Small Business Development

Behind every local business there’s a story

At Groupon, we believe that successful local businesses are the backbone of vibrant and healthy neighborhoods. What makes a neighborhood great? It’s the combination of interesting and thriving businesses coupled with people who visit frequently. We are the thing that connects them and, together, we can help build amazing communities.


Built by high-school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie in 1948 is still owned and operated by their children and grandchildren. Superdawg Drive-In serves up its take on the classic American hot dog alongside a menu of original drive-in favorites like Supershakes and Whoopercheesies that have earned it feature spots on the Travel Channel and Food Network.

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Salon 9nb

Nicholas Resanovich has called Salon 9nb his home for many years, first as an independent stylist, now as the owner. “I love the space. I love the neighborhood” he says. He also loves the diversity of the people who end up walking through his business’s doors, who range from college students and young professionals to longtime neighborhood residents.

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The Best of Beverly

For the month-long Discover the Best of Beverly campaign, Groupon partners with the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (MPBHBA) and featured a curated deal collection that embodied the vibrant character of the two historic South Side neighborhoods.

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Explore Bronzeville

In 2008 the Bronzeville Alliance formed as a group of Bronzeville Residents and organizations committed to the economic, social and cultural redevelopment of the historic community.  Recognizing the need for targeted, strategic retail recruitment and retention, the Alliance created the Bronzeville Retail Initiative (BRI) in 2009.

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