Packed with unique shops, delicious food, skilled artists and friendly people, Ravenswood is a delightful place to explore this holiday season for those seeking thoughtful, out of the ordinary gifts.
The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is encouraging everyone to support our neighborhood by shopping small on #SmallBizSat! From 1 to 3pm we’ll be at the Montrose and Damen Brown Line stations handing out free canvas shopping bags and retail maps, as well as information about our holiday rewards program Unwrap Ravenswood, where shoppers can earn $75 in gift cards to local businesses.
Santa Claus himself will also be making his way through Ravenswood from 1-5pm! You can find his route below, as well as info about specials and promotions at Ravenswood shops and restaurants throughout the day.
St. Nick will be travelling through Ravenswood on Small Business Saturday, making stops at your favorite neighborhood spots. Share your photos of Santa with the hashtag #Ravenswood for the chance to win prizes from the business you meet him at! Winners be notified on Tuesday, November 29th.
- 1:15-2pm: Urban Pooch Canine Life Center – 4501 N Ravenswood
- 2:15-3pm: Sweet Sensations Pastry – 1918 W Montrose
- 3:15-4pm: Dovetail Brewery – 1800 W Belle Plaine
- 4:15-5pm: Begyle Brewing – 1800 W Cuyler
Small Business Saturday Deals & Activities
Below you’ll find details on the best sales, promotions and events taking place around Ravenswood on Small Business Saturday.
Ampersand will offer a buy one get one free glass of wine deal for guests that bring in a receipt from another small business located in Ravenswood. Offer only good on Saturday, November 26th.
Chicago Glass Collective will be giving glassblowing and beadmaking demos on the torch and will have beautiful local artists’ glasswork and jewelry for sale.
They will also be offering “Make Your Own Suncatcher” Drop In sessions from 1-3pm for $20 each. The pieces may be picked up in a week. $5 from each suncatcher will go to Beads of Courage.
Open House for Kids and Adults: We are hosting an Open House for all to introduce our projects and classes. We’re introducing kids classes from age 6-16 and will have those new classes posted for registration. This is a free event and you will all get to do a project (even the young ones) in order to get excited about leather work. Please join us from 10-5pm on Small Business Saturday. A donation for materials will be appreciated but not required. All you have to do is show up!
Daniela’s Facial Studio presents Cyber Weekend from Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 9pm until Monday Nov. 28th at 9pm, exclusively at www.daniela.com. Get free shipping, plus a gift with purchase of $50 or more. Daniela’s specializes in skincare for Adult Acne and Sensitivity, anti-aging for the acne-prone, and acne care for Gen X to Baby Boom.
Both of Hazel’s locations will offer complimentary gift wrap for items purchased in store.
Stop by for a chance to win one of three prizes:
-A box of Two Brothers Brewhouse K-Cups
-A Holiday Gift Basket
-1 month of free drip coffee or tea at our new location! (makes a great gift; new location 942 W. Montrose)
E&S will draw the winners’ names on Sunday, November 27th.
Special oral hygiene products and patient education.
Made in Chicago Sale – 15% off all items made in Chicago!
On Small Business Saturday Savvy Seconds will be hosting Bring A Friend To The Shop Extravaganza. Sale begins with 20% off everything (except consigned coats) for you and your friend and each friend you bring gives you an additional 10% off and (topping off at 50%). If your friend brings a friend, they can also get an additional 10% off!! See how that works? Savvy will also be offering a tasty alcoholic beverage to add incentive!! Happy shopping and thanks for supporting small local businesses!!
Get 20% off class sign ups and enjoy a Make & Take Stamping activity ($5-$20, prices vary depending on charms chosen, chain, keychain, etc.).
Unwrap Ravenswood Rewards Program
The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce will be offering a little extra incentive for shoppers to “shop small” over the holiday season. From Black Friday through Christmas Eve, the first 150 local shoppers that spend $300 between a minimum of 3 qualifying businesses will receive $75 in gift cards to local stores and restaurants. Among the rewards will be cards good at Ampersand Wine Bar, Amy’s Candy Bar, Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, Celtica Gifts, Chicago Glass Collective, Chicago’s Pizza, Eats and Sweets Cafe, Hazel, Neighborly, Roots Handmade Pizza, Savvy Seconds & 1sts, Spoken Cafe and Sweet Sensations Pastry.
Please see the program details and boundaries below:
Unwrap Ravenswood Program Rules
Dates: Friday, November 25th – Saturday, December 24th 2016
Boundaries: Clark St west to Leavitt, and Foster Ave south to Irving Park
- Holiday Shoppers that spend a total of $300 within the above boundaries on retail products, dining, gift certificates, or services will be eligible to receive a rebate of $75 in the form of 3 $25 gift cards to Ravenswood businesses.
- Shoppers must complete and send in a Holiday Shopper Rewards Form (found above) with qualifying receipts.
- Shoppers must collect receipts from a minimum of 3 businesses and deliver a copy of those receipts to the Chamber of Commerce once they spend the minimum of $300 collectively.
- A minimum of $25, before tax and gratuity, must be spent at a qualifying business for a receipt to be included in the total. A maximum of $100 can be utilized for groceries and/or liquor. Medications or memberships are not allowed to be included in total.
- Ineligible purchases include but are not limited to memberships, medication, legal or accounting services, postage, automobile repairs, business-to-business purchases and gasoline.
- Copies of receipts must be mailed to the Chamber of Commerce office (1770 W. Berteau Avenue, Suite 207 Chicago IL 60613) with a completed Shopper Rewards form.
- All copies of receipts should be submitted with a completed Shopper Rewards Form, including name, return address, phone number, email address and zip code.
- Rewards in the form of 3 $25 gift certificates to Ravenswood business will be distributed to the first 150 qualifying shoppers who submit a completed form. Limit one submission per household. Gift cards will be randomly selected.
- Copies of receipts and a completed form must be submitted by Friday, January 6, 2017.
- No gift receipts allowed. Receipts will not be returned.