personal Fitness Training (PFT)

    335 Ridge Rd.                         Wilmette 60091

    Website:  www.bodysciencepft.com    Email:  Tony@bodysciencepft.com

    A group of highly motivated, energetic, talented fitness trainers. Trainers are committed to plying, prodding and pushing discipline and attention to personal training.

     

    Dietrich 21 LLC    Dietrich Horsey, Owner

    739 Main St. Evanston   60202    (773)   571-8844

    Website: hppt://www.d21.fit.com     Email:  workout@d21.fit

    At Dietrich 21, receive help establishing a sustainable synergy of effective training and proper nutrition to bring you to your BEST and keep making it better!

     

    Fitness Avenues                                                   Nibra White, owner/trainer

    1910 Main St.                Evanston 60202            (847) 859-6125

    Website:  www.Fitnessavenues.com  Email:  fitnessavenues@gmail.com

    Premier personal training and fitness studio, helps you improve your speed and agility.

     

    Hip Circle Studio, Inc.                                        Malik Turley, owner

    709 Washington St.                 Evanston 60202            (847) 328-5767

    Website:  www.hipcirclestudio.com    Email:  info@hipcirclestudio.com

    Hip Circle offers bellydance and fitness for women, girls, and families.  They offer classes, workshops, personal training, fitness nutrition coaching, parties, and more. 

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    The Fitness Matrix                                    Albert Ferguson, owner

    2409 Main St.                Evanston 60202            (800) 465-4919

    Website:  www.fitnessmatrix.me/

    Prepare to perform!  Martial arts\Sports conditioning\Personal training   

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    B & B Handyman Services Willie Brown, owner (773) 706-8861

    Chuck's Refrigeration Charles Perrin (847) 561-9413

    Evanston Community Development Corp. Cherylette Hilton (847) 269-7073

    Hot Ice Otis Bell, owner (847) 420-4142

    JL Construction Lee Jonas, owner (847) 858-1680

    M & M Heating & Cooling, Inc. Michael Marques, owner (773) 606-2416

    McFadden Construction & Welding Jessie McFadden, owner. (847) 492-9537

    R & L Electric Roy Lawners, owner (847) 644-4677

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