BMO Harris Bank's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar Makes the Season

BMO Harris Bank's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar Makes the Season Bright
for Chicagoland Non-Profits 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  BMO Harris Bank today
announced it will once again host its 5th annual Holiday Bazaar, a
festive celebration designed to support various Chicagoland
non-profit organizations during the holidays. 
On Dec. 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all are welcome to join in
the festivities at BMO Harris Bank's 111 W. Monroe lobby in Chicago.
The two-day event will include live holiday music, portrait sittings
from Project Onward, appearances from BMO Harris' beloved mascot,
Hubert, and Scrooge from The Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol. 
"Our Holiday Bazaar brings to light the positive impact these
organizations have in our communities and helps us strengthen and
expand their efforts throughout the year," said Judy Rice, Senior
Vice President, Community Affairs and Economic Development, BMO
Harris Bank. 
Guests can purchase a variety of gifts from the bazaar including
handmade jewelry, spa baskets, pet toys, gourmet baked goods and
tickets to holiday concerts in Chicago -- all items that support
local non-profits. See below for a list of participating
"We at Bright Endeavors are very excited to attend BMO Harris'
Holiday Bazaar this year," said John Guido, Manager of Sales and
Business Development at Bright Endeavors. "Through selling our line
of locally-made soy candles and bath products (Dreambean Eco Home &
Bath), we offer the community the chance to find a great eco-friendly
holiday gift while supporting young, at-risk Moms in Chicago. We are
so thankful for BMO Harris Bank's continued support and we look
forward to seeing you at the Bazaar!" 
Participating non-profits and sale items include:  

--  American Red Cross of Greater Chicago - holiday mail for heroes
--  The Anti-Cruelty Society - holiday cards, pet toys, winter pet gear
--  Aspire Coffeeworks - bags of coffee, mugs, travel mugs
--  Bright Endeavors - eco-friendly home and bath products
--  Chinese American Service League - personalized calligraphy, origami
--  The Field Museum - SUE related items, Adopt-a-T-Rex memberships
--  The Goodman Theatre - stocking stuffers including candy cane toppers,
    holiday nutcrackers, ornaments, t-shirts, holiday movies, games and
--  Lincoln Park Zoo - ornaments, plush animals, animal knit hats and
    ADOPT packages
--  MayaWorks - handmade goods of indigenous Maya artisans in Guatemala
--  Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - authentic American Indian
    made jewelry, dream catchers, cards, fetish carvings, ornaments, arrow
    heads, energy stones
--  Project Onward - holiday cards, notecards, posters, original artwork
    and portraits onsite
--  Salt Creek Ballet - ornaments, nutcracker figurines, porcelain
    ballerinas, nutcracker coloring books, music boxes, wooden nutcracker
    dolls, tutus & tiaras
--  Sweet Beginnings, LLC - honey infused skincare products
--  Thresholds - Urban Meadows - plants, flowers, gift baskets

About BMO Harris Bank 
 Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides
a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over
600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida.
BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of
sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the
U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris
Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by
BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group,
a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a
retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion. 
Anna Seifert
(312) 461-6199 
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