• Black Business Consortium of Evanston

    North Shore


  • About Us

    The BBCENS was conceptualized in January of 2015 by business owners Clarence and Wendy Weaver (C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor) and Larry and Jean Murphy (YoFresh Cafe). They envisioned the creation of a group of business owners who could provide networking support, resources and technical assistance to each other. In February 2015, their vision materialized as over 20 Black business owners came together at a joint meeting and reception to discuss how best to make this happen.


    Since 2015 the BBCENS and has been networking, collaborating, and partnering with its membership in an effort to inform the public about the efficacy of its membership, and the number and variety of businesses that are in close proximity and spread throughout the nine wards of Evanston. In doing so, we are proud to say that many alliances have been established with city and community-based agencies and institutions.


    Over the past five years the work of the BBCENS has been extensive. It has sponsored multiple workshops for it's membership (e.g., How to Prepare Youth for the Workplace Setting; 2020 Tax Information; Effective Communication Strategies for the Workplace Setting). In addition, in 2019 it sponsored two social gatherings for members: Valentine and Christmas parties. It has informed the larger public about the numbers and types of business through it's annual Le Tour de Noir Entrepise and Expo (2016-2020). And, members active in leadership of the BBCENS have added visibility and viability to the BBCENS through the city-wide agencies, boards and committees that they serve on.


    The print directory, in it's fourth year of publication, is an additional tool used to inform the public about the number and variety of black-owned businesses. It is updated annually, to reflect changes and growth in the industry. For example, initially, most businesses listed were brick and mortar; today the directory includes online and home-based businesses as well. Our website, keeps current BBCENS activity, new businesses, and governmental policies that might impact businesses. It is updated as new information is provided.


    The BBCENS seven-member board meets quarterly (January, April, September) to plan, review, and set policy for the upcoming year. Meetings are open to membership, and dates published on line. The Board wishes to acknowledge the scores of volunteers who help to plan the annual Bus Tour and Expo.


    The BBCENS continues to work in cooperation with the City of Evanston, Evanston Community Bank and Trust, a Wintrust Bank, and Byline Banks (formerly First Bank and Trust). These alliances have provided additional visibility, along with media, personnel resources, meeting space and funding that expanded and enhanced the work of the BBCENS, which is inclusive, covering the Black Diaspora: African American, Haitian, Belizean, Jamaican and African.



    The 5th Annual Le Tour de Noir - Bus Tour & Outdoor Expo

    Save the Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022

    We are excited to announce the return of the Black Business Consortium Evanston Northshore (BBCENS) 5th Annual Le Tour de Noir Bus Tour and 4th Annual Marketplace & Expo; July 16, 2022 from 11:00am to 7:00pm. We were planning our 5th annual Small Business BIG Impact 4.0, when the pandemic hit two years ago. Several small black businesses had to shut down for months due to the economic impact, and a few closed. We are back to help promote these businesses with two guided trolley bus tours, highlighting black businesses and organizations throughout the Evanston community. After the trolley tour, return to James Park to enjoy the Marketplace & Expo with more than 30 vendors. We have changed the venue from an indoor location at the Levy Center to the James Park. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to share resources, network and sell products. Register for tour and lake front expo at www.blackbizevenston-nz.org starting June 1st. The website will be updated soon for vendors and tourist to register. Come out and support these businesses like never before!


    For further information, email us at bbcens4@gmail.com or Wendy Weaver at (847) 833-9764.

    Black Business Expo and Marketplace 2020

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    Black Business Expo and Marketplace 2018

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    Black Business Expo and Marketplace 2018

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    Bus Tour


    Annual Le Tour de Noir - Bus Tour & Outdoor Expo

    JUNE 2023 (DATE TBD)

    We are excited to announce the return of the Black Business Consortium Evanston Northshore (BBCENS) 5th Annual Le Tour de Noir Bus Tour and 4th Annual Marketplace & Expo; June 2023.

    We were planning our 5th annual Small Business BIG Impact 4.0, when the pandemic hit two years ago. Several small black businesses had to shut down for months due to the economic impact, and a few closed. We are back to help promote these businesses with two guided trolley bus tours, highlighting black businesses and organizations throughout the Evanston community. After the trolley tour, return to James Park to enjoy the Marketplace & Expo with more than 30 vendors and live entertainment.


    We have changed the venue from an indoor location at the Levy Center to the James Park. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to share resources, network and sell products. Register for tour and lake front expo at www.blackbizevenston-nz.org starting June 1st. The website will be updated soon for vendors and tourist to register. Come out and support these businesses like never before!



    For further information, email us at bbcens4@gmail.com or Wendy Weaver at (847) 833-9764.




    Bus Tour 2016: wgntv.com/2016/02/20/black-owned-businesses-celebrated-during-black-history-month/


    Expo 2017: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsffGJwunqU

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    For Businesses

    Expo and Market Place


    "Small Business, Big Impact 4.0! Business Expo & Market Place" 

    DATE: 2023 TBD


    Your $100 BBCENS Expo and Market Place registration includes:


    1. Annual $50 BBCENS membership fee.

    2. A listing in the BBCENS printed business directory and on this website to promote your business, promotions and special events throughout the year.

    3. A table, two chairs and signage that will allow you to promote your business at the Expo and Market Place by selling products, offering services, doing demonstrations and sharing information. We recommend that you bring 10x10 tent, samples, products, coupons and flyers. Note: all food sales require a City of Evanston permit.

    4. A free copy of the printed BBCENS business directory.


    Space is reserved on a "first come, first served" basis.



  • Membership

    Become a member of the Black Business Consortium of Evanston/North Shore!

    Our Mission & Benefits

    The organization is loosely structured to enable members to focus their time and energies on the effective management of their respective businesses rather than in the operations of a governing body. It meets together twice yearly as a joint body. Membership is voluntary and regulated by the cooperative spirit of its individual members.


    Your membership comes with the following benefits:


    • Networking and mentoring opportunities

    • Job postings on BBCENS website

    • Member of Merchant Association (BBCENS applying for)

    • Free publicity

    • Free table at annual Business Expo and Market Place to sell products and services and share information

    • Workshops and events that will enhance your business.

    • Posting on BBCENS website

    • Listing in BBCENS print directory

    • Free copy of BBCENS print directory

    To register may register online or request an application and mail with a check, made payable to Black Business Consortium of Evanston North Shore, to:


    Black Business Consortium Evanston North Shore (BBCENS)

    P. O. Box 6532

    Evanston, IL 60204-B


    For questions, please contact us.



    State Farm Neighborhood Assist® awards $25,000 grants to non-profit organizations to support 40 causes making an impact in their communities. Submission opens June 2, 2021. For further information and to apply, visit https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/


    Grant funds available for Evanston businesses

    Applications for the City of Evanston's Entrepreneurship Support Emergency Assistance Grant Program are now being accepted. This program grants up to $2,500 in assistance for small businesses located in Evanston. Funding is limited, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please review the Entrepreneurship Support Program Emergency Guidelines before applying. A webinar/presentation slides regarding the program and application process are available online, https://cityofevanston.wufoo.com/forms/emergency-assistance-entrepreneurship-grant/


    Comcast is giving $10,000 to 100 minority-owned Chicago-area small businesses


    Evanston minority-owned businesses are eligible for these cash grants. This is the link to the web site to apply: www.comcastrise.com/apply




  • Business Directory

    This Business Directory is updated regularly. Inclusion in this directory is not an endorsement or recommendation of these products, services and businesses.


    A PDF of the current printed directory can be found here:


    Black Business Consortium of Evanston North Shore (BBCENS)

    Larry and Jean and Murphy, Clarence and Wendy Weaver, Founders

    P. O. Box 6532 Evanston 60204-B (847) 859-6408

    Website: www.blackbizevanston-ns.org

    Email: blackbusconsortiumevanston@gmail.com

    A group of black business owners who share resources, network, discuss common concerns and support each other.


    Evanston Minority Business Consortium, Inc. Calvin Lynn, President

    P. O. Box 5683 Evanston 60204 847-348-9214

    Website: www.evanstonmbci.com Email: embcinc@aol.com

    Certifies, develops, connects, and advocates for minority suppliers by creating sustainable and profitable relationships between minority business enterprises and major buying organizations.


    BLACK-Building Leadership And ​Community Knowledge

    Website: http://www.awofinc.wix.com/awofinc/organizing

    Email: awofinc@gmail.com Phone 872 216 7058

    African American civic and community leaders who share the common goal of improving the quality of life among African Americans throughout the nation. Our work at the grassroots level is to educate and engage communities and to provide neighborhood-based services and solutions addressing community problems.


    C&W Market Foundation, Clarence and Wendy Weaver, Co-Founders

    1901 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201

    Email: cwfoundation1960@gmail.com

    Website: https://cwmarketandicecreamparlor.com/c%26w-foundation 

    A food pantry that serves high need families in the greater Evanston area. "CREATING HEALTHY CHANGE ONE MEAL AT A TIME". A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


    The Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc. Reynold Martin, President

    P. O. Box 1265 Evanston 60204-1265

    Website: www.chessmenclub.org 

    Building bridges to better health, better education and better communities. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


    Evanston Branch NAACP Rev. Michael C. R. Nabors, President

    2010 Dewey Ave., #302A Evanston 60201 (847) 864-0038

    Website: www.facebook.com/evanstonnorthshorenaacp/ Email: naacpev@aol.com 

    The branch meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm.


    Evanston Local Marketplace (ELM)

    Bryant Wallace and Clarence Weaver, Co-Founders

    Website: www.evanstonlocalmarketplace.com

    Email: info@evanstonlocalmarketplace.com

    An ecommerce platform that brings Institutional Buyers and small businesses together to benefit the local spend inititative in Evanston and the Northshore.


    Evanston Present and Future, Kemone Hendricks

    Non Profit Organization

    Email: evanstonpresentandfuture@gmail.com 

    Website: www.kemonehendricks.com 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evanstonpaf/


    Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti Marie Lynn Toussaint, Esq., Chairperson

    1900B Asbury Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 530-0851

    Website: haitiancongress.org/ Email: haitiancongress@rocketmail.com

    Mobilizing Haitians in the Diaspora to help develop Haiti. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


    Young Masterbuilders in Motion, Inc. Kim Wright, Founder (773) 941-1200

    Website: www.theymim.org Email: info@theymim.org

    Inspiring, connecting and equipping young women, orphans, adoptees, foster youth, and alumnae to thrive. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


    Evanston Black Professionals Networking Group

    Founders: Jared Davis and Peter Braithwaite


    Our mission is to be a pioneer and be an innovator of new ways to support traditional Black businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals.



    African American History and Genealogical Study Group of Evanston

    300 Dodge Ave., Levy Center Evanston 60202

    Mattie Amaker, Discussion Facilitator

    Meets twice monthly to discuss African-American history and genealogy on the second Tuesday (day) and fourth Tuesday (evening).


    Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Tim Rhoze, Artistic Director

    927 Noyes St. Evanston 60201 (847) 866-5914

    Website: www.fjtheatre.com/ Email: fjtheatre@cityofevanston.org

    Committed to supplying the very best in theatre from original plays to the best of Broadway.


    Jumpilicious Jump Rope Entertainment Danielle Sanders, Instructor

    Email: jumpiliciousjumprope@gmail.com (773) 957-5475

    Website: www.facebook.com/Jumpilicious-Jump-Rope-Entertainment-1893073284240195/                               

    Learn fun freestyle tricks and master the Double Dutch Rope.


    Path Press, Inc. Bennett Johnson, Owner

    P. O. Box 5683 Evanston 60204 (847) 492-0177

    Website: www.pathpressinc.com Email: pathpressinc@aol.com

    Quality books about Third World people. Provides opportunities for persons of African descent to write and publish their stories, ideas and concerns.


    Shorefront Legacy Center Dino Robinson, Founder and Director

    2214 Ridge Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-7467

    (lower level of Sherman United Methodist Church)

    Website: www.shorefrontlegacy.org Email: shorefront@me.com   

    Collects, preserves and educates people about Black history on Chicago's North Shore.


    American Defensive Driving School Doug Whitmore, Owner

    1640 Orrington Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 425-1640

    Website: www.beasafedriver.com Email: info@beasafedriver.com 

    Whether an experienced driver or looking to become a new member of the driving community, a program can be designed for each individual.




    A. G. Tuckpointing Antwan Green, Owner

    (773) 458-9527


    B & B Handyman Services Willie Brown, Owner

    (773) 706-8861


    Cath Associates, Inc. Frantz Cartright, Owner

    2401 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 332-2600

    Website: www.cathinc.com Email: fcartright@cathinc.com

    Project, program and construction management, owner representation


    Chuck's Refrigeration Charles Perrin, Owner

    (847) 561-9413

    Heating and air conditioning; installation and repair of stoves, washers and dryers


    Coley's Gas Appliances Chris Coley, Owner

    2011 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 942-1113

    Specializes in detailed gas grill cleaning, gas fire pits, gas line installation for outdoor kitchens, gas logs sets; fireplace, gas leak & gas grill repairs for over 28 years.


    Diggs & Diggs Painting MacArthur Diggs, Owner

    1925 Darrow Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-2916


    HomeTeam Inspection Service Shane Smith, owner

    Evanston 60202 (847) 306-3444

    Website: www.hometeam.com/north-shore-chicago/                              Email: ssmith@hometeam.com                                                                         Fast. Trusted. Accurate. That's the HomeTeam Promise.


    Hot Ice Heating and Cooling Otis Bell, Owner

    Skokie 60076 (847) 420-4142


    JL Construction Jonas Lee, Owner

    Skokie 60076 (847) 858-1690


    Kelvin Company, LLC Paul Boynton, Owner

    2150 Ashland Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 869-4094

    Website: www.kelvincompany.com/ Email: info@kelvincompany.com

    Specializes in commercial and residential foundations, flat work, excavation, custom stamping and colored decorative concrete.


    Lee’s Welding and Repair Lee Johnson, Owner

    (312) 316-3056

    Email: leeweldingrepair@gmail.com

    Wrought iron fencing and wood chain link; a/c cages; hand rails; burglar doors


    McFadden Construction & Welding Jessie McFadden, Owner

    Evanston 60202 (847) 492-9537


    PDQ Construction, Inc. Calvin Lynn, Owner

    424 South Blvd. Evanston 60202 (847) 791-7183

    Website: pdqcontractor.com/ Email: info@pdqcontractor.com

    Established in 2000, contractor services include remodeling, carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, siding, windows and doors.


    TJ's Lawn Service Tim Reid, Owner

    224.723.0435 Email: tjslawnservice2018@gmail.com

    Contractor services include mowing, edging, trimming, lawn work, weed maintenance, blowing, snow removal and more...


    True Power Electric Dion Jones, Owner

    9020 Ewing Ave. Evanston 60203 (847) 477-3230

    Email: truepowere@hotmail.com

    Specializing in electrical construction and renovation, the company strives to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction.


    Turf Care Landscaping, Inc. Constance J. Lytle, President

    1018 Darrow Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-1677

    Email: connie.lytle@gmail.com

    Landscape contractor services since 1980. Certified DBE.


    Turner Repair Services Keon Turner, owner

    Email: KeonTurne@yahoo.com

    Phone: (224) 637-9086

    Ebike/electric Scooter upgrades and pairs


    Watts Painting & Decorating, Inc. James Watts, Owner

    Email: wattspainting@comcast.net (847) 866-9154

    “We do it right the first time.”


    Avec Amour Mixologist on the Move Valerie Surpris, Owner (773) 949-7331

    Website: business.facebook.com/avecamourhair/ 

    Mobile bartending: professional and licensed mixologists.


    Final Result Pest Control Sanderson Jolicoeur, Owner (224) 307-2266

    Website: www.facebook.com/FinalResultPestcontrol/ Email: sjolicoeur07@gmail.com 

    Residential and commercial pest control services. We solve any pest problem!! Bed bugs, roaches, mice, rates, etc.


    InSync Data Systems Paul Mark Wallace, Solutions Architect

    848 Dodge Ave. #341 Evanston 60201 (847) 328-9905

    Website: insynccs.com/ Email: info@insynccs.com

    Committed to business technology, community development and exceptional customer service.


    Logan Consulting Services Dr. Gilo Kwesi Logan, President

    P. O. Box 5585 Evanston 60204 (847) 977-1141

    Website: www.loganconsultingservices.com 

    Committed to working with clients to inspire and develop the most effective global leadership competencies in the world.


    Northside Transformative Law Center Emmanuel André, Esq.

    1543 W. Morse Ave. Chicago 60626 (312) 219-6544

    Website: www.northsidetlc.com Email: eandre@northsidetlc.com

    A space where community members, families and professionals come together to advocate and accompany individuals who are navigating the criminal justice system.


    Research Explorers, Inc. Lisa McDonald, Owner

    1111 New Trier Ct. Wilmette 60091 (847) 853-0237

    Website: www.researchexploreres.com Email: lisa@researchexplorers.com

    Insightful, actionable and collaborative qualitative research to help you effectively reach diverse audiences and identify solutions..


    Horton Janitorial Service Todd M. Horton, Owner

    1331 Cleveland St. Evanston 60202 (847) 596-1360

    Window cleaning and custodial services for home and business.




    Huntington Learning Center Cheri Reid, Owner

    9418 Skokie Blvd. Skokie 60077 (847) 675-8600

    Website: huntingtonhelps.com/center/skokie

    Providing students on the North Shore with exceptional tutoring and test prep since 2003.


    The Honey Bee Company, LLC Rachel O. Williams, Owner

    2906 Central St., #258 Evanston 60201 (847) 864-4032

    Website: www.paigeandpaxton.com Email: questions@paigeandpaxton.com

    Offers in- and out-of-school solutions that train students in STEM education from an early age through the use of books, games and resources.


    She Is Code Tonya Patterson, Executive Director

    1655 Foster Evanston 60201 (331) 303-2633

    Website: www.sheiscode.com Email: info@sheiscode.org

    Empowers people and communities that are underrepresented in the tech sector through fun, engaging and accessible learning events. A 501(c)(3) organization.


    Black Business Consortium Evanston North Shore (BBCENS)
    "Le Tour de Noir - Bus Tour & Expo and Market place"
    Larry and Jean Murphy, Clarence and Wendy Weaver
    Email: bbcens4@gmail.com
    Annual narrated bus tour and expo that highlights Black-owned businesses located in all nine wards of Evanston/North Shore. The bus tour includes the rich history of Blacks in the Evanston/North Shore community. The Expo and market place offers the opportunity to meet local business owners and purchase their products and services.

    Evanston Haitian Community Festival Gerald Daye and Lisa Laude-Raymond

    P. O. Box 5465 Evanston 60204 (773) 226-4996

    Website: www.facebook.com/evanstonhaitiancommunityfestival/ 

    Email: geralddaye@yahoo.com

    Held annually in James Park (Oakton Street and Dodge Avenue) on July 4 , this is the 31st year of providing food, fun, sports and live entertainment for the whole family! A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.


    Evanston’s Annual Juneteenth Parade, Kemone Hendricks

    Email: evanstonpresentandfuture@gmail.com 

    Website: www.kemonehendricks.com 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1064864250578596/?ref=share_group_link


    Evanston Remembrance Reunion Picnic (E-Fam)

    Dwayne A. Aiken, Hayden Hollowood Brammer, John Murray

    Email: efamerrp@yahoo.com (847) 732-3232

    A group of Evanstonians committed to remembering those who came before us that shaped our lives and our community. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary, and the event will be held on Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at James Park, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.


    Jamaican Independence Day Festival
    Sponsored in August by the Evanston Cricket & Social Club in James Park


    Body Science Personal Fitness Training (PFT) Tony Duncan, Owner

    335 Ridge Rd. Wilmette 60091 (847) 920-9740

    Website: www.bodysciencepft.com Email: info@bodysciencepft.com

    A group of highly motivated, energetic, talented fitness trainers. committed to plying, prodding and pushing discipline and attention to personal training.


    Hip Circle Empowerment Center Malik Turley, Owner

    727 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 859-9427

    Website: hipcircle.org/ Email: info@hipcircle.org

    Offers belly dance and fitness for women, girls and families through classes, workshops, personal training, fitness nutrition coaching, parties and more.


    The Fitness Matrix Albert Ferguson, Owner

    2409 Main St. Evanston 60202 (800) 465-4919

    Website: thefitnessmatrix.me/ Email: getfit@thefitnessmatrix.me

    Prepare to perform! Martial arts,sports conditioning and personal training 


    Haliburton Funeral Chapel Nathan Haliburton, Owner

    1317 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-6135

    Website: www.haliburtonfuneral.com Email: natelou@aol.com

    Courteous care for families throughout their most trying times since 1975.


    Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Philip L. Gillette, Owner

    1917 Asbury Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 869-3172

    Website: www.thompsonfuneralandcremation.com/  

    Email: thompsonfuneral1917@yahoo.com

    Providing funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family since 1963.


    Ashley Lauren Georgia Parker, President

    636 Church St., #701 Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 733-9470

    Website: ashleylaurennaturalproducts.com/ Email: alproducts@netzero.net

    A prestige beauty brand manufacturing and distributing the finest quality natural hair and skin care products, with the purest natural ingredients, since 1998.


    Melaleuca "The Wellness Company" Gregory Davis, Independent Marketing Executive . Director 3

    1723 Crain St. Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 942.8791

    Email: winwithgreg@gmail.com

    Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals.


    Bodyworks by Carla Carla Eason, Owner

    Evanston 60201 (847) 312-9558

    Website: www.bodyworksbycarla.com/ Email: info@bodyworksbycarla.com

    A mobile massage company that allows its customers to be relaxed, renovated and renewed via individual sessions, corporate events and spa parties.


    Dental Art Specialists Drs. Jazmine & Melvin Dillard, III, Owners

    1964 Dempster St. Evanston 60202 (847) 563-4484

    Website: dentalartspecialists.com/ Email: DAS.Evanston@gmail.com

    An orthodontic and pediatric dental practice that provides superior customer service, compassionate care and a friendly environment your children will enjoy.


    Melanin + Me Ashley Askew-Bell, Owner

    Website: www.facebook.com/melaninandmeco/

    Natural and organic beauty products that promote healthy skin.


    Rosemary Hickman Licensed Massage Therapist

    (847) 814-1861

    Therapeutic and relaxing, “happiness is not a destination, but a journey.”


    Skillz Physical Therapy

    839 Dodge Avenue

    (847) 859-6240

    Email: Evanston@skillzpt.com

    Personalize physical therapy for every injury.


    Smile Suite Orthodontics, Dr. Kimeberly Mays -Smith, Orthodonist

    2422 Main Street Evanston 60201 (847) 665-1504

    Website: https://smilesuiteortho.com/  The Smile You Desire.


    Undertonez LLC Breanna Jackson, Owner

    1724 Sherman Ave. #204 Evanston 60201 (815) 575-5058

    Website: undertonez.org/ Email: generalinfo@undertonez.com

    Professional life coaching and guided meditation services.




    Velma’s Elegant Designs Velma Walker-Towns, Owner

    Email: velbless@att.net(773) 508-1185

    Unique decorative vases made to order.



    Xcessible Solutions Milton Nivose, Consultant

    (888) 896-9391

    Website: www.xcessiblesolutions.com/ Email: info@xcessiblesolutions.com

    A home modification consultancy providing services and products for the elderly and disabled.



    Mz. Kim's Bling & Things! Kim Wilson, Independent Consultant

    Website: paparazziaccessories.com/129754/ (773) 587-8730

    Email: kimwilsona1229@gmail.com

    Paparazzi Accessories is known for $5 bling. All items are lead- and nickel-free, fun, fashionable and affordable. Check our upscale Zi Collection.



    LegalShield/ID Shield Independent Associates:

    Kathyleen Brooks

    Email: kb69.wearelegalshield.com/ (224) 628-8313

    Webistie: https://kathyleen.wearelegalshield.com


    Sheila Hilliard

    Email: hilliards.wearelegalshield.com/ (847) 528-9328

    Protect your family, business, and personal identity with simple, comprehensive coverage .


    Mari Enterprise & Celebrations Reimagined, Kemone Hendricks

    Marketing & events planning company

    Website: https://celebrationsreimagined.events

    Email: mari.marienterprise@gmail.com


    Motivational Speaker/Corporate Trainer 

    L. C. Training Events Lisa Laude, Coach

    Lisa Laude Speaks (786) 838-1837

    1427 Church St. Evanston 60201

    Website: www.facebook.com/lisalaudespeaks/ Email: lisalaude@gmail.com

    Inspire, motivates, trains and coaches you on how to lift your life.





    InteleTravel Charles Toney-Jones, Independent Travel Agent

    (847) 733-8993

    Website: charlestoney-jones.inteletravel.com/booktravel.cfm

    Email: charles1244@gmail.com

    Help loved ones plan trips; travel the globe for education; create an exciting new career; and travel for less.

    Let Us Drive You Valery Coffey, Owner

    Personal car service (847) 361-8511


    Marjorie B Travel, Inc. Marjorie Bolden, CEO

    (773) 761-1228

    Website: marjorieb.mtravel.com/ Email: marjoriebtravel@gmail.com

    Where you want to go, we’ll help you get there.


    T & T’s Travel and Gifts Willie Shaw, Owner

    (847) 864-4618

    Website: www.tttravelgifts.com/

    Enjoy exciting, fun-filled, educational tours, travel, and Afro-centric gifts with an emphasis on affordability.


    Self Care

     Shea Layne Skincare, Owner (312) 543-2494 Website: https://www.shealayneskincare.com Email: shealayneskincare@gmail.com Our company was created as a lifestyle that empowers individuals to embrace their authentic selves through self care. We specialize in handmade natural bath bombs and shea butter bar soaps, handcrafted soy candles, brown sugar scrub, massage & body oil, shea butter lotion, vegan lip balm, lip scrub and beard oil to help create the perfect gift for everyone.




    Hinman LNG, Inc. Vaughan A. Jones, Principal

    825 Elmwood Ave., #2S Evanston 60202 (312) 868-6026

    Website: www.hinmanlng.com/ Email: info@hinmanlng.com

    Established in 1995, Hinman LNG provides assessments, logistics and consultation for liquefied natural gas and other industrial fuels.


    JFI Packaging Group, Inc. Jerry W. Lacy, President & CEO

    5250 Old Orchard Rd. #300 Skokie 60077 (312) 733-5242

    Website: www.jfipackaging.com Email: jerrylacy@jfipackaging.com

    Since 1995, a diversified supplier of paperboard packaging and materials. Designs, manufactures and converts folding cartons, point-of-purchase displays and more.


    Honeycomb Insurance Agency Alvin Perryman, Owner

    Evanston 60201 (847) 924-6412

    Website: www.honeycombinsurance.com/    Email: alvinp.insurance@gmail.com

    An independent health insurance agent with AGA Medicare Options, representing most major Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplement Insurance plans.


    Insurance Center Neville Muir, Owner

    1937 W. Howard St. Chicago 60626 (773) 338-4800

    Website: www.insuredcenter.com/contact.aspx 

    An independent agency that has been serving the public since 2004.


    Jim Lee-State Farm Insurance  Jim Lee, Owner

    721 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 328-4630

    Website: www.Jimleeinsurance.com Email: Jim@jimleeinsurance.com

    Helping people and businesses manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams through insurance products since 1978.


    Robert Reece Insurance & Financial Services Robert Reece, Owner

    1603 Orrington Ave. #500 Evanston 60201 (847) 424-1065

    Website: www.bobreeceinsurance.com

    A full-service insurance and financial services agency providing the widest selection of policies at competitive rates and personal, professional service.


    Terry Performance Group Keith Terry, Owner

    1603 Orrington Ave, #600 Evanston 60201 (847) 867-1192

    Website: www.terryperformancegroup.com Email: info@terryperformancegroup.com

    Provides targeted advisory healthcare and management consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses, organizations and trade associations.


    Western & Southern Life Edith M. Woolridge, Financial Representative

    5250 Old Orchard Rd. #S425 Skokie 60077 (847) 912-8381

    Website: www.WSLife.com/agent/ewoolrid Email: edith.woolridge@wslife.com

    Helping you with all your family’s life insurance and financial needs.


    Self Care

    Shea Layne Skincare, Owner

    (312) 543-2494

    Website: https://www.shealayneskincare.com

    Email: shealayneskincare@gmail.com

    Our company was created as a lifestyle that empowers individuals to embrace their authentic selves through self care. We specialize in handmade natural bath bombs and shea butter bar soaps, handcrafted soy candles, brown sugar scrub, massage & body oil, shea butter lotion, vegan lip balm, lip scrub and beard oil to help create the perfect gift for everyone.


    Good News Laundromat Jeffery Kelly, Owner

    817 Noyes St. Evanston 60201 (847) 864-6135

    Website: www.goodnewslaundry.com Email: jkelly@goodnewslaundry.com

    Offers self-serve, coin operated washers and dryers; drop-off service; free Wi-Fi and a wholesome atmosphere quiet enough to study.


    Jackson Movers Anthony Jackson, Owner

    P. O. Box 627 Skokie 60076 (224) 223-5457

    Email: evanston125@yahoo.com

    Moving, hauling and delivery service for more than 40 years.


    Joey's Movers and Trucking, Inc. Joey Brooks, Owner

    7333 Ridgeway Ave. Skokie 60076 (847) 674-7779

    Website: www.joeysmovers.com

    Celebrating over 38 years of experience with residential and commercial moves as well as trucking services.


    Bah's Hair Braiding Bah Fatoumata, Owner

    309 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 869-7549


    Breezybundles - ONLINE Briyana Jackson, Owner

    (773) 931-6905

    Website: www.shopbreezybundles.com/ Email: Briyana99@gmail.com

    Accessories, extensions and closures. “I make hair contact before eye contact.”


    Church Street Barber Shop Sam Johnson, Owner

    1905 Church St. Evanston 60201 (847) 328-9749

    African-American men, women and boys have patronized this community mainstay for haircuts since the 1940s.


    Cutting Edge Hair Gallery Donna Walker, Owner

    1706 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 424-1624

    Website: www.facebook.com/cuttingedgehargallery/

    Email: walkerboyd@gmail.com

    A unisex hair salon serving men, women and children. Specializes in cuts, coloring, ethnic hair braiding, eyebrows and lashes, chemical service.


    Divine African Hair Braiding Marcel Tagro, Owner

    703 Howard St. Evanston 60202

    Website: www.facebook.com/Divine-African-Hair-Braiding-424728697540518/

    Email: tagrowinner@gmail.com

    Your one-stop shop for your divine style. Weaves, braids and accessories.


    Ebony Barber Shop Gigi Giles, Owner

    1702 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 475-9701

    Email: sweett3530@msn.com

    Providing haircuts and hot shave services since 1962.


    Executive Studio Hair Salon Diana Austin, Owner

    801 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 570-5822

    Website: www.facebook.com/Executive-Studio-139143582806099/

    Email: Hair_Diva@ameritech.net

    A comfortable upscale hair salon for women, men, boys and girls. The salon has a barber and hair stylists. Services of a massage therapist are available as well.


    Hair by Paula Beauty Salon Paula Williams, Owner

    1829 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 475-2286

    Haircuts and blowouts


    ikandi Hair Studio Kandi Corbbins, Owner

    1705 Central St. Evanston 60201 (847) 475-2634

    Website: www.ikandihairstudio.com/ 

    Stylists support, enhance, and create beauty, with a focus on healthy hair whether relaxed or natural.


    NailedByKadi, Kadian Dixon Nail Artist

    (847) 722-2398

    Email: NailedbyKadi@gmail.com

    Faceboom.com | NailedByKadi

    Instragram @NailedByKadi


    Lash Squared Beauty Bar & Lash Lounge Shannon Jackson, Owner

    Website www.facebook.com/lashsquared/ (773) 669-LASH (5274)

    Email: shannonj@lashsquared.com

    Specializes in lash extensions and esthetic service for both women and men. We also provide suites to beauty professionals at a reasonable rate.


    Michèle Lamothe Salon Michèle Lamothe, Owner

    609 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847)644-8921

    Website: www.facebook.com/Michèle-Lamothe-Salon-1040531732671836/

    Email: michele_lamothe@yahoo.com

    A multicultural salon offering a variety of services including blowouts, natural hair care, extensions, custom wigs, makeup and much more!


    Reese's Barber Studio Armando Taylor, Owner

    1000 Foster St. Evanston 60201 (773) 960-2035

    Website: www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hair-Salon/Reeses-Barber-Studio-216310051715420/ Email: cutnhr@yahoo.com


    Studio-SLK Sandy Lewis-Kadiri, Owner

    1934 Maple Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 868-8353

    Website: www.studio-slk.com Email: contact@studio-slk.com

    This high-end salon opened in 2012 and caters primarily to multicultural women, providing professional hair services, exquisite customer care and flexibility at affordable prices.


    Studio 876 LLC Camile Panton, Owner

    815 Main St. Evanston 60202 (224) 634-0729


    Style Rite Beauty Salon Styling by Verona

    725 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-8100

    Website: www.getfave.com

    We do braids of all kinds.


    The Lavish Hair Lounge Alexandria Nivose and Tanesha Staffney, Owners

    814 Dempster St., Evanston 60202 (224) 307-2872

    Website: www.facebook.com/The-Lavish-Hair-Lounge-169736289751273/

    Making women look and feel beautiful.


    Wesley's International Hair Design Wesley Poole, Owner

    3419 Church St. Evanston 60203 (847) 679-9430

    Website: www.wesleysinternationalhairdesign.com/

    Stylists give clients of all ages the hairstyle or look that they envision, whether it is short, long, layered, curly, straight or an up-do.


    Fran Joy

    Website: www.franjoy.com Email: fwjoy@icloud.com

    Artist and political activist. Concept paintings, handpainted designer screens, masks and sculpture, paintings, nature, portraits and still life.


    Jason Michele Trippel Photography Jason M. Trippel, owner

    Email: www.mydejaviews.com (847) 722-5552

    Events | Weddings | Video


    Rich Foreman Photography Rich Foreman, Owner

    936 Sherman Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 864-4549

    Website: www.richforeman.com Email: rfphoto@ameritech.net

    An expert event, portrait and commercial photographer with more than 20 years of experience in the studio and on location; digital design and photo restoration.


    Wayne McNair Photography Wayne McNair, Owner

    (815) 483-3198

    Website: www.waynemcnair.com/ Email: mcnairjunior@yahoo.com

    “Pictures today, memories tomorrow.”


    Caribbean Shipping & Postal Service Maurice McKenzie, Owner

    705 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 864-9150

    Email: csps721@yahoo.com

    Notary public; Fed Ex & UPS; mailboxes and rentals; key duplication; ships boxes and barrels; authorized bill payment center and U-Haul neighborhood dealer.


    Evanston Quicksigns Warren and Marilyn Pitts, Owners

    7526 N. Paulina Ave. Chicago 60626 (312) 520-7468

    Website: evanstonquicksigns.wixsite.com/evanstonquicksigns

    Email: evanstonquicksigns@gmail.com

    Offers a wide variety of printing and marketing solutions for all of your projects, events and campaigns.


    Fresh Prints of Evanston - ONLINE Seth Simmons, Owner

    Website: www.freshprintsofevanston.com/ (847) 736-8938

    Email: Freshprintsof847@gmail.com

    An online company established in 2017 that provides top tier screen printing and custom apparel. Free design help. Bulk orders. No minimums.


    Jet Blue Print-ONLINE Tynon J. Arthurs, Manager

    (773) 676-7097

    Website: www.jetblueprint.com Email: start@jetblueprint.com

    A family-owned business established in 2017 that allows customers in Evanston and surrounding areas to have a better option for printing.


    Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward Alderman (847) 801-9386

    Email: pcbraithewaite@cityofevanston.org


    Cicely L. Fleming, 9th Ward Alderman  (224) 204-4017

    Email: cfleming@cityofevanston.org


    Honorable Lionel Jean-Baptiste, Circuit Court Judge  (312) 310-4357

    Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St., Rm.2807, Chicago, IL 60602

    Email: lionel.jean.baptiste@gmail.com


    Devon Reid,  8th Ward Alderman (872) 203-4291

    Email: dreid@cityofevanston.org


    Bobby Burns, 5th Ward Alderman (847) 766-5871

    Email: bburns@cityofevanston.org


    Evanston Live TV Meleika Gardner, Creator

    Website: evanstonlivetv.com/ Email: evanstonlivetv@gmail.com

    Vignettes created to give the people of Evanston a voice. Be heard!


    Radio La Différence Jean-vil Joseph, Producer

    1900 Asbury Ave. Evanston 60201 847-571-7312

    Website: www.radioladifference.com/ Email: info@radioladifference.com

    Promoting Haitian Music and Culture


    @ properties Roger N. Williams, Broker, PSA

    1821 Benson Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 975-9006

    Email: rogerwilliams@atproperties.com

    Stop looking and start finding.


    Compass Evanston Allie Payne, Licensed Real Estate Broker

    814 Dempster St. Evanston, IL 60202 (312) 752-0055

    Website: www.compassevanston.com Email: allie.payne@compass.com

    Specializes in residential real estate sales throughout Chicago, the North Shore and the western suburbs.


    KoenigRubloff Realty Group                               

    Betty Ruffin, Broker (847) 425-5231

    Website: bettyruffin.koenigrubloff.com/ Email: bruffin@KoenigRubloff.com


    Charlotte Ruffin, Broker (847) 425-5230

    Website: charlotteruffin.koenigrubloff.com/ Email: cruffin@KoenigRubloff.com


    Manchester Realty Bob Parris, Owner and Managing Broker

    3423 Church St. Evanston, IL 60203 (847) 869-1900

    Website: www.manchesterevanston.com Email: info@manchesterevanston.com

    With over 25 years of residential real estate experience, the company is ready to help you achieve all of your real estate goals.


    Mills Realty Leroy Viamille, Managing Broker

    2640 W. Touhy Ave., #212 Chicago 60645 (773) 764-9547

    Website: millsreal.com/ Email: leroy@mills1realty.com

    Making the buying, selling, renting and property management process of real estate as cost effective as possible.


    Realty Advisors Elite Cherylette Hilton, Broker/Realtor

    4023 Church St. Skokie 60076 (847) 423-6644


    Badge Brew Coffee, Mike Jones, Owner

    Website: https://badgebrewcoffee.com/

    Connoisseur of coffee. Dedicated to providing you with coffee that works as hard as you do!


    Badou Senegalese Cuisine Badou Diakhate, Owner

    2055 W. Howard St. Chicago 60645 (773) 293-6913

    Website: www.badousenegalesecuisine.com/

    Power your health with delicious Senegalese food for lunch and dinner.


    Bella Noir Desserts Courtney Barrett, Owner

    Evanston 60204 (773) 681-1168

    Website: www.bellanoirdesserts.com Email: bellanoirdesserts@gmail.com

    Bella Noir Desserts is a catering business that gets back to the basics of cooking by preparing delectable desserts and savory and food items from scratch.


    Buffalo Joes Howard

    1841 W. Howard St., Chicago, IL 773-764-7300

    Website: www.http://buffalojoesevanston.com/howardmenu.html

    Tossed to order in Joe's sauce; they're served hot and buttery with chilled celery sticks and ranch. Please call ahead for carryout


    C & W Market and Ice Cream Parlor Clarence and Wendy Weaver, Owners

    1901 Church St. Evanston 60201 (847) 859-6260

    Website: cwmarketandicecreamparlor.com

    Email: cwminimart831@gmail.com

    A neighborhood market and ice cream parlor providing an assortment of goods and fresh items with the finest Homer's homemade ice cream. Catering Services: Provides hot and cold sandwiches, food trays, ice cream and more for your special event!


    Caribbean American Bakery Michael Humes, President

    1539 W. Howard St. Chicago 60626 (773) 761-0700

    Website: www.caribbeanamericanbakery.com/ Email: caribak@aol.com

    Produces and resells the finest Jamaican style baked products in the Midwest and supplies most African and Caribbean stores with wholesale and retail products.


    Chef Q"s Kitchen and Garden, Chef q. ibraheem, owner

    Website: https://www.chefqibraheem.com Email: teertsemasesottehg@gmail

    Artist, Advocate and Educator. Provides unique culinary experiences through her underground dining, catering, and private dining services. 


    Claire's Korner Claire Bhalai, Owner

    1827 Emerson St. Evanston 60201 (847) 328-7650

    Website: www.facebook.com/claireskorner/

    Open since 2004, you will find freshly prepared classic Jamaican cuisine with the flavorful, colorful ingredients of the islands.



    Da Jerk Pit Okine Dacres, Owner

    2430 Main St. Evanston 60202 (847) 905-0323

    Website: www.dajerkpit.com/

    Serves an array of Jamaican and soul food cuisine in a family style restaurant environment.


    Don’s Signature Pies Don Walton, Owner

    Email: donpie1@att.net (847) 864-3586

    The gourmet sweet potato pie!


    4 Suns Fresh Juice Gabrielle (Gabi) Walker, owner

    1906 Main St. Evanston, IL (847) 425-0444

    Facebook and Instagram@4SUNJUICE


    Smoothie & Juice Bar-Vegetarian/Vegan-Health Food Restaurant


    Good to Go Jamaican Cuisine Dennis and Lenice Levy, Owners

    711 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 868-8226

    Website: www.goodtogorestaurant.com/ Email:goodtogojamaicancuisine@gmail.com

    Jerk chicken, fresh juices, catering and room rental for private events.


    Harold's Chicken

    337 Howard St. Evanston 60202 (847) 733-0711

    Website: www.haroldschickenevanston.com Email: haroldschickenevanston@gmail.com

    Buckets, dinners and sides; free senior deals, discounts, coupons and more.


    Hecky's Barbecue Hecky Powell, Owner

    1902 Green Bay Rd. Evanston 60201 (847) 492-1182

    Website: www.heckys.com/ Email: Hecky@heckys.com

    Since 1983, Hecky's has been serving up some of the best barbecue in the nation for takeout, delivery or catering. “It's the sauce!”


    I'm Soul Hungry Lewis Edwards, Owner

    2043 W. Howard St. Chicago 60645 (773) 961-8379

    Website: www.imsoulhungryllc.com/ 

    Delicious soul food on the north-side of Chicago. Experience a taste of HEAVEN for yourself. Live entertainment.


    Jamaica Jerk Stanley and Paulette Waite, Owners

    3357 Dempster St. Skokie 60076 (847) 933-3304

    Website: www.jamaicajerk-il.com/

    Delicious Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine made from scratch with only top quality ingredients and served in a tropical atmosphere. .


    Jennifer's Edibles Restaurant Jennifer Eason, Owner

    1623 Simpson St. Evanston 60201 (224) 717-1835

    Website: www.jennifersediblesevanston.com/

    Known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. Offers delicious dining and takeout.


    Kingston Grill Patrick Reid, Owner

    1164 Dodge Ave. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-7700

    Email: kingstongrillja@gmail.com

    Succulent jerk chicken and other traditional Jamaican dishes.


    Kizin Creole Restaurant Daniel and Patricia Desir, Owners

    2311 W. Howard St. Chicago 60645 (773) 961-7275

    Website: www.kizincreole.com/

    Proud to serve fresh, delicious Haitian and West Indian food in a great environment where everyone is welcomed as family and friends.


    Litehouse Evanston

    1823 Church Street, 60201 (847) 868-8162

    Email: litehouseevanston@gmail.com


    The healthiest, deliciously made fast food in the world.


    Love Spice Marlena Jayatilake, Owner

    1893 Sheridan Rd. Highland Park 60035 (847) 780-4658

    Website: www.lovethatspice.com/ Email: info@lovethatspice.com

    Hand-crafted artisan spices and exotic teas


    Ma’s Best, Inc. Brian E. Smith, President

    1429 Tonne Rd. Elk Grove Village 60007 (847) 293-3063

    Website: www.facebook.com/masbestrolls/ 

    Delicious homestyle baked goods


    Mickii’s Cookies, Cobblers & More Michelle Y. Moore, Principal Owner

    Website: www.mickiisdesserts.com/ (773) 999-PIES (7437)

    Email: mickiisdesserts@yahoo.com

    Gourmet Desserts the Whole Family Can Enjoy!


    Noir d’Ébène Chocolât et Patisserie Journey Shannon, Owner

    1309 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

    Website: www.noirdebene.com/ (847) 864-1896

    An artisanal pastry and chocolate boutique studio featuring incredible edible gifts that are handcrafted with the freshest ingredients available.


    Ovo Frito Cafe Zinnia Iglesias, Co-owner

    1936 Maple Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 859-6966

    Website: www.ovofritocafe.com Email: ovofritocafe@gmail.com

    Breakfast and lunch daily since 2017.


    Redz Belizean Restaurant

    7605 N. Paulina St. Chicago 60626 (773) 973-3919

    Website: www.redzbze.com/ Email: redzbze@gmail.com

    Our great tasting Belizean food has a mixture of Caribbean-Latin influenced style that is sure to please all taste buds.


    Soul & Smoke Courtney Smith, Executive Assistant

    1601 Payne #C, Evanston IL 60201 (847) 859-2732

    website: www.soulandsmoke.com

    Email: courtney@soulandsmoke.com

    Comfort food from the heart


    Sugar Baker, Inc. Teya-Michelle Covin, Owner

    Email: Sugarbaker10@yahoo.com

    Evanston 60201 (224) 808-0038

    Sweet Treat Pop Up Shop


    Taste of Jamaica

    741 Howard St Evanston 60202

    (224) 307-2993


    Wingz Around the World, Mieisha Lockridge, Kewana Reese, owners

    1903 Church Street, Evanston 60201 (847) 563-8572

    Email: cwatw1903@gmail.com

    Delivery or takeout chicken wings and more.


    YaMon Jerk Grill

    1636 W. Howard St. Chicago 60626 (773) 654-3750

    Website: orderyamonjerkgrill.com/

    Jamaican, jerk chicken, burgers and tacos


    YoFresh Cafe (YoFresh) Larry and Jean Murphy, Owners

    635 Chicago Ave. #7 Evanston 60202 (847) 859-6408

    Website: https://yofreshcafe.com/

    Email: yofreshevanston@gmail.com

    Since 2014, this frozen yogurt café and full-service coffee shop has served a wide variety of menu items. Delivery available. Free Wi-Fi.


    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services  Kelly Gilbert, Owner/Director

    518 Davis St., Ste. 208 Evanston 60201 (847) 424-9300

    Website: www.visitingangels.com/evanston/home

    Email: visitingangelsofevanston@gmail.com

    This locally owned and operated agency provides in-home care services to seniors on the North Shore, delivering reliable and compassionate care.


    Benir La Mode Annice Roberson, Owner

    Website: www.facebook.com/benirlamodedesigns/ (847) 877-0266

    Email: benirlamode@gmail.com

    Designs hand-custom jewelry and sells hats, sunglasses and handbags for the beauty in you.


    Classy Closet Consignment Emanuel Wilder, Owner

    701 Washington St. Evanston 60202 (847) 475-0355

    Website: www.classyclosetconsignment.com/ Email: shopclassycloset@gmail.com

    A trendy consignment and retail shop with affordable designer clothing and more.


    Color Me Africa Fine Arts Soraya Sheppard, President

    Website: www.facebook.com/ColorMeAfricaFineArt/ (312) 477-6077

    Email: soraya@colormeafrica.us

    We empower, uplift, and educate by sponsoring activities that honor and celebrate current and future African artists. A non-profit organization.


    Eye Boutique Kloset Salina Roberson, Owner

    (ONLINE) (847) 293-3503

    Website: www.ebkloset.com/

    Email: eyeboutiquechicago@outlook.com

    Customers will find trendy yet, fashionable selections of clothing and accessories to offset every taste and interest.


    Joy’s Boutique Vickie Joy Brown-Gurley, Owner

    Website: joys-boutique.com/ 847-471-8763

    Email: joysboutique1@gmail.com

    Specializes in unique women’s clothing and accessories and caters to the fashion-forward woman. Visit this traveling boutique.


    Minouchic Boutique Resale Mary Toussaint, Owner

    1900 Asbury St. Evanston 60201 (847) 859-2066

    Website: minouchicboutiquefashions.com/ Email: minouchicboutique@yahoo.com

    Since 2013, this upscale boutique has featured quality vintage, new and resale items for less, including clothing, jewelry and accessories for everyone.


    Stepping Out on Faith Consignment Vivian Killebrew, Owner

    1632 Orrington Ave. Evanston 60201 (847) 733-0980

    Website: www.steppingoutonfaith.com

    Established in 2009, this neighborhood store offers secondhand clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women.


    We R Beautiful Gift StoreONLINE Anthony and Nikki Jones, Owners

    Website: www.werbeautiful.com/ (847) 204-1814

    Email: aabg@sbcglobal.net

    African American Black Gifts is your one-stop shop cultural & spiritual gift store. Come on and shop until you drop!


    Wham! Bam! Glam! Boutique Yvette Hopson, Owner (847) 800-5175

    Website: www.facebook.com/WhamBamGlamBoutique/?ref=br_rs 

    Email: yvetterobinson20@yahoo.com

    The equipment to make your look POP!!! Fashion jewelry, apparel and handbags


    Dependable Affordable Community Tax Service Doritha L. McCoy, Owner

    2035 W. Howard St Chicago 60645 (773) 381-0888

    Webmail: www.facebook.com/DACTaxSerivce/

    Email: customerservice@dactaxservice.com

    Assisting taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Chicago and the surrounding communities since 2006.


    Desmond A. Taylor & Associates, CPA, Ltd. Desmond Taylor, Owner

    P. O. Box 5790 Evanston 60204 (847) 859-6328

    Website: www.dta-cpa.com/ Email: info@dta-cpa.com   

    Established in 2003, this firm helps individuals and businesses succeed financially through quality tax preparation, accounting and business advisory services.


    N. B. Allen & Associates, Ltd. Neville Allen, Owner

    4350 Oakton St., #203 Skokie 60076 (847) 675-0055

    Website: www.nballen.com Email: info@nballen.com   

    Offers a full range of accounting, tax and financial services designed to meet the needs of businesses on the North Shore.


    Webley’s Accounting Services. P.C. Curtis Webley, Owner

    1941 W. Howard St. Chicago 60626 (847) 328-2246

    Website: www.webleysaccountingservices.com Email: cwebley@wascpafirm.com

    For over 29 years, the company has been providing income tax, compilation, review and audit services to its clients.


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    P. O. Box 6532
    Evanston, Illinois 60204-B
    (847) 859-6408 or (847) 833-9764