Bears promote small business Riley’s Ribz in November

In November, the Chicago Bears recognized Riley’s Ribz as their third Gameday Eats Small Business All Pros winner for 2022. The event was presented by Visa.

According to the Chicago Bears, Riley’s Ribz is a veteran-owned family business founded by spouses Antonio and Caryn Riley. Founded in 2013, it’s known for offering seven different seasonings, including All Purpose, Smokin’ Sweet BBQ seasoning, Caribbean Jerk, Savory Poultry, Hot and Spicy, Bold Blend, which is perfect for steaks and chops, and Lemon Pepper Sprinkle. They also offer two barbecue sauces, Sweet & Smoky and Sweet Heat.

All of the company’s products are gluten-free and low in sodium; they pride themselves on a heart-healthy seasoning that adds a kick of flavor to any dish. Their motto is “spreading flavor one household at a time”, their trademark is “Make your food say Some’m”.

Consumers can find their products at select Jewel Osco stores, Walt’s Foods and other outlets. On the company’s website,, customers can find their full product list and order online, including internationally.

This is the third year of the Bears Small Business All-Pros initiative. Last season, in partnership with Visa, Moody’s Pub, Cocoa Chili, Peppo’s Subs and Cleo’s Southern Cuisine were selected.

In 2020, 10 Small Business All-Pros winners were named, presented by Proven IT. All-Pro Cleo’s Southern Kitchen (2021) can now be found on all Chicago Bears game days at Soldier Field. Visit them at the United Club near Section 214.

Other 2022 Small Business All-Pros included 14 Parish, Tacotlán and Bitoy’s Sweet Treats. Each small business will receive four weeks of a Bears marketing partnership, including placement on the team’s official social media channels,, and in email newsletters, as well as in-stadium promotions.

Joseph Phillips is the sports editor of the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is originally from Chicago and has been a sports journalist for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.

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