Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a broad community based organization designed to represent and help merchants and other business people in the community.

About

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a broad community based organization designed to represent and help merchants and other business people in the community. It is a policy of the organization to promote goodwill and a pleasant business environment for merchants, consumers, and area residents. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for Special Service Areas #8 and #17. Combined, the two business districts include Sheffield Avenue from Irving Park Road to Diversey Parkway; Clark Street from Byron Street to Diversey; Broadway from Grace to Diversey; Belmont Avenue from Racine Avenue to Halsted Street and Halsted from Belmont to Diversey. This area is famous for attractions like Wrigley Field, The Briar Street Theater, a thriving dining district, exciting nightlife and a number a boutique hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.

As a not-for-profit organization of merchants and various business people, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works to foster economic growth and development within its boundaries through the collaborative efforts of its staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and the City of Chicago Department of Community Development. The organization utilizes available government resources and programs to assist merchants in furthering their businesses through a variety of programs and promotional ventures.

Services

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
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactMaureen Martino
Addresss3138 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone(773) 348-8608 x105