GROUPON AND MORGAN PARK BEVERLY HILLS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP

Discover the Best of Beverly collection highlights area’s small businesses and raises money for the Beverly Area Arts Alliance

Groupon (www.groupon.com), which has pumped more than $17 billion into local communities, today announced the launch of Discover the Best of Beverly (www.gr.pn/beverly)–a community-wide Groupon promotion designed to celebrate the small businesses of Beverly Hills/Morgan Park. In partnership with the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (www.mpbhba.org), Discover the Best of Beverly features some of the historic and diverse neighborhood’s top local merchants–ranging from mouth-watering eats to ways to look and feel your best this fall. Beverly is the fifth neighborhood to participate in Groupon’s “Discover Downtown” series that helps entice Chicagoans to explore their city.

Beverly is the fifth neighborhood to participate in Groupon’s “Discover Downtown” series that helps entice Chicagoans to explore their city. (Photo by Russell Ingramand mural created by Mitchell R Egly)

“Every great neighborhood is defined by the people and local businesses that call it home,” said Aaron Cooper, president of North America, Groupon. “We’re proud to provide a platform for these two groups to connect, particularly when it comes to helping foster greater economic growth in our home community.”

As part of the Discover the Best of Beverly collection, Groupon is offering people the ability to donate $10 to the 2017 Beverly Art Walk (https://www.groupon.com/deals/beverly-area-arts-alliance) scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 from Noon to 7 p.m. Each $10 donation will go toward funding live music, artist demonstrations, home studio tours and the creation of permanent public art displays for community beautification efforts.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Groupon to bring greater awareness and recognition to local businesses in our community and encourage more Chicagoans to come check us out,” said Caroline Connors, executive director, Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association. “In addition, the support this campaign provides to our area’s local arts initiatives will contribute to the long-term vibrancy of the neighborhood and help attract permanent economic development.”

Businesses featured in the Discover the Best of Beverly collection include:

In addition to the collection, Groupon is providing a $5,000 impact grant to the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association to support community events highlighting local music and art.

Bronzeville, Edgewater, Lincoln Park and the Uptown neighborhoods have also participated in Groupon’s Discover Downtown series.

To visit the Discover the Best of Beverly Groupon collection, shoppers can visit www.gr.pn/beverly.

 

About Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association

The Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (MPBHBA) is a non-profit organization that was created more than 30 years ago to assist businesses in the community. One of 75 Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDCs) in Chicago, the MPBHBA represents the interests of more than 400 Beverly/Morgan Park businesses of all sizes and sectors. The district served by the MPBHBA is bordered by 89th Street on the north, 119th Street on the south, Vincennes Avenue on the east and Sacramento Avenue on the west. In addition, the MPBHBA district includes two Special Service Areas (SSAs), Western Avenue SSA 20 and Walden Parkway SSA 64, which fund expanded services and programs through localized property tax levies. For more information on the MPBHBA, please visit www.mpbhba.org.