Ann Lord is depicted in The Great Concerto, a huge Century Walk mural that graces the door on the Community Concert Center.

Look for Waldo as a show of independents during the Summer Municipal Band Concert Series at 7:30PM Thursdays in Central Park through Aug. 17.

Bright and early on the Thursday morning prior to the salute to America concert, Waldo was spotted trying to find a good place to hide. Look for Waldo and independent friends at the weekly concerts when moderator Ann Lord promotes the sponsor of the concert, most often one of Naperville’s independents!

Then remember to find Waldo 12 times during July as you explore Naperville’s independent business community. Whenever possible, show the youngsters in your life the importance of keeping local dollars where they matter most.

Thanks for supporting the local business community north, east, west, south and throughout downtown Naperville.

Get ready!

Now 30 years old, Waldo returns July 1-31 to Naperville’s independent business community. Find him 12 times, collect Waldo chits, turn them into Anderson’s Bookshop, and enter the drawing to win prizes.

In other words, every player needs to get 12 marks/stamps/initials in order to come back to Anderson’s Bookshop and get the first round of prizes ($2 Book Bucks and a button) and be entered to win some of the other great prizes, explained Ginny Wehrli-Hemmeter, Events and Publicity, for Anderson’s.

Here’s a list of current participating merchants…

1. Naper Auto Works

2. Lou Malnati’s

320 N. Mill Street

131 W Jefferson Ave

3. Anderson’s Bookshop 123 W Jefferson Ave
4. Anderson’s Toyshop 111 W Jefferson Ave
5. Artistic Creations Salon 22 W Jefferson Ave
6. Casey’s Foods Naperville Plaza
7. Baubles by Maclyn 26 W Jefferson Ave
8. DeEtta’s Bakery 428 W 5th Ave
9. Dog Patch Pet and Feed 1108 E Ogden Ave
10. Edie Boutique 15 W Jefferson Ave
11. Ellman’s Music Center 508 W 5th Ave
12. First Community Bank 24 W Gartner
14. Gotskind’s Shoes 115 W Jefferson Ave
15. Haagen Dazs/Popcorn Palace 30 W. Jefferson Ave
16. Joseph Haselhorst DDS 507 S Main St
17. Kreger’s Brat & Sausage Haus 605 N Ellsworth
18. Liam Brex 222 S Main St
19. Naper Nuts & Sweets 10 W Jefferson Ave
20. Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery 508 N Center St
21. Naperville Running Company 34 W Jefferson Ave
22. Naperville Running Company 3416 S Route 59, Suite 116
23. Positively Naperville (Right here!)
24. PS Travel 1783 S Washington St Ste 107
25. Remax Professionals Select 2272 95th St Ste 200
26. Saraboo Creek 107 W Jefferson Ave
27. The Boxes Etc. 790 Royal St. George #141
28. Two Bostons 103 W Jefferson Ave
29. Two Bostons 2523 W 75th St


30. Haagen Dazs Popcorn Palace

31. Naperville Tennis Club

32. Oswald’s Pharmacy

33. Celidan Florist

34. Pennywise Resale

35. Uptown Soda Bread

36. Resiliency Institute

37. Adagio Teas

38. The Growing Place



30 W. Jefferson Ave.

1011 E. Benton Ave.

Naperville Plaza

Naperville Plaza

750 Aurora Ave.

10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd.

27 W. Jefferson Ave.

25W471 Plank Rd.

WaldoFor more information about IndieBound Naperville and the shop locally movement, visit

Look for that bright red sign in shop windows and put your money where your heart is, right here in your hometown.

Thanks for shopping, dining, banking & entertaining locally whenever possible

When you shop locally, you keep dollars in the local economy. You embrace what makes this city unique. You helped create jobs for people who also will shop here. You helped the environment. You nurtured your hometown charities. You conserved local tax dollars for local revenue. You helped create more choices. You took advantage of services, knowledge and expertise. You invested in support of entrepreneurship. You helped create a thriving destination. Thanks again!

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