Andersonville Honors – Awards & Party


March 21, 2018 from 6-9PM at Chicago Magic Lounge

This year’s event followed a different format; in lieu of a public vote for category winners, we graciously welcomed the newly established businesses who joined us in the past year (January 2017 – March 2018) as well as spotlight our longstanding institutions. As in prior years, the 2018 Mathiasson Award was also be presented to this year’s recipient. Attendees received one complimentary drink, savory samplings from Bar Roma and a jazz dance performance by Gus Giordano Dance School.


This year’s honorees include:

2018 Mathiasson Award
Amy Giordano of Gus Giordano Dance School

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2018 Jan Baxter Memorial Entrepreneur Fund
Elizabeth Gast and her business, Whiffables

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New businesses (January 2017-March 2018):
Andersonville Cryotherapy & Athletic Recovery Center
Big City Optical
Blu 57 Seafood & Small Plates
Butterfield Alpaca Ranch
Chicago Magic Lounge
Clark Haus
Cowboys and Astronauts
Dollop Diner
Fat Chris’s Pizza & Such
Foyer Shop
Honey Bridal
Hungry by Nature
Hutch American Kitchen
It’s Greek 2 U! Restaurant
Jet’s Pizza
Lakeshore Dental Studio
Opalek Frontier, Inc.: The Healing Center
Ora Oral Surgery
Revive Medspa
Ridman’s Coffee
Strange Cargo Tees
The Lytle House
Thrivent Financial
Transit Tees

10 years:
Andersonville Antiques
Andersonville Galleria
Big Jones
The Coffee Studio
City Olive
On The Rocks Gems Jewlery & More
Russell Leander LCPC
The T-Shirt Deli

15 years:
Berman Architecture
Chicago Tap Theatre
EKF Martial Arts
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Maggie Finegan
The Wooden Spoon

25 years:
Chiropractic for Life

20 years:
Andersonville Chiropractic, S.C.

30 years:
Konak Pizza

45 years:
Alamo Shoes

65 years:
Gus Giordano Dance School

70 years:
Lakeshore Schools