Feb 252012

Celebrate Black History Month with Garrett Popcorn Shops® and The HistoryMakers®! The HistoryMakers® honorees John Rogers, Monroe Anderson and Robin Robinson will make an appearance at our 27 West Jackson Shop on Monday, February 27 at 12p.m. Rogers, Anderson and Robinson will be on-hand to greet customers, sign autographs and shake up a bag or two of The Chicago Mix! We hope to see you there.

More about Monday’s guests:

John Rogers is the founder of Ariel Capital Management Corporation. He started Ariel Capital with money from his friends and family, but the corporation grew and is now responsible for over $7.5 billion in assets. Rogers also is active within the community, serving as Chairman of the Chicago Urban League.

Monroe Anderson is a veteran Chicago journalist who was press secretary for Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer. Anderson was also an editor for N’DIGO and SaVoy magazines.

Robin Robinson is a television news anchorwoman for Chicago’s Fox News. She was won local Emmy Awards for her work.

If you can’t make it on Monday, we hope to see you at the next HistoryMakers® appearance on Wednesday, February 29 at 1p.m. at our 87th Street Shop. Honoree Wayne Watson will be our guest.

Feb 212012

Make plans to meet The HistoryMakers® honorees Samuel Greenlee and Joan Gray at noon tomorrow at the 87th Street Garrett Popcorn Shop®. Greenlee and Gray will be on-hand to greet customers, sign autographs and shake up a bag or two of The Chicago Mix!

More about tomorrow’s guests:

Samuel Greenlee – Best known for his prize winning book The Spook Who Sat By The Door, this poet and writer also spent seven years with the U.S. Information Agency as a foreign services officer.

Joan Gray – President and former dancer with Muntu Dance Theater.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, we hope to see you at these upcoming appearances by The HistoryMakers®:
Noon on Monday, February 27
27 West Jackson
Guest appearances by John Rogers

1pm on Wednesday, February 29
87th Street Shop
Guest appearance by Wayne Watson

Feb 152012

Help support The HistoryMakers® when you buy a Signature Blue tin. From February 15 through February 29, Garrett Popcorn Shops® will proudly donate 10% of all Signature Blue tin sales to The HistoryMakers®. We support the organization’s mission of recording oral histories from prominent members of the African American community to preserve and share for generations to come.