Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Volunteer with MainStreet!

MainStreet Libertyville looking for a few great volunteers!

Libertyville, IL) – As MainStreet Libertyville wraps up another successful year of programs and promotion of downtown Libertyville, the organization is now actively recruiting volunteers for 2011!

“Whether it’s a few hours at one event, or coming in to the office every week to help, we have available positions that fit anyone’s schedule. So if you have very limited availability or too much free time on your hands, we have a place for you!” explains MainStreet Libertyville interim Volunteer Coordinator, Jim Moran. “We have volunteers who have a wide range of skill sets,” says Moran.

MainStreet Libertyville organizes and staffs over 50 days of events annually, including the upcoming “Let’s Wine about Winter,” and Labor Day weekend’s Twilight Shuffle 5k running event. Volunteers are needed to help run the various events. Other areas MainStreet is looking for help, includes openings on the committee level, including members for the organization and promotions committees. Additionally, MainStreet is actively looking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator.
Those interested in learning more about becoming more involved with MainStreet Libertyville are encouraged to call MainStreet Executive Director Pam Hume at 847-680-0336, or e-mail executivedirector (at) mainstreetlibertyville.org. For those who are not interested in donating time, but would like to show their support; financial donations can be sent to MainStreet Libertyville’s new address: 160 East Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048.

Libertyville Home Values on the Rise!

Good news for those looking to sell a home in Libertyville - according to Amy Alderman's story in the Libertyville TribLocal - home sales in town have increased by 12 percent! Home sales in Libertyville have far exceeded surrounding areas - Countywide, home sales have only increased 3.9 percent.

Story: http://triblocal.com/libertyville/2011/01/03/home-sales-increased-by-12-percent-in-2010

Mayor Terry Weppler is quoted in the story as saying: “Talk to anyone about why they moved to Libertyville and they would say it would be because of the schools and downtown,”

I couldn't agree more with the mayor! This is a good reason why it's important to support MainStreet Libertyville! Are you a member? Visit the MainStreet website, or just e-mail me (jimmoran77 (at) gmail.com) if you want more information on becoming a member and/or MainStreet volunteer.