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Eli’s/Wright College’s Farmer’s Market to host Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Graduation and the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture

Eli’s Cheesecake and Wright College were happy to host the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences’ graduation.  We were also paid a special visit from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  They are in the process of launching a new product logo and mission, “Buy Illinois”.  Eli’s was one of five Illinois-based businesses asked to host a launch party for the new logo.  Our farmer’s market was also visited by Nissan and the new Nissan Leaf. 


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Eli’s & Wright College’s Farmers Market Proudly Returns for the Summer 2012 Season

Eli’s & Wright College’s Farmers Market is back again for the summer! Every Thursday from June 14 until October 25, the Farmers Market will be at Eli’s Cheesecake World from 7am until 1pm. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from Nichol’s Farm, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences’ Farm Stand, Cooper Farm, and more will be here! The Farmers Market also includes vibrant flowers, hand crafts, artisan breads, exciting spices, books, informational lectures and Eli’s famous grilled lunches. Different special events, activities, and speakers will be at each Market day, so check out our Facebook page and events flyer for more information. Come and join us for fresh produce and summer fun in the sun every Thursday at Eli’s Cheesecake World!

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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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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences & Vaughn High School Students at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market

Eli’s is very proud of our long term partnership with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and Vaughn High School.

For our Thursday Farmers Market, we were delighted to have special needs students from both schools participating in the Market. This is just one more example of how programs in food, agriculture and science can benefit a wide range of students.

Students from Vaughn brought crafts celebrating the Bears first game this Sunday and students from CHSAS brought produce from the farm at the school as well as bottles of the honey harvested by the students and used in our dessserts.


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Eli’s & Wright College Community thank Dr. Charles Guengerich for his Service as President of Wright College

One of the foundations of Eli’s Cheesecake is the dedication to education and life long learning—for our people and the community. For us, these goals have been achieved because of the strong leadership of Dr. Charles Guengerich, the President of Wright College. In his 12 years as President of Wright and over 30 years at the City Colleges of Chicago, Dr. G has been totally committed to his students, his faculty and staff and the community. On June 30th, Dr. G. retired from Wright and the City Colleges of Chicago. In honor of his service, Eli’s hosted a luncheon on our Farmers Market Day that also kicked off the summer program with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; programs that were all made possible because of Dr. G’s commitment to the community.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman and 38th Ward Alderman Tim Cullerton thank Dr. Guengerich for his service to the community.

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Dr. Guengerich and wife, Diana, are joined by former Wright Vice President and later President of Harold Washington College, Nancy DeSombre, with her husband, Gene.

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Dr. Guengerich was joined by Lynn Walker, President of Truman College who previously served as Vice President of Wright.

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In honor of his support and leadership for the Father’s Day Bike Ride, Dr. Guengerich was named as the Grand Marshall for the 2012 Ride.

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Celebration for the Opening of the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market

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On Thursday June 16th, Eli’s Cheesecake hosted a luncheon meeting for the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce. Joining in the Celebration were three Alderman from the Northwest side: Alderman Tim Cullerton of the 38th Ward, Alderman Nick Sposato of the 36th Ward and Alderman Mary O’Connor of the 41st Ward.

Celebrating the first Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market with Chad Nichols of Nichols Farm (far right) are Ted Szabo, President of the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce, Eli’s President Marc Schulman, Alderman Cullerton, Eli’s Market Manager Kathy Kirby, Alderman Sposato and George Borovic, the Director of the Portage Park Chamber.

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Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Thursday Farmers Market Opens for the 2011 Season

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Every Thursday morning this summer, shop the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market from 7 to 9 am (spend $5) and get a complimentary continental breakfast. What a great way to start your day!

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Chad Nichols of Nichols Farms is the anchor of the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market. Come visit Chad as each week he brings an assortment of the best fresh produce in Illinois.

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The partnership of Eli’s Cheesecake & Stewart’s Coffee with the SGA Cafe fund New Student Scholarships at Wright College


Eli’s Cheesecake Congratulates Melissa Raney, Angel Lira and Eli’s Santillan- Students at Wright College who were selected to receive the SGA Café Scholarship from Wright College’s Student Government Association.
The students will receive the equivalent of 12 credit hours tuition from the SGA Café for their Spring Semester at Wright College.
The SGA Café opened in April 2007 and is fully funded by product donations from The Eli’s Cheesecake Company and Stewart’s Private Blend Coffee. All profits from the café are use to benefit students.
The Eli’s Cheesecake Company is proud to donate goods and desserts for the SGA Café at Wright, a terrific entrepreneurial initiative.

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Chicago Chess Festival at Wright College on Saturday, October 9th–”Chess Specials” All Day at the Eli’s Cheesecsecake Bakery Cafe!”


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Eli’s Kathy Kirby and Nichols Farm, Chad Nichols, at the Eli’s/Wright Farmers on Thursday, August 19th


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