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SMALL Symposium and Tasting

December 8, 2012 12:30-3:30 pm Chicago Cultural Center Claudia Cassidy Theater and Gar Rotunda / Second Floor Presentations: 12:30-2:30 Tasting: 2:30- 3:30
In Chicago there are thousands of people who have started their own small companies to share their artisan made products as well as food and beverages to the public. Some of them started out as artists who used their skills to create hand crafted products. Others are trained chefs and designers who left their day job to pursue their dreams. To share these stories and to inspire you to join the growing movement of localism the Small Manufacturing Alliance is organizing our first SMALL Symposium.Using the Pecha Kucha style format of presenting a dozen members of the Alliance will share their stories in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. The Symposium is followed by a tasting of some of the great stuff being made here in Chicago. Participants include: Matthew Hoffman • Duncan MacKenzie/ Citizen Brick • RX Made • Betty Bot • Working Bikes • Mayana Chocolate • Pleasant House Bakery • Pear Tree Reserves • Morgan Martins • Twisted Hippo • Strand Design • Envision Arts • 22 Berwyn • Flesh for Food • Legacy Frameworks •  Zak Rose / DOCK 6 • CALM • + more Tastings at 2:30pm by: Betty Bot • Twisted Hippo • Mayana Chocolate • Pear Tree Reserves • Flesh for Food • Great American Cheese Company Please join us. And stop by the SMALL Ordinary Shop to see what we are up to. SMALL is an organization that promotes companies and individuals making locally manufactured products and it was created by the Public Media Institute. The goal of the organization is to amplify awareness of products made in the Chicago Metropolitan area through events, pop up shops, media, showrooms and trade shows. SMALL recently opened the SMALL Ordinary Shop which is part of the Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary show taking place in the Chicago Cultural Center. The Shop is located on the first floor, re-imagining the former Cultural Center gift shop.
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