About the Alliance

Glen Ellyn’s downtown business district, with its independent retailer base, faces enormous competition from surrounding options for shopping in metro Chicago. To help offset this competition, the Village of Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Economic Development Corporation, the Village of Glen Ellyn Central Business District Retail Merchants and the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce came together in 2006 to create a central business district retail partnership, also known as the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. Today, the ADGE is funded by The Village of Glen Ellyn and local downtown businesses.

The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn is a separate entity from the Village of Glen Ellyn whose goal is to increase foot traffic and sales in the central business district by planning events and heightening awareness and visibility of downtown Glen Ellyn as a destination for shoppers and diners not only for Glen Ellyn residents, but also for visitors from surrounding communities and Chicago. To reach this goal the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn is working with the retail community to market and promote Glen Ellyn as a welcoming community open on weekday and weekend evenings for shoppers, diners and strollers. The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn is also hoping to create additional downtown events to attract additional customers in the downtown.

Board Members
Reenie Meyer, President, Treasure House

Barb Lemme, VP, Sign of the Whale

Margo Matthews, Secretary, Bridge Communities

Renée Barker, Treasurer, The Bookstore

Sharon Dotson, Norabella

Sue Johanson, Glen Ellyn Sweet Shoppe

Nikko Chamopoulos , Northside Bar & Grill

Alixe Lichett, Cabernet & Co.

Join the Alliance!

Use the form below to contact our Executive Director, Carol White, about your interest in joining the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn.