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Congratulations to Dr. Charles Guengerich on the Dedication of the Honorary Charles P. Guengerich Way at Wright College

38th Ward Alderman Tim Cullerton honored Retired Wright College President Dr. Charles Guengerich with the dedication of an honorary street sign at the corner of Neenah and Montrose at the northwest entrance to the Wright Campus. Eli’s Marc Schulman joined Alderman Cullerton and Dr. Guengerich at the Reception at Wright before the Dedication Ceremony


Dr. Guengerich unveils the Honorary Street Sign in his honor at the northwest corner of the Wright Campus at Montrose and Neenah.


The Honorary Charles P Guengerich Way signs at the intersection of Montrose and Neenah at the northwest corner of the Wright Campus.

Dr. Guengerich joined by wife, Diane and daughters, Alison and Courtney views the new Dr. Charles P. Guengerich Way sign dedicated on September 30th, 2011

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Time Out Chicago Hosts its own “Tournament of Champions” for “Windy City Madness”–Elis Cheesecake Honored to be in the “Final Four” for Chicago’s “Most Iconic Food”




It was quite an honor to be in the “Final Four” for the “Most Iconic” Chicago Foods in the Windy City Madness Edition of Time Out Chicago. As Eli’s Cheesecake is the “perfect dessert” to go with a meal of all or either—Italian Beef, Chicago Style Hot Dog or Deep Dish Pizza, we feel honored to be paired with these other local treasures.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman Receives Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the Small Business Opportunity Center at Northwestern University Law School

or five years, the Northwestern Law Small Business Opportunity Center at the Bluhm Legal Clinic has hosted a Saturday Conference that is open to entrepreneurs and other interested people as well as the Northwestern Law Community. Eli’s Cheesecake provided Dessert for the luncheon held in Lincoln Hall at which Eli’s Marc Schulman delivered the keynote address.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman with NU Law grad, Howard Tullman, the CEO of Flashpoint Academy and a past winner of the Entrepreneur Award, and David Van Zandt, the Dean of Northwestern Law School.

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Eli’s Marc and Maureen Schulman at Lincoln Hall

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Eli’s Marc Schulman expresses his thanks to Esther Barron, the Director of the SBOC, Jennifer Ervin, a NU Law student and Co-Chair of the Conference  and Dean David Van Zandt.

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Attending the Conference was Caroline Shoenberger, former Commissioner of Consumer Services for the City of Chicago and now a Professor at Harold Washington College, and John Chikow, the CEO of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association. Both Caroline and John have been long time friends and supporters of Marc’s work in the community and at Eli’s.

Eli, Marc and Dean Ruder at Northwstern Law School

With Eli’s the Place For Steak just down the block for Northwestern Law School, the restaurant hosted many NU Law Events. Here Eli comes to an event at the Law School with then Dean David Ruder

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Northwestern’s  Chicago Campus has a rich history that ties in directly to the development of the Magnificent Mile and Streeterville. In his remarks, Marc shared the story of how Nathan MacChesney, an attorney and Northwestern Trustee had advocated back in 1915 to create a unified single campus on the current site. At that time, the land was a “dreary expanse of rubble and mud,” which had been developed and beautified by the mid 1920′s when the postcard above was published.

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Eli’s honored to be named Best Dessert in Chicago by Where The Locals Eat!

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When it’s your last meal on earth, Eat Dessert First!


Do you love movies and Cheesecake?…You can have them both with Eli’s!

Just enter your information at our contest page to participate in a drawing to  win a pair of free passes to an advance screening of The Book of Eli in Chicago on January 14th.  

10 winners and One Grand prize winner will be drawn on Monday!-  

Grand Prize includes: four tickets to the advance screening, Book of Eli t-shirts and movie posters, and a bakery tour and tasting at Eli’s Cheesecake World for four.

Good luck everyone.


Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Named “Best Dessert” by “Where the Locals Eat”

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Eli’s Cheesecake Honored by Chicago Police Department with a citywide CAPS Business Appreciation Award

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Eli’s Cheesecake was honored to be recognized by the Chicago Police Department with a 2009 citywide Business Appreciation Award for its partnership with the 16th District of the Police Department.

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Marc Schulman of Eli’s Cheesecake and RudyKubica of Rudy’s Cycle receive the Business Appreciation Awards representing the 16th District.

Ramon De Leon of Domino's

Marc Schulman of Eli’s was delighted to be honored at the same CAPS Recognition Ceremony as Ramon De Leon of Domino’s Pizza. Ramon is a Social Media Visionary & Speaker for Domono’s and shared many ideas with us on how to build our social network and followers.

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Chicago Cup Wrestling-USA v Russia at Wright College this Sunday

One of the legacies of Chicago’s efforts to secure the 2016 Olympics was the formation of of World Sport Chicago which continues to educate and promote sports in Chicago. This Sunday, November 15th, World Sport Chicago in alliance with USA Wrestling presents the third annual Chicago Cup. This year Team USA will challenge the #1 team in the world, Russia.

As a thank you to supporters of World Sport Chicago, bring your ticket stub to the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe and get a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Eli’s Celebrates Halloween with a Company Pumpkin Carving Contest!

At Eli’s, we remember the celebration of Halloween always was on the last day of our fiscal year–counting cheesecakes is now what you want to be doing on Halloween night. Thanks to adopting a fiscal calendar that is based on the week, we now have more time to plan fun activities for our people. Today we had our Annual Eli’s Pumpkin Carving Contest. Our congratulations to all contestants, who all received a complimentary lunch at the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe.

Congratulations to our winning entries: Lucy–”Most Creative & Original;” Precious–”Funniest Pumpkin” and Lenny–”Best Overall Pumpkin.”

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Eli’s Cheesecake awarded Superior Rating for the third consective year by the American Institute of Baking!

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Food Safety is an important concern for all Americans and Eli’s is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and food safety possible. The Recognition of Achievement as Superior is the highest level possible and is a way for Eli’s to audit and maintain our facility and quality practices. Congratulations to our hard-working Eli’s team!

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