Giving Tuesday: Ravenswood Businesses Fundraise for Common Pantry

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. One of the best ways you can get involved is here in our community! In Ravenswood, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many businesses and residents focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. On this Giving […] … Read more “Giving Tuesday: Ravenswood Businesses Fundraise for Common Pantry”

DEFY Manufacturing Acquires Lee Sewing, Expands to Larger Ravenswood Facility

DEFY manufactures tough and versatile bags and accessories. The Ravenswood-based company announced their pending acquisition of long-time partner Lee Sewing. Both facilities will merge under one roof, here in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor. Read more “DEFY Manufacturing Acquires Lee Sewing, Expands to Larger Ravenswood Facility”

Spoken Café, Beans & Bagels Earn “Snail of Approval” for Sustainable Food Practices

Read about two local cafés who have been awarded the prestigious Snail of Approval for meeting “the highest Good, Clean and Fair standards.” Read more “Spoken Café, Beans & Bagels Earn “Snail of Approval” for Sustainable Food Practices”

Valentine’s Day in Ravenswood

Love is in the air! It may be hard to feel as we’re pummeled with snow, but it’s there. Ravenswood businesses are feeling it as neighbors “shop small” heading into Valentine’s Day. To make sure you don’t miss anything, we’ve collected details about the Valentine’s Day celebrations, specials, and gift ideas from around the neighborhood. Read more “Valentine’s Day in Ravenswood”

Mother’s Day Gifts & Specials from Ravenswood Small Businesses

Mom’s deserve handcrafted, locally-sourced, thoughtful and unique gifts. Ravenswood is home to some of Chicago’s sweetest treats and trendiest boutiques. Our eclectic community of artisans and small businesses is the perfect place to find something special for mom this Mother’s Day. Read more “Mother’s Day Gifts & Specials from Ravenswood Small Businesses”

Puff Puff Laugh Comedy Show & Ravenswood Buddy Bundle

Ravenswood small businesses are celebrating 4/20, the counterculture pseudo-holiday dedicated to lighting up, calming down, and all things cannabis. We’ve gathered everything you need to enjoy a perfectly relaxing, hilarious, and delicious 4/20 weekend. Read more “Puff Puff Laugh Comedy Show & Ravenswood Buddy Bundle”

Valentine’s Day Celebrations & Specials from Ravenswood Small Businesses

Love is in the air in Chicago! It may be hard to feel as temperatures dip below zero, but it’s there. Ravenswood businesses are feeling it as neighbors “shop small” heading into Valentine’s Day. To make sure you don’t miss anything, we’ve collected details about the Valentine’s Day celebrations, specials, and gift ideas from around the neighborhood. Read more “Valentine’s Day Celebrations & Specials from Ravenswood Small Businesses”

Ravenswood Valentine’s Day Comedy Show & Date Night Bundle

Ravenswood is always a popular destination for Valentine’s Day. Going out may look a little different this year, but we’ve got you covered with the first Ravenswood Valentine’s Date Night At-Home! Read more “Ravenswood Valentine’s Day Comedy Show & Date Night Bundle”

Green Giving: Ravenswood Holiday Gift Guide

Like our neighborhood’s residents, many Ravenswood small businesses are committed to living more sustainably. For this year’s Ravenswood Holiday Gift Guide, we consulted with some eco-minded local business owners to bring you green gift recommendations for the upcoming holidays. Read more “Green Giving: Ravenswood Holiday Gift Guide”

Experience the Best of Fall in Ravenswood

Fall is a magic time in Ravenswood when the leaves change, boutiques stock chic Autumn fashion, pumpkin lattes appear on cafe menus, and Oktoberfest beers are brewed across Malt Row. We’ve scoured Ravenswood to bring you the best fall fashion, harvest flavors, and other seasonal fun. Read more “Experience the Best of Fall in Ravenswood”

Family Tree Resale

We catch up with Elizabeth Basa, owner of Family Tree Resale, in advance of her busiest time of the year. Elizabeth calls Family Tree a “social business”–offering awesome thrifting that supports a 1st-of-its-kind voucher program serving local non-profit organizations and public schools. With fall in the air and school back in session, our community is thrilled to see Family Tree safely re-open. Read more “Family Tree Resale”

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