February 2020 Newsletter

Chicago Market Newsletter - February 2020

Chameleon Blind Window Project

We're proud to be building community and we've hosted two terrific events recently. 

One of our Owners at Mind Body Defense reached out offering a free self-defense workshop. Torriente welcomed a great crowd and coached people through various methods of awareness and defense. If you missed it or just want more, be sure to sign up with Mind Body Defense for a deeper dive.

And as you've probably seen in the windows, we've worked with Uptown United to bring the beautiful, glowing installation art of Mara Baker to our windows. Together we hosted a gallery opening of Chameleon Blind this past weekend so people would have an opportunity to connect with the artist and learn about her work. She walked over 50 attendees through her processes and inspiration. 
And noting how impressed she is with our community and the effort to bring our store to fruition, Mara joined us as an Owner that night!

Special thanks to our Owner friends Earth First Farms who brought hot apple cider and Andy Kalish who sent sandwiches and bites from his new vegan Jewish deli, Sam & Gertie's

Read more in our interview with Mara here.


Thanks for your service! 

We're incredibly grateful for the commitment Richard Stacewicz gave his Co-op as a Board member. We're sorry to see him have to step down from the Board, but we're better for having had him leading. 


In the News

  • Our Owner Anni Metz and her friend Abby Wilson run House Warming Podcast about climate policy and solutions in Chicago, Illinois and beyond and we're proud to be sponsoring Episode 004.

    Listen in for a discussion of transportation congestion with W. Robert Schultz III of the Active Transportation Alliance at House Warming Podcast

  • Ever wonder about meat labels? We're prepping a great blog post that connects with two of our Owners in the know as well as a local rancher. Watch our social media or check the Blog page for that soon!


News From Our Business Owners

  • Ready to fire your landlord, but not sure where to begin? 
    Real estate team co-founders Jen Vest and Adele Lang, of the Two Door Group at Compass, are hosting monthly Home Buying 101 seminars. Join them for a FREE informational seminar at Beermiscuous in Lincoln Park - Wed Feb 19 with Adele and Wed Mar 18 with Jen. Come learn what to expect when purchasing a home or condo including: renting vs. buying case study, down payments and monthly budgets, tax benefits, key terms and steps. This is a casual, free event - come join over local craft beers! For more info email Jen

  • Neighbor in the Know is now offering downloadable Neighborhood Guides for Uptown, Andersonville, Ravenswood, and Lincoln Square! These simple and straightforward PDFs contain information (and clickable links) on your ward and alderman, local non-profits and organizations to get involved with, links to neighborhood events, and small business recommendations. A wealth of knowledge and insights into city services and programs are also included. Simply download this PDF after purchase here.

    Save 15% on all products and services with discount code CHIMARKET. ______________________________________________________________

You Can Always Loan

Yes, our Owner Loan Campaign is on hiatus right now, but we still need to fill our funding gap and YOU can loan anytime! Email Sofia to get started!

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