Friday, November 12, 2010

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce - November Newsletter

Welcome to the November newsletter of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.
This newsletter will be distributed every two weeks to the board members, committees and business members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, this newsletter will posted on the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce website, , and emailed to those on our ever growing mailing list.

Current programs and campaigns:

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Campaign
Our Shop Local campaign is to make our community aware of the benefits of shopping local and encouraging residents of Rogers Park to shop at local Rogers Park businesses rather than commuting.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Referral Program
The purpose of the RPCC Referral Program is to increase business of Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce members by referring fellow members whenever possible.

Please visit our Index of Services for examples of how we can refer one another.

Welcoming our New Member:
A.L. Taylor & Associates, P.C.
Certified Public Accountants, Business Consultants

Specialties include Representing audited clients before the IRS, Non-profit accounting and auditing, Accounting for small businesses and Income tax preparation.

Ayton L. Taylor, CPA - President
Office: (773)995-2990
Fax: (773) 995-2995

New Logo:
Nina Interlandi Bell of Tweedle Press has designed a new Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce logo. The design has been reviewed and voted upon in previous Chamber meetings and will be presented to the public very soon.

Member Benefit updates:

The following are some of the newest benefits of Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce members:

- 15% discount from Leona's Rogers Park location for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

- One free month of Search Engine Optimization from Bill Morton Promotions for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

- One free month of Clear internet from Quest Network Services *(details available at the store) for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

- Discount admission to the Annual Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony with purchase of a table.

- Bicycle accessory discount from Robert's Cycle *(details available at the store) for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

On Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 it was announced that Bill Morton Promotions offered a one month trial of Search Engine Optimization as a benefit to all members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Bill Morton Promotions Updates and Press Releases are syndicated on CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. View results of the SEO benefit in conjunction with CBS Local Media syndication

The Annual the Annual Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony is happening on Saturday, November 13th, 2010.

Member updates:

Bill Morton Promotions
Current radio promotion clients include: Banda El Recuerdo, Edward Yeo, Illusions Fate Richie Rocket and Will Netherland.

Current search engine optimization clients include (includes Chamber members with SEO benefit):

A&T Grill
Charmers Cafe
Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest
J.B. Alberto's
Quest Network Services
Sam's Club
Taste Food & Wine
The Armadillo's Pillow
Tweedle Press
Ultimate Soccer Chicago
V-Tone Fitness

Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

The 2010 Bishop’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Locke Bowman

The Honorable Abishi C. Cunningham, Jr.

The Honorable John A. Fritchey

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Rick Garcia

The Reverend Robert Hemple

The Most Reverend Floyd Kortenhof

The Honorable David D. Orr

Rescue Riders

The Reverend Thomas Robb

Unite Here Local #1

The Pastoral Center of Atonement
5749 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

- Concelebrated Mass at 4:00 PM

- Cocktails beginning at 5:30 PM

- Dinner at 6:30 PM

Guest Speaker:
The Most Reverend Douglas Preyna Rector
Saint John the Evangelist Seminary

Dinner Tickets $50.00 per person
Tables of 8 for $400.00

Please make Checks payable to:

The Diocese of the Northwest

- Business Attire

For additional information please call 773-721-5383


Delivery & Pick-up

Click here for catering menu (pdf) -

Leona's catering offers a delicious and affordable approach to entertaining. All of our buffet packages come complete with place settings, serving utensils and safe, disposable heating ware. Our expert delivery drivers will set up your buffet with efficiency so that you need only enjoy the event. With our a dozen party rooms, we are eager to assist you in planning your next celebration. From office parties to business lunches to holiday events, our consultants are happy to help. Book your party now!


Please call Our Catering Department to Have Our Catering Menu Faxed or Emailed to you.

Order a Leona's Gift Card here:

Order Leona's online here:

Quest Network Services

Quest Network Services is now offering computer classes by appointment on Sundays.

Classes include:
Basic Internet Skills, Windows 7, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher and MS Access

Quest Network Services also has weekly events in The Parlor:

Monday: Sci-Fi movie Night 7pm, Free Sci-Fi movie night.

Tuesday: Movie Night 7pm, A feature film is chosen from The Parlor collection.

Wednesday: StarGate SG1 Movie Night 7pm, Currently on Season 8.

Thursday: Board Game Night 7pm, Challenge board game fans to the classics including Monopoly.

Friday: Video Game Night 7pm, Play retro video games from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 gaming systems.

Taste Food & Wine

Free tastings in the store every Monday and Friday 6 pm to 8 pm.

... Feed your sweet tooth

Stop by today and try our Ginger cupcake with with a Kerrygold Irish Buttercream frosting!
(Soooo yummy!)

Bread Pudding, Sticky Toffee Puddings, Debbie's Homemade Chocolates also available.

New in the store!

"Like all our cheeses, the Red Leicester is produced by hand using traditional methods. The curds are milled twice before being placed into the moulds resulting in a delicious crumbly texture. Maturing the cheese for up to 4 months provides a distinctive creamy flavour. "

Choose, Call, Pay and Ship.

We can ship food & wine across the country!

Taste can ship wine for your gift list.

Send your favorites, or ask us to help you choose...

In three simple steps you can have your
selections shipped to you or a loved one,
without even leaving your chair!

Call for more information - 773-761-FOOD!


Taste Food and Wine carries a wonderful selection of carefully chosen wines. We want to make it as easy for you to try as many of our favorite wines as possible. All members receive a 10% discount on additional purchases of wine-of-the-month club selections for that month and discounts for all Taste paid events. Complimentary bottle for you in celebration of your birthday month.


Magnum -
Every month you will receive two bottles of our favorite affordable wines. These may be close outs or the last of the vintages - great deals. The cost to you is up to $25 every month (shipping/handling, if needed, is extra).

Jereboam -
Every month you will receive two bottles of our "Wines of the Month". Usually this will be one bottle of white and one bottle of red. The wines will be selected for the season. The cost to you is up to $35.00 every month (shipping/handling, if needed, is extra).

Methuselah -
This is Taste's premium membership with two bottles of our highest rated wines. Some of these wines will be cellarable and able to be stored for many years. The cost to you is up to $75.00 every month (shipping/handling, if needed, is extra).
Credit cards will be charged on the first Wednesday of the month.

Let us bring wine tastings to your home or event!
Taste Food and Wine offers a variety of wine tastings to suit all your needs and desires.

We 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--we can help you achieve a fun-filled, impressive event which will leave your guests awed, and anxious for the next event!

We 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!

Tweedle Press

Updates from Tweedle Press:

• Ian and Laura are now helping out around the shop.
• Our Pulp & Press blog has been revamped and revitalized.
• We're testing new papers and cleaning solvents.
• We now have a way to recycle our printing plates.
• Nina has just finished holiday photo card designs for 2010! They'll be available for purchase soon here, but for now you can buy them through our Etsy shop as well as through Megan Kelly Photography - and get some great pics while you're at it!

Nina wrote a guest blog on the Green Bride Guide, talking about the concept of a Zero Paper Waste Wedding. Check this site out for great ideas and other green wedding vendors!

Nina was featured on ABC7's "Green Living" segment, which aired during the evening news. Nina was interviewed about her eco-friendly letterpress printing process and how she turns junk mail into handmade recycld paper via Personal Recycling.

Danielle rang up Nina or a quick interview on Tweedle Press, then wrote up this great piece for her blog which "indulges the vintage side of the modern bride." Letterpress printing and hand made goods certainly fit into that realm!

Nina met Lisa through the Green Wedding Alliance here in Chicago, and she puts together awesome eco-friendly events. She wrote a quick piece about Tweedle Press here.

Nina was interviewed here for a short video on small business in Rogers Park. Woo!

Reno Lovison runs a great networking group in Chicago, wrote an excellent book about business cards, and also produced video for the web. Nina wrote a guest blog piece about the importance of good design and printing when i comes to business cards.

Monster Bites blog brings you 365 days of the latest in DIY fashion, sustainable living & handmade goodness. Check out their feature on Personal Recycling and claim your readers discount, then hop over to Green Eyed Monster for super cute eco-friendly totes.

Tweedle Press is written up by Siel for Green LA Girl (and Mother Nature Network), who talks up Personal Recycling as well as Tweedle Press' eco-friendly aspects. Thanks Siel! This piece rocks.

Tweedle Press is interviewed by Erika Jurney of Try Handmade, which is an AWESOME site featuring all handmade products and crafts.

Tweedle Press is named Go Green's product of the week. Yay! Lots of other great eco tips on this blog too.

Tweedle Press is mentioned on the lovely Parsiri blog for Personal Recycling. Check out the rest of this blog - there is some really beautiful stuff.

V-Tone Fitness

Refer a Friend: semi-annual and one year members will receive one month for free when they refer a new member to join.

- Bill Morton
President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Join the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce with our online membership application.