Small Business Shop Local 2020

Shopping locally at small businesses in our neighborhoods (1) helps maintain the diversity of stores on the mid-south side, (2) builds strong neighborhoods, (3) creates jobs, (4) provides funds for more City services through sales tax, and (5) promotes community development.

Supported by Bank of America, PNC Bank and Hyde Park Bank, South East Chicago Commission’s 2020 Shop Local campaign is a collaboration with the 51st Street Business Association, Downtown Hyde Park Chicago (SSA #61), Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC), and Washington Park Chamber of Commerce.

SECC launched this year’s Shop Local campaign with 52 small businesses, encouraging shoppers to support Southeast lakefront Chicago neighborhoods during the holiday season. This year’s five-week campaign will begin on Small Business Saturday, November 28 and continue through Thursday, December 31, 2020. Shoppers are invited to save and submit receipts from in-store and online purchases above $15.00 for a chance to win one of six (6) Southside Shopping Spree Drawings.

If you are buying gifts or entertaining family or friends, please be safe and follow the COVID-19 recommendations to use e-commerce, delivery, curbside pickup, social distancing, and contactless shopping whenever possible.

To create an entry, simply register your receipt for your purchase.

Shop early and register your purchase online to maximize your chances for six weekly drawings!

2020 Participating Businesses

Shop this holiday season at any of these local participating businesses below:

A Paw Place

Mellow Yellow Restaurant

A. O. Bistro


A’Vents by August

Naimah Thomas Art

Absolutely Anything Essential

Next Man Up

Boutique Envie, LLC

Peach’s Restaurant 

Bronzeville Barber Salon

Pearle Vision

Bronzeville Boutique By Lady Mocha

Philz Coffee

Bronzeville Wingz

Pigment International

Carver 47 Café

Plein Air Café

City Gold Jewelry

Shaun’s Barber Shop

Walk In or Call for Appointment

Cleo’s Southern Cuisine

Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream

Closet Chic Boutique

Small Shop Cycles & Service

Color Me Bad Chicago

Smartmove Furniture

Creativiti Custom Designs And Events

Stone Art Supply

Evelyn’s Food Love

Surf’s Up Bronzeville

Exquisite Catering & Events

The Fitness Annex

Faie African Art In Bronzeville

The Silver Room

First Aid Comics

The UPS Store #7181

GILDA Designer Thrift Boutique

Toys et Cetera

Good Thoughts Tea Company

Twenty Thou

Hyde Park Bank and Trust

United Loan Company

Kilimanjaro International Inc.

Wesley Shoes

Kilwins Chocolates Fudge & Ice Cream

Wig Town

Load A Spud

Wright Solutions Fingerprinting


Xpress Hand Car Wash

Maria’s Avon Business

Your Neighborhood Laundry Mat


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