Edgewater Essentials

Please view the presentations from our first
Virtual Forum at your convenience!

On Thursday, May 28, 9am – 3pm,
as we hosted the first Edgewater Essentials,
a one-day Virtual Forum that brought 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 provided business owners and professionals with an opportunity to showcase their expertise and attendees a chance to learn from their successes. 


Watch “A Closer Look at Google, Yelp and Alignable” presented by Janice Means of Marketing with JR HERE.
Learn more about Janice and Marketing with JR HERE

Watch “Inserting Yoast for SEO” presented by Ingrid Marinangel of Sparkfactor HERE.
Learn more about Ingrid and Sparkfactor HERE.

Watch “Email List Creation” presented by John Honkala of Blueshoon HERE.
Learn more about John and Blueshoon HERE.

Watch the recording of the live Q&A with this panel HERE.

Watch “Managing Nutrition Struggles” presented by Amanda Montgomery of Heartland Health HERE
Learn more about Amanda and Heartland Health HERE.
Watch the Q&A with Amanda HERE.

Watch “Keeping Your Body Strong” presented by Patricia Staszak of Andersonville Physical Therapy HERE.
Learn more about Patricia and Andersonville Physical Therapy HERE

Watch “Techniques for Relaxation” presented by Kelsey Mathis of KAM Meditation HERE.
Learn more about Kelsey and KAM Meditation HERE.

Learn more about Dave and The Sacred Ways HERE. 

Watch the Q&A with Patricia, Kelsey and Dave HERE


Watch “Spinning Straw Into Gold” presented by Stephanie Schwab with Crackerkack Marketing Coming Soon!
Learn more about Stephanie and Crackerjack Marketing HERE.

Watch the introduction to “Moving Forward Together” presented by Stephanie Kusibab of Essentiam Strategy HERE.
Review the post-event summary of the breakout sessions HERE.
Learn more about Stephanie and Essentiam Strategy HERE.

Watch the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce 2020 Annual Business Meeting HERE.

Watch “Tips and Tricks for On-Camera” presented by Kate Piatt Eckert of Steep Theatre HERE.
Learn more about Kate and Steep Theatre HERE.

Watch “Product Photography” presented by Thomas Kubik of TK Photography HERE.
Learn more about Thomas and TK Photography HERE.

Learn more about Lisa and the Ripson Group HERE.

Watch the panel discussion “Pivoting Your BusinessHERE.

Learn more about Shawn and Farm Bar HERE.
Learn more about Michael and Caramagno + Associates HERE.
Learn more about Corey and Theatre In The Dark HERE
Learn more about Christine and Smack-dab HERE.

Review the InQubate Your Brand presentation HERE.

Watch “Rehiring a Part-Time Workforce” presented by Jean Eicher of Hazel’s Career Coaching and Consulting HERE.

Watch “Virtual Forum Speed Networking” presented by CJ Jelinek of Jellyneck Solutions HERE.

Watch “Live Talk: the Era Footwork Crew” presented by Julieanne Ehre or Pivot Arts HERE.


Learn more about our Community Partners by watching their informational videos 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: