Local Businesses to Support this Holiday Season
As you know, this year has been extremely difficult for our small businesses. Let's work together to support them in their time of need.
It is estimated that 40-60% of small businesses will not survive due to the pandemic and to no fault of their own. With so many small businesses in the Chicagoland area being affected, I've compiled a list with the help of my friends of several local and online small/family owned businesses that you can support this holiday season and in the coming years to keep them afloat.
Custom Made Shirts. This new company makes fun shirts for every holiday and will customize to your needs! Shoot Heather a DM on Instagram @twofrozenbananasapparel .
Glitter and Dirt
Unique/Stylish Baby and Toddler Shoes and some fun ones for Mommy too. Check them out @glitteranddirtco .
House of 423
A curated collection of women’s clothing and accessories to help you see yourself thru the lenses of love + beauty. Check out their website houseof423.com.
We are a family run Vinyl business. We can help you with all your vinyl needs. Custom shirts, onesies, tumblers, and so much more! Check out their facebook www.facebook.com/groups/m.a.creations .
My Sister Kate
My Sister Kate offers the best in unique urban fashion, toys and gifts for kids in downtown Hinsdale. Check out their storefront or shop online here my-sister-kate.myshopify.com .
Clothing | Jewelry | Home | Vintage
Check out any of their 5 locations in Illinois and Indiana or shop online at www.shopvintagecharm.com .
Activities & Entertainment
DLD Dance Center
DLD Professional Company was founded in 2004 and DLD Dance Center opened in 2011! Owner and Artistic Director, Dyanna Daniels had a vision to offer a place that was not just a dance studio to train at but also a second home for students. At DLD, we hope to instill values that not only create great dancers, but even better individuals. Get started here www.dlddancecenter.com .
Luis Arturo Dance
Our students range from beginners to veteran dancers with years of experience. Offering Latin, Ballroom, Swing, etc. We welcome anyone with a genuine interest in both learning and having fun. If you don’t have a partner, no worries, we teach all ages and stages, both singles and couples. My hubby and I love our time here! Check them out at www.luisarturodance.com .
JAK’s place is an environment where clients are able to enjoy high quality gaming and beverages in an exceptional facility. JAK’s was founded by three sisters based out of the Southern Suburbs of Chicago. For more info www.playatjaks.com .
Located at: 7000 W. Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL
STARS CHEER & POMS PROGRAM is a program offered through the Matteson Community Center for competitive cheer and poms. This program is opened to ALL genders, ages, 5-15 years old. Get more details here https://www.facebook.com/MCCSTARS/ .
Custom and Emergency vehicle light installation. We work with large construction and municipal fleets, as well as your personal vehicle. Check out their website and online store here www.wickedwarnings.com .
Custom embroidery for the Fire Service and more. Contact me with your ideas, questions, or garment/hat/bag/etc. needs and I will be happy to help you out! Contact Laura for your embroidery needs www.kelderthreads.com
Health & Beauty
Body Works Medical Center
We are an integrated medical clinic that utilizes a unique approach to patient care. For more info start here www.bodyworksmed.com .
Located at 1189 N. Gary Ave. Carol Stream, IL
Comfort the Guest
The original spray bottle with a unique patent pending adapter enhances your professional tools, while relaxing your client with a warm soothing saturating mist. You have taken the 'chill' out of service! Get it here www.comforttheguest.com .
Cosmos Beauty Bar
Full service nail salon offering a selection of martinis, champagne, signature cocktails, wine & delicious coffee in downtown Glen Ellyn. Book private parties here www.cosmosbeautybar.com .
Located at 526 Duane St. Glen Ellyn, IL
Integrated Physical Medicine
Multidisciplinary healthcare facility employing chiropractic physicians, doctors of physical therapy, athletic trainers, and licensed massage therapists. Start here www.ipmhealthcare.com/questions-form.html .
Home Service Providers
Many people don't realize that the employees of these businesses are actually independent contractors, LLC's or commission based, which means their pay is directly influenced by the the people who utilize their services. They are still small businesses that need your referrals to thrive.
Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Real Estate Agent with Baird & Warner
Performance Decorative Concrete
Performance DC provides a wide variety of concrete finishes at an affordable rate. Offering epoxy floors, marble like counter tops, concrete restoration and more. We are here to meet and exceed your expectations. Get a quote here www.performancedc.net/new-page .
Wisdom Painting Plus
We are a family owned husband and wife team dedicated to ensuring your total satisfaction. No more contractors showing up late and then racing through your job to get to the next one. We pride ourselves on taking the proper time needed to complete your project to your guaranteed satisfaction while remaining efficient and on schedule. Offering interior and exterior painting, deck restoration, and more. Get started here www.wisdompaintingplusllc.com .
Costello Jewelry Company houses a staff of seasoned craftsmen, GIA graduate Gemologists, and client service associates who are tenured, knowledgeable, sincere, and most of all, trained to worry about the customer and not the sale. You truly feel like family when you come into this store. Jewelry for all price points and ability to custom create all your pieces. Drool over their designs here www.instagram.com/costellojewelry/ .
Beat Street is known for personalized service & hand-selected products for every age....it is truly the BEST place to find whimsical & off-beat FUN. From our events to our free gift wrapping, Beat Street goes beyond just being a store. Check out their 2 locations in Winnetka and Evanston or shop online here www.olivrs.com .
Cat & Mouse
Chicago's place for FUN toys, games, puzzles, and more!
Conveniently located in the West Loop at 1112 W. Madison St. or online here www.cat-n-mouse.com .
Sheena Magnesen Photography
Natural light newborn and family portrait photographer in Naperville, IL and the surrounding suburbs. Schedule your session here www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com .
We are a family run business with the inspiration to grow and to improve every day. A fast casual Mexican restaurant without compromising flavor. 9 locations and growing! Check out all their locations here www.cilantrotacogrill.com/locations/
Ki's Steak and Seafood
One of our favorite old school steakhouses in DuPage County. Owner Terri is there greeting everyone daily. Ki's overlooks six lush acres of land filled with beautiful flower gardens, scenic ponds, and a rustic barn that is home to animals such as peacocks, swans, sheep, turkeys, rabbits, and ducks.
Located at 705 E. North Avenue Glendale Heights, IL
Pequod’s has earned so many local and national “Best Pizza” honors that it’s difficult to list them all. Families, couples, friends, colleagues, foodies and tourists from all over the world visit Pequod’s to try our award-winning pizza. 2 locations to serve you. Order online here www.pequodspizza.com .
Handcrafted, organic, chemical free skincare formulated to balance, repair, regenerate, and protect all skin types. We strive to give you clean skincare with a clean conscience making your skin and body care rituals minimal yet meaningful. Purchase online here www.etsy.com/shop/AmerinSkincare .
Scenter of the Mind
The best all natural soap you can buy! Better ingredients than any other soap out there. No dyes, pigments, or artificial frangrants or colorants that can irritate your skin. Sold at some stores around Chicagoland or directly on their website www.scenterofthemind.com .
Angel Eyes Photography
Specializing in Wedding, Engagement and Boudoir photos. I have used her on several occasions and Hilda is truly amazing. She makes you laugh and feel so comfortable that she ends up getting the best shots. Don't hesitate to book her here www.angeleyesphotography/contact .
Veiled by Cha Cha
Veiled By ChaCha specializes in luxury brands, exclusive special orders along with new and sampled gowns at affordable prices with all veils, hair accessories and sashes custom designed by Antonietta. I bought my wedding dress here and she couldn't have made me feel more special. Request your appointment here www.veiledbychacha.net/contact .
Located at 494 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, IL