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Friday, April 27, 2012

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce April 2012 Newsletter

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
April 2012 Newsletter

updated 12:51 AM CST, Fri April 27, 2012

April 2012 | Issue No.4 

Our mission is to provide leadership and representation in order to benefit the members operating businesses in the Rogers Park community.

Our vision is 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.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce supports the economic development of Rogers Park businesses by encouraging residents to spend their money in our stores and restaurants through our Shop Local campaign.

We encourage visitors to dine and shop Rogers Park via tourism with our many events at local restaurants, cafes and independently owned shops. We are cultivating tradition, which is a major factor in community-building, with our Annual events including our Chamber Art Auction, Anniversary celebrations and the upcoming annual Taste of Rogers Park.

You can call or stop by anytime to join us in making Rogers Park a better place to live, work and visit. 


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

2012 Networking Kick-Off event
Rogers Park Chamber Spring networking event

On April 27th, 2012 We will be kicking off our networking events at Quest Network Services with guest speakers: 

Ines Kinchen
from Send Out Cards will speak about appreciation marketing for your business.

Anwar Thomas of Northstar Lottery Group will speak about how the Illinois State Lottery can benefit your storefront business.

CISSP Ben Pavalon will give a short presentation on internet security for your business with a Q&A afterwords

Hosted by Mark Finley, RPCC event coordinator and MC'd by Bishop James Alan Wilkowski, RPCC Treasurer.

Bill's Digital Photos and the Multi-Facet Network will be photographing and broadcasting our events live. 

Coffee and light snacks will be provided from 5pm - 8pm.

Quest Network Services
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 761-3555

Fresh Start Monday's a Success!
New RPCC program to Clean-Up Rogers Park

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce's new Fresh Start Program titled "Fresh Start Mondays" had it's first events earlier this month. The fresh start is in reference to refreshing the cleanliness and safety of our community. Neighbors gathered to pick up litter and trash...

To support local businesses Quest Network Services, Shambhala Meditation Center, Sheridan Chase Food Mart and The Lighthouse Tavern by refreshing neglected neighboring property at 7315 N. Sheridan Road. 

For the second Fresh Start Mondays event, Chamber members and volunteers cleaned up Jarvis Plaza on Jarvis Avenue.

Businesses that benefited from our second event were East View Grocery, Greenview Smart Cleaners, Goods for Less, Jarvis Coin Laundry, Jarvis/Greenview Currency Exchange, Jarvis Grill, Luzzat Restaurant and even the Alderman's office.

Fresh Start Mondays are scheduled for every first and third Monday of the month, all year long. You can join the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce in freshening Rogers Park up!... for a cleaner and safer neighborhood with less litter, debris and contaminants on our sidewalks, streets and beaches.

Just give us a call at (773) 850-0049      ..

Our next Fresh Start Monday event will be on Monday, May 7th, 2012 from 6pm - 7pm at Ravenswood Center (Devon near Ravenswood Avenue).

Quick Links

RPCC website
RPCC on facebook
RPCC twitter

Upcoming events

Spring Kick-Off event

Friday, April 27th, 2012
5pm - 8pm

Guest speakers: Ines Kinchen - Send Out Cards, Anwar Thomas - Northstar Lottery Group and CCISP Ben Pavalon

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

 Fresh Start Mondays

 Monday, May 7th, 2012
 6 pm - 7 pm

The fresh start is in reference to refreshing the cleanliness and safety of our community.

Gloves and cleaning materials will be supplied.

Ravenswood Center
1754 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60660

Free Wine Tasting

Monday, April 30th, 2012
6 pm - 7:30 pm

Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

Taste Food & Wine
1506 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

The members and board of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce 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 new business needs to be introduced to our community, The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce represents and supports Rogers Park business.

Download and print our membership application to join us and enjoy our benefits.


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