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New spring banner program brightens Geneva streets

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:18 p.m. CDT

GENEVA - Once Swedish Days banners go up in May, poles around Geneva are adorned with banners through Christmas. Consequently, January – April these poles are bare.

About a year ago, Jean Gaines, Geneva Chamber of Commerce President had the idea of adding some color to Geneva during “the dull days of winter” – enhancing the empty poles with vibrant banners and clever sayings reflecting all that Geneva has to offer.

Her vision came to fruition with the financial assistance of Geneva Chamber’s Chairman of the Board and owner of Lebin Financial Planning, Scott Lebin. Over the years, Scott has contributed time and resources and this is just his latest random act of kindness. One that all of Geneva and visitors to our community can admire and appreciate.

“Geneva has many types of shops and restaurants and these banners reflect that and catch your attention with brilliant colors and exciting phrases,” said Gaines.

Shades of yellow, purple, blue and green are now gracing the poles around town and welcoming visitors to colorful Geneva.

Geneva women offer trade show, luncheon GENEVA - The March Marketing Madness Tradeshow, sponsored by the Geneva Women in Business (of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce) is scheduled for March 19. GWIB luncheon meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 11:30 am – 1 pm at a location arranged by the GWIB Board. This month’s luncheon/tradeshow is at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. Cost of $25 per person including buffet lunch, raffles and giveaways. GWIB Membership is open to anyone whose business is affiliated with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce that has paid for an Annual Membership. Others who wish to become a GWIB member without joining the Geneva Chamber of Commerce may do so for only a one-year period after which time a Geneva Chamber of Commerce membership must be established. Non GWIB members may attend two luncheons before membership is required. Call Geneva Chamber today for more information and to register, 630-232-6060.

Two staffers buy-in at Savant Capital GENEVA -Savant Capital LLC, with offices in Geneva, Rockford and Hoffman Estates, has announced that two employees, Dan Rezin and Dave Barton, have purchased ownership interests in the company. Rezin is chief financial officer and Barton currently leads the advisory team as director of advisory services and business development.

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