Holiday Mixer

Get Your Holidays On at the Edge

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce celebrated the end of 2018 surrounded by your community friends, small businesses and neighbors with great bites and booze to wrap up the year with a bang.

Whether you wanted to network, make new connections, help raise money for your Chamber’s programs and events, meet new Edgewater residents or hang out with old acquaintances, the Holiday Mixer was the perfect event to wind down and relax before 2019 kicked in.

DATE: Thursday, December 6
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION: Colvin House

Fundraising on the Edge

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce welcomed generous donations from its community to raise funds towards yearly events like programming workshops, small business growth panels, entrepreneur-centric networking gatherings and school fundraisers like the Edgewater 5k Run. The Holiday Mixer brought in over $14,000 to help the Chamber’s 2019 programs.

Is this Mixer for Me?

This event was open to the general public – whether you’re a Chamber member or not. The Edgewater Holiday Mixer was for anyone interested in great parties, socializing, networking with Edgewater’s small business owners. All were welcomed: foodies, families, new neighbors and old friends joined us and saw how great it is to live on The Edge!

Check Out Who Donated To Our Silent Auction:

(re)discover TheatreABT ElectronicsAudio Archaeology, Ava Grey DesignsB&R DevelopersBabes With Blades, Bark Bark ClubBarrel of MonkeysBelmont Yacht Club, BOKA GroupCards Against HumanityCH Distillery, Chasing HarvestCheetah Gym, Chicago BearsChicago Danztheatre, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago Parks Foundation, Chicago Voice CenterContent ConductorCreative Coworking, Dark Matter Coffee, Edge of Sweetness, Edgewater CandlesEdgewater Reads, Ellen Baren Real Estate, Emanuel Congregation Stitching LadiesExperimental Sound Studio, FEW DistilleryFirst Ascent, Flaco’s Tacos, Flatts & Sharpe, Foamy Lizard, FoursidedGene Siskel Film CenterGlessner House Museum, Green Element Resale, Gus Giordano Dance School, Half Acre Beer Co, Hampton Inn, Hooked on Fish, Idle Muse Theatre Company, Income Tax Bar, Jackalope Theatre Company, Jerry’s Sandwiches, Kyoto Coffee, Lamb Ink, Leather Archives & MuseumLettuce Entertain You, Loyola University Chicago, Metropolis Coffee, Michelle Lytle PhotographyMinas TVOrange Shoe Personal Fitness, Pilates Chicago, Pivot Arts, Ras Dashen Ethiopian RestaurantRaven Theatre Company, Ravinia Pavilion, Connie Abels RE/MAX North Coast, Redtwist TheatreRivendell Theatre Ensemble, Robert Charles Enterprises, Round Barn Winery, Sara Overton – Artistry, Sauce & Bread KitchenSchubas TavernSOUNDOFF DesignSpirit Airlines, State Farm – Dave FredericksonState Farm – Margaret K HagertySteep TheatreStorytownSwedish Covenant HospitalTemperance Beer Co.Tequila HerraduraThe Sacred Ways: REIKIThird Coast Comics, Trapeze School New York in Chicago, Wines for Humanity, and You Are Beautiful

Light Appetizers and Deserts Will be Provided By:

Featured Breweries and Distilleries:

What Edgewater Means to Me Contest

We might be biased but we LOVE Edgewater’s community and we know our small businesses do too! So much so, that we are throwing down a friendly competition during our Holiday Mixer to show off all the talent in Edgewater. 
There will be a Bake-Off contest where local bakers will display baked items that interpret what living or having a business in our neighborhood means to them through tastes, look or feel. We will also have a Mixology Contest where local bartenders will serve a cocktail that savors the taste of Edgewater. Best of all, the winners will be determined by our attending guests! So buy your tickets and join in on the fun.

Cocktail Contestants 

Bake-Off Contestants





Venue Map



2018 Holiday Mixer Platinum Sponsor

2018 Holiday Mixer Gold Sponsor

2018 Holiday Mixer Silver Sponsor


2018 Holiday Mixer Bronze Sponsor

Annual Sponsors

Special thanks to our annual sponsors for supporting our work all year round



Check out Pictures from Last Year’s Mixer

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities