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This brand-new mobile app allows you to choose from a selection of actual cards, then you simply type in your message and the recipient's address and your greeting is MAILED OUT... postage & all!
Your message is "wrytten" inside your chosen card by a very special robot, using an actual pen & simulated handwriting. The envelope is addressed in the same way, and then your card is stuffed, stamped & sent!
*Now available for Android!
More than 7 million people use MailChimp to design and send email marketing campaigns. Show founder, OrangeBeautiful uses MailChimp as a marketing tool for both their design company and Show of Hands via sale announcements and monthly newsletters. They even use MailChimp to update the vendors on show preparations!
Basecamp makes it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. Over the past 10 years, it's become the world's #1 project management tool. Not only is it a place to share files, have discussions, collaborate on documents, assign tasks, and check due dates, Basecamp is also a secure homebase, accessible at anytime from anywhere.
Good music keeps your customers and staff happy. It's important, but you can't just plug in your iPod and go: without a license, you are at risk of being sued. Artists and labels need to be paid for their hard work. In the past, this meant you needed an expensive annual license to legally rock out. Not anymore.
Introducing Mixdown, an infinite jukebox where you choose the music, and they handle everything else.
Jakprints is a Cleveland, OH based company that offers high-quality, affordable, eco-friendly products including full color printing, label & sticker printing, embroidery & apparel printing and large-format or banner printing. Their online printing services are available 24/7 to place orders, request quotes, download design templates or review product pricing and options.
The posters & postcards spread around Chicago to promote Show of Hands were printed by Jakprints!
AND GET A SPECIAL SHOW OF HANDS DISCOUNT!
Begyle Brewing is a Community Supported Brewery, located in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor, just on the other side of the Metra tracks from Show of Hands' venue, the Ravenswood Event Center! They boast an ever-changing selection of their own unique brews including Crash Landed, Tough Guy and Pancake Junkie.
1800 WEST CUYLER AVENUE | CHICAGO
VENDOR / SPONSOR
Bonnie™ exhibited at the very first Show of Hands in 2013, selling out of some of their most popular products: Body Balm Candles, Superbalm & Tinted Lip Balm. We're thrilled to have Bonnie™ back this year as a vendor and a sponsor!
VENDOR / SPONSOR
Located in the heart of Lincoln Square, Sacred Art is a gift boutique featuring work from local artisans & crafters. As a huge supporter of independent designers themselves, it's only fitting that Sacred Art should be a part of Show of Hands!
VENDOR / SPONSOR
Noktivo Non-Toxic Spa is Chicago's premier chemical-free salon and spa. Located in our very own north side 'hood of Ravenswood, Noktivo caters to those eco-enthusiasts looking for a bit of pampering without all the harmful toxins.
The Needle Shop
The Needle Shop is the perfect spot for finding modern independent fabrics and getting hands-on with personal, project-based classes in sewing, embroidery, screenprinting, and upholstery.
Founded in 2005 with just one classroom, The Needle Shop has blossomed into a north side Chicago storefront, school, and online shop. Small, independent, and inspiring, The Needle Shop remains one of the few places in the midwest where sewers can get their hands on the beautiful fabrics they’ve seen online.