Saturday, October 31, 2009

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater


Now Playing this weekend & next week at the New 400: This is It, The Vampire's Assistant, Where the Wild Things Are, and Zombieland.

The New 400 Theaters
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626


The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students.

Fall: Back

Remember to set your clocks back one hour tonight.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

US Census informational meeting

...to attend a US Census informational meeting at the


The meeting will be held at 2 pm. at the Chicago Public Library,

Rogers Park Branch,
6907 N. Clark Street
Chicago IL 60626.


You'll find out info regarding:

HOW TO APPLY
STARTING PAY
FLEXIBLE HOURS
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED


For more information, call 1-866-861-2010
In addition, Michael Adell of the US Census Bureau informs us:

"The 2010 US Census will be accepting applications for part time temporary census taker positions starting November 1st.

These positions pay approximately $17/hour with flexible hours and work within or near your neighborhood. Meetings will be at many Chicago public libraries.

To register please call 1-866-861-2010."

Again, the final informational meeting will be held Friday, October 30th, at 2:00 PM at the Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark Street here in Rogers Park.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

Michael Jackson's "This is it" premieres tonight at 11pm at the New 400. The film then plays here for two weeks after tonight.

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Local Business of the Day




Taste Food and Wine

1506 W. Jarvis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60626


773 761-3663





Taste Food and Wine offers a variety of wine tastings to suit all your needs and desires.

They can create a themed event based around your favorite varietals, or even favorite wine countries.

From tapas paired with Spanish wines, or anitpasti with Italian wines, to charcuterie with French selections--they can help you achieve a fun-filled, impressive event which will leave your guests awed, and anxious for the next event!




They have packages to suit any budget--small, large, on premise, or at your home, Taste Food & Wine can accommodate any request and fit it into any budget!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Local Business of the Day - Sweet Magic Studio



Sweet Magic Studio
6960 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

(773) 764-6488


YOGA - TAI CHI - BELLY DANCE
Limber Shoulders-Neck-Hips
Strengthen Tummy-Legs
Awaken Core Power

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Friday, October 23, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Local Business of the Day - La Frescasita

La Frescasita
7007 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL. 60626

(773) 754-8388





(above photos from Grand Opening Celebration!)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Local Business of the Day - enterprise

enterprise
6816 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL. 60626


Jeffrey D. Knitter
Branch Rental Manager
(773) 262-2500

Shop local, and rent local too!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

US Census Jobs Available

You still have 3 opportunities to attend the informational sessions offered by the US Census Bureau at the Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark Street.

Friday October 23, 2009--2:00 PM

Monday, October 26, 2009--7:00 PM

Friday, October 30, 2009--2:00 PM

You'll find out info regarding:

HOW TO APPLY
STARTING PAY
FLEXIBLE HOURS
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

In addition, Michael Adell of the US Census Bureau informs us:

"The 2010 US Census will be accepting applications for part time temporary census taker positions starting November 1st.

These positions pay approximately $17/hour with flexible hours and work within or near your neighborhood. Meetings will be at many Chicago public libraries.

To register please call 1-866-861-2010."

Local Business of the Day


George's Pumpkin Patch
(located next to Quest Network Services)


Shop Local. Even for pumpkins!

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Shop locally, act responsibly, and be a part of our community.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

Coming Friday to the New 400--The Vampire's Assistant (Rated PG-13).

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Local Business of the Day - Theatre Club Chicago, Ltd.

Chicago Theater Stories Walking Tour

Theatre Club Chicago, Ltd.
2421 W. Pratt Blvd., Suite 740
Chicago, IL 60645

Join our experienced and talented guide, as he walks the streets of the downtown theater district. You'll be suspended in time as he leads you back to a vibrant theater district, regaling you with stories covering the gamut of human emotions.

Walk the district's new north end including stops at the Oriental Theater and the Harris and Selwyn transformation into the new Goodman Theater. Along the way our guide will regale you with stories featuring theater luminaries of the day. The tour will pass the site of the McVicker Theater which hosted all the great performers of the period. The afternoon tour ends at the Auditorium Theater, acknowledged world wide for its perfect acoustics.

TOUR TIME: ONE HOUR
$10 Daily 11am and 1pm

TOUR TIME: 90 MINUTES
$15 Daily 3pm

Reservation Required

Group Tours Available

Tickets: (866) 811-4111

Tours depart from the southwest corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue

CALL 773-508-4894 FOR GROUP TOURS INFORMATION

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Local Business of the Day - Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago


Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago
7331 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

Friday, October 16, 2009

Local Business of the Day - Quest Network Services

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce


7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

(773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services

Computer Services -Internet Cafe
Computer Sales
Software Installation
Computer Virus Removal
Data Recovery

Audio / Video Services -Video Editing
Audio Editing
DVD Burning
CD Burning

Community Meeting room -
Movie Nights
Board Game Nights
Coffee

Office Services -
Photo Copies
Fax Service
Email Services


*New Clear internet service coming soon

Shop local at Quest Network Services!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Now Showing at the New 400 Theaters


"Where the Wild Things Are" opens here Friday, with a premiere showing Thursday night at Midnight. Also opening Friday is Law Abiding Citizen.

The New 400 Theaters
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626


The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Bureau of the US Census jobs at the Rogers Park Branch


If you are looking for a job, you have six more opportunities to attend the informational meetings being held by the Bureau of the US Census at the Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark Street.


You'll find out info regarding:

How to apply
Starting pay
Qualifications needed



The remaining dates are :


Monday October 12, 2009 -7 pm
Friday October 16, 2009 -2 pm
Monday October 19, 2009 -7 pm
Friday October 23, 2009 -2 pm
Monday, October 26, 2009 -7 pm
Friday, October 30, 2009 -2 pm




For more information, call (866) 861-2010.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Now Showing at the New 400 Theaters


Now Playing at the New 400: Couples Retreat (PG-13), Sorority Row (R), Zombieland (R), and The Informant! (R).

The New 400 Theaters
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students.

Constant learning is the foundation of a successful business owner


Constant learning is the foundation of a successful business owner.


By Scott Halford
October 07, 2009



It hurts to learn. Yet, learning keeps us mentally agile well into our golden years, and it’s the hallmark of successful entrepreneurs . Keeping up with what you don’t know has the amazing ability to transform what you do know into the next million buck idea. Constant learning is the grease we need to stay competitive.

Many people slow their learning down once they've been labeled an “expert” or reached some degree of success. They may figure their accomplishments are evidence that they know enough--they would be mistaken.

Consider that the half-life of a college education is now three to five years. That means that much of what a student learns during their freshman year will be obsolete by the time they're a junior. Continual learning is the key to keeping you sharp in your market and in your mind.

You need to keep jamming new stuff into your head because your brain feeds on new data and while you’re least paying attention, it makes connections all by itself that appear as insight.

Much of this goes on in the background while you sleep and while you reflect on what’s happening in your world.If you set the conditions right, your brain will sift and sort--even the most seemingly insubstantial factoid--and provide you with your company’s next product or service. You never know what random bit will be incorporated into your old info trove to come up with that blockbuster.

The message: Get very curious and be deliberate about learning.

Many of us get so busy running our businesses that all of our learning is on the job and in life. It's not the kind of learning that consistently taxes the brain. Then when we do go back to some formal kind of education, the ramp-up time to remember how to learn again is excruciating and many people give up. There are ways to keep your mind in tip-top shape so that you are always engaged in deep learning.

Here's what the brainiacs do:

1. Read one article a day written by someone with an opposing opinion. Your brain chemistry switches on when you are met with competing knowledge or an opinion that flies in the face of your own experience. Be open to it. Read or listen to it all the way through, no matter how frustrated you become.

2. Learn one radically new thing every day and apply it to your life. Geniuses find unrelated things and put them together to come up with something new. You only do that by adding to your repertoire of experiences and knowledge.

3. Teach someone something that you’re passionate about. The teaching process reveals new learning for you since people have different questions about what you're teaching. It causes you to stretch in your topic area. You have to be open to your knowledge being challenged. Surround yourself with people who don’t think just like you do. Be brave enough to have dissension.

4. Get deep sleep. Entrepreneurs are notorious for claiming to only need two or three hours of sleep each night. Yet, research shows that neural connections are made when you've hit the deepest stage of sleep, and that occurs typically over a seven to nine hour period.

5. Practice “awake sleeping” or reflection. This is another way to allow the brain to find the new connections you’re looking for. Find a few times a day when you can turn off anything that electronically gets a hold of you and simply reflect on what your needs are and how things are going. Be open to the ideas that come flooding into the canals of your mind.

By stretching your brain every day, you keep it young and smart. The combination of the wisdom from experiences and your constant new knowledge will be one of the most powerful innovation tools you will possess.

Scott Halford is president of Complete Intelligence, LLC. He’s an internationally known speaker and writer on brain-based success behaviors. Halford is the author of Be a Shortcut: The Secret Fast Track to Business Success.
You can reach him at
www.CompleteIntelligence.com.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rogers Park business: Ennui Cafe


Ennui Cafe
6981 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

It Takes Guts, Passion and Clarity


It Takes Guts, Passion and Clarity

Amy Cosper
Entrepreneur
Oct 06, 2009



With unemployment sitting at a staggering 26-year high of 9.7 percent, it's easy to get sucked downstream by the endless outpouring of dour news. But despite the steady drumbeat of jobless data, there is a pulse in the business world. As the economy struggles into its wobbly recovery mode, the truth is that entrepreneurs are still launching businesses--many of them quite successfully.

What happens in a recession--particularly a recession this deep--is that people stop taking risks and forget to look around. Innovation and creativity are replaced by fear and self-preservation.

But if you take a moment to look around far outside the pages of the Wall Street Journal, what you'll see is that the recession has created opportunity in unexpected places--some of them very unusual.

Take for example, the Podbelt. This urban take on the fanny pack was developed by Isa Gordon, who was inspired by her many trips to the Burning Man festival (see the full story on Entrepreneur.com). In her opinion, fanny packs were "dorky."

Despite the tricky economy--and a very niche product--Gordon launched her company this year and has sold 1,500 Podbelts through her website, and has an ever-expanding client base.

As unique as her product clearly is, Gordon's story is not. This year, entrepreneurs launched companies that ranged from designer morning sickness bags to more mainstream smartphone apps.

All it takes is courage and passion to make it happen.

True entrepreneurs think counter-intuitively to the rest of the corporate world. When the financial markets jitter and the analysts proclaim the sky is falling, entrepreneurs go out and make sky-proof umbrellas.

Yes, the economy is challenging, but in the right hands, it's rife with opportunity.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Shop locally, act responsibly, and be a part of our community.

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater


Coming this Friday (10/9) to the New 400: Couples Retreat (PG-13), and Sorority Row (R).

The New 400 Theaters
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626


The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

A Reminder