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From the Archives–Eli’s Cheesecake at the Aspen Wine & Food Festival

As part of our brand partnership with United Airlines, Eli’s Cheesecake had the distinct honor of participating in the Aspen Wine & Food Festival. Above, Eli’s Marc Schulman poses with two of the great icons of American Food: Debbie Fields of Mrs. Field’s and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Partners with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and to Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and at “Sharing It Day” at the Merchandise Mart


Thanks to our friends at Jewel-Osco for promoting our partnership with the Chicago High School For Agricultural Sciences to support the work of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Eli’s and CHSAS will be providing free decorating of Eli’s Cheesecake Slices at Lights Festival Lane (Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue) on Saturday, November 20th at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival from 11am to 4pm. Bring a canned food item for donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and get a free packaged slice of Eli’s or give $10 and free Eli’s 7″ Cheesecake.

On Tuesday, November 23rd, Eli’s and CHSAS Students will be participating in “Sharing It Day” at the Merchandise Mart. From 8am to 3pm, bring in your donation of canned foods and enjoy an Eli’s Treat.

sharing it day 2010

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Radio Disney Brings Jump5 to the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

One of our longest time partners for the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival is Radio Disney. Each year, Radio Disney has partnered with us to bring great entertainment to Eli’s including Greg Raposo, Stevie Brock and Jessie McCartney.

This year Radio DIsney is bringing Jump5 to the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival on Sunday, September 18th.

We are delighted to welcome this high energy group with such a great message to the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

Jump5 Biography

Teenage icons are regular fixtures not only at the mall, but all over the airwaves and on both the big and small screens. They sing, they act and even write their own music or, in some cases, own their own companies. Teen People calls them “teen titans,” but you might know them as “generation next.”

Smack in the midst of it all is the energetic power-pop phenomenon Jump5.

In a mere five years since their official formation Jump5 —Brandon, Brittany, Chris and Lesley — has been building considerable momentum. These energetic teens choose to give ’tweens and teenagers what they want without sacrificing what they need — healthy, positive messages about being true to yourself, respecting and accepting others, and enjoying all life has to offer.

Jump5 – well-known as a magnetic, energetic foursome – knows how to do one thing extremely well; connect with their hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. And kids aren’t the only ones who appreciate Jump5’s inspirational messages, proving without question that this is music for the whole family. “It’s been awesome to watch them grow as singers, musicians, and performers through the years,” producer Mark Hammond says. “But much more profound has been watching them grow personally. Now more than ever I see a tremendous desire within each one of them not just to make great music, but to use the gifts and opportunities they’ve been given to make a positive difference in the lives of the kids that look up to them.”

Sherri Huitt, mother of a 14 year-old daughter, agrees. “Role models are so important, and so is the message they send — because kids want to be like them, no matter who it is, they want to be like them.” With Jump5, she adds, the message and model underscores the positive values she’s been teaching her kids at home.

Lesley, Chris, Brittany and Brandon are growing Christians, working diligently in the mainstream, and welcomed in churches and major venues alike. They have created a universally understood ‘just for us’ genre that kids can’t get enough of. That welcoming embrace has allowed Jump5 to perform in front of millions, with appearances on Nickelodeon, ABC Christmas Morning with Regis and Kelly three years in a row, two walk-ons on CBS Early Show, performances on Crystal Cathedral, PTL and the Disney Channel. The four athletic performers tour extensively, having headlined or co-headlined a total of five tours. Four Jump5 songs have landed on major motion pictures (The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Sleepover, Ella Enchanted, Brother Bear), which would thrill any teenager, but Chris, Brittany, Lesley and Brandon are most honored by their performance for President George W. Bush at The White House.

“We love this life, and we wouldn’t want to miss these opportunities we’re having right now,” Brandon says. “We’re just having fun with it. We think it’s a blast! We wouldn’t change anything.” – Courtesy of EMI

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Save the date for the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival–September 17-19

We have favorite days at Eli’s–the Taste of Chicago, where Eli’s Cheesecake
made its debut; the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in November, of which I was
the founding chairman; and the Eli’s Cheesesecake Festival.

We had our first Eli’s Cheesecake in October of 1996 when we opened Eli’s
Cheesecake World on World Food Day. Check out our web site for the Festival at to
see what partners and events we have added.

Starting with a fund raiser on Friday, September 17th for our neighbor, New
Horizons Center for the Developmentally Disabled, and continuing through the
weekend, the Festival celebrates all the great things about Eli’s Cheesecake and
Chicago. You can help New Horizons by bidding on items like two first class
tickets on United Airlines to Hawaii while getting a free slice of Eli’s
Cheesecake and a cup of Starbucks Coffee for bringing in canned food for the
Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Meanwhile there is activity all day long on several stages, Chef’s Demos,
Eli’s Cheesecake Sampling around the campus, a classic car show on Sunday and
great Eli’s food.

Performances range from Greg Raposo and Radio Disney to a special sampling of
the World Music Festival featuring the Mamadou
Diabate Ensemble.

This is definitely worth planning a trip to Chicago and to
Eli’s. Let us know if you need any suggestions for hotels or other activities
while you are in Chicago.

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