Holidays in Lincoln Square Ravenswood
How Your Business Can Get Involved
The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is hard at work planning new ways to drive traffic to the business community this Holiday Season. From Holiday Rebates to Holiday Decorations LSRCC is here to help generate foot steps into your doors. This Holiday Page outlines all the initiatives that LSRCC is bringing to the two neighborhoods this year. We hope that you will join us once again in making our community the number one destination in Chicago for shopping small!
Unwrap LSR Rebate - Details
LSRCC will be rewarding consumers for shopping local this holiday season with our 5th annual Unwrap Lincoln Square Ravenswood rebate campaign. Here’s how it works:
- Consumers need to collect at least 3 receipts from 3 different businesses within the community boundaries. Receipts must all be worth at least $25 before taxes/gratuity and have a combined total of $300.
- Once consumers reach $300 in local expenditures they mail their receipts to the Chamber of Commerce office, which will return to them a $50 GiftCards.com Gift Card (While supplies last).
- Businesses only need to promote the shopping campaign. It is FREE for any business to participate in!
Complete details for holiday shoppers can be found on the Unwrap Lincoln Square Ravenswood rebate promotion webpage.
Free Event & Hot Deal Ads - Details
In order to assist the small business community in marketing specials, promotions, and events to the public LSRCC offers complimentary Event Postings and Hot Deal Ads on the Chamber website. This special offer is available during all of November and December. All postings will be included in community newsletters, social media postings, and advertised via DNAinfo. This is FREE of charge*. Login to your Member Information Account to upload your business information.
Need assistance in logging into your account? Contact Membership Services Director Katie Kraus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This promotion is only available to members of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
Advertising & Campaign Materials - Details
Driving foot-traffic to our business community is the top priority for LSRCC during the holiday season. In order to promote our community as the number one destination for shopping small in Chicago the Chamber will be conducting the following advertising campaigns during November and December:
- Placement of 200 advertisement placards inside CTA Brown Line trains,
- In-store posters for all interested businesses,
- Obelisk advertisements at the corner of Western & Leland Avenues,
- DNAinfo print & digital advertisements,
- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Sponsored Posts,
- Public Relations Media Releases (to pitch TV, radio, and print opportunities), and
- Weekly Community Newsletters.
Signing Up for Small Business Saturday - Details
For the 4th year in a row LSRCC has become a Neighborhood Champion for the American Express Small Business Saturday campaign! This means we will be receiving TONS of great marketing materials to distribute to businesses in the community that want to be involved. And the best part? This campaign is absolutely FREE to you!
Sign up your business via the American Express Small Business Saturday SHOP SMALL STUDIO and receive FREE personalized marketing materials for your business. Any business can sign up, even those that don’t accept American Express Credit Cards!
November 26 Day-Of-Event - Details
RAVENSWOOD ICE SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR
For a second year LSRCC will be lining the business corridors of Damen and Montrose Avenues with Ice Sculptures on Small Business Saturday! A minimum of 12 sculptures will be purchased by the Chamber of Commerce and placed throughout the area to help drive foot-traffic on this very important shopping day. Live carving demonstrations will happen on Damen and Montrose Avenues.
To help spread holiday cheer during Small Business Saturday LSRCC will once again be hiring Victorian Carolers to travel along our business corridors singing the tunes of the holiday season. Carolers will preform at the top of each hour from 11am - 5pm throughout both Lincoln Square and Ravenswood.
LINCOLN SQUARE TREE LIGHTING
For two years in a row LSRCC won the American Express Small Business Saturday holiday grant. These grants (awarded to only 5 communities across the country) transformed the center of our business district into a Holiday Wonderland, driving thousands of holiday shoppers into the neighborhood.
LSRCC is continuing to build upon the success of these grants with the Giddings Fountain Christmas Tree Lighting, enhanced decorations, caroling, and so much more.
For images of last year's event visit the LSR Small Business Saturday event page.