Northwestern University’s beach will be the site of the first Evanston “Business Mash-Up,” to be held 5:30-9 on Sept. 15. The mash-up is designed to be “creative and connecting,” according to the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. There will be a discussion about the future of business in Evanston, with a panel composed of the group’s first honorees. Evanston restaurants will provide signature food and drinks.

Awards to be presented at the event are the Catalyst Award, the Next Generation Award and the North Shore Business of the Year award. Businesses wishing to send representatives may register online at