August 12, 2009

Vote for me! (or should I say, my photo…)

Filed under: Community Outreach,Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , — lidia @ 1:37 pm

View from south end of lakefront trailMy entry for Placemaking Chicago’s “What Makes Your Place Great?” contest made it to the final voting round!

Click here to vote. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for my photo of the south end of the lakefront bike trail (shown at right). Voting runs through Sept. 14. Thanks for your vote!

July 28, 2009

Share the (local business) love

Filed under: Local (Chicago),Small Business — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 1:20 pm

My readers know that I’m dedicated to supporting local businesses. Now you can help a small business grow with the click of a mouse: nominate them in the “Love a Local Business” campaign from Intuit. Typing a few kind words about your favorite coffee shop, painting company, or graphic designer (hint, hint) literally puts them “on the map”—not to mention gives them a chance to win a $1000 Intuit Growth Grant. Or nominate your own business and share why you love what you do.

Nominate your favorite local business now!

July 23, 2009

What's your favorite "great place" in Chicago?

Filed under: Community Outreach,Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , — lidia @ 11:44 pm
View from south end of lakefront trail

South end of Chicago lakefront trail

Is there a park or other public space in your neighborhood that you love? Perhaps you pass a special place on your way to work every day? Nominate it in Placemaking Chicago’s “What Makes Your Place Great?” contest. See examples of some of the special places people have already nominated.  It’s a great way to think local and support your community.

As PlacemakingChicago says:

Great places define our lives. They inspire us, relax us, encourage us to sit and talk awhile with our neighbors. From plazas to beaches, street corners to playgrounds, Chicagoland is a patchwork of thousands of great neighborhood places.

Hurry, the contest ends on Monday, July 27th!

June 9, 2009

Get bragging rights

Filed under: Design & Art,Marketing & Promotion — Tags: , , — lidia @ 9:50 pm

deliver_bragWho doesn’t love showing off their work every now and then? Deliver magazine is seeking submissions for their newly-created Brag Room—a gallery featuring the best direct mail pieces from the past year. Have you created a marketing piece you’re dying to show off? Read the submission guidelines and then send off those samples! Or just browse the Brag Room to see what’s new and exciting in direct mail.

P.S. Send in your samples before July to be eligible for the Best of the Brag Room prize.