Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Fall 2014 Edition
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700 Sheridan
Winthro Harbor, IL

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Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce Cookbook On Sale!

After many months of collecting recipes from friends and neighbors, the Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the arrival of their new community cookbook, “Rise & Shine”. 

The cookbook features a delicious collection of local and family recipes in 7 different full-color sections. Each recipe features the donors' names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of their friends and local residents.  The book also contains many pages of helpful cooking hints along with dietary information. 

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer this fine book at a cost of $10.00 per copy.  The books will be sold during normal business hours at Norstates Bank, 700 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL, and all proceeds from the sale will support the Chamber’s activities in the community.

This cookbook is sure to make a wonderful gift for holidays, weddings, aniversaries and birthdays.  For more information or to reserve a copy, please contact the Winthrop Harbor Chamber on their website ( or via email (

When People Shop Small It Can Lead To Big Things

The story of America is written in every small business. It’s written in the cafes where we meet our first loves. And in the boutiques where we buy our babies’ clothes. 

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The first-ever Small Business Saturday was held on November 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses, and started a holiday shopping tradition.

The idea was to encourage people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.  In 2011, the Day became official.  From Washington, D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday. 

In 2012, American Express encouraged small business owners to take charge of the day, helping them promote their business through free, personalized ads, which appeared millions of times across the web. Last year, more neighborhoods than ever celebrated Small Business Saturday, with individuals and local organizations pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions.

This year, the big day is November 29, 2014 and the Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce has signed up with American Express as a Neighborhood Champion. 

All Chamber members who attend this month’s Chamber Networking Meeting on November 19, 2014 will receive a free Shop Small promotional kit courtesy of American Express.

Additional promotional material is available at no cost to small business owners by logging on to:  On the site, you can personalize marketing materials to promote your business for Small Business Saturday even if you don't accept American Express® Cards.  Invitecustomers to shop at your business by creating free, personalized marketing materials. Get a digital banner, signage, and more to help attract a crowd of customers.
If you are a qualifying American Express Card accepting small merchant, you can get even more for your business such as:
Attract Card Members with a Card Member offer
Help people find your business by appearing on the Shop Small® Map

The Shop Small Movement makes an impact on neighborhoods across the country.  Help your business attract more customers on the day.  Come to this month’s Networking Meeting and get started.


Thank You to All The Vendors and Attendees Who Helped Make
HarborFest 2014 A Success!

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Congratulations To The 2014 Chamber Raffle Winners!

The Winners Are...

50" TV ..... LeNette Van Haverbeke
$250 cash prize ..... Richard Coombe
$150 cash prize ..... Randy Pat
$100 cash prize ..... Time Out Sports Pub & Grill


The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome all new residents and visitors to our beautiful ever-changing village of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois!

Our Village is a growing community nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan and has the distinction of being the northeastern most point in Illinois.

While J. H. Van Vlissingen made plans for development in 1883, Winthrop Harbor was not platted until 1899, when the Winthrop Harbor and Dock Company assumed ownership of more than two thousand acres. The village was incorporated in 1901.

Winthrop Harbor is a Village rich in history and opportunity. In 1989, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources opened the North Point Marina - the largest Marina on the Great Lakes with over 1,500 boat slips, plus public beaches, recreation facilities and "second-to-none" charter fishing and the Yacht Club. The marina includes a 240-acre forest preserve.

As you travel around our Village and surrounding areas, you will notice the many wonderful attractions in our area, such as parks, historic sites, churches, golf courses, shops, restaurants and beautiful tree lined streets.

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board looks forward to continued service to the community, businesses, residents and visitors of our fine Village.


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