Groupon and Uptown’s Business Partners Present an Exclusive Discover Uptown Collection, Highlighting the Neighborhood’s Diverse Local Business Offerings

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Uptown becomes the fourth Chicago neighborhood to run a
community-wide Groupon promotion

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of National Small Business Week––running from April 30 through
May 6––Groupon (www.groupon.com)
and Business Partners––The Chamber for Uptown––today announced the
launch of Discover Uptown (https://www.gr.pn/uptown)
–– a community-wide Groupon promotion designed to celebrate the historic
lakefront community’s local businesses. The participating merchants,
whose one-of-kind experiences range from restaurants featuring ethnic
cuisines reflective of the neighborhood’s diversity to martial arts
classes to personal styling sessions, are simultaneously running
promotions with Groupon to drive greater awareness of their neighborhood
and entice more Chicagoans to explore a part of the city they may not
otherwise be familiar with.


“Local businesses give Chicago neighborhoods their unique and distinct
character and make them great places for us to call home,” said Aaron
Cooper, senior vice president of North America Services, Groupon. “We’re
thrilled to help Uptown merchants thrive by giving them a platform to
connect with the broader community.”

As part of the Discover Uptown collection, Groupon is offering the
ability to donate $10 to Uptown United (https://www.groupon.com/deals/uptown-united)
to help support educational programs for elementary and high schools in
the Uptown neighborhood. Additionally, Groupon will be donating $1 for
every unit purchased in the Discover Uptown collection through May 11,
2017 to Uptown United.*

“Groupon’s ability to feature our diverse array of businesses across
mobile and web plus their hyper-local marketing expertise are an ideal
way for new and established businesses to reach a Chicago-wide
audience,” John Blick, Director of Business Services, Business Partners,
The Chamber for Uptown. “We’re excited about how the campaign
incentivizes people to come check out our neighborhood and gives them an
opportunity to help local schools––making it a win win for the entire
community. And Groupon’s impact grants will continue to drive Uptown
discovery throughout the year.”

Businesses featured in the Discover Uptown collection include:

In addition to the collection, Groupon is also providing impact grants
to Uptown United for the first two installations of Uptown
Saturday Nights
, a series of free concerts across the Uptown
Entertainment District. The first event will be hosted at the Preston
Bradley Center on May 6 at 8:00 p.m. and will feature local band
Sidewalk Chalk.

Uptown is the fourth Chicago neighborhood business district to run a
community-wide Groupon promotion. Bronzeville, Edgewater and Lincoln
Park have also run promotions.

To visit the Discover Uptown Groupon collection, shoppers can visit https://www.gr.pn/uptown.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce,
offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.

Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers
by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
services to profitably grow their businesses.

To download Groupon’s top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile.
To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.groupon.com.
To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.

About Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Uptown’s premier business association since 1923, Business Partners, The
Chamber for Uptown, along with our partner agency Uptown United, is
committed to leading efforts to build a strong, unified business
environment, facilitating economic development and strengthening
community — all to nurture a diverse, vibrant, thriving, and strong
Uptown through marketing, advocacy, technical assistance, special events
and business trainings. For more information about Business Partners,The
Chamber of Uptown, please visit http://exploreuptown.org/about-us/business-partners.

*Up to a maximum of $2,500

Contacts

Groupon
Nick Halliwell
nhalliwell@groupon.com
312.999.3812
or
Business
Partners, The Chamber of Uptown
John Blick
jblick@uptownbusinesspartners.com
773-878-1184