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  • 2018 Holiday Train Arrives in Gurnee on Thursday, December 6th!

    The Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) Holiday Train will be hitting the rails again soon and making a stop in Gurnee!

     The Gurnee Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Illinois Food Bank will be collecting non perishable food items 

    Gurnee Chamber of Commerce sponsors provide snacks to only those who donate .

    We will also have a petting zoo and holiday music from 3:30 pm until the train leaves.


    The train is scheduled to arrive near Viking Park (4374 Old Grand Avenue) at 5:50 pm on Thursday, December 6th. Be sure to arrive early to see the train pull in. The Holiday Train is nearly 1,000 feet long with 14 rail cars, each decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and holiday designs. Parking will be available at Viking Park and Viking Park Middle School. 

    This year's musical entertainment will feature entertainment from The Trews and Willy Porter.


  • NEW! Intellectual Property for Small Businesses

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    Name: NEW! Intellectual Property for Small Businesses
    Date: October 18, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    If you are starting a business or already own one, you may have intellectual property assets that need legal protection! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of domestic and international intellectual property for startups and small businesses. We will review patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and learn how each are applied to protect a business’s products, brands and operations. We will also discuss non-disclosure agreements, invention assignments as well as privacy policies relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Additionally, we will discuss what resources are available in the IP world to those in financial need. Active Q & A is encouraged!
    College of Lake County, Southlake Campus 1120 S Milwaukee Ave., Room R222 Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, October 18 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (1 Session)
    Contact Information:
    College of Lake County Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center (847) 543-2033
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