Welcome Women's History Month
Happy March! We are now officially only 20 days away from Spring, but who's counting? March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day is on March 8th this year. Mark your calendars and be sure to show the ladies in your life some extra love and appreciation!
Celebrating Women-Owned Businesses
Lakeview East is home to over 40 woman-owned businesses! We have compiled them all into this list, check it out! You may not realize one of your favorite shops, nail salons, or restaurants is proudly woman-owned.

Celebrate and support women-owned businesses during Women's History Month and all year long!
International Women's Day Event

On Wednesday, March 8th, BottlesUp! is hosting an International Women's Day event that celebrates women! There will be a wine tasting + Girl Scout Cookie pairing, snacks, sangria, shopping, tarot readings, chair massages, and so much more! Come by to celebrate, cheers, network, and make new friends!

The party starts at 7 pm, and tickets are on sale now for just $15!
March 11th is easily going to be one of the craziest days of the year! The Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at 12:30 pm downtown, but you can pregame or celebrate all day locally!

We have over 20 parties happening in the area, and tickets to all of them are on sale now! Eat, drink, and be lucky.

Latte Art Throw-Down

Ready... set...latte! Pedestrian Coffee (939 W Belmont) is hosting a latte art throw-down tomorrow night! Baristas from all over Chicago are invited to go head-to-head on pouring their best latte art. The winner is chosen between 3 judges and moves on to the next round in this bracket-style competition.

Devil Dawgs will be there providing hotdogs, and Whiner beer will be bringing the beer!
The event starts at 7 pm and goes until 11 pm. It is a $10 buy-in to compete.

In Memoriam: John Chandler

It was recently announced that John Chandler, owner of Bookman's Corner, passed on November 14th, 2022. He opened the shop in the 70s and countless readers have been in and out, some for books, but some just to converse with John. John was a staple in the community and his love for books will carry on in all his loyal customers. .

Seeking Food Vendors for Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
Start planning now for the summer kick off festival that's taken over Sheffield for nearly four decades! The Belmont Sheffield Music Fest this year will be filled with amazing music, incredible performers, local artists, and delicious local treats.
The Festival is on May 27th and 28th this year!

Food Vendor, Merchant, and Sponsorship opportunities are now open! Click here to apply.

Rates for members of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce are discounted.
Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities
The Chicago Gay Pride Parade is taking place on June 25th and we could not be more excited to have a float this year! If you are interested in walking with the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce or sponsoring the float, please check out our sponsorship opportunities here.
The Festival of the Arts returns for it's 18th year this September! With over 120 juried artists, local cuisine, national and local music acts, and a landscape oasis, this sprawling art festival is one you won't want to miss! If you are interested in sponsoring the Festival of the Arts on September 9th and 10, please see the below sponsorship kit!
New Business Alerts
Opening Day is 30 Days Away

Baseball season is so close we can almost feel it! The Cubbies are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers on March 30th, for a 1:20 pm game on opening day. Keep your eyes opened to find out how our favorite Wrigleyville spots are celebrating one of the most exciting days of the year!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 season.
We Welcome a New Alderman

This past Tuesday, Bennett Lawson, won the race to replace Tom Tunney as the 44th Ward Alderman!

Lawson is a lifelong public servant, having served the people of the 44th Ward as Chief of Staff to Alderman Tom Tunney for nearly 15 years. "For nearly two decades, Bennett has been an invaluable asset to this ward as he has tirelessly advocated for its residents
and businesses alike, offering pragmatic solutions and meeting constituent needs,” Tunney said.

Tunney is set to retire in May, and Lawson will then be taking over.
Do you have an Appetite For Destruction? Guns N' Roses just announced they are coming to Wrigley Field on August 23rd this year! Add that to the list of stellar shows coming to town.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 am, and you can get yours here.

Last month, love was in the air. This month, luck is in the air and over the rainbow! Deuce's MLB has transformed into a leprechauns dreamland. Charm'd is a magical multi-level experience that is covered from head to toe in shamrocks, rainbows, and pots of gold. They have a themed menu of food, cocktails, and of course a large selection of Irish whisky!
Everybody gets lucky at Charm'd.
Get ready to shamrock and roll.

All your favorite Wrigleyville spots are participating in another bar crawl... The Chicago Shamrock Crawl!

Picture it: You’re laughing and singing and you start to feel that giddy St. Patrick’s Day morning buzz. All of a sudden, you realize that you can Irish dance! Then you realize that ALL of your friends can Irish dance too, and they can do it with beers in hand! Make this dream a reality. We’ll see you there.

Taking place on Saturday, March 11th from 8 am to noon. Grab your ticket here.
Upcoming Events and Promotions

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have the not-so-guilty pleasure of watching The Bachelor? Brickhouse Tavern invites you to come to The Bachelor Watch Parties they host every Monday night! Watch with a crowd who's as into it as you are, and make predictions during commercial breaks. Will you accept this rosé?

Specials include:
$14 Heart-Shaped Pizzas (with one topping)
$5 Glasses of Ava Grace Rosé
$5 Glasses of Four Good Times Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams partnered with the Emmy-winning, feel-good show Ted Lasso to create an unforgettable flavor that will have Ted fans, soccer fanatics, and Jeni’s regulars jumping for joy. Inspired by the biscuits coach Ted Lasso bakes for his boss every day, Biscuits with the Boss ice cream is pleasantly addicting salted butter sweet cream riddled with shortbread cookie crumbles. Visit Jeni's scoop shops to try this new flavor starting on 3/2!
Live Music in the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Drew's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Wednesday, 3/8 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Avoid the Top Business and Consumer Scams Occurring in Northern Illinois
Presented by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Join BBB President and CEO Steve Bernas and the FTC's Bill Hodor for a fast-paced run through of the top scams in our region and how to protect yourself and your business. Fraudsters are constantly updating their techniques to scam business owners and consumers, and this National Consumer Protection Week, you can learn how to become a hard target and much safer in avoiding scams.
In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week.

Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities Here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!

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