Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce

We are the Chamber of Commerce in Garfield Park, a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize networking events, fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

About

The Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business growth and economic development.  The Chamber is committed to supporting the community, good business and development. The Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce provide entrepreneur training, access to capital, corporate partnerships and government agencies.  We are the creators of the proposed $300M development of the new Garfield Park that includes a Design and Art District.

 

BUILDING COMMUNITY and PARTNERSHIPS

The Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping local companies  grow their businesses by taking the lead in programs to create a strong  local economy. The Chamber’s Sunrise Cafe Networking Breakfasts and Luncheons,  and After-Dark in the Park Networking Mixers provide excellent networking  opportunities in a relaxed, social environment. 

 

BUSINESS and COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

The Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you with whatever business or lifestyle questions you may have.  Each of our Board of Directors is a member of the business community, and we’re here to make life easier and better for you.  So if you are a local businessperson or professional, we invite you to join the  Chamber. And if you are just traveling through, give us a call and we will help make your stay in Garfield Park a wonderful journey. We are the  organization that can make each visitors’ Garfield Park experience - whether from  nearby or the other side of the world - the most enjoyable.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactSiri Hibbler
Address4223 West Lake Street
Suite 328
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone(312) 970-9036