October 9 , 2019

This year's  Bank of America Chicago Marathon will take place on this upcoming  Sunday, October 13th. Read below for more information.

The no parking zones will be enforced beginning at 1:00 a.m. on October 13th. Make sure to look around for no parking signs. 

If your residence is on the route, we recommend moving your vehicle by Saturday, October 12th so you do not get towed. If you have any questions about the towing for this event you can call 312.744.4444.

Street Closures
Anticipate for street closures beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending around 12:30 p.m. in Lakeview East. For more information view the image below or  here.


Construction has begun for the five year phase of the RPM project.  To find out more about this project please visit the RPM website hereThe modernization project has many steps, and it is important to know when and how you or your business may be affected.  Sign up for construction impact alerts in your community  here
How will our businesses located in the RPM construction zone survive without any financial support for the next five years? 

The Chamber is currently researching other cities and programs that help businesses during construction phases.  The Los Angeles Metro offers local businesses compensation for lost revenue during construction of their Purple Line Extension into Westwood, CA. A BUSINESS INTERRUPTION FUND offered $10 million to local businesses affected by the construction of their transit system.

The CTA and the City of Chicago needs to help our local businesses.  The Chamber has been meeting with the CTA and will continue to request a plan that give the businesses more than the basic construction mitigation plan of signage, parking, dust elimination, fencing and communication channels.  The businesses need financial assistance or they may be closing their doors before they can benefit from the RPM project.  The Chamber officials will continue to push for a line item in the over one billion dollar budget that has been allocated for the modernization of our transit system.  Sign up for the alerts and more about the  RPM project here .
2019 Networking Extravaganza

Kick back and get to know professionals from the north, south and west sides of Chicago at this one-of-a-kind multi-chamber event featuring arcade games and bowling at Kings Dining & Entertainment. Make new connections and catch up with trusted contacts while indulging in delicious appetizers and refreshing drinks throughout the night. Get your tickets here.
Lakeview Supper Club at ROCKS Lakeview

Join the Lakeview Supper Club for an evening of fine food and finer booze at ROCKS lakeview on October 21st at 6pm. We'll dive into a dinner that includes a welcome cocktail, pre-dinner whiskey tastings, 3-course menu with spirit pairings, and even a parting gift for only $35! Not a member? Join at LakeviewSupperClub.com.
Halloween Hoopla

The Halloween Hoopla will be on Sunday, October 27th this year! We'll host kid's activities and entertainment from 11am-2pm at Nettelhorst School and then go trick-or-treating at local businesses from 2pm-5pm. Admission is free!

For sponsorship opportunities contact Gilberto Guadalupe, gilberto@lakevieweast.com.
2019 Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the 2019 Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 16th from 1-5pm at Sidetrack Bar. Attendees will be able to sample chili from Lakeview East restaurants and vote for their favorite to win the competition. Enjoy drink samples from Jack Daniel's, enter to win fun giveaways and sip on your favorite cocktails while tasting delicious chili.
Tickets are just $10 per person, which includes chili samples and fun giveaways. Event proceeds benefit the Lakeview East Chamber and the Heartland Alliance. Get your tickets here.
Vote for Your Favorite Lakeview East Businesses
A lot of our Lakeview East/Wrigleyville businesses have made it into the last round of voting for the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2019. Cast your votes here. Voting ends at noon, on Monday, October 21st.
Façade Rebate Program

  Update the façade of your building with the help of the Façade Rebate Program. Eligible projects within the SSA territories can receive up to $6,000 or 60% in funds for improvements.

Read here for more information and to fill out the application. 

For questions, please contact Felix Quintiliani  felix@lakevieweast.com. Or call 773.348.8608.

Tipped Wages/Tipped Credit

The hospitality industry is about to change when a 140% increase is added to employer's personnel costs. Many servers already make beyond minimum wage and the City ordinance needs to enforce the fair wage for business owners who do not make up the difference. This will be a job killer for the City when business owners are forced to layoff staff to make payroll. Servers may need to prepare themselves to bus your own tables and share the tips with others. Will this force the City to add a service tax to the consumer? Listen to business owner  Sam Sanchez  in the segment here explaining the challenges ahead for the restaurant industry.  # risingcostofbiz

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Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Northalsted Business Alliance in welcoming Starbucks Coffee to their new location at
3845 N. Broadway. There will be a Ribbon Cutting at 9:30am on October 17th
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
Cargo Food Authority - 1027 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny - 2901 N. Clark
Starbucks 3845 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Dance on Broadway  -3168 N. Broadway
Cumin - 1039 W Belmont Ave

Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship Still Available
The Lakeview East Street Pole Banners are located throughout the District are still available for sponsorship. Banners are located on Broadway, Clark, Belmont, Addison and Diversey. Chamber members and local businesses have the opportunity to sponsor new banners or renew your current banner sponsorship at a discounted rate. 

Wrigleyville Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $500 each
- Non-Members - $1,000 each

Surrounding Lakeview East Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $250 each
- Non-Members - $400 each

Please contact our office for more information  by calling 773-348-8608.
Storefront Opportunities

Are you or anyone you know, looking to move their business to Lakeview East? You can view Storefront Opportunities on our website here!

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.

ChibizHub is an online platform build by the City of Chicago to help connect small businesses with service providers.
19th District Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS)

The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings. For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's web page,  How CAPS Works

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Monday, October 9th from 7:00pm-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1914
Location:  Clarendon Park

Monday, October 14th from 6:30pm-7:30pm  - 19th District Beats 1934 & 1935
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church

Thursday, October 17th from 11:00am-1:00pm  - Senior Halloween Bingo Party
Location:  19th District Station

Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00pm-8:00pm  - 19th District Beats 1923, 24, & 25
Location:  19th District Station

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  Click here to view the workshop schedule for the first and last Wednesday in October.



Support Chicago high school students by joining us for Fall Favorites: Football & Flannels at The River. Your ticket gets your access to the open bar for 3 hours, pizza and one entry to our raffle with great prizes --fitness studio class packs, restaurants and more. Join us and show your spirit or love of fall for a fun evening! 


For over 75 years at Mary Meyer School, children have learned through purposeful play. Mary Meyer School is a NAEYC accredited half-day preschool in Lakeview East. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year for children who will turn three years of age by 12/1/2020. Our online application can be found at  www.marymeyer.org. Please join us for our first Prospective Parent Night on Wednesday, November 6. You can register to attend this informative evening using the Inquiry Form on our website.
Join our wonderful school community!
Let's Learn, Let's Play!

Gather 'round for a 4-course dinner at Maddon's Post prepared by Executive Chef Aaron Thebault with seasonal beer tastings from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. Grab the crew and toast to good times ahead.
Thursday, October 24 | 6PM
65.00 per person

Celebrate 30 years in business with 30% off in stock merchandise in the entire store during the month of October!



Fall is finally here and so is Shake Shack's Pumpkin Shake!

Vanilla frozen custard blended with real pumpkin, marshmallow, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Available October 1 - November 11



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