Friday, November 26, 2010

Downtown Elgin Window Wonderland Passports Now Available

It may be Black Friday today but on December 4 we may very well be dreaming of a white 2010 Downtown Elgin Window Wonderland: Miracle on the Streets - Presented by Provena St. Joseph Hospital.

The 2010 Window Wonderland Holiday Passports are now available to download and print out at

Click here to download your passport now > > >

Several businesses are offering special promotions all week long so download your passport today and get a head start on all the great savings and specials you can enjoy in downtown Elgin!

Those that obtain 7 stamps on their passport will receive a free Photo with Santa during his visit to Window Wonderland from 1-5pm in the lobby of the Burritt Building at 25 S. Grove Avenue on December 4.

Passports, as well as ballots for the People's Choice Award in the 2010 Window Decorating Contest, will both be available to pick up at the Gail Borden Public Library at 270 S. Grove Avenue, The Centre of Elgin at 100 Symphony Way and many downtown businesses beginning next week!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank You

Dear Downtown Businesses, Residents & Property Owners,

As construction season 2010 comes to a close and the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, the DNA would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your perseverance and patience throughout this phase of the project.

This season of construction was an extremely challenging one. And the recession certainly didn't make it any easier. We are looking forward to 2011, which we hope will be a year of recovery.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we continue to work together to revitalize downtown Elgin.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving,

The DNA Board of Directors & Staff


"I just want to say thanks to all the business owners that get up every day in this tough economy in order to add something unique to our downtown. You truly make a difference. Thank you."
- Sean Hargadon

"I would like to thank all of you for your continued patronage of our downtown businesses through this difficult period of construction and recession. Our merchants, restaurants, bars, and services have needed your support to get through this, and you haven't let them down."
- Neal Pitcher

"I would like to thank all the downtown merchants, bars, restaurants and residents for having so much patience with all of the construction as well as the recession in 2010."
- Victor Gonzalez

"Thank You to all my neighbors for making downtown a real neighborhood. May next year bring construction free streets and sidewalks filled with customers."
- Steve Munson

"My heartfelt gratitude to all of you who share your time, talents, energy and efforts making our downtown what it is and what it will be!"
- Karin Jones

"Thanksgiving is the time to be truly grateful and to count our blessings. I would like to thank all of the downtown businesses, who have supported and worked together for a better downtown during these trying business conditions this year."
- Tom Brockner