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City of DeKalb extends cover art contest deadline

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for submission to its cover design contest for its 2023 Business Directory Guide. Its theme, “Growing DeKalb,” asks for artwork inspired by DeKalb’s prospering community of businesses...

DeKalb businesses set to honor mothers during Girls Night Out event

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and sponsors will hold a Girls Night Out Mother’s Day Shopping Event 5-8 p.m. April 16 in downtown DeKalb.The event will include shopping and Mother’s Day-themed events at participating local businesses, all of which...

Breakfast with the Bunny to feature Easter breakfast, screening of “Hop”

By Northern Star staff | March 18, 2015

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will hold Breakfast with the Bunny 9-11 a.m. March 28.The event will start with a 9-10:30 a.m. buffet breakfast at Lincoln Inn, 240 E. Lincoln Highway, and conclude with a showing...

Businesses network with OktoberFest drinks, food

By Kristin Maglabe | September 16, 2014

Businesses of DeKalb came together to network in a more laid-back fashion at the DeKalb Chamber OktoberFest After Hours Tuesday.DeKalb Chamber OktoberFest After Hours was held at Aspen Ridge Business Park, 700 Peace Road. Michael Embrey, executive artistic...

Girls Night Out to fundraise for AHA

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2014

The city will host a fundraiser during the fourth Annual Girls Night Out Go Red for Women event for the American Heart Association 5-9 p.m. Sept. 18 in the downtown area.Businesses will raffle off items and the proceeds will go to charity.For more information...

DSW, Five Below set to open

By Keisha Howerth | April 1, 2014

Designer Shoe Warehouse and Five Below will open next week in the Oakland Place Shopping Center.Roger Hopkins, DeKalb economic development consultant, said DSW will open on April 10, and Five Below will likely open the same day. Hopkins said there is...

Expo will feature local businesses

By Northern Star Staff | March 27, 2014

The DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers of Commerce will host the 2014 Community Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the DeKalb High School Field House, 501 W. Dresser Road.There will be more than 100 local businesses, food from local restaurants, inflatable bounce...

Saint Nick rolls into town today

By Lark Lewis | December 4, 2013

Santa Claus is bringing holiday events with him when he comes to town today.The annual Santa Comes to Town event will be provided by the Egyptian Theatre, the DeKalb High School Madrigals and Santa himself. The event has been a tradition in DeKalb for...

City’s restaurant growth shows economic change

City’s restaurant growth shows economic change

By Keisha Howerth | December 2, 2013

The city’s economic situation is showing “positive signs” as more restaurants open.DeKalb is pursuing retail and restaurant opportunities that may interest students, along with residential growth. Roger Hopkins, the city’s economic development...

Hollydays event offers savings, open houses

By James Bartley | November 24, 2013

Black Friday came early for local shoppers during downtown DeKalb’s weekend Hollydays.Hollydays was hosted by the National Bank & Trust Company and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. The event featured holiday sales and open houses for downtown businesses.Stores...

Junction Shopping Center to host after hours event

By Juliana Leprich | April 9, 2012

Local businesses will come together for an after hours event at the Junction Shopping Center, 818 W. Lincoln Highway, tonight. Sunshine Scoop Shoppe & Bakery, Babs & Cocos Tea Emporium, Fushi Yami and Pizza Villa will be offering different samples...

DeKalb, Sycamore Chambers of Commerce host Community Expo

By Juliana Leprich | April 3, 2012

The DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers of Commerce partnered up for the third annual Community Expo Tuesday. The Community Expo was created as a collaboration between the two towns to promote local business. “The big focus that the DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers...