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Embrace the Spirit of Giving: Shop Local This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us, and as we gear up for the festivities, there's no better way to spread joy than by supporting small businesses in our community. Chicago, with its vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, is home to a plethora of unique local shops, each offering a special touch to your holiday shopping experience.

To make your small business shopping experience even more delightful, Block Club Chicago has compiled the "Ultimate Guide to Shopping Local in Chicago for the Holidays in 2023." This guide is a treasure trove of unique and thoughtful gifts that showcase the talent and creativity of local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Explore the local businesses featured in Block Club Chicago's Small Business Gift Guide and discover the joy of giving back to the community that makes your holidays brighter.

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TEAM MERCHANT

By olivia@sbacil.org | January 5, 2020

Andrew O’Conner and co-founder, Brian Henciak, formed Team Merchant because they were both tired of the same old payment processing industry tricks and wanted to do something different. They were passionate about helping businesses grow and knew that a team dedicated to the same mission and values could do better by being honest and doing…

THE TRACTION GROUP

By olivia@sbacil.org | January 4, 2020

The Traction Group is a team of Chicago-area certified EOS Implementers. We have been professionally trained by EOS Worldwide and maintain the highest standard of knowledge and expertise in EOS implementation. We will provide you with proven tools and processes to get the growth, success, and freedom that you want. Based on the best-selling book, Traction:…

UPS

By olivia@sbacil.org | January 3, 2020

Being a “small business” has never stopped you from having big ideas. But having fewer employees can mean it’s tough finding time to get everything done. So when your productivity is on the line, count on logistics. UPS provides technologies that create time-savers, allowing you to build shortcuts in standard processes. UPS’s reliable shipping and…

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