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    • 2 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 29 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 18 sessions
    • Mayfield Banquet 6072 S Archer

    Wednesday Farmer's Market

    @ The Mayfield Banquet parking lot

    6072 S Archer Ave, Chicago IL 60638

    3pm-7pm  rain or shine

    parking is available on Monitor St (not on Archer Ave after 4pm),

    west side of Mayfield Banquets, and limited parking in parking lot of Mayfield.


    Here is a sampling of vendors: 6 Generations Farms – produce, 3 Bees – honey, beeswax, honey products, Fasano Pies – pies, Skylite Candles – Soy candles, Festi-Bowl – dressings, sauces and more, Gigawatt Coffee, Flavored oils and pasta, Aracely’s Bakery- tamales, muffins, artisan breads, United Credit Union/masks, Rita's Italian Ice, Grass Fed Eats, The Barking Spot Bakery and Boutique, Tacos Mario's and A. Sweets Girl Cupcakes.

    Sign up for free raffles and more!

    We are following the Covid rules per the City mandates – masks are required(we hope this ends soon), no samples permitted(hopefully temporary), must social distance, no pets


    • 3 Aug 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin
    Register

    August 2021 General Meeting

    Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin

    Speakers/Lunch host info to follow


    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Kennedy High School Parking Lot
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    Dear Community Partner,  

    We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Back to School Kid’s Fest is returning on Saturday August 14, 2021 BIGGER and Better! We will be returning to Kennedy High School parking lot at 56th/Narragansett. At this year’s Back to School Kid’s Fest we will be offering free backpacks, school supplies, hot dogs, chips, water, bouncy houses, games, screenings and more.  

    This event is a collaboration of local neighborhood organizations and Chamber members that want to help students and their families as they prepare for going back to school. Our team is looking to partner with local businesses (chamber membership not required), churches, nonprofits, and civic groups to provide the essential supplies and services needed for all students, especially those struggling with financial hardship.  

    The low income threshold is $26,200 for a family of four, here is a glimpse at the low-income enrolled students in our area according to www.cps.edu: Kinzie school 54.6% low income, Byrne school 46.4%, Dore school 47.3%, Hale school 68.9%, Mark Twain 76.9%. As you can see the numbers are staggering and the importance of starting this school year off should be top priority. Coming out of the pandemic has put a strain on families and businesses everywhere, but we are hoping you can help us to make sure the children in our community have one amazing, family fun day and a chance to have a fresh start to the school year! 

    Please pledge your support ASAP! 

    Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you to help our students in the community start the year off right! 

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    Back Pack Give-Away & Back 2 School Kid's Fest: Let's make sure every child has a great start to the school year with a fresh new back pack! Sponsorship Opportunities available:

    Platinum Sponsor: $2,500+ (school supplies for 500+ children + fun)
    – Company name and logo 
    displayed prominently on the fire truck banner at the event, most families like to take pictures at the fire truck
    – Company name and logo on website and social media (links back to a company site or FB page)
    – Company name and logo on sponsor banners, all marketing materials and press releases, and event-related printed materials
    – Promotion in pre and post email campaigns to participants and volunteers
    – Company name and logo listed on the “Sponsor Sheet” placed in each backpack
    – Booth/table Opportunity to distribute printed materials and promotional items at the event  

    – Promotional Items, poster, tote bag delivered to your office before the event to advertise 

    -Special “Presented By” Banner next to DJ, multiple mentions by DJ at the event 

    Gold Sponsor: $1,000 (school supplies for 200 children + fun)
    – Company name and logo displayed on the 
    fire truck banner at the event
    – Company name and logo on website and social media (links back to a company site or FB page)
    – Company name on sponsor banners, all marketing materials and press releases, and event-related printed materials
    – Promotion in pre and post email campaigns to participants and volunteers
    – Company name listed on the “Sponsor Sheet” placed in each backpack
    – Booth/table opportunity at the event 

    - Poster/advertising materials received prior to event to advertise the event and sponsorship 

    – Live mentions by DJ at the event 

    Silver Sponsor: $500 (school supplies for 100 children + fun)
    – Company name and logo displayed at the event
    – Company name and logo on website and social media (links back to a company site or FB page)
    – Company name on sponsor banners and marketing materials
    – Company name listed on the “Sponsor Sheet” placed in each backpack
    – Booth/Table at the event 

    -DJ mention at event 

    Bronze Sponsor: $250 (school supplies for 40 children +fun)
    – Company name on website and social media
    – Company name listed on the “Sponsor Sheet” placed in each backpack
     - Poster/advertising materials received prior to event to advertise the event and sponsorship 

    • DJ mention at event 

    In-Kind Donations are accepted, if dropped off in advance, can be include on “sponsor sheet”, will be included on social media/DJ mentions. Examples: new pencils, folders, misc school supplies, inflatables, etc 



    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Stony Creek Golf Course 5850 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    Register

    5th Annual Golf Outing

    Stony Creek Golf Course at 5850 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

    12pm start August 20th Friday

    $125 per golfer includes, goody bag, 18 holes, golf cart, hot dog lunch, buffet dinner, 2 hour open bar!

    Raffles & split the pot additional

    ***FREE Range Finder for the first 20 registrants***

    $50 dinner only option at 5pm - limited quantity - 2 hour open bar, and dinner!  Raffles & split the pot additional

    Modified shotgun start, please be prompt


    • 7 Sep 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin
    Register

    September 2021 General Meeting

    Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin

    Speakers/Lunch host info to follow


    • 5 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin
    Register

    October 2021 General Meeting

    Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin

    Speakers/Lunch host info to follow


    2021 General Meeting

    Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin

    Speakers/Lunch host info to follow

    • 2 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin
    Register

    November 2021 General Meeting

    Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin

    Speakers/Lunch host info to follow


    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin
    Register

    December 2021 General Meeting

    Crossroads Community Church, 5433 S Austin

    Speakers/Lunch host info to follow


Past events

6 Jul 2021 July 2021 General Meeting
1 Jul 2021 Patriot's Day Parade Entry Form
9 Jun 2021 Business Tax, Finance, Banking Services
1 Jun 2021 June 2021 General Meeting
31 May 2021 Memorial Day Brick dedication
12 May 2021 Home Buyer/Selling Seminar
8 May 2021 Pet Parade Sponsorship 2021
8 May 2021 4th Annual Pet Parade
4 May 2021 May 2021 General Meeting
13 Apr 2021 Summer 2021 BUSINESS Banner Program
7 Apr 2021 2021 Graduate Banner
6 Apr 2021 April 2021 General Meeting
20 Mar 2021 Honoring WWII Montford Marine*Frank Thrasher*Car Parade
20 Mar 2021 Food Pantry Drive-Thru
2 Mar 2021 March 2021 General Meeting
2 Feb 2021 February 2021 General Meeting
5 Jan 2021 January 2021 General Meeting
24 Dec 2020 Christmas Eve Jingle 2020
9 Dec 2020 December 2020 Raffle w/FREE Mug
5 Dec 2020 Snack with Santa Drive Thru Only
1 Dec 2020 Dec General Monthly Meeting
10 Nov 2020 Nov General Monthly Meeting
7 Nov 2020 CRESCO Insurance Grand Opening
31 Oct 2020 Halloween Parade Entry Form
6 Oct 2020 Oct General Monthly Meeting
30 Sep 2020 Community EXPO
28 Sep 2020 Holiday Banner Program
25 Sep 2020 Comedy Fundraiser
1 Sep 2020 Sept General Monthly Meeting
21 Aug 2020 Golf Outing 08/21/2020
13 Aug 2020 FREE Immunization Shots
4 Aug 2020 August General Monthly Meeting
17 Jul 2020 Fun Friday July 17th Twisted Shamrock
15 Jul 2020 Farmer Market Wednesdays
7 Jul 2020 July General Monthly Meeting
2 Jun 2020 June General Monthly Meeting
30 May 2020 Postponed- 3rd Annual Pet Parade
11 May 2020 Graduate Banner
5 May 2020 May General Monthly Meeting, ZOOM mtg
21 Apr 2020 Small Business Support Raffle
7 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - April General Monthly Meeting
14 Mar 2020 St Patrick's Day Parade
3 Mar 2020 March General Monthly Meeting
14 Feb 2020 GR Comedy Jam Valentine's 2020
4 Feb 2020 Feb General Monthly Meeting
24 Jan 2020 Jan Fun Friday - ASH gastropub
7 Jan 2020 General Monthly Meeting
13 Dec 2019 Annual Dinner Dance Dec 13, 2019
7 Dec 2019 4th Annual Tree Lighting at Wentworth Park
7 Dec 2019 Wreath Sponsorship Wentworth Park 2019
16 Nov 2019 Community Expo
18 Oct 2019 Garfield Ridge Comedy Jam 2019
20 Sep 2019 3rd Annual Pub Crawl
18 Aug 2019 Joliet Prison Tour
9 Aug 2019 Golf Outing
6 Aug 2019 GRCC Meeting
19 Jul 2019 Fun Friday
29 Jun 2019 5K Stars & Stripes Run
28 Jun 2019 Patriots Parade
14 Jun 2019 Car Show
4 Jun 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting
1 Jun 2019 Pet Parade
17 May 2019 Fun Friday Networking
1 Apr 2019 April Mixer
7 Feb 2017 February General Meeting

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

The Chamber of Commerce serving businesses and the community on the Southwest side of Chicago near Midway airport. The BEST neighborhood to live and work!

Copyright © Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce  2020

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garfieldridgecc@live.com


(773) 767-0014

6554 W Archer Avenue

Chicago, IL 60638


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