Now more than ever, our locally owned businesses need to know that our community has their backs. We’re inviting you to show us how you’re supporting small businesses in the Village of Evergreen Park with our new Summer Shopping contest!

This local shopping campaign includes all Chamber of Commerce members in Evergreen Park. It begins July 1 and runs through August 15. Shoppers can enter to win prizes every week!

How it Works

Customers who spend a minimum of $10 at three (3) or more different local businesses that are Chamber members can enter our weekly raffle. Every week, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card to a member business of their choice. At the end of the contest, we’ll hold a Grand Raffle and will give away four $25 gift cards to EPCC member Raising Cane’s!

Dates: July 1–August 15, 2020

Details

  1. Summer shoppers who support local merchants, purchase gift cards/certificates, order food (delivery or take-out) or pay for services will be entered to win gift cards to local businesses.
  2. Receipts from any EPCC member business will qualify, so please check our Directory for a full listing.
  3. To enter, take photos of your receipts and submit them to us via the Enter Contest form below. The receipts should be for at least $10 each and include a purchase date from that week.
  4. You can take one photo of all three receipts, so long as they’re all legible, or upload three separate photos.
  5. Please also submit photos of purchases that we can feature on our social media. (This step is optional, but encouraged.)
  6. For every three receipts you submit, you will receive one entry. Multiple entries are allowed, as long as the receipts are from different businesses.
  7. When you upload your receipts, you’ll also need to include your name, phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you’re a winner.
  8. We will select a winner every Saturday.

Thanks to Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for finding new ways to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic!

While the majority of its 500 restaurants are open and offering drive-through service, some of its dine-in-only restaurants have shifted operations to support their local communities until they can once again prepare their chicken finger meals.

One of the innovative ways Cane’s Crewmembers have been giving back is by sewing three-ply cloth masks. On May 19, 1,000 of these masks were donated to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL.

Teams of Cain’s employees are being paid to produce the masks, many of whom had never sewn before this initiative began. The teams work in block-schedule shifts in adherence with the company’s social distancing procedures.

“Our team is extremely proud to have the opportunity to step up and support our community in such a unique and meaningful way,” said Leader of Restaurants Olivia Fazzola. “Healthcare workers are putting their Community first, and we are honored to show our appreciation to them with these donations.”

“We are excited to have been chosen as the recipient of these handmade masks. This thoughtful donation will help us stay safe and healthy as we care for all those who come to us during this unprecedented time,” said Octavia Bonds, Community Relations Coordinator, OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center.

Raising Cane’s is also supporting local healthcare workers with its nationwide neck-gaiter campaign. Local Chicago area restaurants continue to sell their limited-edition supply, and 100% of the net proceeds made from these sales will be donated to Loyola Medical.

Through their partnerships with Loyola Athletics, Chicago Wolves and Oak Lawn Community High School, Raising Cane’s has been able to provide 1,248 meals across the Chicago area to healthcare workers, including Christ Hospital and Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Healthcare workers at OSF Healthcare Little Company of Mary Hospital receive face masks made by the employees at Raising Cane's

Our local Culver’s is taking part in a company-wide promotion to benefit local food banks. From May 19–24, a dollar from every Concrete Mixer sold will be donated to the Evergreen Park Village Pantry. This initiative is a wonderful way to support our local food bank and the many residents who use it during the pandemic. Culver’s, located at 9515 S. Kedzie Ave., is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. 

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: In-studio classes are currently canceled, but we hope you’ll join us for virtual classes via Zoom!

You can also check us out on social media for free content, information, and announcements.

Info On Virtual Classes: 
How do I register?
Use this Student Access Link to register for classes. You will only be able to see the link to view the broadcast if you are logged into your Tula account, but you won’t see the broadcast link from your TULA app.

How do I access the live class?
Once you register, you will see a link to View Broadcast (right below where you normally see Deregister). You will need to download the Zoom app on your phone or open the website on your computer and create a free account in order to view the live classes using the broadcast link.

Will you be able to see me?
You are able to control whether we can see you or not with the video feature within Zoom. If we can see you, so can everyone else in the class.

Will I be able to communicate with the you? We ask that you please keep your microphone muted throughout class. But if you have a question or need something, just unmute yourself to communicate with your teacher. You can also type questions into the chat feature of Zoom. Because instructors are not super close to the recording device, the best way to get her attention will be to unmute yourself and ask your question. If you type something, she may not see it until much later.

What do I need for class?
If you have a mat, great! Otherwise, a comfy space within your home will do. If you have any props at home, have them handy (ring, ball, yoga block); but we’ll offer cues without the assistance of any props as well.

 

 

*$20 subtotal (before taxes and fees).

Can’t combine with other offers or rewards. Can’t be used with Group Ordering. Only at participating locations through 5/17/20

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Biros Real Estate

 

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce is delighted to introduce its new “Meet a Member” spotlight with our first featured business, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Biros Real Estate. This real estate company is a longtime Chamber member and a strong supporter of the business community in Evergreen Park. 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Biros Real Estate is a full service company with 40 brokers providing residential and commercial real estate services.  The company Biros Real Estate was founded in 1982 by Bill Biros and became an affiliate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in 2014. During this time their focus has always been community centric, serving residents and business owners where the brokers work and live. These areas include Evergreen Park and adjacent communities including the Beverly area, Mount Greenwood and Oak Lawn.

The real estate company is ranked #1 by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in our market areas.  And, we are a top three company within the entire U.S. Midwest Region of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Relationships & Referrals are Their Key to Success

The future success of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is based on maintaining their reputation of honesty and professionalism when representing clientele, according to broker Laura Freeman, who also is the president of the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce. Another critical point, Freeman said, is remaining focused on the communities where the brokers work and live. In fact, the company’s motto is “Serving Our Community!”

The best compliment the company can receive is a referral from past clients to their family and friends. “Trusting us to help the people that mean the most to them makes for a successful relationship,” Freeman said. “We truly appreciate these referrals from community members. Please keep them coming!”

 

 

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with loved ones, embracing the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the season. When you shop and plan your celebrations this holiday season, why not stay in Evergreen Park? There are plenty of festivities and shopping events right here in the neighborhood!

Shopping locally instead of online or in another municipality means more of your dollars stay in the community. In fact, one percent of every purchase made in our village comes back to Evergreen Park. Just by shopping here, you are reinvesting in our neighborhood!

Holiday Special Dates & Promos

Here’s a roundup of special deals and holiday fun you can take advantage of this holiday season in Evergreen Park. Please check back regularly, as we’ll be updating this list. Your local businesses and the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce thank you!

Shop Local Receipt Raffle—Nov. 29 through Dec. 27

Shoppers, our receipts raffle is underway, and winners will be selected every Friday in December! Don’t forget to turn in your receipts from local stores to qualify for our weekly drawings through the month of December. You may drop off receipts at our local Culver’s, Evergreen Bank Group, or the Evergreen Park Public Library. Winners will be announced on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Be sure to like our page and turn in your receipts to qualify for our giveaways!  

Caught Red Handed Shopping Local—Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30

Chris from the EP Podcast and Kelly from the Chamber of Commerce will be scouting local businesses and awarding raffle tickets to shoppers. One winner will be selected in a drawing on Mon., Dec. 2! The prize is a $25 gift card to a Chamber business.

E.P. Rec. Dept. Presents A Dickens Christmas—Dec. 7

This family-friendly event includes train *and* trolley rides, live reindeer, face painting, cookie decorating, hot cocoa, a life-size puppet performance, strolling carolers, a visit with Santa, and a Christmas tree lighting with the mayor!

Santa Visits First National Bank of E.P.—Dec. 14

Enjoy cookies and beverages courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce, plus photo opportunities with Santa, and other family fun!

Do you know a younger person heading to college this fall? Chances are, she or he would benefit from taking a self-defense class before leaving home. The Academy of Self Defense and Fitness is offering a series of summer seminars to help students protect themselves from threatening situations they might encounter on college campuses.

The 75-minute seminar will cover self-defense basics for young adults. It will be offered on several dates in June, July, and August. For details and to register, please see the attached flyer.

Self defense seminar for college bound students offered this summer by the Academy for Self Defense and Fitness in Evergreen Park, IL

It’s easy to ‘shop local’ when you have businesses that work hard to keep their customers coming back. Here are some Evergreen Park shops that are offering holiday promotions during the month of December. Taking advantage of their deals is a great way to reinvest in  your community and help ‘Keep the Green in Evergreen’.

Also, don’t forget about the Chamber’s Shop Local contest, which encourages local shopping and rewards the winner with gift cards from our Evergreen Park businesses. The contest rules and holiday promotions are shown below.

The holiday shopping season kicks off with the Chamber’s Community Celebration on Saturday, December 1. Join us!

Shop local flyer listing holiday specials from Evergreen Park businesses

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce is launching our holiday Shop Local campaign, and all members are invited to participate! Send us your details on holiday promotions or discounts for the month of December. We will publicize them in digital and print materials as part of our ‘Shop Local’ campaign that runs December 1–31.

The ‘Shop Local’ campaign will include a brochure advertising holiday offers from Chamber members. Residents are invited to save their local shopping receipts throughout the month of December. At the end of the month, they can exchange each shopping receipt from a business located in Evergreen Park for an entry in our ‘Shop Local’ contest, and a chance to win $500 in gift cards from Chamber members. A winner will be selected January 8.

Shop Local’ kicks off with a community celebration on Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 am to noon at First National Bank of Evergreen Park. We’ll have your promotional information ready to share, along with carolers, cookies, hot apple cider, and a visit with Santa. All Chamber members are encouraged to attend!