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Posted by on October 19, 2013 - 8 Comments

Farewell CoLab Friends.  Hello Dempster.

JJ’s List has come a long way since it was born in the basement of our passionate and dedicated Founder JJ Hanley in 2008. On Monday, October 14, 2013, we officially opened the doors to our new location, 824 Dempster St in Evanston. It’s hard to believe we’ve finally found a home, in the midst of a busy business district block that is easily accessible by the Dempster Purple Line and Davis Metra stop. Our new neighbors include many other businesses, such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Blind Faith Cafe, Starbucks, Homemade Pizza Company, Union Cafe, Hewn Bakery, Red 7 Salon, The Copy Room and many other places to explore.  Search, Inc.’s No Boundaries: Train For Work, Train for Life is nestled right in the middle of all the bustle, where participants can easily access businesses.

It has been a long road, with many hands involved at various stages. Our new location is a reflection of the hard work many have put in over the years. 824 Dempster is a newly renovated place with a large office space and conference room designed for learning. 

October 10th was our last day at CoLab Evanston, a place we called home for 5 months. We enjoyed working and collaborating with talented professionals from the different startups, and everyone was always willing to lend us a helping hand.

As we settle into our new space, we would like to thank those who supported us over the years. We are especially indebted to the disability community for their support and dedication to promoting disability awareness, the Evanston community and Search, Inc. for welcoming us and believing in our mission, and those that have walked in and out over the years as volunteers, mentors and friends.  Thank you for being with us side by side and participating our growth.

Written by Kelvin Li and Philister Sidigu Kelvin is a Mentor at JJ’s List. You can find him on Facebook
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ellen and laura mcmanus says:
Oct 19, 2013

Congrats! You deserve a blue ribbon for hanging in for a cause so important- for persons with disabilities!
Love ya all,
ellen and laura

Alec MacKenzie says:
Oct 19, 2013

Congratulations on your new home everyone! I know I haven’t been around recently, but I still think about you guys in the middle of my hectic schedule. If you need anything from me, don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂

Selima Hargadon says:
Oct 20, 2013

Congratulations on your new home! Looking forward to a tour.

Philister Sidigu says:
Oct 21, 2013

Thank you Selima! Please stop by and we’ll give you a tour.

Shuling says:
Oct 22, 2013

Woohoo! Awesomesauce. When can I come visit? 😉

Philister Sidigu says:
Oct 23, 2013

Anytime Shuling! When should we expect you? 🙂

Alex says:
Oct 24, 2013

I liked how the people who supported JJ’s list were thanked in this article.

SACC says:
Apr 01, 2014

Nope not all folks who lent their time and efforts to JJ’s list were thanked. An individual who originally made the 2011 statement “If JJ’s List were a stock you should invest because it is going to rise in tremendous fashion very shortly” yet received abusive unprofessional treatment that violates the core philosophies of the business was not mentioned. He is never going to be regardless of any contribution he could possibly make or what may be best for the business overall because that has never been important to the founder. This individual was actually threatened to leave and never return before officers were called by the founder in attempt to make a false illegal report. All this when the individual was hoping to present info to the current director about possible opportunities for the Disability awareness Playa’s to present in a Public School District. The opportunity may have even been continually ongoing each year with no end to a lasting partnership. Unfortunately like I said the best thing for the future has never been important in any way for the founder who has always done this for the wrong reasons and is nothing close to what she seems.

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