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					                                                                                                                          Volume 19, No. 3, September 2007




 1997 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD WINNER   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HISTORIC PRESERVATION | WWW.MAINSTREETLIBERTYVILLE.ORG




                F RO M T H E D I R E C TO R ’ S D E S K
By Randy Nelson, Executive Director


STREET DANCE EVENT IS                                        Libertyville favorite, Vardin’s Groove, will       Mickey Finn’s and Budweiser from City
SEPTEMBER 15TH!                                           electrify the evening with their distinctive brand    Beverage. Bring your whole family to enjoy the
   MainStreet Libertyville's 16th Annual Street           of rhythm-driven Americana rock. The band             live music and an outdoor dinner, then top
Dance is just around the corner! It’s set for             says they enjoy long walks on the beach and           things off with a tasty treat from Rocky
Saturday, September 15th from                             candlelit dinners, but when that doesn’t work,        Mountain Chocolate Factory.
5:30pm–11:30pm in the Metra Train Station                 they like to just rock the house!
                                                                                                                                Want a new car? You may even
parking lot. Bigger bands! Bigger auction!                   Regional head-                                                  win the 2007 Ford Mustang con-
Bigger fun! So come early and stay late!                  liners Infinity                                                    vertible, courtesy of Sessler Ford,
   The Street Dance is MainStreet’s annual                (yes, the band                                                     in the Street Dance Raffle. Raffle
fundraiser, and the proceeds from this event              that waaaay over-                                                  tickets are only $25, and can be
help pay for Out To Lunch, Farmers Market,                sold Austin’s last                                                 purchased in advance at the
Dickens of a Holiday and other events through-            spring) is coming                                                  MainStreet office (buy early; buy
out the year. But aside from supporting                   back to town!                                                      often!) or at the Street Dance.
MainStreet Libertyville, another great reason to          Formed in 1985,
                                                                                                                                For Street Dance admission
attend is that it’s the best community celebration        Infinity continues
                                                                                                                             tickets, call or visit the MainStreet
in the area and you don’t want to miss it!                to break atten-
                                                                                                                             office at 847.680.0336, purchase
                                                          dance records at
   We’ll have a huge                                                                                                         them at any of the participating
silent auction, so you                                                                                                       downtown businesses, or buy
can bid on and take                                                                                                          them at the door. Advance tickets
home goodies galore at                                                                                                       are $12.50 for adults and $15.00
great prices—without                                                                                                         at the door. Children 12 and
any interruptions to the                                                                                                     under are free.
live music.
   And speaking of                                                                  clubs and festivals
                                                                                                                  Hope to see you there!
music, this year’s                                                                  across Chicagoland and
opening act will be                                                                 throughout the Midwest.
Michael Coleman and                                                                 They are an ultra-talent-
the Backbreakers!                                                                   ed group with angelic 4-
Guitar star Michael                                                                 part harmony, state-of-
Coleman—voted one of the Top 50 Guitar                                              the-art sound equip-
Players in the World by Guitar Magazine—is                ment, a high-energy performance, and a fabu-
one of Chicago’s hottest commodities. Coleman             lous song list. They will be doing their two-hour
spent 10 years playing with the James Cotton              “we-ain’t-gonna-take-a-break” show just for you
Blues Band, and he and his current band, the              and 3,000 of your closest friends at our very
Backbreakers, are regular performers at Buddy             own MainStreet Street Dance. Lucky us!
Guy’s famous Legends nightclub in Chicago.                  Hungry? How about great food from Catered
They have opened for B.B. King, Robert Cray,              Productions and Max’s Dawg House. Thirsty?
Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and John Lee Hooker.              We’ve got you covered with microbrews from
2   THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org                   LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN
          MainStreet Libertyville, Inc.

                                                                                 L E T T E R F RO M T H E C H A I R M A N
                                                                    By Pam Hume, Chairman

                                                                       Since 1993, the Street Dance (formerly known as “Oktoberfest”) has been considered to be MainStreet’s
                                                                    biggest fundraiser. While it has undergone changes of name, location, and time of year, the underlying theme
       133 E. Cook Ave. • Libertyville, IL 60048                    remains the same: getting together with friends and neighbors to celebrate and support downtown Libertyville.
       Ph (847) 680-0336 • Fx (847) 680-0370                        Let’s take a trip back in time to see how it all began…
      The purpose of the MainStreet Libertyville Program is to
      enhance the community identity and heritage, to foster a         Our first Street Dance was held in May of 1993 under a red and white striped tent on Church Street. A mod-
      center of activity and to ensure economic stability for the
     heart of Libertyville through concentrated efforts of educa-
                                                                    est “sell-out” crowd enjoyed dinner while being entertained by the Highland Jazz Band. For two years, the event
                 tion, design, promotion, organization,             remained on Church Street. M.J. Seiler, who has been the Street Dance master of ceremonies since its incep-
               and economic revitalization. MainStreet
                is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
                                                                    tion, recalls that at either the first or second event, a heavy rainstorm began and the water flowed from west to
                                                                    east down Church Street, prompting him to open the evening’s festivities by saying, “Welcome to A River Runs
                    2007/2008                                       Through It!” (A popular movie that year.)
               BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                    Pam Hume, Chairman                                 In July of 1995, because of the anticipated increase in attendees, the Street Dance was moved to the Metra
                      Les Galo, Vice Chair
                    Bob Killackey, Secretary                        Station parking lot. Not only did the attendance heat up that year, but the temperature soared to over 100
                     Rick Pyter, Treasurer
              Pam Lockowitz, Immediate Past Chair
                                                                    degrees…or so it seemed, according to Scott Adams.
           Virginia Schaefer, Organization Committee                   In the fall of 1996, the event was renamed “Oktoberfest,” and for the next nine years, partygoers enjoyed
               Beth Kraft, Organization Committee
       Charley Colette, Economic Restructuring Committee            German food, beer, and oompah bands, with attendance peaking at over 3,000. As with any event, the German
              Jane Sturgeon, Promotions Committee
                  Joan Suzio, Design Committee
                                                                    theme had run its course by 2005, and the Street Dance as it is known today, came into existence, with multiple
        Courtney Sturgeon, Youth Representative to Board            food vendors, live bands, dancing and auctions.
         Mayor Jeff Harger and Trustees, Village Liaison

                             STAFF
                                                                      And now, some fun Street Dance facts:
                 Randy Nelson, Executive Director
            Kara Sponburgh, Promotions Coordinator                       • Mickey Finn’s Brewery has been supplying the Street Dance with its special brew since 1994.
                                                                         • There is always sand on the surface of the dance floor, enabling dancers to “move and groove” easier. A
              PAST BOARD COUNCIL
        Scott Adams                Mike Main
                                                                           bit of history on that…during the planning stages of the very first Street Dance, M.J. Seiler told Scott
        Cindy Arndt                Debbie Mattana                          Adams that there absolutely had to be sand on the street dance floor. He elaborated that when he was a
        Lorie Bark                 Dan Mayworm
        Bob Bleck                  David McCallum                          boy visiting his grandparents in Eagle River, Wisconsin, there was always a summertime street dance
        George Boehm               Mike McCarthy
        Bill Carlson               Susan Milligan
                                                                           featuring a sandy dance floor. Thus to M.J., it was common knowledge that sand-covered dance floors
        Louise Cerbus              Sue Montgomery                          go hand-in-hand with street dances. To this day, Scott Adams continues to make sure there is sand on
        Jim Cwik                   Joan Mountford
        Adele Duba-Nagel           Ted Olson                               the dance floor at the Libertyville Street Dance, just to make M.J. happy.
        Susan Ewalt                Robert Ostroga
        Mike Godwin                Beth Owen                             • Street Dance admission prices have not changed since 1996. What a bargain!
        Donna Goodwin              Bob Perrin
        Brian Grano                Ellen Phillips
        Willard Helander           Jackie Pyter                        Over the years, in all kinds of weather, MainStreet’s annual Street Dance has always been a place where
        Doug Hoffman               Karen Rockenbach
        Polly Kasdorf              M.J. Seiler
                                                                    friends, family and supporters of the organization dedicated to maintaining the vitality and preservation of the
        Paul Knachel               Mary Sykes                       downtown gather for food, beer, fun and entertainment. Many families make it a tradition. We hope you will,
        Michael Kollman            Dan Timm
        David Laidley              Dale Vanderwerff                 too! See you at the Metra Station on September 15, where you are sure to have a great time.
        Terry Langworthy           Karen Van Maldegiam
        Cheri Lindell              Torie Vittorie
        Pam Lockowitz              Ed Werdell



                NEWSLETTER TEAM
            Deb Levin, Stephanie Herbek, Randy Nelson

                            DESIGN
                            Stahr Design

        CORPORATE CONTRIBUTORS
        The following individuals or organizations annually
          contribute in excess of $1,000 to MainStreet.
      We appreciate their commitment to our ongoing efforts.

                        Village of Libertyville
                       Harris Bank Libertyville                       Chairman
                             Sessler Ford
                        Miller-Krueger Dodge                          MainStreet Libertyville
                             Sunset Foods
                   Alverin M. Cornell, Foundation
                     Libertyville Bank and Trust




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                                                             SUMMER EVENTS NEWS                                  www.mainstreetliber tyville .org | THE GAZETTE     3

I T WA S A N O T H E R G R E AT S U M M E R
I N D O W N TO W N L I B E RT Y V I L L E !
   Entertaining, family-friendly, and yummy are       and goodies this year. There's nothing better       cobb salad was absolutely scrumptious, making
just a few of the terms that come to mind to          than knowing that the vegetables you bought         it very difficult to choose each week among the
describe this summer's MainStreet Libertyville        today were still in the ground yesterday! The       14 food vendors surrounding the park.
downtown activities.                                  French pastries from the Sisters of Fraternite
                                                      Notre Dame, a new vendor, have been a big hit          And let's not forget downtown's annual
   Car Fun on 21 was exceptionally entertaining       with market shoppers, as has the bountiful fresh    Sidewalk Sale, which was a bargain hunter's
this year, with a wide assortment of fantastic        produce that long-time participant, Bunny from      paradise, and the David Adler Festival of the
mint-condition classic cars and live music.           Red Barn Farms brings downtown every week.          Arts…an art lover's nirvana. It was truly anoth-
Temporary Binge, VooDoo Cadillac, Joe Public,         Thanks to Bunny and all of our other Farmers        er wonderful summer in downtown Libertyville!
and Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers pro-           Market vendors!
vided great music (despite a few weather-related
“speedbumps”). Car nuts—or attendees—even                Out to Lunch remains one of Libertyville's
got a close-up peek at the Ford Mustang con-          favorite activities. The Shenanigators, featuring
vertible (courtesy of Sessler Ford) that              LHS students Corey Richardson, Matt Karnstedt,
MainStreet will raffle off at the Street Dance        Bryan Innes, John Klasse, Kurt Close, Geoff
this year!                                            Revis, and Artie Snow kicked off our musical
                                                      season of live bands and great food. Mickey
  Farmers Market, which will continue to              Finn's was back with their irresistible grilled
October 18th, featured a fabulous array of foods      corn, and new vendor McCarthy's Irish Pub's

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
WA S A H O L E - I N - O N E !                                                                                                                       Out to Lu
                                                                                                                                                              nch

  Fun was the name of the game at the second-         from downtown Libertyville, provided games
annual Mainstreet Libertyville Golf Outing on         and treats at each hole for those in atten-
June 25th. Bonnie Brook golf course in                dance. It was a great day to showcase the
Waukegan was the site of the event, and once          sponsors and help raise funds for
again proved to be a great venue. Golfers enjoyed     Mainstreet Libertyville, too. We appreciate
18 holes of golf, a great cocktail reception, and a   all those who participated this year and
delicious old-fashioned cookout dinner.               hope that next year you'll be sure to
                                                      include the Mainstreet Libertyville Golf Outing
  The golfers weren't the only ones having a          as a must-do event on your summer calendar.               Golf O
                                                                                                                      uting
good time. A record number of sponsors, many

A N N UA L H I S TO R I C
H O U S E WA L K WA S A H U G E H I T !
   Now in it's fourth year, MainStreet's Historic        This year's tour centered in the Heritage
Housewalk was more well-attended than ever,           Area, which made it very compact and easy to
thanks in part to exceptional media coverage in       walk. In fact, all twelve featured homes were
the Daily Herald and Pioneer Press, which             within one or two blocks of each other. This
boosted awareness and interest.                       year's home-owners were so enthusiastic, sever-
                                                      al of them even opened their gardens up for
   The purpose of the Housewalk is to highlight       touring as well. Tour-takers enjoyed chatting
homes in Libertyville with architectural and his-     with proud homeowners and basking in the                      Marge and
toric significance in honor of National Historic      charm of an area where one can still walk to                            George Din
                                                                                                                      Housewalk         klenbu
Preservation Month. This year's featured house        the train, shops, and restaurants.                                        Home-Own rg,
                                                                                                                                           ers
was the American Foursquare, a style popular
from the mid 1890s to the late 1930s. The                If you missed the tour, call the MainStreet         The MainStreet Design Committee is
style's practical, boxy shape maximized interior      office or stop in for a tour booklet before they    already developing plans for the 2008 House
space within the typical two-and-a-half stories to    are all gone. Booklets are a $5.00 donation to      Walk, which will be held in mid-May. They hope
use a small city lot to its best advantage. Other     MainStreet, and you can walk the tour at your       next year's walk will include interior tours of a
common characteristics of the Foursquare were         leisure.                                            few of the homes.
a hipped roof, center dormer and large front
porch with wide stairs. The Foursquare was also
a popular mail order home.
4   THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org   ANNUAL MEETING
    THE 2007 MAINSTREET
    ANNUAL MEETING: A YEAR IN REVIEW
       MainStreet Libertyville celebrated another          with the Children’s Shoppe during Dickens of a       Bob Bleck of Bleck & Bleck Architects was hon-
    successful year at their 2007 Annual Meeting,          Holiday, which has brought immeasurable joy to       ored with the Preserving Our Past Award for his
    held at the Libertyville Civic Center on May 14.       the kids of Libertyville and their families.         work on the Historic Housewalk. And the
    Chairperson Pam Hume opened the festivities            Dancenter North’s Cheri Lindell was given the        Libertyville Civic Center, represented by Anne
    and Trustee Dean Larson welcomed our mem-              Anniversary Award for her 33 successful              Carlino, was given the Friend of MainStreet
    bers on behalf of the Village. Executive Director      years in business.                                   Award for helping MainStreet at every opportu-
    Randy Nelson spoke on the year's highlights,                                                                nity. Congratulations to all!
    noting that over $30,445,000 in private reinvest-
                                                                                                                  The Business of the Year Award was bestowed
    ment by our downtown building owners has
                                                                                                                upon Brian Grano of Mickey Finn’s Brewery.
    taken place since MainStreet's founding in
                                                                                                                Said Grano, “I am honored by this award
    1989, representing the almost magical transfor-
                                                                                                                 because I know it was voted upon by other
    mation into our picture perfect downtown of
                                                                                                                 MainStreet business owners. There are so
    today.
                                                                                                                  many other great businesses in downtown
      Volunteers Beth Kraft, Bob Killackey and Joan                                                               Libertyville; to be given this award is a real
    Suzio were voted onto the MainStreet Board of                                                                  thrill for me.” Grano went on to say that he
    Directors for three-year terms.                                                                                 loves being in Libertyville since it is such a
                                                                                                                    great community, with terrific people.
       MainStreet recognized its outstanding volun-                                                       nt
                                                                                               ard Recipie
    teers with a special award ceremony. Stephanie                                  the Year Aw 's Brewery              Entertainment at the Annual Meeting was
                                                                        Business of            Finn
    Herbek received the Image Award for her devo-                                  o of Mickey                     provided by singing group Chicago Gear &
                                                                        Brian Gran
    tion to the Gazette Newsletter you are reading                                                              Transmission Company, and attendees enjoyed
    today. Dan DeRose of Berry Tire was recognized                                                              treats courtesy of Marked for Dessert, Summit
                                                              George Boehm of Boehm & Ray Insurance
    with Checkered Flag Award for his work on the                                                               Ice Cream, and Suttons Bay.
                                                           was acknowledged with the Cornerstone Award
    Car Fun on 21 event. The Going the Extra Mile
                                                           for his years of service in downtown Libertyville.
    Award was given to Connie Loef for her work


                    M A I N S T R E E T L I B E RT Y V I L L E
                    N E E D S YO U R C O N T I N U E D S U P P O RT !
    By Les Galo, MainStreet Board Vice Chair


       We are proud of our downtown, with its              dining destination. Stores, businesses, and          crowds, we are still in need of your financial
    beautiful old buildings and wonderful business-        restaurants provide customers with top-notch         support to maintain the high quality and contin-
    es, and we recognize the positive effect the           goods and services along with the highest level      ued growth of MainStreet’s efforts. We have tried
    preservation and support of these elements have        of personalized service.                             to cut costs in a manner that keeps the essence
    on the rest of the Village. Libertyville is truly a                                                         of what we do alive and well. For example, live
                                                              MainStreet’s historical preservation efforts
    fabulous place to live, work, and play, and we at                                                           music at Out to Lunch is popular but expensive,
                                                           have given us a turn-of-the-century gem of a
    MainStreet are proud to have been a major fac-                                                              so we’ve been forced to compensate by using a
                                                           downtown. MainStreet events have successfully
    tor in bringing the downtown to where it is and                                                             bus instead of a trolley to bring lunchers down-
                                                           given our town a center of community activity.
    to do our part to keep it that way. In fact, in the                                                         town. We continue to search for more savings
                                                           MainStreet has successfully been the “pebble in
    recent issue of Money magazine, Libertyville was                                                            while we strive to maintain the character of the
                                                           the pond,” and the ripple effect of that success
    named as one of the Top 100 places to live in                                                               downtown and its growth.
                                                           has spread throughout our Village and into the
    America which, in part, is attributed to the
                                                           value of your home. But along with this success         Please invest in the future of Libertyville by
    preservation of the downtown and the strong
                                                           comes a great challenge…to make certain the          becoming a MainStreet Libertyville partner.
    sense of community that it engenders.
                                                           excellence continues.                                Support MainStreet fundraising events. Help us
       MainStreet is not part of the Village, but a vol-                                                        continue the traditions that have become a part
                                                              To meet this challenge, MainStreet Libertyville
    unteer-based non-profit organization dependent                                                              of so many families. Contributions of all levels
                                                           needs your help. Due to a decrease in corporate
    upon sponsorships, partnerships, and donations                                                              are welcome. Call Randy Nelson at the
                                                           and Village funding in recent years, MainStreet
    to operate. As many people know, Mainstreet                                                                 Mainstreet office, 847-680-0336, to find out
                                                           has had to “tighten its belt” in regard to its
    Libertyville is a private-public cooperative effort                                                         more about becoming a MainStreet Partner and
                                                           budget. In the early days of MainStreet, positive
    between the Village Government and the vast                                                                 other ways that you can help support
                                                           changes downtown and exciting new special
    numbers of people who are committed to build-                                                               MainStreet’s goals. Thank you.
                                                           events were apparent and welcome. Although
    ing a better Libertyville. The success of these
                                                           the downtown looks better than ever, and the
    efforts is dramatically evident. Downtown
                                                           special events keep attracting larger and larger
    Libertyville has become a major shopping and
                                                       NEW BOARD MEMBERS                                    www.mainstreetliber tyville .org | THE GAZETTE   5

MEET OUR NEW
MAINSTREET BOARD MEMBERS

                                               BETH KRAFT,
                                               ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
                                               Beth Kraft is excited to be the new Co-Chair of the Organization Committee. As an active volunteer for
                                               MainStreet for many years, she has coordinated the volunteers for Street Dance and worked at
                                               Dickens of a Holiday. She has lived in Libertyville and Chicago for the past 30 years. After graduating
                                               from Libertyville High School and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, she began working
                                               at Allstate Life Insurance Company. After 7 years with Allstate, Beth moved to Chicago, married her
                                               husband Dan, and worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 5 years before "retiring" to be a stay-at-home
                                               mother of 3 girls. In 2001, Beth and her family returned to Libertyville and she became a member of
                                               the Libertyville Co-Op Nursery School Board. In addition to her LCNS position, she has just joined the
                                               newly-formed Brainerd Foundation Committee and is looking forward to being a part of the
                                               MainStreet Board.


                                                BOB KILLACKEY,
                                                TREASURER
                                                Bob is delighted to become the MainStreet Board Treasurer. He has volunteered for numerous
                                                MainStreet events, including the committee for the first two MainStreet Golf Outings. Bob is a CPA with
                                                a MBA from the University of Chicago. He spent many years as a financial executive with Outboard
                                                Marine Corporation in Waukegan. He is currently the Business Manager at Our Lady of Humility
                                                Parish in Beach Park. He and his wife, Helene, have lived in Libertyville for 29 years and are active
                                                members of St. Joseph Parish. They have raised two children and are proud grandparents to two boys
                                                and a brand new little girl.


                                               JOAN SUZIO,
                                               DESIGN COMMITTEE
                                               As the owner of Interiors by Decorating Den for over 19 years, Joan Suzio has long had a passion for
                                               historic preservation. At a MainStreet Libertyville Annual Meeting several years ago, she got "fired up"
                                               and decided to lend her expertise to the Design Committee. Joan is now delighted to be the
                                               Chairperson of the Design Committee and a MainStreet Board Member. Joan has been honored for
                                               her design excellence and business success many times throughout her lengthy career with IDD, and
                                               gladly brings her talents to the MainStreet organization. She and her husband, Bob Rettig, are enthusi-
                                               astic MainStreet supporters, and often volunteer together at MainStreet events. Her family has lived in
                                               Libertyville for 14 years, and she is proud to say that she has even managed to talk one of her chil-
                                               dren into moving here! Now she just has to work on the other daughter…




  MainStreet Libertyville Street Dance Car Raffle
                   Win a New 2007
           FORD MUSTANG
            CONVERTIBLE
                      $25 per ticket
                            (5 for $100)
Winner need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for taxes,
title, license and documentation fees. If 1,200 tickets are not sold,
raffle reverts to a cash prize: 50% to winner, 50% to MainStreet Libertyville. Proceeds to benefit MainStreet Libertyville.
Drawing: Saturday, September 15, 2007 during the Street Dance at the Metra Train Station.
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                                                                                                   Our Thanks for Your Generous Support!
      DOWNTOWN PARTNERS                         Terry Weppler, The Law Offices of   Stuart & Sonja Bechler               Lundstedt Family                     Richard & Donna Barry                        Robert Keyes, Jr.                 Sheldon & Gail Wecker            Dayton Family                             Sylvia Nord and Helen Thomas
      545 North Bar & Grill                     Wienke Commercial Properties        Ray & Peg Becker                     Helene Lutz                          Glenn & Patsy Beall                          Bob & Helene Killackey            Alan & Lisa Weir                 Bill & Sue Dittman                        Matthew & Anne Nostrand
      Adrienne Clarisse Intimate Boutique       YaYa's                              Jon & Meg Behm                       Barry & Sharon Markl                 Frank & Jan Berardi                          James & Edward Kovacek            Widmark Family                   Edwards Family                            Bill & Katie Oakes
      Alliance Financing Mortgage                                                   Jack & Judith Beinlich               David & Denice Marquardt             Charles & Ann Beres                          Dale & Susan Kovarik              Larry & Terry Williams           Ken & Mary Ann Eiserman                   Stan Olson
      Allure Designs in Beauty                  ASSOCIATE PARTNERS                  Jeffery K. Benham                    Dusan & Stefica Matic                Birch Grove Partners                         Douglas & Melissa Krahnke         Sean & Stephanie Wilson          Andrew Ertmanis                           Robert & Karna Opeka
      American Legion - Post 329                A W. Zengeler Cleaners              Jeff & Karen Blair                   Dan & Shirley Mayworm                George Boehm                                 Don & Phyllis Lauer               Dick & Margaret Wilton           Richard & Pamela Fantus                   James & Darlene Osborne
      Arden's Furniture                         Arrow Plumbing, Inc.                Philip & Margaret Bock               Suzanne McDonald                     Jack & Judy Boggs                            Andrew & Saba Lausch              James & Mary Pat Wisner          Ray & Sandy Faulkner                      Greg & Mary Ellen Palubicki
      Arpino Orthodontics, P.C.                 Bauer's Party Masters Catering      Alexander Breckenridge & Elizabeth   Lorraine McLaughlin                  Lee & Judith Bomgaars                        Russell & Susan Lehocky           Donald & Carole Wood             Gary & Leslie Few                         Jeffrey & Haydon Paquin
      Avenue 21 Dancewear                       Brother's Ribs / Cooch's Dawg         Blackwell                          Marian Meyer                         Ted & Joyce Bond                             Greg & Mary Leider                United Way of Kitsap County      Michael & Julie Finley                    Charles & Karen Parrish
      Bauschke Dental Lab                       Burkett & Beattie, Inc.             Kathleen Bromley                     Dave & Sue Milligan                  Allen & Doris Botimer                        Helene Levene                     William & Renee Zorc             Dr. Judith L. Frank-Gonwa                 Charles & Paulette Peters
      Beyond the Garden Gate                    Burnett-Dane Funeral Home           Thomas & Christine Brown             Jonathan Monroe & Christine Toledo   Paul & Barbara Boudreau                      Larry & Sharon Lewan              Kinsella Family                  Dale & Mari Frea                          Gary & Deborah Petric
      Boehm & Ray Insurance / MFG Ltd.          Catered Productions                 Conway & Karen Burton                John & Mary Moon                     Kristin Brafford                             Connie Loef                                                        Dale Frea & Mari Keller                   Tim & Connie Pfeifer
      Buss Flowers                              Center for Women, The               Susan & Robert Carey                 Betty-Ann Moore                      Debbie & John Broughton                      Michelle Long & John Gaertner     First Time Partner               Charles & Penny Freeman                   Piazzi Family
      Charles and Minerva                       Century 21 Kreuser & Seiler         Patrick Carr                         Peter & Jenell Mroz                  Jean Burnstine & Tim Kisley                  David & Pat Longly                $30 or more                      Waldo Friedland                           Mimi Pinney
      Christian Science Reading Room            Chelle Design Group                 Edna Molina & Jaime A. Conteras      Dr. & Mrs. William Newell            Bill & Tory Burrows                          John & Lorelie Lynn               Jim Moran                        Larry & Nancy Friend                      Jim & Bonnie Quirke
      Christine Anne COUTURE                    Culvers of Libertyville             Geoff & Bev Cook                      Mark & Barbara O’Brien              Patricia & Timothy Canty                     Damon & Melody Lyon               John & Lesley Volk               Ron & Georgetta Fritz                     Kathy Regel
      Cook Memorial Public Library              Domino's Pizza / MP Enterprises     Dan & JoAnne Coughlin                Tucker & Cheryle Olson               Rolland & Janis Carlson                      Gerald & Carla Mackey                                              John & Mary Fuchs                         Samuel & Karren Ritchie
                                                Geib & Company                                                                                                                                                                               Partners
      Cousins Subs                                                                  Christopher & Ellen Coury            Nathan & Kristine Partain            Mary & Don Carter                            Steven & Beth March               $25 or more                      Daniel & Colleen Garrity                  Robert & Linda Rohleder
      Dancenter North                           Hartshorne, Glenn & Associates      Carl & Susan Craft                   Lance & Carol Piccolo                Robert & Kerry Cedergren                     Scott & Ann Marr                                                   Fred & Joan Geiger                        Thomas J. Rotoloni
                                                Herchenbach / Herky's Trucking                                                                                                                                                               Ted & Nancy Bleck
      Dudley & Lake LLC                                                             John Craig                           Andrew & Susan Plasz                 Suzanne Chamberlain                          Jeff & Mary Mateer                Anton Boeckholt                  Joseph & Virginia Geraci                  John & Kathleen Russert
      Firkin                                    Industries International            Julie & Harry Crawford               Prairie View Quarterhorse Ranch      Stephen & Carolyn Chase                      Tim and Dr. Ellen Mauer                                            Andrew & Lindsay Gerjol                   Kenneth Sawusch
                                                Infinity Marketing & Design                                                                                                                                                                  Valerie Parker
      First Church of Christ Scientist                                              William & Mary Crook                 Pyter Family                         Chickey Family                               Jim & Carol McDowall              Nicholas & Ila Schotanus         Terry & Carroll Gira                      Frank & Gabrielle Scaccia
      Forest Bootery LTD                        Interiors by Decorating Den         Joseph Damico                        Lee Redman                           James & Joycelyn Christensen                 Porter & Linda McLean                                              Glick Family                              Schertz Family
                                                Interlacken Construction                                                                                                                                                                     Roger Scott
      French Nails                                                                  Bill & Pat Davis                     Craig & Melissa Reiff                Joe & Mary Civello                           Patricia Meehan                   Robert & Laurel Stemper          Tim & Kara Graeb                          James & Darlene Shackelford
      Henry Yee’s Restaurant                    Juhl & Associates, Inc.             Bill & Pam Dempsey                   Anita Rieke                          Edith Clavin                                 Neighborhood Network                                               Kathleen Haan                             Deborah Shane
                                                Kakenmaster and Associates                                                                                                                                                                   Wright Travis
      How Impressive!                                                               Phil Dihel                           Tom & Maria Rill                     Charles & Karen Clow                         Dick & Laurie Meyer               Jim Moran                        Hamilton Family                           David Smith & Tina Gilman-Smith
      Idea Design/Build                         Heather Kitchens, DDS               Larry & Valerie Domas                Michael & Elizabeth Rinella          Donna Cochran-Roman                          John & Laura Michelsen                                             Dan & Stephanie Herbek                    Jim & Robin Snow
                                                Libertyville Vision Center                                                                                                                                                                   John & Lesley Volk
      Interior Dimensions                                                           Tom & Stacey Dorow                   Elliott & Susan Robbins              Bonnie Court                                 Mark & Diane Mieszala             Ted & Nancy Bleck                Mark & Michelle Hobson                    Charles & Lori Sommer
      Kneaded Balance                           McCarthy’s Restaurant & Irish Pub   Richard & Michele Dousman            Rich & Betty Saunders                Jeff & Susie Covert                          Thomas & Martha Millar                                             Kenneth & Rosemarie Hoffman               Bill & Mary Ann Sparer
                                                Pampered Pup'z                                                                                                                                                                               Anton Boeckholt
      Koenig & Strey GMAC                                                           Edith Duell and Kris Ann Brickert    Russ & Terry Schoenherr              Martha Crandell                              Rick & Jan Mittelman              Valerie Parker                   Jeff & Mary Hoffmann                      Brett & Mary Beth Stark
      Lisa Konz DDS & Diana Lacy DDS            Pro Media Streff                    Norris & Susan Ewalt                 Dennis & Linda Schuler               Peg Cronin                                   Tracy & Janet Narby                                                Robert Homann                             Sharon Starr
                                                Property Werks, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                         Nicholas & Ila Schotanus
      Latitude Shop, The                                                            Perl & Virginia Farrington           Patrick Schwartz                     Brenda Dahl                                  Marjorie F. Nelson                Roger Scott                      Nancy Horn                                Michael & Suzanne Thomas
      Diana Lacy DDS & Lisa Konz DDS            Rosati's Pizza                      Mark & Judy Fiore                    Bob & Pauline Schwarz                Dayton Family                                Sylvia Nord and Helen Thomas                                       Hubbard Family                            Glenn Trzyna
                                                Gary Schlesinger Law Offices                                                                                                                                                                 Robert & Laurel Stemper
      Liberty Square                                                                William & Rosemary Fleig             Al & Anne Scott                      Bill & Sue Dittman                           Matthew & Anne Nostrand           Wright Travis                    Phillip & Maureen Hunt                    Rod & Lynda Turner
      Liberty Theatre / “C” You At The Movies   Jenny Sweeney Designs               Michael Foley                        Seeds Family                         Edwards Family                               Bill & Katie Oakes                                                 Charles & Barbara Hunt                    Larry & Mary Tyler
                                                Tacos El Rey De Oro                                                                                                                                                                          Harold & Dorothy Adams
      Libertyville Massage Therapy                                                  Dave & Ann Forker                    Mark & Kathleen Shepley              Ken & Mary Ann Eiserman                      Stan Olson                        Bruce & Darlene Allen            Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Jacobsen               Walter & Linda Vital
      Mail Everything, Inc.                     Upstares Hair                       Larry & Eileen Frederick             Joel Simmons                         Andrew Ertmanis                              Robert & Karna Opeka                                               Howard & Beverly Jaffe                    Vittore Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Maxine Atkinson
      Marked for Dessert                        FAMILY PARTNERS                     Mark & Heather Friese                Snow Family                          Richard & Pamela Fantus                      James & Darlene Osborne           Ed & Sue Atz                     Joan Jennings                             Jim & Mary Wachenheim
      Mickey Finn's Brewery                                                         Les & Mary Galo                      Jackie & Craig Splinter              Ray & Sandy Faulkner                         Greg & Mary Ellen Palubicki       Craig & Linda Backe              Christopher & Rebecca Johnson             Robert & Lynda Waddick
      Monday's Child                            Benefactor Partners                 Dennis & Kathleen Gasick             Les & Jane Sturgeon                  Gary & Leslie Few                            Jeffrey & Haydon Paquin           Thomas & Nancy Baier             Thor & Darlene Jondahl                    Geoffrey Walters
      Morgan's Bar & Grill                      $500 or more                        Robert & Valerie Goranson            James & Sheryl Summers               Michael & Julie Finley                       Charles & Karen Parrish           Connie Bakker                    Edward Kelly                              Tom & Melinda Watson
      Motif                                     Anthony & Karen Cacich              Thomas & Juliana Gracia              Karl & Peggy Taylor                  Dr. Judith L. Frank-Gonwa                    Charles & Paulette Peters         Richard & Donna Barry            "Robert Keyes, Jr."                       Sheldon & Gail Wecker
      Muller Trading Company, Inc.              Mary & Ed Werdell                   Prairie View Quarterhorse Ranch      David & Shawn Tiemeier               Dale & Mari Frea                             Gary & Deborah Petric             Glenn & Patsy Beall              Bob & Helene Killackey                    Alan & Lisa Weir
      Murphy Group                              David & Sandi Whitmore              Guy & Gail Hagen                     Brian Tischendorf                    Dale Frea & Mari Keller                      Tim & Connie Pfeifer              Frank & Jan Berardi              James & Edward Kovacek                    Widmark Family
      Murphy's Health Foods & Juice Bar         Steve & Kathy Uhler                 Donald & Elizabeth Halbert           Tunnicliff Family                    Charles & Penny Freeman                      Piazzi Family                     Charles & Ann Beres              Dale & Susan Kovarik                      Larry & Terry Williams
      My Girlfriend’s Closet                                                        Harlan Harris                        Jim and Jane Velander                Waldo Friedland                              Mimi Pinney                       Birch Grove Partners             Douglas & Melissa Krahnke                 Sean & Stephanie Wilson
      North Shore Pro-Active Health             Donor Partners                      Edward Hartigan                      David & Cheryl Wacnik                Larry & Nancy Friend                         Jim & Bonnie Quirke                                                Don & Phyllis Lauer                       Dick & Margaret Wilton
                                                $250 or more                                                                                                                                                                                 George Boehm
      Parkview Gourmet                                                              Jim & Jan Hartshorne                 Ralph & Elizabeth Weiland            Ron & Georgetta Fritz                        Kathy Regel                       Jack & Judy Boggs                Andrew & Saba Lausch                      James & Mary Pat Wisner
      Petranek's Pharmacy                       Begley Family                       James & Terry Hommer                 Douglas & Kathleen Wendt             John & Mary Fuchs                            Samuel & Karren Ritchie                                            Russell & Susan Lehocky                   Donald & Carole Wood
                                                George and Pat Bell                                                                                                                                                                          Lee & Judith Bomgaars
      Picnic Basket                                                                 John & Bonnie Hoos                   Tom & Deborah Werner                 Daniel & Colleen Garrity                     Robert & Linda Rohleder           Ted & Joyce Bond                 Greg & Mary Leider                        United Way of Kitsap County
      Present Moment, The                       Kevin & Lori Burns                  Kevin & Michelle Huber               Ron & Kathy Whaley                   Fred & Joan Geiger                           Thomas J. Rotoloni                                                 Helene Levene                             William & Renee Zorc
                                                Jim & Sarah Caldwell                                                                                                                                                                         Allen & Doris Botimer
      Roach, Johnston & Thut                                                        Bill & Pam Hume                      Joe & Sandy Wilson                   Joseph & Virginia Geraci                     John & Kathleen Russert           Paul & Barbara Boudreau          Larry & Sharon Lewan                      Kinsella Family
      Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory          Mary Godwin                         Bill & Karen Irvin                   John & Pat Woodyard                  Andrew & Lindsay Gerjol                      Kenneth Sawusch                                                    Connie Loef
                                                Horwitz Family                                                                                                                                                                               Kristin Brafford
      Runner’s Edge, The                                                            Bruce & Marcia Johnson               Dennis Zarling and Diane Harper      Terry & Carroll Gira                         Frank & Gabrielle Scaccia         Debbie & John Broughton          Michelle Long & John Gaertner
      Semmelman & Semmelman                     Richard & Sandra Hutson             Gary & Ann Johnston                  Perry Zukowski                       Glick Family                                 Schertz Family                                                     David & Pat Longly
                                                David & Audrey Johnson                                                                                                                                                                       Jean Burnstine & Tim Kisley
      Serendipity Shop, The                                                         Jim & Pam Jorgenson                                                       Tim & Kara Graeb                             James & Darlene Shackelford       Bill & Tory Burrows              John & Lorelie Lynn
      Someone's in the Kitchen                  Norman & Carol Kidder               James Kane Family                    Contributing Partner                 Kathleen Haan                                Deborah Shane                                                      Damon & Melody Lyon
                                                Dean Larson                                                              $70 or more                                                                                                         Patricia & Timothy Canty
      Steve's Formal Wear                                                           Michael & Susan Katz                                                      Hamilton Family                              David Smith & Tina Gilman-Smith   Rolland & Janis Carlson          Gerald & Carla Mackey
      Stratum Access Technologies               James & Cathy Milam                 Walt & Cathie Keirans                Scott & Janine Adams                 Dan & Stephanie Herbek                       Jim & Robin Snow                                                   Steven & Beth March
                                                Kevin & Judy Moriarty                                                    Val & Bill Dunn                                                                                                     Mary & Don Carter
      Studio West, Ltd.                                                             Robert & Elizabeth Kerrigan                                               Mark & Michelle Hobson                       Charles & Lori Sommer             Robert & Kerry Cedergren         Scott & Ann Marr
      Summit Ice Cream                          Richard & Vija Navarro              Paul & Gail Knachel                  Beth Kraft                           Kenneth & Rosemarie Hoffman                  Bill & Mary Ann Sparer                                             Jeff & Mary Mateer
                                                M.J. & Janie Seiler                                                      Jeanne Lasheff                                                                                                      Suzanne Chamberlain
      Sutton’s Bay                                                                  Paul & Maureen Koza                                                       Jeff & Mary Hoffmann                         Brett & Mary Beth Stark           Stephen & Carolyn Chase          Tim and Dr. Ellen Mauer
      Tavern, The                               Gerald & Jeanne Yamamoto            Kreuser Family                       Bob & Ann Pfeil                      Robert Homann                                Sharon Starr                                                       Jim & Carol McDowall
                                                                                                                         Todd & Kristin Swanson                                                                                              Chickey Family
      Tell Two Friends                          Sustaining Partners                 Kurt & Jacque Krieghbaum                                                  Nancy Horn                                   Michael & Suzanne Thomas          James & Joycelyn Christensen     Porter & Linda McLean
      Touche Salon                              $100 or more                        Kullander Family                     Supporting Partner                   Hubbard Family                               Glenn Trzyna                      Joe & Mary Civello               Patricia Meehan
      Town Meat Market                          Anonymous                           Sherleen Kummer                      $40 or more                          Phillip & Maureen Hunt                       Rod & Lynda Turner                Edith Clavin                     Neighborhood Network
      Townee Square Restaurant                  Russell & Nancy Alban               James & Sharon Lentino               Harold & Dorothy Adams               Charles & Barbara Hunt                       Larry & Mary Tyler                Charles & Karen Clow             Dick & Laurie Meyer
      Trattoria Pomigliano                      John & Mary Andrews                 Steven Levin & Denise Mattson        Bruce & Darlene Allen                Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Jacobsen                  Walter & Linda Vital              Donna Cochran-Roman              John & Laura Michelsen
      Trew Benefits, Inc.                       John Archambault                    Dwayne & Suzanne Liermann            Maxine Atkinson                      Howard & Beverly Jaffe                       Vittore Family                    Bonnie Court                     Mark & Diane Mieszala
      Unique Fitness Concepts                   James & Barb Babb                   Henry & Jennifer Liu                 Ed & Sue Atz                         Joan Jennings                                Jim & Mary Wachenheim             Jeff & Susie Covert              Thomas & Martha Millar
      Upscale Resale                            Rich & Margaret Babjak              Jeff & Jeanette Lovinger             Craig & Linda Backe                  Christopher & Rebecca Johnson                Robert & Lynda Waddick            Martha Crandell                  Rick & Jan Mittelman
      Van Kirk & Company                        James & Kala Bailey                 Scott & Kaarn Luce                   Thomas & Nancy Baier                 Thor & Darlene Jondahl                       Geoffrey Walters                  Peg Cronin                       Tracy & Janet Narby
      Vintner’s Cellar Winery of Libertyville   Douglas Batesky & Maura Kennedy     Luke & Ann Lukens                    Connie Bakker                        Edward Kelly                                 Tom & Melinda Watson              Brenda Dahl                      Marjorie F. Nelson




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                    B U S I N E S S B E AT O N M A I N S T R E E T
    By Stephanie Herbek, Volunteer Reporter

    FOCUSING ON STUDIO WEST!                             things formal and traditional. Others want to            Studio West's photographic specialties are
       You just never know where a MainStreet            pile on top of each other or build a family pyra-     virtually endless. The studio specializes in baby
    event will take you. In 2005, then-MainStreet        mid," laughs Mateer.                                  photographs, (including the popular Baby Parts
    Board member Jeff Mateer attended an after-                                                                series) First Communion portraits, and PR-pho-
                                                            Many brides ask Studio West to incorporate
    hours mixer hosted by MainStreet Libertyville at                                                           tography for realtors, trustees, judges, and other
                                                         photojournalistic photography into their wed-
    Studio West. As a serious amateur photographer                                                             professionals. The studio also offers event pho-
                                                         ding package, as Mateer explains. "With some
    himself, Mateer struck up a lively conversation                                                            tography and commercial photography for cor-
                                                         of our bridal plans, we send a photojournalistic
    with longtime Studio West photographer and                                                                 porations and organizations. With Studio West at
                                                         photographer with the lead photographer in
    manager Kristin Cashmore. To make a long                                                                   the helm, it all turns out fabulous.
                                                         order to capture the candids, the reaction shots,
    story short, Mateer's interest in photography        those priceless behind-the-scenes images that            Located at 512 N. Milwaukee Ave., Studio
    and desire to be a part of a downtown                might otherwise get overlooked. A mother              West has been a reputable and long-standing
    Libertyville business eventually meshed perfectly    watching her husband dance with their daugh-          part of our downtown since 1969. Stop in today
    with Doug Hoffman's interest in selling Studio       ter. A groom enjoying a funny moment with the         to view examples of their fine portraiture, or
    West, which he had owned and developed into a        ring bearer. Photojournalistic photos help tell       call 847-362-9060 for more information. Studio
    thriving business over a period of 20 years.         the story of their special day."                      hours are 9am-5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, and
       In April of 2007, Jeff Mateer and his wife,                                                             Friday, 9am-8pm Thursday, 9am-3pm on
                                                             Studio West offers many different bridal pho-
    Mary proudly became the new owners of                                                                      Saturday, and also by appointment. The studio
                                                         tography packages to provide couples with
    Libertyville's premier photography studio,                                                                 also has two wonderful websites:
                                                         exactly what they're looking for, whether it's tra-
    Studio West. "Mary and I really wanted to be a                                                             www.studiow.com and
                                                         ditional photography and albums, photojournal-
    part of the downtown business community," says                                                             www.studiowestseniors.com. Visit them today!
                                                         istic photography, or a combination of both.
    Jeff. "Mary grew up here and we've lived here        "What sets us apart is the personal attention that
    since moving back in 2001. We've been involved       the bride and groom receive from us through-
    with our children's schools, MainStreet              out their wedding day," says Mateer, whose stu-
    Libertyville, and a Village Commission. We just      dio's on-location wedding photo sessions have         GETTING TO KNOW
    wanted to invest even more in the community."        taken photographers to Wrigley Field, Arlington
    Jeff's background in retail and executive recruit-                                                         UNIQUE FITNESS CONCEPTS
                                                         Racetrack, and the Botanical Gardens, not to             Tucked away on East Church Street just east
    ment and his love of photography were a natu-        mention beaches, parks, hotels, and other
    ral match. "I couldn't ask for a better fit,"                                                              of Harris Bank, Unique Fitness Concepts just
                                                         reception sites from Chicago to Galena to             might be one of Libertyville's best-kept
    laughs Mateer, whose overwhelming enthusiasm         Wisconsin. Just like no two couples are alike,
    for his studio is infectious.                                                                              secrets…until now!
                                                         no two wedding albums are alike at Studio
       For decades, Studio West has built an impec-      West. Everything is customized—and impecca-               It's no secret that two years ago, Lori and
    cable reputation in formal portraiture. Their        ble—from start to finish.                             Harvey Reich were operating a successful online
    beautiful family portraits have always graced                                                              fitness equipment business out of their home in
                                                            While weddings are a key part of Studio            Vernon Hills. But business was booming and the
    their storefront, eliciting "oohs and ahhs" from     West's business, high school senior portraits are
    downtown shoppers and embodying the work of                                                                company was growing, and the Reiches knew it
                                                         too. "These are not simply yearbook photo-            was time to find a retail setting that would allow
    their talented photographers and the studio's        graphs," Mateer stresses. "These are personal-
    commitment to quality. With such a strong foun-                                                            their business to expand.
                                                         ized portrait session that we tailor to each indi-
    dation in formal portraits already established,      vidual." Some clients opt for on-location ses-           "We started out by looking for retail locations
    Mateer is working hard to incorporate a very         sions, including popular architectural sites in       in the Mundelein-Libertyville-Vernon Hills area,"
    popular trend: photojournalistic photography.        Libertyville's downtown area such as walkways,        explains Lori Reich, a Vernon Hills resident of
    "Photojournalistic photography is less about the     colonnades, and alleys. Others select more            14 years. "But then we came across our current
    pose and more about the mood and the                 interest-specific locations, such as baseball dia-    site in downtown Libertyville and knew it was
    moment," explains Mateer. "It's more natural         monds, dance studios, hockey rinks, and horse         perfect for us." The shop was the right size for
    and candid. More and more clients are asking         stables. "We've taken portraits of high school        the fitness business and had plenty of street
    us to go outside of the studio to capture their      seniors with their vehicles, instruments, and         parking for customers, so in March of 2007,
    children doing what they do best—being kids!         pets," recalls Mateer. "We can be very accom-         Unique Fitness Concepts opened its doors as a
    The playground, the beach, their backyard…we         modating based on what the senior is looking          retail store for the first time.
    think outside the box and coax out their true        for." Many choose to incorporate their photo-
    personalities. When kids are comfortable, the                                                                 To say that Lori and Harvey Reich are quali-
                                                         graphs into portfolios or albums, or count on         fied to run a business like Unique Fitness
    smiles just happen naturally!"                       Studio West designers to create collages using        Concepts is a major understatement. They have
       Studio West is also well-known for their fami-    several different poses. "The end result is a         financial and marketing backgrounds, and
    ly-oriented Portraits in the Park and Beach          great portrait that expresses their unique per-       Harvey—get this—is a natural bodybuilding
    Sessions, which are tailored to meet the needs       sonality," says Mateer.                               competitor! That's right. In 2005, he won the
    of each family. "Some families like to keep
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B U S I N E S S B E AT O N M A I N S T R E E T
continued...
Masters Illinois National Bodybuilding                  Did you know you could do your fitness              "Our store targets fitness enthusiasts of all
Championships (the over-forty division) and has     shopping in downtown Libertyville? Customers         ages and ability levels," promises Lori. "You
been a bodybuilder since high school. "Harvey       can visit Unique Fitness Concepts to view, test,     don't have to be a major athlete to feel comfort-
and I share a love of fitness," says Lori. "Plus,   and purchase consumer fitness equipment for          able here. Even if you're completely new to
our lifelong goal was to start our own business.    home gyms and workouts. The store sells stabil-      exercising, we can help you get going with a few
And Harvey really wanted a break from his 9-to-     ity balls, dumbbells, medicine balls, weightlift-    basic pieces of equipment." Unique Fitness
5 desk job," she adds with a laugh. "We took        ing gloves and belts, balance training equip-        Concepts even carries fitness equipment sized
the gamble and tried something new, and we          ment, and a wide variety of cardio and               appropriately for children, which seems fitting
have absolutely no regrets."                        weightlifting equipment. Unique Fitness              in light of our nationwide child-obesity epidem-
                                                    Concepts also offers comprehensive home-gym          ic. Lori even reveals that she and Harvey have
   Unique Fitness Concepts offers something that
                                                    set-up services. "We'll come to your home,           plans to launch Healthy Home Shows—small
most big-box fitness stores do not: amazing cus-
                                                    assess your goals, needs, and space availability,    in-home parties that feature exercise equipment
tomer service. Both online, telephone, and in-
                                                    make equipment recommendations, and set up           for everyone to try in a comfortable setting.
store customers receive personal attention from
                                                    your equipment," Lori explains, adding that all
knowledgeable, trained staff. "Harvey and I both                                                            Unique Fitness Concepts brings something
                                                    consultations are free.
believe that customer service is the key," says                                                          refreshing and new to downtown Libertyville.
Lori. "We love to share our fitness knowledge          Unique Fitness Concepts also supplies com-        Stop by to check out their extensive product
and expertise with people and help them make        mercial-grade fitness equipment to park dis-         line, pick up a catalog, or visit them online at
good, informed decisions." Harvey and Lori          tricts, small gyms and clubs, and other corpo-       www.uniquefit1.com. Fitness equipment ques-
scour trade shows and do extensive research in      rate clients, again providing a high level of cus-   tions? Call them at 1-800-978-3481 or 847-996-
order to offer their customers only the best fit-   tomer service by visiting each site, determining     0706. The store is located at 134 E. Church
ness equipment. "We take the worry out of it,"      which equipment would best suit the client's         Street. Business hours are 9am-6pm Monday
Lori says with confidence.                          needs, and making sure the equipment is set up       through Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturday.
                                                    correctly.


UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP…
SEVERAL ESTABLISHED DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES HAVE RECENTLY
GOTTEN NEW OWNERS, KEEPING THE DOWNTOWN FRESH AND EXCITING.
HENRY YEE'S RESTAURANT                              Libertyville for the last fifteen years," says
624 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.                               Wonderlic. "My children go to school here. It
                                                                                                            MAINSTREET SHUTTLES SOCCER
Henry Yee's Restaurant has been located in          was just a good time for Kathy and I to make
                                                    the change." Motif still carries a wide array of        FAMILIES TO DOWNTOWN AREA
downtown Libertyville next to the Liberty
Theater since 1961. In April of 2007, partners      gifts and home décor items, but also features
Linyu Chen and Tina Tsui assumed ownership of       new items such as books and linens.                      MainStreet Libertyville will be making it
the business, bringing with them many creative                                                               easy for young soccer players and their
ideas and positive changes. Chef Chen's 21          STUDIO WEST                                               families to enjoy our lovely downtown
years of cooking experience at the Best Hunan       512 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.                                      during the Libertyville Columbus Day
Restaurant in Vernon Hills proved to be invalu-     Libertyville's beloved photography studio is                   Octoberfest Soccer Tournament,
able as he and Tsui updated the Henry Yee's         under new ownership! Libertyville residents and                   Friday, October 5 through
menu with a wide array of tasty dishes. They        devoted MainStreet supporters, Jeff and Mary                      Sunday, October 7, 2007.
have also redecorated the interior of the restau-   Mateer, assumed ownership of Studio West in                    The tournament is hosted at the
rant and updated the bar. Stop in to meet the       April of 2007 from longtime owner and                    Libertyville Township Soccer Complex,
new owners of Henry Yee's and enjoy a deli-         MainStreet partner Doug Hoffman. "We're very               Illinois' most premier soccer facility.
cious meal today!                                   proud of the studio and the people who work                 A MainStreet Libertyville-sponsored
                                                    here," says an enthusiastic Jeff Mateer, who will             free shuttle will run continuously
MOTIF                                               undoubtedly uphold the studio's dedication to              between the Soccer Complex and the
526 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.                               high-quality photography and impeccable cus-                downtown area so that tournament
A fixture in town since 1998, Motif has a new       tomer service, and continue to utilize its devot-          participants can enjoy the shops and
owner. "I've always wanted to own a shop in         ed and talented staff. Studio West, which has                restaurants downtown without any
town," explains Allison Wonderlic, who pur-         been a MainStreet member since 1990, has                               driving hassles.
chased the store from her friend, Kathy Freese,     been located where it stands today since 1969,
on March 1, 2007. Freese, who is now pursuing       when it was established by photographer Bill
a full-time career in real estate, still helps      West. Good luck to the Mateers!
Allison out at the store. "I have lived in
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                                                           MEET A MAINSTREET
                                                           S T R E E T DA N C E VO L U N T E E R …
                                                                            Name: Kim Beadle
                                                                            Years as a Libertyville Resident: 6
                                                                            Years as MainStreet Volunteer: 6
           UPCOMING EVENTS 2007-2008
                                                                            Favorite MainStreet Events: Street Dance and Dickens of a Holiday

                                                           MainStreet Volunteering Experience: "For six years, I have coordinated all of the volunteers for the
                                                           Street Dance. For the last two years, I have had a partner (new Board member, Beth Kraft) who has
                      Street Dance                         been great to work with and fun to get to know. That's one of the perks of volunteering with
              September 15, 5:30pm-11:30pm                 MainStreet…getting to know great people! I've even gotten my daughter, Jenna involved as a Street
           Music and fun at the Metra Train Station        Dance volunteer! She's had a lot of fun selling sweets from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory during
               (Live music begins at 5:30pm)               the event."
                      Pumpkin Fest
                    October 6, 10am-4pm                                     Name: Todd Short
                    Downtown Libertyville                                   Years as a Libertyville Resident: 6
                                                                            Years as MainStreet Volunteer: 2
              Trick or Treat on MainStreet                                  Favorite MainStreet Events: Out to Lunch, Farmers Market (when he’s not working),
                   October 31, 11am-3pm
                   Downtown Libertyville
                                                                            and of course, Street Dance

                   Dickens of a Holiday                    MainStreet Volunteering Experience: "I've been helping with the Street Dance for the last three years,
                     December 1, 8, 15                     anywhere from marketing, to set-up crew, to clean-up crew. This year I'll be setting up, cleaning up,
                        11am-4pm
                                                           and helping out wherever else they need me."
                 Let's Wine About Winter
                       February 2008
                 Seniors' Snowflake Ball
                      February 2008


                                                           THREE CHEERS FOR THE
                                                           BRAINERD COMMUNITY CENTER!
                        W H AT ' S A                          Since its opening in 1917, the stately brick
                        MAINSTREET                         Brainerd Building on the corner of Brainerd
                                                           Ave. and Route 176 has been a Libertyville land-
                        PA RT N E R ?
                                                           mark. As the historic campus became less
                                                           needed by LHS, an idea dating back 40 years
        Member? Partner? What's the difference?            once again was embraced by Libertyville's
        For many years, we at MainStreet have              Village fathers: convert Brainerd into a commu-
        called our individual contributors "mem-           nity center. In 2006, a 50-year lease was agreed
        bers." But in recognition of the loyalty and       upon by the building owner (District 128) and
        support of these faithful fans of                  the Village. The Brainerd Community Center
        MainStreet, we are now calling them "part-         Foundation was established to preserve and
        ners." MainStreet is a partnership of peo-         restore Brainerd "as a gathering place for all, a
        ple with a common goal: economic devel-            place for enrichment."
        opment through historic preservation of
                                                              The mission of the Brainerd Community
        our beloved home, Libertyville. Our sup-
                                                           Center Foundation is to provide private funding
        porters are more than members to
                                                           for the project through contributions and grants
        us…they are our partners, and we need
                                                           to make extensive restoration and remodeling
        them!
                                                           of the building possible. Once renovated, the Community Center would be utilized for music and
                                                           other performing arts activities, adult education courses, and athletic programs. A drop-in center for
        Please consider becoming a MainStreet
                                                           teens and a daycare drop-off service for toddlers are also likely.
        partner today. More information about dif-
        ferent partnership opportunities can be               If you are interested in making a donation to the Open the Door campaign or volunteering with the
        found on page 11.                                  Brainerd Community Center Foundation, visit their website at www.brainerdcenter.org. Also watch for
                                                           a fundraiser in 2008, sponsored by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club, to benefit the Brainerd
                                                           Community Center.
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                                                                    ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Address ____________________________________________________________________________
            FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS
       Investor      Partner $1,000.00               ❍
                                                                          _______________________________________________________________________
                                                           City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________________
    Benefactor       Partner  $500.00                ❍
         Donor       Partner  $250.00                ❍                _______________________________________________________________________
                                                           Home Phone _______________________________________________________________________
     Sustaining      Partner  $100.00                ❍
  Contributing       Partner    $70.00               ❍                 ________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Work Phone ________________________________________________________________________
    Supporting       Partner    $40.00               ❍
     First Time      Partner    $30.00               ❍                   ______________________________________________________________________
                                                           Email Address ______________________________________________________________________
  Senior (>65)       Partner    $20.00               ❍
 Student (<23)       Partner    $20.00               ❍              __________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Employer __________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                 (for possible matching funds)
       BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
 Downtown Partner                  $150.00           ❍
 Associate Partner*                $100.00           ❍     Contribution Amount $ __________________ Enclosed ______________________
 Corporate Partner                $1,000.00          ❍
                                                                               _________________________________________________________________
                                                           Visa/Mastercard No. _________________________________________________________________
                  *Partnership for businesses outside
           the downtown Libertyville Business District.                    _____________________________________________________________________
                                                           Expiration Date _____________________________________________________________________

All partnerships include delivery of The Gazette and a               ___________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Signature ___________________________________________________________________________
packet of savings certificates to be used at participat-
                             ing downtown businesses.
                                                           Please mail your check made payable to MainStreet Libertyville, Inc., along with this form in
   Mainstreet Libertyville, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit    an envelope to MainStreet Libertyville, 133 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048.
    organization under Tax I.D. Number 36-3657765.         Visit our website: www.mainstreetlibertyville.org
Your partnership fee is tax deductible less the value of
 any gift received. Sustaining Partners may elect not to
 receive the $30 premium (two free admission tickets
                                       to Street Dance).



                                                           BE A VOLUNTEER!
❑ PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE                                     Volunteering is optional as a member, and you do not need to be a member to volunteer for MainStreet
                                                           Libertyville. Volunteers are needed for the following committees. Please check all that interest you and
❑ ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE                                   mail to MainStreet Libertyville, 133 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048.

❑ DESIGN COMMITTEE                                               ______________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Name ______________________________________________________________________________
❑ ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING                                            ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Address ____________________________________________________________________________
  COMMITTEE
                                                                          _______________________________________________________________________
                                                           City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________________
❑ BEHIND THE SCENES

❑ PLEASE CALL ME...                                                   _______________________________________________________________________
                                                           Home Phone _______________________________________________________________________
  I HAVE QUESTIONS.
                                                                       ________________________________________________________________________
                                                           Work Phone ________________________________________________________________________

                                                                         ______________________________________________________________________
                                                           Email Address ______________________________________________________________________
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             TICKETS:
      $12.50 Advance
      $15.00 at Door
   Become a MainStreet
   Libertyville partner
       and receive
       FREE TICKETS
    to the Street Dance!
Tickets available at Harris Bank
Libertyville, Mickey Finn’s, Rocky
  Mountain Chocolate Factory,
   Parkview Gourmet, GLMV
Chamber Office, the Libertyville
       Village Hall and the
     MainStreet Office. Call
 (847) 680-0336 to order your
 tickets or visit our website at
 www.mainstreetlibertyville.org
     for more information.

				
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