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Retail Spotlight: Sugar Beet Food Co-Op

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Much more than a community-owned grocery store, Sugar Beet educates customers on wellness and sustainability, and gives back to the local community through their Beet Bucks and Food for All programs, as well as their sister non-profit Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, which strives to improve food literacy, community health and access to local, sustainable food through their unique programs.
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Retail Spotlight: Wolfbait & B-Girls

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We're excited to introduce our new Retail Spotlight series to showcase the amazing local businesses who carry our products! By shopping local, we not only stimulate our local economy and support local artists, but we also help the environment (less fuel, no shipping, less packaging)!

Wolfbait & B-girls is a boutique store in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood that showcases over 250 local artisans and makers. This female-owned and operated independent business, was fashioned by two native designers, Shirley Kienitz and Jenny Stadler. Check out our interview with Shirley below! 

 

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Community: Mikva Challenge

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It's about time we highlight the charity that we've been donating 5% of our profits to since we launched Simply Smita: Mikva Challenge! Not only are they doing amazing work with Chicago youth and teachers, but their CEO Michelle Morales is truly inspiring and has captivated our hearts. Read on to learn more about this amazing organization and get a sneak peek of our Special Edition Mikva Challenge Lip Balms coming soon ;) 
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Community: New Life for Old Bags

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I've had the pleasure of volunteering with New Life for Old Bags and getting to know the wonderful volunteers behind this organization over the past couple of years. And, with Earth Day around the corner, I wanted to highlight their work and share some fun ways you can get involved to help reduce plastic waste!
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Community ~ Green Star Movement

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Meet the Chicago-based nonprofit that's inspiring our youth and revitalizing our urban canvas! Read more to find out just how awesome they are!
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