Genoa Main Street
Genoa is an award winning Illinois Main Street Community located in the heart of the historic and scenic Kishwaukee River Valley. We are at approximately the midpoint on the historic Chicago to Galena Stagecoach Trail. Located 60 miles west of Chicago on State Route 72, Genoa is the gateway to scenic northwest Illinois.
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OOLIDAY CRAFT WALK DE DECEMBER 5-6
THANKS TO OUR TOP TIER 2013 PARTNERS
SPRINGBOARD2 WELCOMES CROWN EXTERIORS
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies welcomed Crown Exteriors to Genoa. Located at 113-D North Genoa Street, the former home-based business joins J/Studio/Zumba Fitness and North Pines Climate Control in Genoa Main Street's Small Business Incubator , Springboard2. From left are Mayor-elect Mark Vicary, Genoa Main Street Executive Director Mim Evans and Crown Exteriors President Chad Poegel. Also participating were Chamber President Doug Guard, and
Kristie Mulso, Chamber Executive Director.
We invite you to patronize these newest Genoa businesses.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
NOTE: Office Hours during February are by appointment during the search for a new Executive Director . Please call our main number 815-784-6961 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment or meeting. Our offices are on the 2nd floor of Heartland Bank and Trust Company
February 5 - 8:35 a.m. -- Board of Directors Meeting
February 6 - Downtown Revitalization Workshop in Libertyville
February 17 -Office Closed in observance of Presidents Day
February 25-27 -Executive Directors Retreat in Quad Cities
ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE
2013 Annual Appreciation Report & Dinner
Click below for printable copies:
ICE RINK OPEN ....
....when the pennants are flying meaning the ice is good for skating.
Please do not skate into the sides of the rink as this will damage the liner and cause leaks.....
LOANER SKATES AVAILABLE
|Free skates are available at Heartland Bank and Trust. We just ask that you return them when you no longer need them.
NEW DIRECTOR SOUGHT
Genoa Main Street, Inc. is seeking a new executive director. The 17-year-old volunteer-based non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving Geno's historic heritage and small town charm while promoting economic development an downtown improvements.
Mim Evans, executive director since October 2005, has accepted a full- time position at the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Only the third executive director in the program's history in Genoa, she has led it to seven state awards in the areas of Organization, Design, Economic Restructuring and Promotion. Today the organization has more than 100 volunteers and is led by an 11 member board of directors.
For more information on the Executive Director position, click here
To read Daily Chronicle story of 12/24/13 click here
COME SPEND THE DAY
Enjoy a day of dining, golfing or shopping with friends. Or take some time to discover the rich history of Genoa by visiting the museum. Join us in one of our community events or celebrations. There is always something exciting to do in Genoa.
PUT GMS ON YOUR LIST....
As 2014 opens,, think of us for a donation. Your support enables us to carry out our mission of
preserving Genoa's historic heritage and small town wholesomeness while promoting economic development and downtown improvements.
Click here for the request to donate, the brochure of benefits, and the coupon to complete and return to us, or just click on the donate button the left side of this page and make your donation.
Thanks for Your Support of Genoa Main Street, Inc.
"We Can" Cans Available
Got loose change? Let us put it to work!
Stop at the Genoa Main Street office on the top floor of Heartland Bank downtown and pick up one of these handy cans.
Fill it up and return it. We can put your change to work on our projects.
Click here for a list of donors.
NOVEMBER NEWS FLASH
Monthly update on business developments for downtown Genoa merchants, businesses and building owners.....
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Genoa Main Street in cooperation with downtown businesses has developed and accessibility guide for those with special needs to when visiting downtown. Click here for the press release, and here to view a copy of the guide.