Edgewater Essentials

Edgewater Essentials.
A one-day Virtual Forum that brings small businesses together
online to connect, learn, and grow.


Many of our neighborhood businesses are pivoting their operations to continue to service our community. The virtual forum provides business owners and professionals with an opportunity to showcase their expertise and attendees a chance to learn from their successes. Each presentation is designed to leave attendees with a piece of knowledge that they can immediately apply to their business. 

You may watch the presentations and download support documents using the links below!

Don’t just follow, lead online!
What is TikTok: Finding Your Audience
Michael Carrigan: Owner, MCPR
Watch Now!

Recharging Your Newsletter and Email
Stephanie Schwab: Owner, Crackerjack Marketing
Watch Now!
Grab Stephanie’s FREE Email Editorial Calendar template
Details on Stephanie’s Local Business Builder program 

Managing operations in a changing environment.
Financially Managing Your Post-Pandemic Year
Michael Caramagno: Owner, Caramagno + Associates
Watch Now!

Continuing Your DEI Journey
Brittany Croone: Founder, BCIVL Consulting
Watch Now!
Learn More about BCIVL
Download the presentation

Look at Me! Capturing traffic with creative displays and programs.
Starting A Visual Merchandising Strategy
Amy Meadows: Owner, Windows Matter
Watch Now!
Download Amy’s tip sheet

Improve Your Website and Communicate Your Brand
David Handschuh: Owner, 11hundred
Watch Now!
Download the presentation

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Annual Review
Christina Pfitzinger: Executive Director, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
Watch Now!
Download Annual Report





Interested in sponsoring? Contact andrew@edgewater.org for details.


Learn more about our Community Partners by following the links below!
Care For Real
Syrian Community Network 
Adoption Center of Illinois
Edgewater Historical Society
Chicago Filmakers
Loom Chicago
Friends of Edgewater Library
Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project



Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is Supported By: