Friday, September 11, 2009

Berry Chill Nominated as Inspiring Local Business!

Berry Chill has been nominated as an inspiring local business by American Express!

Please take a moment of your time and vote for Berry Chill!

Copy and paste this link to vote for BC and to read about Berry Chill’s innovative and inspiring efforts in Chicago. Lend your support by registering and submitting an endorsement for Berry Chill.

Hurry and get your vote on. If Berry Chill wins, we all win! We’ll celebrate our victory with a free special yogurt to our loyal customers. Voting ends at on September 13. 2009.

We'll BC'in ya!

Yogi Jones

Free Berry Chill if Devin Hester Scores a Touchdown!

The 2009 Football season is here!

In honor of Chicago Bears Player Devin Hester’s love of Berry Chill (and our love of the Chicago Bears), every time Hester scores a touchdown for the rest of the season, the following day Berry Chill will treat customers to a free Hester combination yogurt. “The Hester,” is small 5 oz. Original yogurt topped with his favorites (mango, pineapple, and gummy bears) and is available at Berry Chill's three locations, 635 N. State, 132 N. LaSalle and Ogilvie Station, 500 W. Madison. On the day following the touchdown, simply say "Touchdown for Berry Chill" at the register, and you'll receive your free Hester treat! Offer will be available in-store only at participating Chicagoland locations during the following business hours (635 N. State, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 132 N. LaSalle, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Ogilvie Station, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.). No substitutions will be granted.

Cheering for the Bears was never this sweet!

Friday, September 4, 2009

BC’s Charity Spotlight: The National Parkinson’s Foundation

Berry Chill has partnered with talented third baseman Gordon Beckham to create a tasty new treat for all you sports fans - The Gordon Beckham Chill - the GBC for short! Topped with fresh pineapple and strawberries as well as M&Ms, the GBC is home-run combo! Every time you order the GBC, the proceeds will be donated to his foundation of choice, the National Parkison's Federation.

The mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach.

Founded in 1957, NPF is a leading national organization with an extensive grassroots network of Centers of Excellence, chapters and support groups in the United States, Canada and internationally. Unique among the national Parkinson’s organizations, NPF is the only organization with a singular focus on improving the quality of care in Parkinson’s disease. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $140 million in care, research and support services.

The National Parkinson Foundation believes that in their battle with Parkinson disease, knowledge is power and hope is everything. Every day at NPF they strive to provide patients and caregivers with the resources that help people fight back. They support the research that helps move everyone forward. The cause and cure of Parkinson disease will be found.

What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder. It occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra die or become impaired. Normally, these cells produce a vital chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine allows smooth, coordinated function of the body's muscles and movement. When approximately 80% of the dopamine-producing cells are damaged, the symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear.

For more information on the National Parkinson Foundation check out the following link. Click here