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Valerie Jarrett Returns to Hyde Park - NBC
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, "mom and pop" stores hoped to cash in on this year's holiday shopping bonanza. White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was in Hyde Park to ring in the day-long event. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. #shoplocal #hydeparkchicago

Live Jazz Happy Hour on Small Biz Saturday
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Support Small Business Saturday at Happy Hour Live Jazz featuring performance by Darwin Jackson & Company on Saturday 11-30-2013 from 5-9pm at the New Hyatt Place Hotel 5225. S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615.

Small Business Saturday Events 11-30-2013
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Events: Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2013. Please join the SECC as we support Small Business Saturday 2013 dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. #ShopLocal #HydePark #Kenwood #Woodlawn #Chicago

Hyde Park Shop Local Begins with Art and Chocolate
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Friday, Nov 29, 2013 from 7-9pm, join the Art & Chocolate kick off for shop local in Hyde Park Chicago. Celebrate the Independence winter fashion collection. Special guest Jason Johnson, Chicago Urban League Business Coach and President of Metro Board Chicago will speak about the importance of supporting small businesses and the power of entrepreneurship. Enjoy an evening of art, fashion, wine, and music.

Shop Local Raffle Begins on Small Business Saturday
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Save Your Receipt Raffle is sponsored by the South East Chicago Commission to encourage shopping in our local neighborhoods of Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Shop Local. Enter the Raffle. Save Your Receipt. And you could win up to $50 and possibly a brand new iPad.

The Grant at Woodlawn Park
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Today, November 21, 2013 Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Alderman Willie B. Cochran celebrated the opening of The Grant at Woodlawn Park, a 33-unit mixed-income rental apartment building that is the second phase of the Woodlawn Park redevelopment and the latest chapter in Woodlawn’s renaissance.

Worldwide Storytelling Event: Tellabration
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Chicago Storytelling Guild Invites You To the 17th Anniversary Celebration of Stories! *Family Stories: 3-5pm *Adult Evening Concert: 7-10pm The Experimental Station 6100 S Blackstone, Chicago, Il 60637 Enter from Dorchester, Street Parking ~ Browse artists’ work ~

Hyde Park Jazz Fest Listening Sessions
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Hyde Park Jazz "Listening Sessions" kicks off on Thursday, December 5th from 6pm-7pm. Hyde Park Jazz Festival Director, Kate Dumbleton, will talk with the remarkable composer and musician, Rudresh Mahanthappa. Rudresh will perform with his Gamak group on Friday, December 6th in the Logan Performance Hall at 7:30pm. The South East Chicago Commission is a proud sponsor of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

51st Street Quarterly Luncheon 11-19-2013
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: 51st Street Business Association presents "Let's Talk" Business, Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12pm - 3pm at Great Lakes Elkes Lodge.

DuSables 20th Holiday Glitz
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The 20th Annual DuSable Museum Women's Board Gala "A Red Carpet Affair" Sunday, December 8, 2013. Proceeds are to support the DuSable Museum. For tickets, visit or call 773 947-0600.