the La Salle Business association

Upcoming events

    • September 09, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 600 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301
    • 47

    1st Prize is $500, 2nd Prize is $300, 3rd Prize is $100, 4th Prize is $50, 5th Prize is $50.

    • Location: First Street between Wright and Gooding Streets – Downtown LaSalle, IL
    • Setup begins no earlier than 7am. Any team that sets up prior to 7am will be disqualified.
    • Cooking sites will be assigned upon arrival – at 7am or after.
    • Meat inspection upon arrival at check-in.
    • Pork Back or Spare Ribs.
    • Only one entry per grill. Multiple entries are allowed per team but you must have multiple grills (i.e. one team of 4 people bring 2 grills and can enter 2 sets of 8+ ribs but must pay 2 x $30 entry fees, 3 grills=3 entries, etc.)
    • The entry platter will be assigned at check-in with each contestant’s own entry number.
    • Use of charcoal & wood(s) only, no propane grills. Pellet grills are allowed but generators will NOT be permitted and power sources are not available.
    • Ribs may be trimmed/”silver skin” removed prior to check-in but no pre-seasoning, marinating, or precooking allowed.
    • Use of sauce is not required, but NO pooling of “sauce on the side” will be allowed.
    • Turn-in time will be at 6:00 pm at the Judging area.
    • A “turn-in” of a minimum of eight or more bone-in, singulated pork ribs will be expected. Any judge served an entry without a bone will automatically be scored a “0” in all categories.
    • Entries will be scored on three categories: Taste, Tenderness, and Appearance, which will be weighted 2.25, 1.25, and .50, respectively. Scores for each category will range from 2 (inedible) up to 9 (excellent). The lowest judge’s score will be thrown out.
    • Winners will be announced at 8:00 p.m. on the stage.
    • The Entry Fee is $30.
    • Scores will be posted after the awards presentation.

      • September 09, 2022
      • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • 600 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301

      The 7th Annual BBQ-n-Blues-  On September 9 2022, we’ll be celebrating with Bands, BBQ & a Rib Cook-Off Contest. Held on First Street between Marquette & Gooding in historic downtown La Salle, bands will begin at 4:00 pm with the Rib Cook-Off turn in at 6:00 pm and the winner announced at 8:00 pm. Enjoy some of area’s best blues bands and don’t forget to grab some legendary BBQ! 

      Presenting Sponsor:

      Gold Sponsor $1,200:

      Silver Sponsor $600:

      Bronze Sponsor $300: 

      • September 09, 2022
      • September 10, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • 600 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301
      • 8

      2022 Food Vendor Application

      Event Dates/Times

      • BBQ-n-Blues, Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm
      • Jazz’N the Street, Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 3:30pm – 10:30pm

      LBA Responsibilities: 

      • Space for booth
      • Electricity – 120V, 20amp available
      • Vendor spaces will be marked on the street prior to your arrival. 
      Vendor Responsibilities: 
      • Tables, chairs for vendor use, tents/canopies, extension cords, lighting
      • Vendors must have booths setup by 2:00pm on both days
      • Vendors must remain within their designated areas
      • All Health Department certifications are the responsibility of the vendor
      • 2022 LBA Members: $25
      • Non-LBA Members: $150
      • Checks made payable to “La Salle Business Association” and must be received by 8/12/22.  Call or email Jan if you need an invoice.
      • LBA Events are exempt from La Salle’s Food Truck Ordinance, so no additional fees or permits are required.

      Questions? Contact Jan Musgrove, 815-202-4607,

      • September 10, 2022
      • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • 600 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301

      Free admission and free parking! Head down to First Street for the 2nd night of this great two-day event! Wine tasting, craft beer, and cocktails in the beverage tent with delicious food vendors as well. Fireworks close out this 2-night event at 10:00 pm. Both events are family-friendly but please, no pets. This event is rain or shine.

      4:30pm - The United States Air Force "Harmony in Blue" Ensemble (website)
      6:30pm - Jack V. Miuccio (website)
      8:30pm - Soul 2 the Bone Band (website)
      10:00pm Fireworks thanks to the City of La Salle
      Additional performances at 6:00pm and 8:00pm by Ben & Kate (website)

      Food vendors: TBA

      Presenting Sponsor: St. Margaret's Health

      Gold Sponsor $1,200:

      Silver Sponsor $600:

      Bronze Sponsor $300: 

      • November 26, 2022
      • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
      • 600 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301

      In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single-day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.

      Locally, the La Salle Business Association organizes the event and coordinates the marketing efforts.

      Make four purchases at any of the participating businesses and be entered to win one of (3) $50 Locally La Salle City-wide Shopping Card that is valid at over 30 businesses throughout La Salle!

      • December 02, 2022
      • December 04, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • 140 Marquette Street, La Salle, IL 61301
      • 12

      Be sure to save the date for the 5th year of this (now) 3-day event!  You’ll feel like you’re strolling through an authentic German holiday market.  The event runs Friday 12/2 from 4 pm-7 pm, Saturday 12/3 from 10 am-4 pm, and Sunday 12/4 from 10 am-4 pm at the city’s 2nd Street Parking Lot at 2nd & Marquette. There is plenty of free parking nearby and the lot is fully handicapped accessible.

      Hand-picked vendors selling unique and hard-to-find items, authentic German trinkets, local candy, plus much more! Authentic German menu by Uptown plus seasonal beer, mulled wine, hot cider, and hot chocolate – in commemorative mugs or German boots straight from Germany! FREE admission and FREE parking, family-friendly with LIVE entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. NO pets allowed – except for the reindeer.

      • Heated tent serving authentic German menu by Uptown Grill plus seasonal beer, mulled wine, hot cider, and hot chocolate with “adders” like Peppermint Schnapps, Tuaca, Bailey’s, and Fireball.
      • FREE parking for this event at Hometown National Bank and Eureka Savings Bank, as well as all of the other FREE city parking lots and surrounding streets. Not all of the vendors will accept Credit Cards, so please bring CASH for vendors and for food or drinks.

      2021 Schdule of Events - 2022 TBD

      4:00 pm: Vendors and bar opens
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Ax Throwing (for those ages 10 and up)
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Live Holiday Music by Christina Marie Eltrevoog
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm: LIVE remote broadcast from the market with Classic Hits 106 – the Christmas Station.
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Festive Holiday Music
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: LIVE German music from Die Musikmeisters Band
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Festive Holiday Music
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Live Remote Broadcast from 99.3 WAJK’s Jaimie London
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Two real REINDEER who are photo-ready from Whispering Pines Reindeer Ranch!
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm: S’mores with help from the Dimmick Braves 4-H Club and a visit from Santa Claus
      2:00 pm – 2: 30 pm: Stage 212 Performance
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: LaSalle-Peru Choir performs

      • December 15, 2022
      • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Uptown Grill, 601 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301

      All LBA members and La Salle business owners are welcome at this annual event. Stop by and grab a bite to eat and a drink (or two) after work. No charge for food with a cash bar. We also hold our annual elections and have 6 board positions open – 4 existing members are running for re-election and two board members are not seeking re-election. You must be part of an active LBA member’s business to submit your name for consideration.

      Considering running for our board? Let us know and we can add your name to the ballot. You just need to be an active LBA member! Click here to submit your name for the ballot.

      Please RSVP with total attendee count for your business by 12/4 by calling Kathy at 815-488-5726 or emailing

      Attire is business casual to cocktail attire – or festive! This is not a networking event – rather a social gathering for all of those that believe in the future of La Salle!

    Past events

    March 30, 2022 Executive Board Meeting
    October 01, 2021 Annual General Meeting
    September 11, 2021 The Chamber of Commerce Conference
    April 01, 2021 April Mixer


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