The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce

OUR MISSION... The Chamber Builds community knowledge, business wealth, and social well being through business ownership, education, resource directories, corridor beautification, signage, storefront and fa├žade restoration, and employment training. We aim to decrease resident unemployment, crime, vacancy, and blight throughout the corridors in order to achieve a vibrant, safe environment for all in Woodlawn.


 The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and supporting business development in order to improve the quality of life of Woodlawn residents. The Chamber is a business advocacy, education and support organization that works in partnership with its members, residents and local officials to increase economic development and competitiveness for the Woodlawn community. We seek business and residential input that informs development that will improve our neighborhood for residents across all socioeconomic levels.

We provide helpdesk services, host membership meetings, conduct business corridor clean-ups, host Real Estate Round table events, business expos, and much, much more!


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

  • Tax Services

Economic and Site Development

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

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

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


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits


  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

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


  • 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
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactLoren Williams
Address6429 S King Drive
Chicagi, IL 60637
Phone(630) 345-0438