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Part Two - The River North Business Association Best Of Awards

It’s the Final Countdown (apologies to Geico and Europe). If you have not already purchased your tickets for the annual meeting, what are you waiting for?

If you missed it, we…

Posted By: By: February 19, 2016 FULL STORY

Part One - The River North Business Association Best Of Awards

Grammy Awards? Step aside. Oscar? We’ll get to you in a moment.

Make way for the River North Business Association Best Of Awards!  The “Best Of” Program recognizes members committed to making a difference, in business, the association and the River North community. Winners will be announced at the annual meeting, coming…

Posted By: By: February 04, 2016 FULL STORY

Insider Tips: How a Long-Time Platinum Member Gets Business

In the midst of the holiday season, there’s a reason to go platinum… membership, that is. However, at any level of Membership there are plenty of ways to take full advantage of RNBA benefits.

Recently, we caught up with France Langan, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Holiday Inn Chicago…

Posted By: By: December 07, 2015 FULL STORY

Making Connections: Be Leaf - Amelia Street Studio - Cushing

The River North Business Association is founded on making connections. Our mission is to bring businesses together to build a stronger, more vibrant community. We’re excited to feature one of these successful connection stories that highlights a few of our members working together. 

There were a number of ingredients making this dish a success:

A Dash of Daring

Posted By: By: October 26, 2015 FULL STORY

Gems of River North – Erie-LaSalle Body Shop

It’s impossible to ignore the neon sign, loaded with classic fonts and retro-kitsch straight out of an episode of Mad Men.  Stepping inside the Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, I’m greeted with a symphony of whirling gears and popping car hoods. And of course, smiling faces.  

More than one customer service member greets me.

“May I help you?” 

Owner Bob Gottfred wraps…

Posted By: By: August 10, 2015 FULL STORY

Gems of River North – The Redhead Piano Bar

A diamond in the rough … er, north, The Redhead Piano Bar is a favorite with locals, tourists and anyone from the ages of 21 – 81.  More and more, fans of a cocktail and group sing-a-long’s are discovering this local landmark.  Owner Art Bryan recalls a time his stretch of Ontario Street was more of an expressway feeder ramp.  

“We were always a destination…

Posted By: By: April 24, 2015 FULL STORY