South Shore Chamber of Commerce

The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that supports local businesses by offering technical assistance, business development and training, networking opportunities as well as access to public and private sector resources.


The South Shore Chamber, Inc. strengthens and supports our business corridors and small businesses, by empowering our members with effective training, technical assistance and access to private sector and governmental resources.

With a focus on attracting new and diverse businesses, we engage all stakeholders to improve the overall quality of life in South Shore.


Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Insurance
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

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


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactTonya Trice
Address1750 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone(773) 955-9508