Monday, April 6, 2009

River North Business Association Announces Tax Day Button Program

Last week, 14 participating businesses started distributing special "We Mean Business in River North" buttons in conjunction with the River North Business Association (RNBA) (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 312-645-1047), which will provide customers with discounts at area businesses on designated RNBA Days throughout the year, the first of which is Wednesday, April 15.

There is no cost for the button, but customers wearing them will have many benefits including discounts at participating RNBA member restaurants and retail stores, as well as business services including accounting, legal, public relations, graphic design, advertising and other service oriented business that call River North home.

Customers taking advantage of the discount program need not be a member of the RNBA. Those businesses that choose to participate in the button program, will display a poster in their store window or office to their customers. The buttons will continue to be used for various discounts and promotions by RNBA members throughout the year.

"We've introduced the 'We Mean Business in River North' button program as a way to help promote the new name of the River North Business Association, as well as a new approach to bring in potential customers and clients to our members," says RNBA Executive Director, Sharon Romack. RNBA, formerly the River North Association, underwent a name change last month.

Businesses Participating in "We Mean Business in River North" Button Program April 15:
Several RNBA member businesses are participating in the first RNBA Day Wednessday, April 15. Guests and customers who visit businesses on that day wearing the "We Mean Business in River North" button, will get the following discounts and benefits:

The Anti-Cruelty Society (157 W. Grand Ave.; 312-644-8338) allows customers to come and receive a free gift if they come in furnishing a button.

Argo Tea's location at the Merchandise Mart (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza; 312-553-1550) is giving customers 20% off drinks with every purchase.

Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago (600 N. State St.; 312-943-3800) is giving customers 10% off any catered event with any new contract signed after March 26.

Fireside Collection (200 W. Ohio St.; 312-587-7587) is giving a 10% discount off any showroom items.

Gilda's Club (537 N. Wells St.; 312-464-9900) is giving a free cup of Argo Tea.

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (350 W. Mart Center Dr.; 312-222-9508) is giving a 15% discount off food purchases at Italiasia, a restaurant located within the hotel.

Kurman Communications, Inc. (345 N. Canal St. Suite 1404; 312-651-9000) is giving a complimentary telephone consultation and $500 off first month's retainer or project fee.

Lightology (215 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-944-1000) is giving 30% off list prices.

North Bank customers will receive a service-free checking account for one year from North Bank (360 E. Ohio St.; 312-644-4000) if wearing a button.

Park Rental Residences (320 W. Illinois; 312-321-3200) is giving half off the move in fee at the time of application when leasing an apartment; a $200 value.

P.A.C.E. (446 N. Wells St., Suite 2000; 773-604-1717) is giving customers 50% off membership.

PhysioLife Studios (712 N. Dearborn St., 3rd Floor; 312-255-8308) is giving customers $50 off any personal strength training package and/or nutrition services. Customers must schedule a free consultation and trial session on the designated button date in order to redeem the discount.
The Redhead Piano Bar (16 W. Ontario St.; 312-640-1000) is giving customers 20% off their total bill when they come in wearing a button.

State Street Bread Co. (30 E. Hubbard St.; 312-595-0766) is giving 20% off all food purchases. However, if a customer has already received the discount, they will get a special gift instead.

Thrive Integrative Medical Spa (875 N. Dearborn, 3rd Floor; 312-932-9500) is giving customers various discounts on services. The perks include $50 off BOTOX and fillers; a $55 Introductory Microdermabrasion; $199 off a full face Photofacia; and receive a complimentary underarm treatment with the purchase a bikini laser hair removal.

Zolaco (358 W. Ontario St., 312-302-9977) is giving $25 off a dinner bill exceeding $75 or more.

About River North Business Association:
The River North Association was founded in 1981 and quickly became a force in the community, representing businesses and providing member services to help them succeed. The organization recently changed its name to the River North Business Association, but maintains the mission and ideals of which it was founded. The RNBA hopes to preserve a community environment that will provide a high quality of life for all who live, work and visit River North. For more informationon the participating businesses and their discount offers, visit http://www.rivernorthassociation/ or call (312) 645-1047.

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