Green Fest impressed!

Our new 2010 Chrome Edition smart coupe was on display at this year’s Green Fest at Navy Pier over the weekend. More than one hundred people visited the smart center Lincolnwood booth over the two day show to discover the new features of the 2010 model and see the stunning chrome upgrades and design black interior of this special car.

The Green Fest created a unbelieveable forum to discuss how the smart fortwo works best for people in the city.  We met some exciting people at the Green Fest and hope to lead the way to a cleaner, brighter future in urban transportation!

Vist smart center Lincolnwood this week to make a deal on your own 2010 Chrome Edition coupe.  They’re going ….fast!


May 26, 2010 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Three places to see the smartcar this weekend

1. Homes of Distinction Tour in Winnetka. Tour a real LEED certified house in the area. The first one of it’s kind in Winnetka! From the classic red brick exterior with traditional roof lines, dormers and cement tile roof to the beautiful natural stone interior finishes (many featuring green products such as Caesarstone Quartz which uses recycled materials) this home is not only beautiful but efficient as well. $10 admission for the tour benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

2. 2010 Chicago Green Festival at Navy Pier. The nation’s premier sustainability event in Chicago for 2 days filled with the best in green! The most green businesses under one roof.  Open today 10-7 and tomorrow 10-6 
Plus  workshops, green films, kids’ activities, social justice films & more, and delicious, organic, vegetarian cuisine Mmmm!

3. smart center Lincolnwood.   Come see the most smartcars in Illinois under one roof, we are here until 5pm Saturday to test drive and have fun!

Too many choices , too little time!

May 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

The smart National Convention is weeks away!

The 1st Annual smart Nationals began as an idea shared by a group of smart enthusiasts and will become a reality  June 11-13, 2010. Event highlights include:

Appearances by smart USA representatives

-Children’s Miracle Network Charity Car Wash

-Road rally with more than 100 smart fortwos

-Evening activities, including drive-in movies, jazz concerts, car cruises and more

-smart accessory displays and technical demonstrations

-World-famous K.C. barbecue at smart center Merriam

To register for smart nationals and see a complete schedule of events, visit 

Drop in before the roadtrip and see the new options for smartcars!

May 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

This weekend’s Chicago Green Fest biggest yet!

I am pleased to announce we will be representing smartcars at the Chicago Green Festival. This is a great opportunity to experience a smart hands-on and ask any questions you may have.  Take public transportation or a new smartcar to Navy Pier this weekend, May 22 and 23.

    In addition to our display, the Chicago Green Festival will feature a number of exhibitors offering products and services that are eco-friendly and beneficial to mind, body, and spirit.

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Celebrating what’s working in our communities, the Chicago Green Festival®, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, showcases more than 350 diverse local and national green businesses. More than 150 renowned speakers appear for insightful panel discussions and presentations.

You’ll also enjoy great how-to workshops, a Fair Trade pavilion, a Green Home pavilion, an Organic Food and Gardening pavilion, a Community Action and Green Careers pavilion, a Sweet Spot Café, a Green Kid’s activities and delicious organic beer, wine and cuisine.

I hope you will stop by to say hello at Navy Pier on May 22 & 23.


Vist us at smart center Lincolnwood this week to get your own free ticket to the 2010 Green Festival and take advantage of the new Customer Cash bonuses for $2750 !

May 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

smartcar joins the zipcar Chicago fleet!

A Great new way to “zip” around the city- smartcars have joined the zipcar fleet in Chicago! New smarts will invade University of Chicago by June 2010. A perfect car for stealing a great spot in Hyde Park.  Check out your nearest zipcar this month!

Drive it there or drive it here at smart center Lincolnwood. $2250 Customer Cash awaits you!

May 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

mobile garden, Next Stop: Chicago

We are excited to partner with Joseph Baldwin from for his newest project, the Mobile Garden.  The basic concept is to build a garden on a flatcar train and to let it travel with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as part of their regular transit service.

The CTA has officially given the project a green light to move forward!

The project will cost roughly $350,000 which does not include the considerable costs for promotions, materials, and seed for distribution. noisivelvet  is requesting donations for the project.  Donations and other needs are done through this site:

The USDA, Harvest Moon Farms and Midwest Groundcovers are donating all of the plants for the garden. This project is completely being funded by noisivelvet and friends.

We look forward to events with Mr. Baldwin to show off other transportation based green activities.  Stop in to smart center Lincolnwood to find out more, and drive a smartcar while you are at it!

May 7, 2010 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Earth Day event was a blast!

We had an amazing time at 5K for Earth Day,  Saturday April, 24  in Humboldt Park.  Check out the photos from the event,

May 5, 2010 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

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