• Damen at Night, Fall 2019 - Participant Application

    Damen at Night takes place on Friday, September 20 from 5pm-9pm. The festival is located on Damen Avenue between Ainslie and Leland Avenues.

    This application form must be completed by both brick-and-mortar businesses that will remain open and offer specials AND sidewalk vendors interested in setting up outdoor tents to sell their goods in the event (itinerant merchants are responsible for tents, weights, and any other materials required for outdoor set-up). Member businesses/organizations of LSRCC will be given priority acceptance.

    Participant business/Itinerant merchant applications must be completely filled out and submitted with non-refundable payment by August 30, 2019.

    Vendors with outstanding debt to the LSRCC will not be allowed to participate until outstanding financial obligations are rectified.

    This is a rain or shine event. Inclement weather or Acts of God may result in the cancellation of the event, but not the refunding of fees.
    This information will be utilized to secure the permits and licensing necessary for your participation in the event.
    Are you a member of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce? *
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    This information will be utilized to coordinate your business participation in the event.
    This information will be utilized to send out instructions for day-of event.
    Is your Day-of-Event Contact information the same as your Main Contact information? *
    Participation is NOT reserved until payment is received.
    If selling products, this information will be utilized to secure an itinerant merchants event license for your business with the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
    Will you provide your own tent and weights?
    Tents/Tables are NOT provided with this application. Weights are highly recommended to be utilized with tents for safety reasons.
    Please select the appropriate category and fees associated with the type of vendor you will be participating as at the festival.
    Business Participant
    Fee ($50)
    Brick-and-mortar Business
    A brick-and-mortar business within the event footprint (on Damen between Ainslie and Leland) that will remain open 5-9pm.
    Itinerant Merchant
    Fee ($50 + $25 City Fee*)
    Itinerant Merchant
    Vendor purchases or makes items and (re)sells merchandise. *An Itinerant Merchant License is issued to any organizer of a short-term trade show, exhibition, event, etc. taking place in the City of Chicago in which vendors will be selling merchandise or providing services. Each General Merchant Vendor will be required to submit the City of Chicago Itinerant Merchant License Fee of $25.
    Please tally up the total of your application fees based on your vendor category selection.
    Submission of a Participant Application does not guarantee participation in the event. All applicants are reviewed on a first come first served basis by the Event Committee and notified of their acceptance. Any vendor not approved for the event will be notified right away. Space is limited.
    Event Requirements *
    • All participants must be open to the Damen at Night attendees during the hours of the event, 5:00pm-9:00pm. • All participants are responsible for submitting details of their participation in time for printed marketing materials . • Outdoor, sidewalk tent spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. • Outdoor itinerant merchant vendors are responsible for their own signage, tents, tables and equipment. Tents must be weighted. Participants may ONLY market from their assigned space. Drilling into the street is prohibited. • This event is meant to reflect the Ravenswood business community at its best. Each vendor is required to empty garbage and recyclables appropriately.
    General Guidelines *
    • All event participants and their employees are expected to serve as a positive representation of the community and at no time should there be any illegal activities taking place at the event. Any participant found in violation of these rules can be fined and/or immediately removed from the event and prosecuted at the Organizer’s discretion. • LSRCC employees, related event providers, and participating sponsors shall NOT be responsible for any injury, loss or damage that may occur to the participant, its employees or property prior to, during or subsequent to the period covered by the event contract. The participant signing this contract expressly releases all of the aforementioned from any and all claims from such loss, damage or injury. • LSRCC is not liable for injury or litigation arising from the products/ services you or your company offer to the public. Products offered must comply with applicable state and federal laws. • This event will be photographed. By participating in this event you hereby consent to the use of your likeness and/or image in those photographs and/or video for future promotional consideration by Damen at Night and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.
    Payment Options *
    Checks should be made to the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Payments MUST be received by August 30, 2019.
    By entering your name below you acknowledge that you have read, understand and will comply with the rules and guidelines set forth.

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