THE TASTE OF ROGERS PARK WILL BE HELD in AUGUST 2014. THIS IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BIGGEST AND MOST ENTERTAINING EVENT POSSIBLE.
We are The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. We represent business, organizations, institutions and residents of Rogers Park to make a difference in the community by Unifying, Networking and Empowering for their growth and stability while simultaneously continuing the growth & commercial value of Rogers Park while aiding in resurrecting our economy.
We are here to introduce to you our next project in the form of this unique festival for the community. We are proposing to throw Rogers Parks first annual… “TASTE OF ROGERS PARK”!
The TASTE OF ROGERS PARK will provide the opportunity for restaurants as well as other business (big or small) in the community to be showcased with their most prominent dishes sampled & or purchased during the event. This opportunity will provide awareness of the food establishments in the community so that residents will know who they are, how good their food is and their location.
Besides our food establishments, The TASTE OF ROGERS PARK will also feature various vendors (business’s) via booth space, including arts & crafts, face-painting, a Kids Corner/Playground Section, a Beer Garden (with Tables) and last but not least - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT on our Main Stage from best in local and National Acts! We also have access for this event to be Broadcasted LIVE (via Video Stream) on the Internet through our affiliate MFN LIVE: Broadcast Network and also simultaneously on the USTREAM Network to be seen not just in the U.S. but around the world! The Broadcast will be hosted by one of MFN LIVES media hosts and co-hosted by various individuals in the community throughout the day- I.E. Bill Morton; Chamber President, Mark Finley…etc. The Broadcast will showcase all participants (vendors/booths), interviews for the broadcast and also the live entertainment. Coordinated by our very own Membership Committee Chairman / Events Coordinator; Mark Finley of Back In The Days BBQ, we have already begun contacting & or booking Bands and other participants pertaining to the production of this event.
Creator & Director of
THE TASTE OF ROGERS PARK
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
"Taste of" to feature Rogers Park's Best
The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce have an idea to create tradition, promote local businesses and host a fun event. Working with World Business Chicago and SEED Chicago, the City of Chicago's curated Kickstarter page, the chamber has launched a crowd-sourced fundraiser to begin the Taste of Rogers Park series of events.
Starting smaller with only forty vendors, the first Taste of Rogers Park will host only twenty restaurants or food vendors, ten for-profit non-food vendors and ten not-for-profit organizations. The reasoning was explained as "showcasing only the best of Rogers Park."
"Being a 1.85 sq mi neighborhood with well over 400 local businesses, the population density and cultural diversity makes this a worthwhile project. It has the right chemistry to succeed. The timing couldn't be better" said chamber president Bill Morton.
The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce plans to host the first Taste of Rogers Park at the Artists of the Wall area of Loyola Park with it's Southern boundary being the Windform art sculpture, located North of W. Pratt Boulevard and East of N. Sheridan Road. To include the entire neighborhood, future locations of the event will shift to other parks throughout Rogers Park, including Touhy Park, Willye B. White Park and Pottawatomie Park.
Rogers Park businesses have been calling for the Taste of Rogers Park. One business owner explained his frustration with other festivals in town as not featuring Rogers Park businesses. The Taste of Rogers Park will fulfill this need by accepting only Rogers Park food vendors. Additionally, everything from the promotions company, to printing of signage, banners, tickets, t-shirts, and posters to insuring the event will be by Rogers Park businesses whenever possible.
Sponsorship is three-tiered, Silver ($250), Gold ($500) and Platinum ($1000). Rewards include mentions in all press releases and logos on all flyers. Gold also includes banners and Platinum includes an introduction to all attendee's on the stage during the event. Sponsors and Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce members get $100 off table pricing.
In addition, if the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce successfully completes their goal of $10,000 by August 22nd, 2013, sponsor MillerCoors will donate an additional $5,000.
The Taste of Rogers Park will be a one day family event in August of 2014 which will begin at 8 am and end at 10 pm.
"Come on, everyone! Let's back a Taste of Rogers Park, where the community comes together"! - Chamber Secretary Autumn Davids