Tuesday, April 30, 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.

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, April 29, 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!










Going Green




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

Sunday, April 28, 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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Energy Impact Illinois


Energy Impact Illinois

Energy Impact Illinois is a program that helps homeowners take action to lower the cost of their energy bills and create a more comfortable, valuable, energy-efficient home. Here are a few bullet points about Energy Impact Illinois:
  • Energy Impact Illinois is providing rebates to help lower energy bills and make homes more comfortable and valuable. The program is run by the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. We are funded by the Department of Energy through a stimulus grant called the Better Buildings project which aims at reducing energy usage in buildings across the country.
  • The goal of the program is to help homeowners see what is going on in their home in terms of energy efficiency, and to provide them with means to make improvements. These upgrades make  homes more comfortable, more energy efficient, and save the homeowner money (on average $500 a year).
  • For a limited time, homeowners can save 70% or up to $1,750 off of air sealing and insulating projects for their homes. Air sealing and Insulation work is the cheapest, easiest, most bang for your buck way to reduce your energy usage.
  • Those owning a 2-4 unit building or single family home are eligible.
  • Air Sealing and Insulation work can be done in 99.9% of homes in our area, and this is the first program of its kind that does not have an income requirement.
  • Home energy efficiency assessments usually cost $400-800 but are available for $99 through this program. The assessment is FREE for those who wish to host an Energy Assessment Demonstration (I can further explain this if you're interested).
  • A BPI certified contractor will inspect your home and provide an estimate for air sealing and insulation -- in addition to a laundry list of other things the homeowner can do to make their home more energy efficient.
  • We handle all of the paperwork and ensure the energy efficiency work on your home is completed correctly and safely. All contractors are BPI certified (Building Performance Institute). You'll see savings on your energy bills and feel the improved comfort of your home
  • Please check out our website for a more comprehensive description http://energyimpactillinois.org/residential/
Energy Impact Illinois is currently offering:

Limited-Time Offer: Get $1750 in rebates for energy efficiency improvements to lower your bills and make your home more comfortable.

If you want to lower your utility bills and have a more comfortable home, but can't afford the upfront cost, Energy Impact Illinois can help. For a limited time, homeowners can receive 70% off energy efficiency improvements, with up to $1750 in total rebates on select energy improvements to your home. Your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and you'll reduce your energy use significantly. There are no income restrictions for the program and all single-family homes, 2-4 unit buildings, and most townhomes are eligible.

Energy Impact Illinois is an alliance of local government, non-profit organizations, and local utilities including Nicor Gas, Commonwealth Edison focused on helping homeowners in the Chicago Metro Area and Rockford make the lowest cost, most effective home energy efficiency upgrades. Air sealing and insulating are two of the most cost-effective and permanent improvements that homeowners can make. More than half of total energy costs come from heating and cooling a home and almost all homes let too much air escape or penetrate. Most homes (even newer ones) also have incorrectly installed or insufficient amounts of attic insulation.

To learn more about the program or schedule a reduced cost energy assessment, contact your local organizer Zoe Bottger at (312) 404-2945 or zoe@energyimpactillinois.org 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Squiggly's Yarn Shop




Every one has a dream that stays alive in their head. For some, it's a visit to a foreign country, to others, it's wanting the perfect family, and for people like Rico Blanco, it was to open up his very own yarn shop.

Rico has been stitching and making beautiful crafts out of yarn for thirty-five years. He told us that everything he has done up to this point has put him in a position to open Squiggly's Yarn Shop. 



Rico goes on to tell us that owning and operating Squiggly's is in his blood. Since both his father and grandfather entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial spirit lives on in Rico and he is having great successes, even being open for so short a time. 

Squiggly's is now the home of the Stitching Squirrels, a group that started in Evil Squirrels comics, and when Evil Squirrel's closed, moved to Gallery B1e. When Rico, a long-standing part of the group was able to open  Squiggly's doors, it's no surprise that it "seemed natural" for the Stitching Squirrels to make Squiggly's its home Thursday nights at 8pm.



As if opening up a business isn't enough, Rico created an event called Knit and Be Fit. Every Sunday at 10am and 2pm those who attend go on a thirty minute walk through town to promote being fit. 

It has to be said that Rico's dream came true and it'll be a great influence to the neighborhood. All we can say is keep up the great work!


CNT Energy



As many are aware, the Chamber has been promoting Energy Impact Illinois in our newsletters and on weekly posts under the articles section here on RogersPark.cc

We are very happy to announce that while we are working on promoting Energy Impact Illinois, we also are promoting CNT Energy, an organization that offers energy efficiency programs for multifamily buildings, 2-4 flat buildings, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship. 

Visit their website.

Below is an excerpt from their website:

"A one-stop energy efficiency shop for building owners

Energy Savers helps building owners in northern Illinois tame high utility costs with a practical approach to energy efficiency and water conservation. We’ve helped hundreds of building owners improve their buildings and increase net operating income by reducing costs.

Our experts from CNT Energy and our partners take the guess work out of the process. We’ll be there with you every step of the way, from identifying cost-effective improvements, to finding financing, overseeing construction, and verifying savings.

Call (855) 372-8377 or e-mail CNT Energy at info@energysaversprogram.org.

Energy savers offers:

  • Building assessment and expert advice. The Energy Savers team will conduct a building assessment that includes an examination of utility bills and a thorough inspection of your building to find where you’re wasting energy, water and money. Your expert energy assessor will help you identify the most cost-effective investments for your building. This service is available at no cost for many buildings.
  • Financial guidance. Energy Savers partners directly with lenders and the utility companies to help you connect with low-cost financing options and take advantage of rebates and incentives for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Construction oversight. The Energy Savers team will assist you throughout the construction process, from finding qualified contractors, to reviewing bids, and monitoring installation.
  • Annual savings reports. Once your energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades are complete, you’ll receive annual reports showing you how much you are saving. If your building is not performing as well as anticipated, we will perform a building tune-up."

Both organizations are now available on our Going Green page.

Happy Birthday Autumn Davids!

Enjoy your birthday Chamber Secretary Autumn Davids!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Going Green




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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

InTheLoop Marketing Inc



Tea Powell -President and Co-founder of InTheLoop Marketing came to us to promote his business venture, and the biggest benefit I can see is the potential control of Yelp reviews.

What do I mean by that? There's an application either on your phone or your computer, that allows you to not only preview the reviews, but to also send messages to your customer base to improve reviews and thoughts about your business.

I can only imagine how great of an impact that will have on future and current business, and we can only improve the way customers think of us.

Valued customers can receive news of upcoming specials/events or even after parties at bars and other venues.


Here is the contact information, be sure to get a hold of them soon and see how they can help you!

(773) 664-9050
intheloopmktinc@gmail.com

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Howard Jewelry & Loan






Howard Jewelry and Loan had some beautiful items, going from guitars, to necklaces, to ipods, cameras, dolls... An interesting store who has lovely employees, they are more than worth a look around. You might find your own personal treasure.

Howard Jewelry Loan has rearranged it's interior, new photos coming soon!






Monday, April 22, 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!










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

Sunday, April 21, 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

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Birthday

Chamber President Bill Morton is celebrating another year here! Wish him well on his birthday!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Squiggly's Yarn Shop




Every one has a dream that stays alive in their head. For some, it's a visit to a foreign country, to others, it's wanting the perfect family, and for people like Rico Blanco, it was to open up his very own yarn shop.

Rico has been stitching and making beautiful crafts out of yarn for thirty-five years. He told us that everything he has done up to this point has put him in a position to open Squiggly's Yarn Shop. 



Rico goes on to tell us that owning and operating Squiggly's is in his blood. Since both his father and grandfather entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial spirit lives on in Rico and he is having great successes, even being open for so short a time. 

Squiggly's is now the home of the Stitching Squirrels, a group that started in Evil Squirrels comics, and when Evil Squirrel's closed, moved to Gallery B1e. When Rico, a long-standing part of the group was able to open  Squiggly's doors, it's no surprise that it "seemed natural" for the Stitching Squirrels to make Squiggly's its home Thursday nights at 8pm.



As if opening up a business isn't enough, Rico created an event called Knit and Be Fit. Every Sunday at 10am and 2pm those who attend go on a thirty minute walk through town to promote being fit. 

It has to be said that Rico's dream came true and it'll be a great influence to the neighborhood. All we can say is keep up the great work!


CNT Energy



As many are aware, the Chamber has been promoting Energy Impact Illinois in our newsletters and on weekly posts under the articles section here on RogersPark.cc

We are very happy to announce that while we are working on promoting Energy Impact Illinois, we also are promoting CNT Energy, an organization that offers energy efficiency programs for multifamily buildings, 2-4 flat buildings, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship. 

Visit their website.

Below is an excerpt from their website:

"A one-stop energy efficiency shop for building owners

Energy Savers helps building owners in northern Illinois tame high utility costs with a practical approach to energy efficiency and water conservation. We’ve helped hundreds of building owners improve their buildings and increase net operating income by reducing costs.

Our experts from CNT Energy and our partners take the guess work out of the process. We’ll be there with you every step of the way, from identifying cost-effective improvements, to finding financing, overseeing construction, and verifying savings.

Call (855) 372-8377 or e-mail CNT Energy at info@energysaversprogram.org.

Energy savers offers:

  • Building assessment and expert advice. The Energy Savers team will conduct a building assessment that includes an examination of utility bills and a thorough inspection of your building to find where you’re wasting energy, water and money. Your expert energy assessor will help you identify the most cost-effective investments for your building. This service is available at no cost for many buildings.
  • Financial guidance. Energy Savers partners directly with lenders and the utility companies to help you connect with low-cost financing options and take advantage of rebates and incentives for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Construction oversight. The Energy Savers team will assist you throughout the construction process, from finding qualified contractors, to reviewing bids, and monitoring installation.
  • Annual savings reports. Once your energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades are complete, you’ll receive annual reports showing you how much you are saving. If your building is not performing as well as anticipated, we will perform a building tune-up."

Both organizations are now available on our Going Green page.

Energy Impact Illinois


Energy Impact Illinois

Energy Impact Illinois is a program that helps homeowners take action to lower the cost of their energy bills and create a more comfortable, valuable, energy-efficient home. Here are a few bullet points about Energy Impact Illinois:
  • Energy Impact Illinois is providing rebates to help lower energy bills and make homes more comfortable and valuable. The program is run by the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. We are funded by the Department of Energy through a stimulus grant called the Better Buildings project which aims at reducing energy usage in buildings across the country.
  • The goal of the program is to help homeowners see what is going on in their home in terms of energy efficiency, and to provide them with means to make improvements. These upgrades make  homes more comfortable, more energy efficient, and save the homeowner money (on average $500 a year).
  • For a limited time, homeowners can save 70% or up to $1,750 off of air sealing and insulating projects for their homes. Air sealing and Insulation work is the cheapest, easiest, most bang for your buck way to reduce your energy usage.
  • Those owning a 2-4 unit building or single family home are eligible.
  • Air Sealing and Insulation work can be done in 99.9% of homes in our area, and this is the first program of its kind that does not have an income requirement.
  • Home energy efficiency assessments usually cost $400-800 but are available for $99 through this program. The assessment is FREE for those who wish to host an Energy Assessment Demonstration (I can further explain this if you're interested).
  • A BPI certified contractor will inspect your home and provide an estimate for air sealing and insulation -- in addition to a laundry list of other things the homeowner can do to make their home more energy efficient.
  • We handle all of the paperwork and ensure the energy efficiency work on your home is completed correctly and safely. All contractors are BPI certified (Building Performance Institute). You'll see savings on your energy bills and feel the improved comfort of your home
  • Please check out our website for a more comprehensive description http://energyimpactillinois.org/residential/
Energy Impact Illinois is currently offering:

Limited-Time Offer: Get $1750 in rebates for energy efficiency improvements to lower your bills and make your home more comfortable.

If you want to lower your utility bills and have a more comfortable home, but can't afford the upfront cost, Energy Impact Illinois can help. For a limited time, homeowners can receive 70% off energy efficiency improvements, with up to $1750 in total rebates on select energy improvements to your home. Your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and you'll reduce your energy use significantly. There are no income restrictions for the program and all single-family homes, 2-4 unit buildings, and most townhomes are eligible.

Energy Impact Illinois is an alliance of local government, non-profit organizations, and local utilities including Nicor Gas, Commonwealth Edison focused on helping homeowners in the Chicago Metro Area and Rockford make the lowest cost, most effective home energy efficiency upgrades. Air sealing and insulating are two of the most cost-effective and permanent improvements that homeowners can make. More than half of total energy costs come from heating and cooling a home and almost all homes let too much air escape or penetrate. Most homes (even newer ones) also have incorrectly installed or insufficient amounts of attic insulation.

To learn more about the program or schedule a reduced cost energy assessment, contact your local organizer Zoe Bottger at (312) 404-2945 or zoe@energyimpactillinois.org 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Going Green



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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

InTheLoop Marketing Inc



Tea Powell -President and Co-founder of InTheLoop Marketing came to us to promote his business venture, and the biggest benefit I can see is the potential control of Yelp reviews.

What do I mean by that? There's an application either on your phone or your computer, that allows you to not only preview the reviews, but to also send messages to your customer base to improve reviews and thoughts about your business.

I can only imagine how great of an impact that will have on future and current business, and we can only improve the way customers think of us.

Valued customers can receive news of upcoming specials/events or even after parties at bars and other venues.


Here is the contact information, be sure to get a hold of them soon and see how they can help you!

(773) 664-9050
intheloopmktinc@gmail.com

The Fish Keg



The Fish Keg is a successful local business in the Rogers Park Area. Serving delicious sea-food, it is highly recommended for you to go in and taste just how great their food is!