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Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Apr 18

Elmhurst Economic Development on Elmhurst Now!

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM by Erin Jason

The local community cable show, Elmhurst Now!, dedicated their most recent episode to Economic Development in Elmhurst. Host Ken Bartels discusses economic development efforts throughout the city with guests William R. Shanklin, Chairman of the Economic Development Commission (EDC), Richard Reichert, Vice-Chairman of the EDC, and Erin Jason, Business Development Coordinator for Elmhurst. The episode is airing this month on AT&T and Comcast and is available to view on, the City's YouTube page, at the following link:
Mar 07

New Business Update: Pinot's Palette Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 1:37 PM by Erin Jason


The City of Elmhurst is soon to be home to Pinot’s Palette, a paint and sip studio, coming soon to 214 N. York St. (former home of The Fruitful Yield). Pinot’s Palette invites guests to “disconnect from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with the ones that matter most.” Offering a variety of public and private party options, Pinot’s Palette provides everything needed for a delightfully fun experience. Owned and operated by a dynamic Mother/Daughter duo, the studio owners are excited to bring the well-known franchise to their hometown of Elmhurst. 

Pinot's Palette is the upscale "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." destination. No art experience required! In two or three hours, with artist lead step-by-step instructions, you can create your own masterpiece. Offering public classes, mobile offsite events, and kids classes also known as Little Brushes! Great for Private Parties, Corporate Team Building events, Networking events, Fundraisers, Meetup group socials, Girl's Night Out, Birthdays, Bachelorette parties and more!

Pinot's Palette welcomes guests to "Paint and Sip with us!"

To learn more about Pinot’s Palette visit: Pinot’s Palette

Feb 15

New Business Update: Flavah Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 1:55 PM by Erin Jason

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Elmhurst is excited to announce that Flavah, a new dining establishment offering a unique culinary experiences, is coming soon to 570 S. York St. Flavah, named for the flavor packed punch delivered in every meal, will promises diners Real, Fresh, & Seasonal menu options and will specialize in:

  • delicious, balanced meals available for dine-in, carry out, personalized catering, and meal programs
  • specialty retail goods including artisan cheeses, homemade pickles, jams, and sauces with a focus on local and seasonal products
  • educational and how-to classes offered weekly in shop
Owner and executive chef, Kevin Gundlach, is a long-time resident of Elmhurst. He is looking forward to opening his doors to the community soon!

To learn more about Flavah visit: Flavah on Facebook