Friday, December 30, 2011

Rogers Park Business Directory

I posted the annual Rogers Park in 1,000 Words Rogers Park business directory a little early, by request. I was sure to highlight every current member of the chamber.

It is as follows:

- Bill Morton












Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce members

*A & T Grill
*A.L. Taylor & Associates, P.C.
*Alden Village North
*Bill Morton Promotions
*Caribbean American Bakery
*Charmers Cafe
*Dream Town Builders and Remodeling
*Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest
*Jay Ahmed at Aflac
*Leona's
*LifeStorage
*Premier Signs & Awnings
*Quest Network Services
*Sam's Club
*Taste Food and Wine
*The Fish Keg
*Tweedle Press
*Ultimate Soccer Chicago
*V-Tone Fitness


Rogers Park business directory

*A&T Grill 7036 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL. 60626
A&T Grill Feature

Buffalo Joe's 1841 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. (773) 764-7300

*Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60626

China Hut 7100 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL. 60626
China Hut Menu Feature

Devon Market 1440 W. Devon Avenue Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 338-2572
Kaymak at Devon Market Feature

First Commercial Bank 6945 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 761-4300

Flatts & Sharpe Music Company 6749 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60626

Gruppo Di Amici 1508 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL.(773) 508-5565

J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 973-1700
Monday Special Tuesday Special Wednesday Special Thursday Special Friday Special Chicken Tenders Feature

Jarvis Grill and Wok 1505 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL.(773) 274-4117

Lifeline Theatre 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 761-4477

*LifeStorage 7524 N. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 598-4548

Mayne Stage 1328-30 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Poitin Stil 1502 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 338-3285

*Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 761-3555
Cassette Transfer Service Feature Upgrading the system Feature

Rogers Bark Pet Salon 1447 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
Rogers Bark Rock N Roll Feature Nail Trimming Feature

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

Sheridan Chase Food Mart 7301 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60626
New Awning Feature

*Taste Food and Wine 1506 W. Jarvis Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60626
Wine Tasting events Feature Taste Food & Wine Feature

The Armadillo's Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626
The Armadillo's Pillow Feature

The Growling Rabbit 6981 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626
The Growling Rabbit Feature

The Lighthouse Tavern 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

*V-Tone Fitness 1550 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
V-Tone Fitness Feature



Some additional areas of interest for the Rogers Park community on RP1000 include:

147 Outer Drive Express

*A.L. Taylor and Associates

Adelphi Theater

Albion Avenue

Arthur Avenue

Ashland Avenue

Beach bonfires

Beat 2422

Beat 2423

Bill Morton

*Bill Morton Promotions

Bill's Digital Photos

Birchwood Avenue

Bosworth Avenue

Buffalo Joe's

Burr Tillstrom

Cafe Society

CAPS

*Caribbean American Bakery

*Charmers Cafe

Chase Avenue

China Hut

Clark Devon Hardware

Clark Street

Cunneen's

Devon Avenue

Devon Market

Enjoying the beach

Estes Avenue

Fargo Avenue

First Commercial Bank

Flatts and Sharpe Music Company

Gateway Senior Apartments

Good morning

Good News Community Kitchen

Greenleaf Avenue

Grill Inn

Gruppo di Amici

Hartigan Beach

Hermitage Avenue

Howard Station

Howard Street

J.B. Alberto's

Jarvis Avenue

Jarvis Grill and Wok

Jarvis Station

Jonquil Terrace

Joseph J. Gentile Center

Juneway Terrace

Lake Michigan

Lakeside CDC

Lakewood Avenue

*Leona's

Leonard Dubkin Park

Lifeline Theatre

Lightning storms

Loyola University

Loyola University Ramblers

Lunt Avenue

Madonna della Strada Chapel

Mayne Stage

Morse Avenue

Morse Station

Newgard Avenue

North Howard Neighbors Association

North of Howard area

North Shore School

Norshore Theater

Parking

Paulina Street

Poitin Stil

Pratt Blvd.

*Quest Network Services

Ridge Blvd.

Robert's Cycle

Rogers Bark

Rogers Park Builders Group

*Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Rogers Park Community Council

Rogers Park Garden Group

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church

Rogers Park sunrises over the Lake

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

Sam Leone Beach

Sam Leone Pier

Shambhala Meditation Center

Sheridan Road

Sherwin Avenue

Sherwin on the Lake

Soo Liquors

*Taste Food and Wine

Tax-Increment financing

The Armadillo's Pillow

The Common Cup

The Growling Rabbit

The Lighthouse

*The Parlor

Touhy Avenue

*Tweedle Press

*Ultimate Soccer Chicago

United Church of Rogers Park

*V-Tone Fitness

Willye B. White Park

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council

Willye B. White Recreation Center

Winthrop Avenue

Wisdom Bridge Theatre

WLUW



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce October newsletter




You can view the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce October 2011 newsletter or sign up for monthly updates here.


A quick list of events includes:


Thursday, October 20th - 1st Annual Rogers Park Chamber Art Auction at Alden Village North 7464 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 | 5:30pm - 8pm All invited/Free

Friday, October 21st - Halloween Lore at Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 | 7pm All invited/$10

Friday, October 21st - Viewing of The Ghost Adventures at Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 | 8:30pm All invited/Free

Saturday, October 29th - Halloween Party at Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 | 5pm - midnight All invited/bring a treat to share

Saturday, November 5th - Bishop's Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Church of the Atonement 5749 N. Kenmore Avenue Chicago, IL. 60660 | 4pm - 10pm RSVP required/$50 per person

Monday, November 7th - Wine Tasting at Taste Food & Wine 1506 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 | 6 - 7:30pm All invited/Free

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2011






For additional information visit the Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2011 page or call the Diocese at (773) 721-5383.

The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest is “A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition”





Bishop James Alan Wilkowski has contributed to our community through his work as a pastoral leader and treasurer of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. - Bill Morton

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Performance at Charmers Cafe





Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 - 3pm


Eliza Rickman's unique and haunting sound combines the lilting sweetness of popular vocalists like Feist or Annie Clark with the gritty sensibilities of PJ Harvey and the playfulness of Kurt Weill.

Eliza recorded her first full-length effort this past winter with Chicago-based engineer Mark Greenberg (Andrew Bird, Wilco, Mavis Staples). It was funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign during her nationwide spring tour,... when over $12k were raised (out of a $6k goal). The album is anticipated for release in the fall of 2011, and highlights Eliza's talent for writing string arrangements, and includes contributions from percussionist Kevin O'Donnell (Andrew Bird's 'Bowl of Fire') & bassist Tom V. Ray (Neko Case, Jakob Dylan).

Two stunning music videos were made in 2010 with Mindfruit Films for songs off her toy piano-based EP, 'Gild the Lily' (2009). The first video ("Cinnamon Bone") was completed in the spring, and is a reverse effect, slow motion short film about a young woman reliving her heartbreak through the seasons. All effects for the video were analog only, and this unique concept landed "Cinnamon Bone" a spot at 2011's SXSW Film Festival. A stop-motion video for "Black Rose" was released six months later.

More about Eliza Rickman HERE.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thank You!



Thank you to Bill's Digital Photos for the group shot, Premier Signs and Awnings on Clark Street for the banner, Quest Network Services for hosting the event and the Rogers Park community for attending. A special thanks to Back in the Days BBQ, Caribbean American Bakery and Charmers Cafe. Event promoted by Bill Morton Promotions and the Multi-Facet Network.


Preparing for 2012 was our best event yet. Networking and introductions, referrals and the spirit of unifying to better our businesses, organizations and the Rogers Park community were the agenda of the day. Thank you to everyone who participated for contributing to another successful Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce event! 
Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Prepairing for 2012 event

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is initiating Rogers Park's preparation for 2012 at their next event, which is accurately titled "Preparing for 2012".

Chamber President, Bill Morton stated that everyone is invited to participate and utilize the resources available at the Preparing for 2012 event. “This event benefits our members as well as other local businesses and organizations in Rogers Park with information and tips on... winterization, 4th quarter tax strategies and projecting the future of Rogers Park business in the coming year”.




In addition to Rogers Park 2012 presentations and info-packs, this is a networking event where guests will be introduced to our community and businesses can connect with other businesses and organizations in our neighborhood. Tastes will be provided by eight local restaurants and cafes including Back in the Days BBQ, Caribbean American Bakery, Charmers Cafe, Hop Haus, Leona’s, Luzzat Restaurant, Royal Coffee and The Fish Keg. The event will also be photographed by Bill's Digital Photos and broadcasted live worldwide on the Multi-Facet Network.




Who: Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce presents

What: Preparing for 2012 event

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 2-7pm

Where: Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Why: Rogers Park Chamber Mission Statement - To provide leadership and representation in order to benefit the members operating businesses in the Rogers Park Community.

Rogers Park Chamber Vision Statement - To guide businesses, service organizations and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community. To create and stimulate an orderly economic growth, thereby enriching Rogers Park's diverse population.

For more information or questions, call the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce at (773) 850-0049.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rogers Park 2012

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is initiating Rogers Park's preparation for 2012 at our next event, which is accurately titled "Preparing for 2012".


Everyone is invited to participate and utilize the resources available at our Preparing for 2012 event. This event benefits our members as well as other local businesses and organizations in Rogers Park with information and tips on winterization, 4th quarter tax strategies and projecting the future of Rogers Park business in the coming year.

- Bill Morton






In addition to Rogers Park 2012 presentations and info-packs, this is a networking event where guests will be introduced to our community and businesses can connect with other businesses and organizations in our neighborhood. Tastes will be provided by local restaurants and cafes including Back in the Days BBQ, Caribbean American Bakery, Charmers Cafe, Luzzat Restaurant and The Fish Keg. The event will also be photographed by Bill's Digital Photos and broadcasted live on the Multi-Facet Network.



Who: Rogers Park Park Chamber of Commerce presents


What: Preparing for 2012 event


When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 2-7pm


Where: Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626


Why: Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement - To provide leadership and representation in order to benefit the members operating businesses in the Rogers Park Community. Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Vision Statement - To guide businesses, service organizations and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community. To create and stimulate an orderly economic growth, thereby enriching Rogers Park's diverse population.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce redesigns newsletter




Above is the redesigned Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Click here to view the live version of August 2011 with links to the chambers website, facebook, twitter profile, membership application and newsletter subscription page.

The new design includes a greeting, a feature story, upcoming events listings, quick links and a coupon for a good or service from a chamber member.

Upcoming chamber events include:



Saturday, September 24th

Preparing for 2012 event

Quest Network Services
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

Guest speakers and info-packets will cover everything you need to prepare for a successful 2012 including winterizing your storefront or home office, 4th quarter tax strategies and the future of Rogers Park business.

Tastes will be provided by local restaurants and cafes including Caribbean American Bakery, Charmers Cafe, Luzzat Restaurant and The Fish Keg.

1pm - 7pm All invited/Free



Thursday, October 20th

The Business of the Arts event

Alden Village North
7464 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

We will host an art auction that will benefit local artists. Tastes by a local restaurant will be provided by Alden Village North.

5:30pm - 8pm All invited / Free

Monday, August 1, 2011

Unifying event brings together the best of Rogers Park

This past Saturday, the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce (CHICAGO, IL) held its first Unifying Rogers Park Event at Quest Services. The event featured some of Rogers Park's finest business reps, organizations and residents for a day of meeting, networking, conversation and fun.



In April, the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce celebrated its second year anniversary and decided to throw a Summer Unifying event for the community.

Guests at the gala included… Barbara Richardson of Elements Services, Kris Luck of Quest Network Services, Author Eugene Nelson Jr., Mark Finley of MFN: Multifacet Network, Bill's Digital Photos, Jan McCarter of Club Z Tutoring, Amadia King of PLAN (Parent Leadership And Network), and Fred Weaver of LifeStorage Center - just to name a few. The event showed how a community with multi ethnic groups & business’s from all walks of life can come together to support each other and network to strengthen the community and have fun at the same time.

Some of Rogers Park’s finest restaurants were represented with delicious entrees from… Leona’s, The Fish Keg, Hop Haus, Charmers CafĂ©, and The Caribbean American Bakery. The buffet style /food was excellent with a variety of dishes, including… fried fish & chicken, pizzas, brichettas, sandwiches, hush puppies, meat pies and salads.






The event was also broadcasted live on the internet and seen around the world by MFN LIVE Broadcast Network hosted by media host Mark Finley and co-host Eugene Nelson Jr. Many of the chamber membership were in attendance are were interviewed during the broadcast. Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce president Bill Morton was the events MC and the perfect host.



Guest participate in a free-style conversation that was covered by the live internet broadcast

Mark Finley; Host & GM of MFN LIVE commented

“As the broadcast continued, before I knew it people just started to grab our microphones while they were in conversation which really made the broadcast. I thought it was great that people took the initiative to include their discussions in the broadcast in a free style manner. It made the broadcast that much more genuine and exciting!”




Key Note Speaker and host- MFNS Mark Finley RUNS IT DOWN to the Chamber and the MFN LIVE audience


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President Bill Morton at the end of the event commented... “I am so happy that this event was such a big success! We are all about bringing together all the business, organizations and residents in Rogers Park to come together to strengthen our community!”

If you’d like to view the broadcast of the event, you can watch it any time on demand for the next two weeks by going to http://www.multifacetnet.com/ and register for free. Then click on the MFN LIVE tab and scroll down to the first broadcast window and click the play button to view the broadcast.

- Mark Finley

Successful Unifying Rogers Park event strengthens local chamber


The Rogers Park community united for success.




Signing nineteen Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce membership certificates.





We are working together so that businesses can survive these difficult economic times in Rogers Park.




I was recently asked "What is your most important role in the Rogers Park community?"

I thought about the many organizations that I am currently a part of including the Willye B. White Park Advisory Council, The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, the Alden Village North Advisory Council and my efforts with the Citizens for the Adelphi Theater non-profit organization. I replied, "I think that I have accomplished the most good for our community as President of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce".

Founding the Rogers Park chamber has been an inspiring labor of love. All of the board members are small business owners or heads of local organizations. We are volunteers who in the best interest of our community, devote our time to preserving great local businesses and boosting Rogers Park business through any means possible. During our recent Unifying Rogers Park event, we connected businesses with clients and encouraged business owners to be vocal about their role in our community. The purpose of this event was


To introduce and refer our community to its local businesses and service organizations. To unify our efforts, to guide businesses, service organizations and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community.




We feel strongly about and believe in our organization. We personally walk our neighborhood to visit every business in Rogers Park on a regular basis. If a struggling mom-and-pop shop needs a fundraiser, If a transporation hub or storefront needs to be cleared of snow, The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce represents and supports Rogers Park business.





Bill Morton
President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
(773) 850-0049

Monday, July 11, 2011

Unifying Rogers Park event






Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
Unifying Rogers Park event invitation
(click to enlarge)





You are cordially invited to the Unifying Rogers Park event on Saturday July 30th, 2011. The purpose of this event is to introduce and refer our community to its local businesses and service organizations. We hope to unify our efforts, to guide businesses, service organizations and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community

You are invited to speak, meet, and greet at our upcoming event. We invite those, who wish to provide a brief (10 minute) presentation, the opportunity to do so. The purpose of our audience is to create and stimulate an orderly economic growth with local vendors, thereby enriching Rogers Park's diverse population.

This is a public event at Quest Network Services (7301 N. Sheridan Rd.) from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event. We are looking forward to meeting you. Patrons will be served treats from restaurants and cafes in our neighborhood.


Bill Morton,
President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thank you!

Local businesses united for success at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce two-year anniversary celebration!



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

The Board and Directors of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
Without the support of the entire Board, this event would not have been as successful as it was.

Back in the Days BBQ
Mark Finley was our guest speaker, presenting the Multi-Facet Network and the business plan and investment plan to bring Back in the Days BBQ to Rogers Park.

Bill's Digital Photos

Official photographer of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce two-year anniversary event.

Caribbean American Bakery

Thank you for your tasty donation!

Charmers Cafe

Thank you for your tasty donation!

Quest Network Services
Thank you for hosting our event at your business!

Premier Signs & Awnings
Thank you for providing our new Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce banner.
Dex for being our Official Grill Master.

Fred of LifeStorage for contributing to our networking event.

Mary Ellen and Kris of Alden Village North for contributing to our networking event.

Laini of Comcast Business Class Service for contributing to our networking event.

And everyone who attended, celebrated and made connections during our annual anniversary event.

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event


Thank you,

Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
(773) 850-0049