PLEDGE LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Dubbed the ‘local’ capital of Chicago, Andersonville has always been a fantastic holiday shopping and dining destination. We are excited to re-launch the #AlwaysAndersonville Shop Local Holiday Campaign for the third year, 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
“Find it Here. Buy it Here. Keep us Here.” By actively choosing to purchase from a vibrant local business this holiday season instead of scouting a lesser price online, you help to build a stronger local economy and thriving Andersonville business district year-round. Will you take the pledge to shift your shopping?
Did you know, #AlwaysAndersonville is part of a year long campaign? The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce launched the hashtag during the 2017 holiday season, and since then, it has been used over 2.3k 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 Apple Podcasts and Podbean.
SHOP LOCAL PASSPORT
The #AlwaysAndersonville Shop Local Passport is back! This is a FREE booklet featuring more than 130 local businesses. Passports are available for pick up starting on Small Business Saturday, November 30, at Meeting House Tavern (5025 N Clark) from 12-2PM. If you miss pick-up day, you can also pick up passports at the Chamber offices at 5217 N. Clark, #3, Monday-Friday between 10AM-4PM. They are also available at various businesses around Andersonville. 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 30 – December 31, 2019 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 10, 2020.
3. Once we receive your passport, you will automatically be entered to win prizes, including one Grand Prize winner for the Andersonville Experience 2020, which includes tickets and special perks for ALL of our 2020 events!
MEET OUR BUSINESSES
As you plan ahead to shift your holiday spending locally 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:
The 2019-20 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide introduces 40 business owners and their stories using beautiful photos and narrative, and provides categorical directory information for our 375+ membership. Pick up a FREE copy of the Guide at neighborhood locations or the Chamber office.
Several of our businesses have created short commercials for their shops in partnership with member Jack Brandtman. Check them out here:
#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast releases a new episode every Tuesday featuring an interview with different business owners and community members of Andersonville.
Holiday 2019 Pledges To Date
|Ian G||Dan Miche||Celia Bucci|
|Rachel Frields||Lynn Mooney||Becca Greenstein|
|Sarah Hollenbeck||The Scillia Family||Randazzle|
|Maja Stina Sunleaf||Kate W||Chris & Lindsay Lenard|
|David & Loch||Amy Giordano||Anne Wagner|
|Kathy Vega Hardy||Dennis H.||Julie N.|
|Bob and Carrie M.||Sarah Palmer||Skylar Grieco|
|Deanna Mulherin||Jill B.||Andrea Arntsen-Harris|
|Valarie B.||Don Cortelyou||Jan Viscum|
|Ally Brisbin||Mary Bradley||Kristin Pichaske|
|Jancey Wickstrom||Jill Knobeloch||Caitlin Botsios|
|Matt & Paige Haedo||Justin Harner||Charlie Marie McGrath|
|Sarah Leonard||Jodie Eason||Cindy Nicholson|
|Paul Hickey||Daun Longshore||Richard Kendall Wolf|
|Searah Deysach||48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman||The Dinges Family|
|Kristina Pagulayan||Jenny Seidelman||Gina Logan|
|Rachel Doyle||Taylor Doyle||Shelley Crosby & Sally Selwan|
|Jessica Starr||Larisa||Michelle Wilkinson, owner of Neighbor in the Know|
|Anonymous||YOUR NAME HERE!|
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.