Santa is literally rolling through Chicago this holiday season with the return of the CTA’s Holiday Trains and Buses. But have you ever wondered what Santa would do if he had time to be a tourist in the Windy City? Well, now we have a pretty good idea thanks to the Gold Coast All Stars and The Chicago Players. They created an awesome (not to mention catchy) song called “Santa Rolled Thru Chicago.” And what’s even more impressive is the song was written and recorded in just 5 hours!
Thank you Gold Coast All Stars for sharing this fun video with us. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
Each year, employees, friends, and families from Lou Malnati’s and Soul City Church join together to assemble food baskets and distribute them to families in need. This year we had more volunteers than ever before and we were able to achieve our goal of providing 1,350 families with a meal this Thanksgiving. The baskets were distributed to families through Breakthrough Urban Ministries, Lawndale Community Church, River City Community Church, and By the Hand Club for Kids. We thank you for your partnership!
Congratulations to our very own Marc Malnati for being named Executive of the Year by the Chicago branch of the Public Relations Society of America! He will receive this prestigious award at the 2014 Skyline Awards Gala, which honors Chicago’s top PR programs and talent. The ceremony will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
Perhaps another celebration is in order? (Watch below to see a true Malnati celebration!)
Congratulations Marc and thanks for being such a good sport!
It’s been a long journey, but the collection of The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants that were created and publicly displayed throughout the city have reached their final destinations. Last summer’s citywide public art installation featured 101 fire hydrants to symbolically represent each Chicago firehouse. They were designed and created by noted artists, architects, and designers, including one commissioned by Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.
The first stop for the hydrants was downtown Chicago to honor the first responders who have been killed in the line of duty and to recognize those who currently serve the city. In December, several were auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting the 100 Club of Chicago, which provides money to the families of fallen firefighters and police officers.
Now the 5-foot-tall fiberglass hydrant sponsored by Lou Malnati’s has made its way to the Ronald McDonald House at Advocate Christ Hospital. Yesterday, representatives from the law offices of McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C. hand delivered the hydrant they purchased in the auction. The dedication ceremony also included members from the Oak Lawn Fire Department and the Ronald McDonald House. We were honored to be a part of this wonderful dedication ceremony and pleased to provide meals for the 16 families currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House, as well as dinner for the firehouse as a thank you for their sacrifices and service to the community.