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This week in Andersonville
 
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A weekly round-up of what's happening in Andersonville
From business news to special events, we've got you covered for a full week's worth of shopping, dining and living the #AlwaysAndersonville life.
August 13, 2019
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Family of Taste of Andersonville attendees drinking Mango Smoothies at TrueNorth at last week's event. Thanks to all that came out! TrueNorth made so many smoothies, they broke a blender!
Dear Friend of Andersonville, 

Welcome to another issue of The Andersonville Weekly: serving up a curated round-up of business news highlights, promotions, and events straight to your inbox each week. 

This week we feature a call for Artists, a way to make money (if you have some first), a plant swap, food festival, and more business news highlights! Don't miss the schedule of events for the Women and Children First Anniversary Block Party listed below. Plus, take a listen to what Drew Ladochi of Pearle Vision has to say about eyewear, eyecare and what to wear to a dodgeball tournament on this week's episode of #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast.

Save the Date for Andersonville Arts Week + Fest from September 19-22! Stay tuned for updates on our website and Facebook Event Page. This year's event features over 50 participating businesses and the new Andersonville Arts Fest South of Foster September 21 and 22 from 10AM-6PM with over 100 featured artists. 

Thank you for your continued support!
- The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
Are you an artist? Sign-up to donate a piece to the Artists for Asylum event curated by StudioUs.
Business News Highlights

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Rachel Myers, owner and Director at StudioUs is curating a show for Andersonville Arts Week entitled Artists for Asylum. Rachel is looking for artists from the Chicago community and beyond to donate a piece of their work to raise funds for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and the ACLU. Every piece of donated work will be up for sale during Arts Week, September 19-22. If you’d like to learn more, donate a piece, or get involved, visit artistsforasylum.org. Follow the artists at @artistsforasylumchicago!
 
LBRC PLANT SWAP
It's that time again! Head on over to the SE corner of Wayne and Berwyn this Saturday, August 17 for the annual LBRC Plant Swap
 
FIRST MIDWEST BANK PROMOTIONS
Make some money by taking advantage of two First Midwest Bank Promotions by opening an account by the end of September. Click here to access the $350 business account promotion and here for a $250 checking account promotion. It pays to save!
 
CRAIN'S NOTABLE LGBTQ EXECUTIVES
Member shout out! Congratulations to Andersonville Chamber members Shimmy Braun and Jody Michaels who were featured in this year's Crain's Chicago Business Notable LGBTQ Executives list.  
 
DAVID CERDA AND JERRY NUNN IN CONVERSATION
David Cerda joins Jerry Nunn in studio to talk about the creation of his theater company Hell In A Handbag and some of their upcoming performances. Click here to take a listen to the episode. Tickets for their newest production "The Drag Seed" are now available through August 24. You may purchase them by clicking here.
 
ANDERSONVILLE'S FIRST $1 FOOD FESTIVAL ON RITUAL
Ritual, the order-ahead and rewards app for restaurants, is launching in Andersonville! From 8/19 - 8/30, you can enjoy $1 eats from top Andersonville restaurants when you use the Ritual app. Visit ritual.co/andersonville to download the app and unlock $1 deals! The following restaurants are participating in the festival next week: Candyality | The Coffee Studio | Hamburger Mary's | Jet's Pizza | Kanela Breakfast Club | La Panaderia | Oda Mediterranean Cuisine and Ranalli's.
Owner of Pearle Vision Andersonville, Drew Ladochi, pictured here with his staff at Midsommarfest. Drew is featured on this week's episode of #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast.
#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast
Episode 73: The story of Pearle Vision with Drew Ladochi

“It’s all about the people. From the people you put on your team, to the people who come into your store and how you treat them.”
- Drew Ladochi

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Drew Ladochi owner of Pearle Vision in Andersonville, where your eye health and wellness is their primary focus. Drew has been in the optical world for nearly 10 years and is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life. You can visit Drew at Pearle Vision for eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts and more at 4814 N. Clark. 
 

The podcast is also available in the iTunes podcast directory! Please subscribe
Listen to Episode 73
View Episode 73 Show Notes
#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast is engineered and edited by Andy Miles in Studio C at TransistorThis week’s episode is sponsored by locally-owned Pearle Vision on Clark & Lawrence at 4818 N Clark.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
40th Anniversary Block Party
August 24 | 11AM-5PM
 
Come on out and celebrate 40 years at "Honorary Women & Children First Way" (Farragut Ave at Clark Street) on August 24 from 11AM-5PM. RAYGUN will be onsite printing feminist slogans on notebooks and coasters from 11AM to 3PM. FRÍO will be serving Gelato from 1-3PM. At 4:30PM, don't miss the complimentary bubbly toast with the co-founders, co-owners, Representative Jan Schakowsky and Alderman Harry Osterman.  Before you go, read a little bit about the history of Women and Children first here and read why co-owner Lynn Mooney believes that "the Andersonville neighborhood is one of our most important communities in Chicago."
 
The entertainment line-up is as follows:
11:30AM | Drag Queen Story Hour
12:15PM | Laura Doherty
1PM | ShaZah
2PM | Artemis Singers
3PM | She's Crafty
4PM | The Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade
4:30PM | Complimentary bubbly toast with the co-founders, co-owners, Representative Jan Schakowsky and Alderman Harry Osterman
 
Thank you the food sponsors for this very special event: 
 
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