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4th annual 'Win with the Bear'

​Glenview’s annual Win with The Bear contest is showing shoppers the way to shop local and win big.

Starting November 6, shops and services in every corner of Glenview are offering scores of prizes, as well as the opportunity to win a $300 Abt gift card. The final drawing for the grand prize is December 18.

Stop in or shop at any of the more than 50 participating stores, restaurants and establishments, and you can enter to win one or more of the prizes offered by longtime Glenview favorites. Prizes include free dog or cat grooming; a six-month adult YMCA pass; a 45-minute photo session; a cookie/brownie tower, and a Sonicare toothbrush system. While shopping at participating stores and services, pick up an entry form and drop it off at Glenview Bank & Trust or Northview Bank & Trust to win the grand prize.

A complete list of vendors is available here.

“Win with The Bear helps us all discover our rich local assets and have fun doing it, “ explained Betsy Baer, executive director of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce.

It also inspires locals to shop local. “When you shop local, up to 1.75 percent of your purchase price goes to support Glenview’s public services. That’s why we say, ‘When you shop local, your whole hometown wins,’” Baer stated.

Finally, the timing couldn’t be better:  “What a way to start scouting your holiday gift list," she added.

Curious about The Bear? “He’s been around since 1917,” Baer said, referring to the statue that stands at the entrance of Jackman Park.  “The bear is 100 years old this year, and he was excited to participate.” Incidentally, the Village of Glenview is offering a statuette of the Bear as its prize.