Monthly Archives: July 2021

Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 146 with Ricky Lee Barnes of Meeting House Tavern

Today David and Nate are joined by Ricky Lee Barnes, the Director of Marketing and Programming at Meeting House Tavern here in Andersonville. Meeting House Tavern is a unique, LGBTQIA+ gathering place that offers multiple types of interactive and passive more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 145 with 40 Ward Alderperson, Andre Vasquez

This week, David and Gene are joined by Alderperson Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward. A lifelong Chicagoan, Alderperson Vasquez has worked to connect and include members across the 40th Ward. Before his time as Alderperson, Vasquez worked in a more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 144 with 47 Ward Alderman, Matt Martin

This week, Laura and David are joined by the 47th ward Alderman, Matt Martin. Elected in 2019, Alderman Matt Martin has spent his political career improving the 47th Ward community that so many of us call home. Before his time more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 143 with Jorge Bezera of Bezz Training Club

This week David and Laura are joined by Jorge Bezera, owner of Bezz Training, the community founded, lakeside gym with one of the best views of the City. Bezz Training is an inclusive and accepting club that focuses on one’s more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 142 with Jessica Texidor of American Eagle Productions

This week on the podcast we have Jessica Texidor, director of programs at American Eagle Productions. American Eagle Productions has blazed the trail for youth and educational theatre in the Chicagoland area, bringing the performing arts to over 300 schools more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 141 with Bridget Gainer

This week, Laura and special guest Gene Wagendorf, Associate Director, of the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, welcome Bridget Gainer, the Cook County Commissioner of the 10th District. Elected to the board in 2010, Commissioner Gainer has used her leadership more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 140 with Heather Saenger of the Uptown Business Center

This week, Laura is joined by former Andersonville Chamber of Commerce employee and now current manager of the Uptown Business Center, Heather Saenger. The Uptown Business Center is one of eight business centers throughout Chicago. It aims to support new more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 139 with Virgil Roundtree of Downstate Donuts

This week, David and Laura are joined by Virgil Downtree, owner of Downstate Donuts. Downstate Donuts has been cranking out life changing donuts since 2018. Many were shocked after just 4 months on the donut scene. They stole the show more »


Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes for Episode 138 with Sean Todd of UnicornLife

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Sean Todd, owner of UnicornLife: The Creative Agency. Unicorn Life offers services related to branding, digital design development + marketing, and print design. Sean is a firm believer that your mind should more »