We are excited to publish this fun Q&A about one of the Chamber's newest members, Macaroni Kid.
WPB: Briefly describe your business and what it means to you?
MC: Macaroni Kid Chicago is the go-to resource for connecting parents and grandparents with family-friendly events, activities and businesses in the Windy City. Macaroni Kid is dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in Chicago each week through my free weekly e-newsletter and website.
As a mom myself, I know how hard it can be to keep your kids entertained and I'm so happy that through my business I'm able to help thousands of Chicago parents find their family fun each week.
WPB: What's the biggest lesson you've learned so far working in your type of business?
MC: The biggest lesson I've learned so far through my work with Macaroni Kid is the importance of community. I have met amazing families and business owners in the five years I've been publishing Mac Kid. The partnerships and collaborations have been mutually beneficial and I realize every day that none of us can do our jobs alone.
WPB: How did your line of work become an inspiration to you?
MC: There are a lot of inspirations in my job. The small business owners who give back so much to their communities, the parents who are always looking for ways to entertain and educate their kids-- I only hope I live up to their examples and expectations.
WPB: What are some of your favorite spots in the Wicker Park or Bucktown area?
MC: My family loves Building Blocks Toy Store, PsychoBaby, Jeni's Ice Cream, Holstein Park, Feast, Bucktown Music and Purple Monkey Playroom. They are all great family-friendly locations and businesses.
WPB: What type of people should look into your business and why?
MC: While Macaroni Kid focuses on parents, grandparents and caregivers, our calendar is so packed with local festivals, shows, museum events and more, that I really feel it's appropriate for anyone who wants to get out and explore our great city! Macaroni Kid is also a great fit for local, family-focused businesses as we provide hyper-local, targeted advertising at very economical rates.