Sunday, March 31, 2013

Farcroft by the Lake


Farcroft by the Lake is a beautiful building that Lend Lease has been diligently working on restoring to it's former glory. 

The building is the northern-most skyscraper in Chicago and has 84 units that are being remodeled to be rented to earnest owners. 


One bedrooms will be starting at $825 and the two bedrooms at $1250 water and cooking gas included.















Tours of Farcroft by the Lake will be beginning in February of 2013. Keep your eyes out for the apartment of your dreams!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

2013 Fresh Start Monday Schedule



To Businesses and Resident,

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Created it’s Fresh Start Monday Program in April of 2012 to assist businesses with issues like negative loitering and littering. Many people have attended our events from April to November of 2012, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming 2013 events!



April 1st 6-7pm:
Robert’s Cycle

April 15th 6-7pm:
7015 N. Sheridan Road

May 6th 6-7pm:
The former Adelphi Theater

May 20th 6-7pm:
Alden Village North

June 3rd 6-7pm:
Leona’s

June 17th 6-7pm:
Howard  Hoyne Plaza

July 1st 6-7pm:
Howard Street and Bosworth Avenue

July 15th 6-7pm:
Morse Avenue and Wayne Avenue

August 5th 6-7pm:
Ravenswood Plaza

August 19th 6-7pm:
Jarvis Plaza

September 2nd 6-7pm:
Jarvis Square

September 16th 6-7pm:
Leather 64/ten

October 7th 6-7pm:
Gallery B1e (Farwell and Glenwood)

October 21st 6-7pm
Clark Street Pancake House

November 4th 6-7pm
Robert’s Cycle

November 18th 6-7pm
Loyola Beach’s Stand in the Sand


If you would like your business to be a part of our 2014 Fresh Start Monday Program, contact the Chamber at info@rogerspark.cc

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bill Morton Promotions





Local small business, Bill Morton Promotions provides Branding, SEO, Radio Promotion, Political Promotion, Business Promotion, and Social Media Services to musical artists, businesses across the United States and assists those wishing to run as alderman in Chicago.

Currently, Bill had a Texan recording artist DeDe Wedekind and New York recording artist Yolanda Hinton as platinum clients and works with Kate Smith Promotions in regards to Social Media.


If you have any questions in regards to his promotion strategy and wish to hire him, visit his website: BillMortonPromotions.com 

You can also contact him at BillMortonPromotions@gmail.com or call him at (773) 850-0029

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ciao Bella Cafe


At 6am this morning, Ciao Bella Cafe opened it's doors.


Welcome to the neighborhood!



Ciao Bella Cafe
6800 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626





Going Green Campaign




The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce has launched the beginning of it's Going Green campaign! If you click our "Green Campaign" tab, you can look over the green suggestions we've collected at events as well as from visiting local businesses in Rogers Park.

If you believe your business belongs on our Green Campaign page, please, e-mail us with a link to your website and the paragraph on the site that displays what you do that makes you Green. 

Don't have a website? Then give us your address and we'll put you up!

info@rogerspark.cc

The Importance of Communication and Social Media


Every day businesses and individuals promote themselves on social media sites, varying from Facebook to Twitter, Blogger, MySpace, Pinterest, LinkedIn, websites, etc.

Social Media can be a double-edged sword, doing both harm and good at the same time. When we make minor errors, like spelling a word incorrectly, it can change someone's view about us or our business very quickly.

Other issues frequently come to the surface. Having too many e-mails, for example, can make it difficult for someone to reach us.

Social Media should be fairly simple. It's not too complicated to connect the varying sites so that they post to one another. Just go to Google Search and many different ways to connect are open to you.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce has the following Social Media sites:

Blogger

Facebook

Flickr

Google+

LinkedIn

Myspace

Official Website

Twitter

Youtube

Social Media is not the full extent that needs to be considered. Communication is key to any successful endeavor.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce has a very quick response time. It takes us 24-48 hours to respond to all calls and e-mails.

We also send out our newsletters, filled with information, once to twice a month depending on how  many events we attend in a given month.

Lastly, we are out in the community, talking to residents and business owners frequently so that we have a keen insight to the ongoing activities of the community at large.

It takes a lot to successfully speak to another person. One has to think carefully to not insult them by using body language that is inappropriate. Poor wording choices can also harm a conversation.

I find it best to study someone you are about to approach and begin with mundane topics. If someone is staring at a balloon, ask them about the balloon. Conversations can build quickly and become fun and witty exchanges if the approach is right.

Without Social Media and Communication skills, it's difficult to approach people, and to approach them in ways that will be well-received. Pay attention to the actions you exhibit and focus on topics that keep the listener enthralled.

-Autumn Davids, Secretary

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Relay for Life



The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to attending the upcoming Relay for Life event hosted at Loyola University and created by the American Cancer Society. 

Ryann Kehoe sent us a message on facebook saying:

"I work at the American Cancer Society and each year I partner with the student body at Loyola University to put together a large, 12-hour fundraiser called Relay For Life. The event is student run, but is not exclusive to just Loyola students. Relay For Life provides the Rogers Park community the opportunity to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers, while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society's mission. 

I was wondering if it were possible to meet with someone at your chamber to discuss the event and to see if we could potentially advertise it to the community through your services. Below is the link the the event's website. "

Cancer is a disease that affects many, and since organizations like Here Comes the Sun are in town, we whole-heartedly recommend attending this event that runs from 6pm-6am on April 12th through to April 13th. 

Click images to enlarge

Loyola University East Quad











We suggest businesses donate, families attend, and everyone enjoy themselves while participating in such a great cause.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bill Morton Promotions





Local small business, Bill Morton Promotions provides Branding, SEO, Radio Promotion, Political Promotion, Business Promotion, and Social Media Services to musical artists, businesses across the United States and assists those wishing to run as alderman in Chicago.

Currently, Bill had a Texan recording artist DeDe Wedekind and New York recording artist Yolanda Hinton as platinum clients and works with Kate Smith Promotions in regards to Social Media.


If you have any questions in regards to his promotion strategy and wish to hire him, visit his website: BillMortonPromotions.com 

You can also contact him at BillMortonPromotions@gmail.com or call him at (773) 850-0029

Monday, March 25, 2013

Purple Cloud Center




6710 N. Clark Street has quite a history in Rogers Park. The two story building has been in the Zaide family for quite some time.

In 1984, the Zaide family had Rogers Enterprises open and operated by current Purple Cloud Center owner, Lorel "Sonny" Zaide's father. 

After the downstairs tenants left in 1988, the bottom level became Zaide Real Estate, operated by Sonny's mother. 

The only visible remnants of Zaide Real Estate is the awning, still there, but waiting to be removed. 

Now, when you walk into the front doors of the main level, you have a sense of peace.

This past January Sonny and his wife again put this unique location to use.

The upstairs, run by Sonny's wife, is again used for tax purposes, and named Eagle Income Tax, LLC. The main level, operated by Sonny, is a retreat named Purple Cloud Center.

Purple Cloud Center is the place to go to treat your stress, back pains, and other myriad ailments of similar backgrounds. 

This unique business offers a variety of traditional Chinese treatments such as: 

Acupuncture 

Acupressure 

Fire Cupping

Topical Analgesics

Herbal Remedies 

Moxibustion

Visit their site for more information.

As if these unique treatments aren't enough to pique your curiosity into stopping in, he offers his services at a sliding scale so that many can get treatment.

Be sure to call with any questions you may have, or stop in and find out what all the fuss is about!











A L Taylor & Associates



A.L Taylor & Associates is a great accounting and tax service business that reaches out and works in Rogers Park, going so far as to travel here on their own. Started by Ayton Taylor, who still works there, and continued by his son of the same name, they are a great business that does hard, diligent work.




Sunday, March 24, 2013

Charmers Cafe Closes it's Doors


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President Bill Morton and Secretary Autumn Davids were at Charmers Cafe for the last seven minutes it would be open. The above video has Bill Morton speaking about Charmers and it's history in the community and with the Chamber.



This video has a Charmers Cafe employee announcing the final closing of Charmers Cafe.


With one minute to go, Charmers was full, everyone wanting one last taste before Taste Food & Wine opens it's new wine and cheese bar in a few months time. 

Farcroft by the Lake


Farcroft by the Lake is a beautiful building that Lend Lease has been diligently working on restoring to it's former glory. 

The building is the northern-most high-rise in Chicago and has 84 units that are being remodeled to be rented to earnest owners. 



One bedrooms are starting at $825 and the two bedrooms at $1250 water and cooking gas included.







Farcroft by the Lake
1337 W. Fargo, Chicago, IL 60626
http://farcroftbythelake.com/

Phone: 312.374.9454
Email: info@farcroftbythelake.com