What is the LGBA?
The La Grange Business Association is an organization incorporated under the laws of Illinois to enhance the business climate and promote and stimulate orderly growth for businesses located in La Grange.
What does the LGBA do?
As a business advocate, the LGBA promotes business in La Grange by working with the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations. The LGBA is also the voice of La Grange businesses to the Village of La Grange and other government bodies.
Specific issues worked on by the LGBA include sponsoring local cable advertising, facade loans, tax increment financing, parking regulations, Streetscape improvements, candidate nights, sign ordinances, and general business development.
The La Grange Business Association also sponsors many events throughout the year that have proven to be a great way to encourage community support for local businesses.
Where does LGBA meet?
The La Grange Business Association meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m., with some exceptions, at Palmer Place in La Grange. Mail can be sent to:
La Grange Business Association
106 Calendar Court
West End Art Festival Facts
Mission Statement: The West End Art Festival is a juried fine art festival focused on bringing a quality, fine art event to the Village of La Grange and highlighting businesses in the west end business district.
History: The West End Art Festival was founded by Andrea Barnish in 1995. The first festival had 20 artists and sold popcorn and soda. Today the festival hosts more than 70 artists from around the country. Other highlights include live music, food from local restaurants and children's art activities for an event to be enjoyed by all ages. The historic Stone Avenue Train Station was selected as the location for its beautiful architecture and park-like setting.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times