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CHICAGO — The Busy Beaver Button Company is a business and a museum.

Christen carter started the company two decades ago in her college dorm. Today, 10,000 sit in her museum collection and her company cranks out three and a half million every year.

Busy Beaver is celebrating 20 years in Chicago. It is planning an expansion and a book about button history, all while churning out thousands of buttons a day – 30,000 a day to be exact. It is the sole button manufacturer in Chicago.


Busy Beaver Button Co.

3279 W. Armitage

Chicago IL 60647

(773) 645-3359

M-F, 9am – 5:30pm CST