This week, Laura and Joelle wing-it for a featured roundup episode about everything to expect for the 2020 Holidays with Intention programming in Andersonville, with many "events" happening this season online. If you'd rather not listen to us talk through the highlights, but want to investigate for yourself, head to our Holiday Programming landing page at andersonville.org/holiday-events.
This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Stephanie Edwards, manager of eCommerce, Social Media and Marketing and Lizzy Selzer, Andersonville store assistant manager of ENJOY: An Urban General Store. ENJOY is full of fun, funky and functional items for all your gift giving needs. From youngsters to oldsters, hipsters to geeksters, sisters to brothers, mothers to fathers, rockers to rollers; anyone can find “nothing they need, anything they want and everything they ENJOY” at 5307 N Clark.
This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Charles Williams, General Manager of George’s Ice Cream and Sweets, a comfy neighborhood ice cream shop serving classic & unique flavors, sundaes, coffee and more. For that nostalgic feel of an old ice-cream parlor, spoons that change color, waffle cones pints to-go, come visit George’s at 5306 N. Clark.
This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Nancye Rivera, owner of Plus Bookkeeping Services, where the goal is to help small businesses understand their financials and use them as a planning tool to grow their business. Tune in for an inspiring and motivational conversation with Nancye all about planning for success, even in the middle of a pandemic.
BONUS 8 - The story of Thirsty Ears Festival and Access Contemporary Music with Seth Boustead & Christy Bennett
This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Seth Boustead and Christy Bennett of Access Contemporary Music otherwise known as ACM. Located in nearby Ravenswood at 1718 W Wilson, ACM is dedicated to integrating musical creativity into everyday life. They do so by presenting the music of living composers at the highest quality, fostering musical creativity in their storefront music schools and through commissions, and partnering with composers, festivals, universities and ensembles in cities throughout the world to build a global contemporary music network. ACM has pivoted this fall to host their annual Thirsty Ear Festival this weekend in a brand new way, which we cannot wait to discuss today in this special bonus episode of the podcast.
This week, Joelle & David are joined by our friends at Great Lakes Clinical Trials: Steve Satek, President and Founder, Amber Holst, Director of Operations, and Dr. Manish Jain, one of the Principal Investigators at Great Lakes Clinical Trials. Dr. Jain has been leading COVID-19 trials at Great Lakes, and is a board-certified Rheumatologist. All three have returned to the podcast to talk about the new Keep Andersonville COVID Safe initiative in partnership with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.
This week, Laura and Heather are joined by Scott and Jill Freeman of Bryn Mawr Jewelry, Co. Bryn Mawr Jewelry is a luxury diamond jewelry house known for its exceptional fine jewelry and timeless designs. Their exquisite pieces showcase rare diamonds and gemstones, brought to life through distinguished craftsmanship with uncompromising attention to detail. Having relocated to Andersonville in February of this year, you can have them help you create a custom jewelry piece of your dreams at 5139 N Clark.
This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by social media sherpa, motivational math tutor, speaker, connector, and reality competition show fan, Shaily Hakimian. Shaily started doing social media for her hobby community in high school on MySpace. Now she guides businesses on how to stay top of mind with their community and referral network using social media. We connected with Shaily recently for two TikTok for Business led webinars in the Andersonville Chamber network.
This week, Laura and David (yes, David!) host our first “in conversation with” episode, welcoming back Michael Bransford, owner of Vincent Restaurant in conversation with friend and business neighbor Johanna VanDorf, owner of Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery. Avid #AlwaysAndersonville fans will remember that Michael was our first guest ever for Episode 1 of this podcast, and we are excited to have Johanna on for the first time! Vincent just celebrated 10 years in Andersonville this past week at 1475 W Balmoral and next door neighbor Defloured at 1477 W Balmoral celebrates 10 years on September 21.
This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Karin Moen Abercrombie and Emily England of the Swedish American Museum to get an update on how the Museum has been handling virtual programming and events and in-person visits due to COVID-19. Karin, who has joined us on the podcast before, is the Executive Director of this beloved institution and community hub in the heart of Andersonville, and Emily as the Museum curator manages the permanent collection as well as exhibits at 5211 N Clark.