Edgebrook Chamber of Commerce

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A Brief History

Edgebrook is a small residential area in the northwest corner of Chicago and is part of the City of Chicago. It is bordered on the north by the Village of Skokie, on the northeast by Lincolnwood and on the south by Elston Avenue.

The land where Edgebrook now stands was originally the hunting ground and home of the Potowatomi Indians.

Edgebrook still retains some independence from the City of Chicago and have a standard of homes well above the the median of the city. The business district is centered primarily along three blocks of Devon Avenue and the intersections of Central and Caldwell Avenues. Most of the businesses are either old family businesses which have been in Edgebrook for decades, or small shops owned and managed by one or two owners. The business area has retained a small town atmosphere with big town advantages.

The growth of the community has progressed gradually through the years because of responsive government operations with efficiency, progressiveness and an eye toward long range goals having to do with the unique character of the community.

Support our community by choosing a local business!

Whether it’s groceries, flowers or dinner; banks, realtors or healthcare professionals, every dollar fed back to the local economy strengthens our community.

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North Branch Arts Networking Reception Recap

Edgebrook and several other chambers of commerce sponsored a “Multi-Chamber Networking Reception” at North Arts Center Arts (5421 W. Devon Ave.) on Wednesday, July 15th (5:30 – 7:30 pm). There were appetizers and complimentary drinks and it was well attended for the benefit of a most worthy community non-profit group.
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The 2015 - 2016 Board of Directors’ Slate

The process for the 2015-2016 Edgebrook Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors slate is now underway. The Chamber’s newly-formed Nominating Committee is seeking active Chamber members who are interested in being considered for this slate. Existing Directors, as well as any other active Chamber member are eligible and encouraged to "throw their hat into the ring." Chamber members / businesses that have been paying Chamber dues for at least ONE YEAR are eligible. If you are interested in helping your Chamber, your business, and your community, please consider volunteering to serve on the Edgebrook Chamber of Commerce’s’ Board of Directors. Each year, the Board has fifteen (15) positions available which are filled by existing and potential Directors. All officer positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary) are open positions for the 2015-2016 slate, and you may apply for one of them, but you must already be a member of the Board for at least ONE YEAR to be eligible. If the number of interested individuals exceeds fifteen (15), a nominating ballot will be prepared. The fifteen (15) individuals who garner the most votes will fill those fifteen slots. Please email the chamber at: edgebrookchamber@sbcglobal.net call the chamber at: (773) 775-0378 or if you are interested in making a difference. We are looking forward to seeing you at our next general meeting, at 8:00 a.m. on August 6, 2015 at Colletti’s Dining & Banquets (5707 N. Central Avenue) and introduce yourself. Thanks to our Nominating Committee (Harriet Luden, Mary Biancalana, Jillian Holly and Cindy
Cannizzaro) for all their work of developing a format for our new Board slate.
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Chamber Advertising / Marketing Committee Welcomes your Input

The chamber’s advertising / marketing sub-committee meets most every week to develop a schedule of events that will increase your sales by bringing patrons to your doorstep. If you have any ideas for the upcoming months, feel free to share them with the chamber by calling: (773) 775-0378 or send us an email at: edgebrookchamber@sbcglobal.net.
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2015 Nadig Newspapers C0-Op Advertising Program

The Co-Op Advertising Opportunity program allows an active member to post their business card in the Reporter Newspaper to encourage shopping local. These advertisements will be displayed in the Reporter, which is distributed to 8,000 homes in Edgebrook, Sauganash, Niles, Lincolnwood and Skokie. The advertisement runs on the 3rd Saturday of every month, for three consecutive months, and the cost is only $150 per quarter. The quarterly cycle has started, BUT you can join ANY time! The chamber thanks the following businesses for participating in this program:

• Yvonne Antonacci – Dreamtown.com
• Mary Biancalana – Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief
• Cindy & Sam Cannizzaro – Cannizzaro Law Offices P.C.
• Marti Corcoran – Century 21 McMullen
• Barb Eastman – Happy Foods
• Dennis Hammer – North Shore Community Bank & Trust
• Ella Riordan-Pacheco – Signature Bank
• Rita C. Quinn – B.Q.S. Realty Inc.
• Julie A. Schultz – Dreamtown.com
• Lisa Staiger – Whole Foods Market
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