The Olde Englewood Village Association (OEVA) was founded in 1984 as a non-profit professional business organization representing merchants and citizens in Englewood, primarily in the village area surrounding West Dearborn Street and McCall Road.
The mission of OEVA is to promote Olde Englewood Village and the area surrounding West Dearborn Street as a destination to shop, eat, and play.
In addition to promoting the marketing and merchandising efforts of the businesses in the Village, OEVA is at the forefront of advancing West Dearborn Street as America's First Green Main Street. (Read more).
There are many benefits to membership. They are:
- Access to event calendar for posting business & community events
- Publication of ad (200px x 200px) which runs throughout the oldeenglewood.com website.
- Submission of press releases for publication on oldeenglewood.com
For more information about membership in the Olde Englewood Village Association, click here.
The Tourism Development Award which was received by OEVA will be making its way down Dearborn Street. Each of the OEVA member businesses will have the opportunity to display the award for a month. This month, everyone can see the award at Mango Bistro. Stop and and take a look at this beautiful glass trophy!
In case you hadn't hear yet, Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau marked National Travel & Tourism Month at the 9th Annual Tourism Unity Awards Luncheon, on Friday, May 14, 2010.
The Olde Englewood Village Association was awarded the Tourism Development Award: an award that honors an organization whose efforts contribute to the development and enhancement of regional tourism promotion.
Elaine Miller, President of OEVA, was taken by surprise when the award was announced at the luncheon. She expressed the significance of this recognition for Englewood.
"Being honored to represent the OEVA membership today, both current and those whose foundations we have built upon, I accepted the TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD for 2010 from the Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau.