South Shore Chamber, Inc.

South Shore Chamber, Inc. The South Shore Chamber, Inc was organized in 1998, by South Shore Business Leaders and operates as a 501c3 not for profit organization. The South Shore Chamber has a lot to offer its members, but the real strength are the members.
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South Shore is a family oriented neighborhood located just southeast of the University of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Its entire coastline is green space and beaches, interrupted only by two blocks of modern apartment buildings. Parkland, golf courses and recreational centers are among the amenities that bring visitors to the community, of 61,283 residents. The community takes pride in its rich tradition of support for the arts. It boasts three theaters, eta Creative Arts Foundation, the Regal Theater, the Parrot Cage of the South Shore Cultural Center. The cultural Center also serves as home for an art gallery featuring established artists as well as adult and youth training in dance and other skills. South Shore is a half-hour from the loop by METRA. Other access is from the Dan Ryan Expressway, 2.5 miles to the west, the Chicago Skyway, recent years, rebuilt Stony Island Avenue, and Lake Shore Drive via Jeffery Boulevard. Visitors to South Shore Drive are treated to examples of some of Chicago’s finest architecture. Every major architectural style is represented- Prairies, Romanesque, Tudor, Gothic, Queen Ann, Victorian Foursquare The community is served by six distinct commercial areas, 71st street, 75th street, 79th street, Stony Island Avenue, and more Exchange Avenue, and South Chicago Avenue, the industrial corridor immediately south of the neighborhood. Most of the above mentioned strips have approval as Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts. There are five neighborhood banks, four major grocery stores and a major meat produce facility.

Operating as usual

🗣🗣🗣 This week, Metra kicked off the spring station and track cleanup along the South Chicago Branch of the Metra Electri...
05/19/2020

🗣🗣🗣 This week, Metra kicked off the spring station and track cleanup along the South Chicago Branch of the Metra Electric Line. Crews will be removing garbage, power washing, painting and making repairs to stations.

We began our spring cleanup of the track, stations and right-of-way along the South Chicago Branch of the Metra Electric Line. We are removing garbage, power washing, painting, and making repairs at the stations. These additional cleanups are scheduled to continue for two weeks.

05/19/2020
Tuesday Tips with Tonya - 5/19

This week, our Executive Director, Tonya Love Trice, offers some insight on choosing the right structure for your business entity. Stay tuned for your weekly edition of Tuesday Tips with Tonya! #SouthShoreStrong

MEET THE BOARD MONDAYS:‬Meet our Board Secretary, Helena Wright. Helena has served as the Secretary for the South Shore ...
05/18/2020

MEET THE BOARD MONDAYS:‬

Meet our Board Secretary, Helena Wright. Helena has served as the Secretary for the South Shore Chamber's Board of Directors since 2018. In her professional capacity, Helena is an Assistant General Counsel for the Board of Education for the City of Chicago where she practices federal litigation. Helena has extensive litigation experience, having spent most of her legal career defending municipalities and state agencies in federal and state court. Helena is a proud native of the South Shore community. #BoardSpotlight

TAKE-OUT THURSDAYS 🍽🍔🥗🍕🍝🥡🥤Don’t feel like cooking? We’ve got just the answer! This week’s Take-Out Thursday recommendati...
05/14/2020

TAKE-OUT THURSDAYS 🍽🍔🥗🍕🍝🥡🥤

Don’t feel like cooking? We’ve got just the answer! This week’s Take-Out Thursday recommendation is none other than South Shore’s very own, Majani Restaurant. From the BBQ cauliflower to the Oyster Mushroom Tacos, you’re sure to be in for a great meal each and every time. So stop looking in the freezer trying to decide what to cook and support a local restaurant. Tell them the South Shore Chamber sent you! #SupportSmallBusinesses

🗣🗣🗣 WEDNESDAY WEEKLY BUSINESS SHOUTOUT!This week, on our Wednesday Weekly Business Shoutout, we’re highlighting RPC Comp...
05/13/2020

🗣🗣🗣 WEDNESDAY WEEKLY BUSINESS SHOUTOUT!

This week, on our Wednesday Weekly Business Shoutout, we’re highlighting RPC Computing! Do you need IT services for your small business, computer repairs or a few copies made? RPC Computing is the way to go! Feel free to stop by, give them a call at (872) 267-2552 👈🏾(offering remote services via this number during the COVID-19 pandemic) or check out their website at www.rpccomputinginc.com.

Tell them that the South Shore Chamber sent you 💪🏾! #SouthShoreStrong

🗣🗣🗣 Have you heard about the #FeedingSouthShore campaign? Yesterday, Special Service Area #42 and Local Market Foods, in...
05/13/2020

🗣🗣🗣 Have you heard about the #FeedingSouthShore campaign? Yesterday, Special Service Area #42 and Local Market Foods, in partnership with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, launched this new initiative to provide food delivery service to some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. #FeedingSouthShore will run every Tuesday starting May 12th and ending June 2nd. Locations have been pre-determined. A huge shoutout to our partners: SSA #42 and Local Market Foods for spearheading this effort. During times like these, it is now more important than ever that our community bans together to support each other through these uncertain times. The South Shore Chamber continues to be the proud service provider for SSA #42. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about this initiative. #SouthShoreStrong

🗣🗣🗣 GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUTH SHORE BUSINESSES! Special Service Area #42 and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce have ...
05/13/2020

🗣🗣🗣 GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUTH SHORE BUSINESSES!

Special Service Area #42 and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce have created a small business grant in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This one-time grant can be used to help with operational costs such as payroll, rent or mortgage, utilities and supplies. Only businesses located within the SSA #2 boundaries are eligible.

For more information, please click on the link below.

Application period is from May 13th - May 22nd. APPLY TODAY!

https://mailchi.mp/64c680d821ab/ssa42

05/12/2020
Tuesday Tips with Tonya

This week, our Executive Director, Tonya Love Trice, discusses the CARES Act and other tips to help sustain your businesses during the COVID pandemic. Stay tuned for your weekly edition of Tuesday Tips with Tonya! #SouthShoreStrong

MEET THE BOARD MONDAYS:‬Meet Shantenae “Shay” Robinson. Shay has served as a member of the South Shore Chamber’s board o...
05/11/2020

MEET THE BOARD MONDAYS:‬

Meet Shantenae “Shay” Robinson. Shay has served as a member of the South Shore Chamber’s board of directors since 2017. In her professional capacity, Shay serves as Chief of Staff to Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District) where she develops and executes legislative strategies and affairs. In addition to her role on the Chamber’s board, Shay sits on the Chicago City Clerk’s Civic Engagement Advisory Council as well as serves as a Community Liaison for the nonprofit, Invest in Me, dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and investing in young girls and women. #BoardSpotlight

#FlashBackFriday Last November, the South Shore Chamber in partnership with SSA #42 and The Silver Room hosted Connect S...
05/08/2020

#FlashBackFriday Last November, the South Shore Chamber in partnership with SSA #42 and The Silver Room hosted Connect South Shore - a three day arts festival that embraces the culture of the community while supporting local artists with brand awareness and customer attraction. The South Shore Chamber continues its efforts to support local artists and artisans through the Artisan Collective, a shared retail space for vendors at 1735 E. 71st Street. For more information visit: www.tac-southshore.com

05/08/2020
Local Market Foods

Local Market Foods

THIS MORNING IN SOUTH SHORE!!!

Local Market Foods customers received a SUPER SURPRISE! Their groceries were PAID IN FULL by All Nations Worship Assembly between 9am-10am! WOW!!!!!

What an amazing blessing!
Our customers are forever grateful & so were we! THANK YOU!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Global Senior Pastors Dr Matthew L Stevenson III & Kamilah Stevenson. We would also like to thank Linda Jernigan & All Nations Worship Assembly Evangelism Team for your dedication to the community!!!

THANK YOU Local Market Foods Staff & South Shore Chamber, Inc. for all your hard work & support!
#AllNationsWorshipAssembly
#LocalMarketFoods

05/06/2020
Tuesday Tips with Tonya - May 5, 2020

Welcome to Tuesday Tips with Tonya! Every Tuesday, our Executive Director, Tonya Love Trice, will share some tips and advice on how to grow your business. The South Shore Chamber has been and will continue to be a resource to our business community. Stay tuned for your weekly edition of Tuesday Tips with Tonya! #SouthShoreStrong

MEET THE BOARD MONDAYS:‬Meet our Board Chairman, Cory L. Thames. Cory has served on the South Shore Chamber’s Board of D...
05/04/2020

MEET THE BOARD MONDAYS:‬

Meet our Board Chairman, Cory L. Thames. Cory has served on the South Shore Chamber’s Board of Directors since the fall of 2016 and has led the organization as Chairman for the last two years. In addition to working to help set the strategic vision of the Chamber, Cory serves as Deputy Director of Community Engagement for the Obama Foundation working to help bring the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side of Chicago. Cory also serves on the Board of Directors of Metra as the City of Chicago appointee. Thank you for your leadership, Chairman! #BoardSpotlight

Thank you to All Nations, Neighborhood Network Alliance, Val Free, University of Chicago and Catrice Moore for helping t...
05/01/2020

Thank you to All Nations, Neighborhood Network Alliance, Val Free, University of Chicago and Catrice Moore for helping to support the South Shore Community by giving away face masks, hand sanitizer and groceries to those in need. Let’s keep doing God’s work and taking care of each other.
#we’reallinthistogether

Stop by 7359 S Chappel and pick your Free Groceries, face masks and hand sanitizer, while supplies last. Today, May 1st ...
05/01/2020

Stop by 7359 S Chappel and pick your Free Groceries, face masks and hand sanitizer, while supplies last.
Today, May 1st starting at 10:30am.

South Shore Chamber of Commerce Live Webinar onPPP Small Business LoanJoin Our Webinar to Learn MoreTuesday, April 28, 2...
04/28/2020
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South Shore Chamber of Commerce Live Webinar on
PPP Small Business Loan

Join Our Webinar to Learn More
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM
https://tinyurl.com/SSCPPP

South Shore Chamber of Commerce is here to help businesses navigate the Paycheck Protection Program Application Process and inform you where to search for additional resources.

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Local Market Foods
04/23/2020
Local Market Foods

Local Market Foods

Proud to be a part of the South Shore Community! 💚💚

As a local, community based grocery store, we are focused on our customers, on our team. Thank you to all of YOU and our 💚Local Market Team💚 for continuously doing all that we can to bring the best to South Shore!

The CDC recommends wearing of face masks or coverings in places where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, such as grocery stores or pharmacies. You can find more information and instructions for Making Your Own Mask at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Stay healthy!💚 Stay happy!💚

https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/4/22/21231845/grocery-store-face-masks-required-coverings-local-market-foods-south-shore-coronavirus-covid-19

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE TODAY!FREE GROCERIES: Last week, we heard the report from our governor and ...
04/11/2020

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE TODAY!
FREE GROCERIES: Last week, we heard the report from our governor and mayor that the south and Westside of Chicago is experiencing Covid 19 at a rate higher than other communities. To eliminate putting our seniors and most vulnerable at risk we got to work. All Nations (donated 100% of the proceeds), South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and Local Market became a solution.
This was a partnership, between 3 entities which took 24 hours to coordinate - because no one wanted the spotlight. We all came to the table with a burning desire to simply help people...nothing more! And, we got it done!

Artists and Artisans the state has created a grant program to provide relief in response to COVID-19.  The deadline to a...
04/06/2020
Arts For Illinois Relief Fund Eligible Artistic Categories

Artists and Artisans the state has created a grant program to provide relief in response to COVID-19. The deadline to apply is Wednesday April 8th. Please contact the SS Chamber if you have questions or need assistance.

[email protected]
773-955-9508

We want to hear from you. Call or email and let us know how you're doing or how we can be of assistance.

https://3arts.org/artist-relief/categories/

If you are an artist who spans multiple disciplines, pick the one that represents you the best and relates to your work samples. Dance (dancer and/or choreographer) Film ...

The South Shore Chamber is proud to partner with the University of Chicago to get much needed resources to small busines...
04/01/2020

The South Shore Chamber is proud to partner with the University of Chicago to get much needed resources to small businesses. Grants are available up to $7,500. Apply right away.

We want to hear from you. Contact us and tell us how you're doing. [email protected] or 773-955-9508.

Do you know a small business in one of the nine neighborhoods below that needs assistance due to COVID-19? The University of Chicago is offering short-term bridge funds to local small businesses impacted by this pandemic. The funds are designed to provide immediate interim relief and help South Side small businesses sustain themselves and support their employees.

Grant funds are limited and will be awarded in amounts up to $7,500. Eligible businesses must have a location in either Douglas, Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Kenwood, Washington Park, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Greater Grand Crossing, or South Shore. To get complete eligibility criteria and apply, visit: bit.ly/2UScNXE. For first-round consideration, apply by April 6.

South Shore Chamber Membership Meeting via WebinarResources Available for Small BusinessesThe South Shore Chamber is wor...
03/29/2020

South Shore Chamber Membership Meeting via Webinar
Resources Available for Small Businesses

The South Shore Chamber is working to keep our community up to date on the vital resources available to business owners in response to COVID-19. Join us for a very informative webinar on Monday, March 30th at 8:30 am to learn what you may qualify for. Ibie Hart, of the Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will discuss funding available through the State and Brad McConnell of Accion will discuss city resources and an emergency line of credit available through Accion.

South Shore Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Funding Resources in Response to Covid-19
Time: Mar 30, 2020, 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/866916246

Meeting ID: 866 916 246
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For more information email us [email protected] or call 773-955-9508.

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03/23/2020

Equip yourself with the facts: Differences between COVIC-19 and the Flu.

During these challenging times  the South Shore Chamber would like to encourage you to support local restaurants that ha...
03/20/2020
#eatlocal

During these challenging times the South Shore Chamber would like to encourage you to support local restaurants that have been impacted by COVOD-19. The state mandated closures have forced many to cut their hours and even layoff staff. Let’s come together and “eat local” or show your support however you can. The restaurants listed below are offering curbside service, carry-out and delivery service. Thank you for supporting our local restaurants.

https://mailchi.mp/1430cc341e4f/eat-local-south-shore?fbclid=IwAR2cL-tqnbttvFV6VKPcTnpEUrIuBsvbfcLqjMfwlVENDAk23Mbv3ZqhF9I

Let's make sure we are supporting our local businesses.

Local Market Foods
03/06/2020

Local Market Foods

We have AMAZING news!!!
Local Market Foods is Now Offering
WHOLESALE PRICING to local businesses & organizations at a volume!

Resale certificate required to purchase tax-free

Local Market Foods
02/27/2020

Local Market Foods

We need you!
We're over here creating NEW smoothie flavors!

What's your favorite smoothie?
What ingredients does it have!?

Let us know.
Ready, Set, Go!

Local Market Foods
02/27/2020

Local Market Foods

OUR WEEKLY AD HAS ARRIVED!

Stop in for AMAZING SPECIALS at every store location!

~NEW WEEKLY SALES~
February 26th thru March 3rd

Visit us at https://www.localmarketfoods.com/weekly-ads/ to sign up for our weekly ad!

Non-Profits that engage elected officials should attend this meeting to learn about new Lobbying Laws.  Make sure your o...
02/18/2020

Non-Profits that engage elected officials should attend this meeting to learn about new Lobbying Laws. Make sure your organization is in compliance.

South Shore Office Space Available
02/13/2020

South Shore Office Space Available

Address

1750 E 71st St
Chicago, IL
60649

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(773) 955-9508

Products

Services offered to small businesses
•Access to public and private sector resources
•Beautification Programs
•Strategic planning initiative to expand small businesses

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