Always Andersonville

 

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PLEDGE LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Dubbed the ‘local’ capital of Chicago, Andersonville has always been a fantastic holiday shopping and dining destination. This season, we are excited to re-launch the #AlwaysAndersonville 2018 Holiday Campaign, asking Andersonville consumers to pledge supporting local, independently-owned businesses this holiday season. Every person that takes the pledge will also receive their own Shop Local Passport. Please visit our Holidays in Andersonville landing page for event details.

SHIFT YOUR SHOPPING

Local businesses keep our neighborhood vibrant and strong. If all of Andersonville pledged to shift at least 25% of holiday spending to local, independently-owned businesses, $6 million would be infused into our local economy! Will you take the pledge to shift your shopping?

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#ALWAYSANDERSONVILLE

Did you know, #AlwaysAndersonville is part of a year long campaign? The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce launched the hashtag last holiday season, and since then, it has been used over 800 times on Instagram alone! Check out the feed here.

In March 2018, the Chamber also launched #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast, the first neighborhood podcast of its kind in Chicago created by a local Chamber of Commerce. The podcast releases a new episode every Tuesday, sharing the stories of our business owners, streaming on iTunes and Podbean.

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Andersonville Chamber staff hands out passports during the 2017 Small Business Saturday.

SHOP LOCAL PASSPORT

The #AlwaysAndersonville Shop Local Passport is back! This is a FREE booklet featuring more than 75 local businesses and will launch on Small Business Saturday on November 24  Reserve your passport by taking the pledge now, or pick up at shops around the neighborhood and at the Chamber Offices (5217 N. Clark, #3) starting on Small Business Saturday. Use it to track your local spending this holiday season – participants in the #AlwaysAndersonville passport will be eligible to win prizes!

USING YOUR PASSPORT

1. Between November 24 – December 31, 2018 purchase a product or service at 10 or more of the locations listed inside. Be sure to have each business sign-off on your visit and purchase.

2. At the end of the Holiday Season, mail or drop off your filled in passport to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce at: 5217 N. Clark, #3 |
Chicago, IL 60640. Passports are due by January 4, 2019.

3. Once we receive your passport, you will automatically be entered to win
prizes, including one Grand Prize winner for the Andersonville Experience 2019, which includes tickets and special perks for ALL of our 2019 events!


MEET OUR BUSINESSES

As you plan ahead to shift at least 25% of your holiday spending this season, we have created several ways in which to get to know our business owners in the neighborhood! Discover their stories via the following platforms:

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Lynn and Sarah, the co-owners of Women & Children First pose for the 2018-19 Neighborhood Guide.

The 2018-19 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide introduces 27 business owners and their stories using beautiful photos and narrative, and provides categorical directory information for our 350+ membership. Pick up a FREE copy of the Guide at neighborhood locations or the Chamber office, view the digital Guide here, or check out our 2018-19 Business Spotlights.

Several of our businesses have created short commercials for their shops in partnership with member Jack Brandtman. Check them out here:

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In Fine Spirits
Orange Shoe Personal Fiteness
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Hallie Borden, owner of Milk Handmade and co-owner of Honey Bridal, interviews on #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast in Transistor’s Studio C.

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast releases a new episode every Tuesday featuring an interview with different business owners and community members of Andersonville.


Holiday 2018 Pledges To Date

 

Celia Bucci Kaleb Sullivan (Dearborn Denim) Hayley Holder
David Jay Collins (author, Summerdale) Michael McGuire Donna Quathamer
Laura Kopen Ben H. chicago
Lisa Majer Joe Carlson Christine Torres
Meg Bleeker Dave Hirsh/ DWD Renovation The Dinges Family
The Scillia’s CHICAGO Stacy O’Connell
Searah Deysach Sarah M Rachel Frields
Laura Austin Hallie Borden Steven Pryor
Jenny Seidelman Kate Ellen Shepard
Barbara Laing David Oakes Laura G
Brian Robert Jeffrey Andersonville Tony Mendiola
Sharon Howardson Christopher and Lindsay Lenard Julie Kay Nelson
John Golden Amy Giordano, Gus Giordano Dance School Jim Ed
Kat Ramsey Tina Weidenhammer (Da Vinci Paws) Chad McLaughlin
Sarah Yu Kayce Alltop Kathy Hardy
Lily Sauvage Your local Irish “Pax the Handyman” Andrew Page
Britt Manning Tara Mallen Carly Garner
Sarah Dandelles Ian G Candice Allen-Sipperley
CHICAGO Karen Rose Carrie & Bob
John Charmelo Anne Wagner Dean Hervochon
Erin Sella Karin Moen Abercrombie Andrea Arntsen-Harris

Whether this is your first – or fiftieth – holiday season celebrating in Andersonville, thank you for supporting the #AlwaysAndersonville campaign and for pledging to do your part to support local, independent businesses.

You’ve helped infuse the potential of $6 million into our Andersonville economy this holiday season!

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