Logan Square Chamber of Commerce

Logan Square Chamber of Commerce We believe a neighborhood thrives and everyone benefits from balanced support of both residential and commercial interests with all parties working together.
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Logan Square is inclusive and diverse, entrepreneurial in spirit, historic but always evolving.

Mission: The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce advances the commercial and civic interests of Logan Square by supporting the local businesses, advocating for community improvements and encouraging economic development in our neighborhood

Operating as usual

Virtual Unity Park Advisory Council MeetingWednesday, February 3rd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm unityparkchicago.orgContact us at: ...
02/01/2021

Virtual Unity Park Advisory Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 3rd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
unityparkchicago.org
Contact us at: [email protected] for meeting participation information.

If you cannot attend but would like to be involved, please contact us at: [email protected]

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Web: UnityParkChicago.Org
Facebook: UnityParkAC
Twitter: @UnityParkLS
Instagram: UPACLoganSquare

January is Blood Drive MonthSunday, January 31st 9:00 am - 1:30 pmRockwell On the River3057 N. Rockwell St.To schedule y...
01/29/2021

January is Blood Drive Month

Sunday, January 31st 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rockwell On the River
3057 N. Rockwell St.

To schedule your donation appointment, please visit www.communityblood.org or call 800-280-4102.
Appointments required to ensure appropriate social distancing~ Photo ID Required.

Home Buying 101 Presented by Kambs Jennings Compass MortgageTuesday, February 9th 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmVisit https://registe...
01/26/2021

Home Buying 101 Presented by Kambs Jennings Compass Mortgage

Tuesday, February 9th 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4055303860464209677?source=Jungo to Register

Join Home Buying Professionals Liz Jones of Keller Williams-Chicago Lincoln Park and Caleb Jennings of the Kambs Jennings Group of Compass Mortgage on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:30pm to learn everything you need to know about buying a home or investment property. Walk away with a clear understanding of how much to save and budget for down payment and closing costs, current interest rates, and get your questions answered by the pros!
Also, by attending you’ll be entered to win a $50 Boka Restaurant gift card!

Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser for Harmony House For CatsThursday, January 28th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmPurchase Access for $1...
01/26/2021

Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Thursday, January 28th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Purchase Access for $14.99
Limited Capacity

Join us for virtual trivia! Your ticket gets you admission to our virtual trivia room where you will compete on a team (you can form a team of up to four people or we will put you on a team at the event).

Harmony House for Cats is a 501(c)3 organization

The Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections (BACP) offers free business education workshops or webinars every...
01/25/2021

The Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections (BACP) offers free business education workshops or webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being offered as webinars. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s
FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS!
To register visit www.chicago.gov/businesseducation

Wednesday, 1/27 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Transform Your Dream Into a Real Startup
Presented by Score Chicago
Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, do you know what the start-up journey is like? Or what initial steps you need to take? This webinar will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream. The webinar will also cover pricing, promotion, competition and marketing to give you a competitive edge.

Friday, 1/29 Webinar at 9:30 AM
How to Start a Business in Illinois
Presented by Maura Mitchell (Women’s Business Development Center) and Lema Khorshid (Fuksa Khorshid Law Firm)
Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During the webinar we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, introduce you to five basic startup steps, and review some legal tips recommended for startups.

Reminders and Resources:
Winter Outdoor Dining Guidance
Chicago is committed to ensuring that bars and restaurants can operate outdoors safely and successfully during the fall and winter months. Please visit chicago.gov/winterdining for up-to-date guidance for safe outdoor service.

Chicago Reopening Guidelines
The City of Chicago has developed industry-specific guidelines for safely operating within Phase IV: Gradually Resume. These guidelines are part of the city’s Be Safe Chicago framework that will be used to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. The State of Illinois has imposed new mitigation measures that went into effect on Friday, October 30. Please review the guidelines to keep your business in compliance.

Tips to Protect Chicago's Businesses
The City of Chicago is working diligently to ensure that our business community is prepared for the potential for events, large demonstrations, protest activity and civil unrest. You can view the proactive steps businesses can take to stay protected which include signing up for ChiBiz Emergency Alerts, joining Chicago's Public Private Partnership Initiative, and staying alert.

Neighborhood Business Development Centers
Chicago-based chambers of commerce and business support organizations, often referred to as Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC), assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaison between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services. They have have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They can help start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners. Find your local NBDC by visiting chicago.gov/NBDC.

Extension of Business Relief
As a reminder, last month the Chicago City Council passed a law to extend critical regulatory relief into 2021. The following measures are now in place:
Extension of License Expiration Dates: All licenses that expire between March 15, 2020 and June 15, 2021 will be considered active until July 15, 2021 and those businesses can operate during that time without renewing their license or paying a fee.
Extension of Sidewalk Café Permit Expiration Date and Extension of Reforms: All current Sidewalk Café Permits will be considered active through May 31, 2021 and businesses with a Sidewalk Café Permit can operate their current Sidewalk Cafes until that date without renewing. Additionally, all Sidewalk Café Permits issued for the 2021 season will benefit from the temporary reforms implemented in 2020: permit fee reduction of 75%, the ability to extend in front of neighboring property and an expedited permit issuance process.
Extension of Expanded Outdoor Dining Program: The Expanded Outdoor Dining Program, through which bars and restaurants can operate outside on private property or closed streets, has been extended to last through the end of 2021.

Business Education Resources:
To view upcoming webinars, visit www.chicago.gov/businesseducation
To view past webinars, visit www.YouTube.com/ChicagoBACP

Sign-up for ChiBiz Emergency Alerts

01/25/2021
14th Police District Blood DriveThursday, January 28th 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm14th Police District2150 N. California Av. Audi...
01/25/2021

14th Police District Blood Drive

Thursday, January 28th 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
14th Police District
2150 N. California Av. Auditorium
Questions call 312-744-1261

For more information and to donate blood, please sign up online at https://www.vitalant.org

3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your CreditWednesday, January 27th 11:00 a - 11:30 amClick here https://register.gotowebi...
01/25/2021

3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Credit

Wednesday, January 27th 11:00 a - 11:30 am
Click here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6273701609607896591?source=Jungo to register

Thinking about buying a home for the first time? If so, you need to have a qualifying credit score. We pull thousands of credit reports every year. In doing that, we see the good, the bad, and the ugly! Join John and Caleb for a discussion about three things you can do right now to improve your credit and how to avoid common credit mistakes people make.

Free Covid-19 Testing at the McCormick YMCATuesday, February 2nd 9:00 am - 4:00 pmMcCormick YMCA1834 N. Lawndale (parkin...
01/21/2021

Free Covid-19 Testing at the McCormick YMCA

Tuesday, February 2nd 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
McCormick YMCA
1834 N. Lawndale (parking lot)
For more information call 773-799-8219or email [email protected]

No insurance required but accepted, nasal swab, results in 4-7 days.

Virtual Author Talk With Ines Bellina, David Schalliol and Joerg MetznerTuesday, February 23rd 6:30 pm 7:30 pmAuthor tal...
01/21/2021

Virtual Author Talk With Ines Bellina, David Schalliol and Joerg Metzner

Tuesday, February 23rd 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Author talk with Ines Bellina, David Schalliol and Joerg Metzner Authors of LGNSQ: The Logan Square Book
Hosted by The Chicago Public Library Logan Square Branch
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83606403874?pwd=NmUzdnRaekZ5cU1Yd0pucGRRdGlpZz09
Meeting ID: 836 0640 3874
Passcode: 60647

WEBINAR: Navigate Tier Two Mitigation Measures The State of Illinois has determined that Chicago has made significant en...
01/21/2021

WEBINAR: Navigate Tier Two Mitigation Measures

The State of Illinois has determined that Chicago has made significant enough progress as a region in the fight against COVID-19 to move into Tier 2 Mitigation Measures.

BACP will hold a webinar on the new Mitigation Measures set by the State this Thursday, January 21st, at 2:00 pm.
Register: chicago.gov/businesseducation.

Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser for Harmony House For CatsThursday, January 28th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmPurchase Access for $1...
01/20/2021

Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Thursday, January 28th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Purchase Access for $14.99
Limited Capacity

Join us for virtual trivia! Your ticket gets you admission to our virtual trivia room where you will compete on a team (you can form a team of up to four people or we will put you on a team at the event).

Harmony House for Cats is a 501(c)3 organization

UIC CUPPA Alumni Jim Marek Award Being Presented to Josh DethFriday, January 29th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmRegisterThe CUPPA Alu...
01/19/2021

UIC CUPPA Alumni Jim Marek Award Being Presented to Josh Deth
Friday, January 29th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register
The CUPPA Alumni Association invites you to join in (virtually) for a special event. Each year the group presents the "Jim Marek CUPPA Alumni Association Appreciation Award." The recipient of the 2020 award is alumnus Josh Deth, MUPP 2005, founder and managing partner of Revolution Brewing! Josh is also the former Executive Director of the Logan Square Chamber of "Commerce.

Harmony House For Cats 50th Anniversary Merchandise on Sale NowShop our online storefront for totebags and t-shirts with...
01/19/2021

Harmony House For Cats 50th Anniversary Merchandise on Sale Now

Shop our online storefront for totebags and t-shirts with the 50th Anniversary logo. T-shirts are available in 13 different colors. All items ship directly to you
https://www.createphotocalendars.com/.../harmonyhouseforcats
Harmony House For Cats is a 501(c)3 organization

Thank You #Congressman Mike Quigley for carving time out of your busy schedule today, to not only shop, but to meet our ...
01/18/2021

Thank You #Congressman Mike Quigley for carving time out of your busy schedule today, to not only shop, but to meet our #vendors at our busy #FarmersMarket! #SundayFunday

We're looking forward to your next visit!

#5thDistrict #Illinois #ShopFresh #ShopLocal #ShopLoganSquare

High Road Kitchens Grant ProgramHigh Road Kitchens Chicago will provide neighborhood restaurants with direct cash grants...
01/18/2021

High Road Kitchens Grant Program

High Road Kitchens Chicago will provide neighborhood restaurants with direct cash grants of $5K to $35K per restaurant. Participating restaurants must serve at least 500 free community meals, scale-up to One Fair Wage (full minimum wage with tips on top) within five years, and
complete High Road's race and gender equity training program within 90 days of qualifying for the grant. Agreement and application https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPUZZJg0pR2aM3JqCjYgE73obEkqKwFvyFF4s_Y8QNOMsdgQ/viewform

Register Now For BACP Upcoming WebinarsThe Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections (BACP) offers free busines...
01/18/2021

Register Now For BACP Upcoming Webinars

The Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections (BACP) offers free business education workshops or webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being offered as webinars. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s
FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS!
To register visit www.chicago.gov/businesseducation

Wednesday, 1/20 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Tekies Toolbox: How to Sell on Facebook
Presented by Tekies
Learn to strategically use digital tools to grow your business. Tekies will lead a Virtual Demo, where we will create and launch a campaign so you can learn step-by-step how to set up Facebook Ads.
Register for the 1/20 Webinar

Friday, 1/22 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Getting Started in SEO: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
Presented by Edwin Romero, edwindanromero.com
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or the process of improving search engine visibility, is a marketing channel that is often either overlooked or misunderstood by small business owners. In this webinar, we will review the significance of SEO for small business owners, how SEO can serve as a long term, cost efficient marketing channel and what fundamental best practices should be kept in mind when optimizing for SEO.
Register for the 1/22 Webinar

Wednesday, 1/27 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Transform Your Dream Into a Real Startup
Presented by Score Chicago
Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, do you know what the start-up journey is like? Or what initial steps you need to take? This webinar will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream. The webinar will also cover pricing, promotion, competition and marketing to give you a competitive edge.
Register for the 1/27 Webinar

Friday, 1/29 Webinar at 9:30 AM
How to Start a Business in Illinois
Presented by Maura Mitchell (Women’s Business Development Center) and Lema Khorshid (Fuksa Khorshid Law Firm)
Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During the webinar we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, introduce you to five basic startup steps, and review some legal tips recommended for startups.
Register for the 1/29 Webinar

Reminders and Resources:
Winter Outdoor Dining Guidance
Chicago is committed to ensuring that bars and restaurants can operate outdoors safely and successfully during the fall and winter months. Please visit chicago.gov/winterdining for up-to-date guidance for safe outdoor service.

Chicago Reopening Guidelines
The City of Chicago has developed industry-specific guidelines for safely operating within Phase IV: Gradually Resume. These guidelines are part of the city’s Be Safe Chicago framework that will be used to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. The State of Illinois has imposed new mitigation measures that went into effect on Friday, October 30. Please review the guidelines to keep your business in compliance.

Tips to Protect Chicago's Businesses
The City of Chicago is working diligently to ensure that our business community is prepared for the potential for events, large demonstrations, protest activity and civil unrest. You can view the proactive steps businesses can take to stay protected which include signing up for ChiBiz Emergency Alerts, joining Chicago's Public Private Partnership Initiative, and staying alert.

Neighborhood Business Development Centers
Chicago-based chambers of commerce and business support organizations, often referred to as Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC), assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaison between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services. They have have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They can help start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners. Find your local NBDC by visiting chicago.gov/NBDC.

Sign-up for ChiBiz Emergency Alerts

January is Blood Drive MonthSunday, January 31st 9:00 am - 1:30 pmRockwell On the River3057 N. Rockwell St.To schedule y...
01/18/2021

January is Blood Drive Month

Sunday, January 31st 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rockwell On the River
3057 N. Rockwell St.

To schedule your donation appointment, please visit www.communityblood.org or call 800-280-4102.
Appointments required to ensure appropriate social distancing~ Photo ID Required.

BACP UpdatesThe United States Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the the Paycheck Protection Program (PP...
01/18/2021

BACP Updates

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will reopen next week. According to the SBA’s Press Release, "this round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan."

Starting Monday, January 11, businesses that did not receive a loan during the first round of the PPP will be eligible to apply for a First Draw PPP Loan at participating Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). On Wednesday, January 13, certain businesses that have already received a PPP loan through the first round will be eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan through a participating CDFI. Shortly thereafter, the PPP will open for applications through all participating lenders, including traditional banks.

As a reminder, businesses apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans through a bank, credit union, CDFI or other lender. As indicated above, initially businesses will only be able to use CDFIs to receive loans in order to promote access to capital. For a list of Illinois CDFIs, click here. Please note that some CDFIs may not be participating in the program- please contact your preferred lender to determine if they are participating. The program will then open up to all participating lenders, including traditional banks, at a later date- we will share information about that as soon as it is announced by the SBA.

While BACP does not manage the Paycheck Protection Program, we will be sharing information regularly in the coming weeks and months in order to make sure that all Chicago businesses have access to these essential funds. We will be holding webinars in the coming weeks- more information will be coming soon.

To learn more about the PPP, please visit these links:
Press Release announcing PPP reopening
Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns
Overview of First Draw Loan Terms
Overview of Second Draw Loan Terms
List of Illinois CDFIs

Additional BACP Updates

State-imposed Mitigation Measures
Earlier this week, Governor Pritzker announced that Illinois regions, including Chicago (Region 11), may be able to move out of Tier 3 Mitigation Measures beginning January 15. We continue to monitor the health metrics and await more guidance from the State of Illinois on when Chicago may move out of Tier 3 and what the new mitigations would look like. We will share additional information as soon as it is available.

Chicago E-Scooter Survey
The 2020 e-scooter pilot concluded on Saturday, December 12. As part of the City’s review of the pilot, the Chicago Department of Transportation has launched a public survey, and all Chicago residents are encouraged to share their feedback on e-scooters here. It’s important that the City hear from your community and constituents, and we hope that you will help us share the survey through your newsletters, social media and other channels. Please note that the survey will close January 13.

CHIBIZ Emergency Alerts
Chicago continues to monitor the situation in Washington D.C. While the City is not aware of any activity in Chicago that would cause concern, we are prepared to mobilize assets as necessary to ensure the safety of neighborhood commercial corridors and critical businesses, in the event of any incidents. Please sign up for CHIBIZ Emergency Alerts for updates designed for the business community by texting "CHIBIZ" to 6-7-2-8-3 or at chicago.gov/chibizalerts.

Extension of Business Relief
As a reminder, last month the Chicago City Council passed a law to extend critical regulatory relief into 2021. The following measures are now in place:
Extension of License Expiration Dates: All licenses that expire between March 15, 2020 and June 15, 2021 will be considered active until July 15, 2021 and those businesses can operate during that time without renewing their license or paying a fee.
Extension of Sidewalk Café Permit Expiration Date and Extension of Reforms: All current Sidewalk Café Permits will be considered active through May 31, 2021 and businesses with a Sidewalk Café Permit can operate their current Sidewalk Cafes until that date without renewing. Additionally, all Sidewalk Café Permits issued for the 2021 season will benefit from the temporary reforms implemented in 2020: permit fee reduction of 75%, the ability to extend in front of neighboring property and an expedited permit issuance process.
Extension of Expanded Outdoor Dining Program: The Expanded Outdoor Dining Program, through which bars and restaurants can operate outside on private property or closed streets, has been extended to last through the end of 2021.

Address

2808 N. Milwaukee Av.
Chicago, IL
60618

CTA Blue Line or # 56 Bus

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 13:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 13:30
Thursday 10:00 - 13:30
Friday 10:00 - 13:30

Telephone

(773) 489-3222

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Little Broken Things is a local hair salon and small business who interacts with the public in close quarters on a daily basis. We are doing what we feel is the responsible thing to do in the midst of a health crisis and closing our doors for two weeks. Unfortunately, we do not make money unless we are working and are asking for your support. We have created a Gofundme to aid in the relief of our staff and their families. We appreciate our community now more than ever and hope everyone is staying safe during this trying and terrifying time.
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Hey Neighbors!! I run a really great comedy show called Best Night Ever Show and I would love if you could all make it to our first show of the new year! Best Night Ever RETURNS! will be February 17th, 9pm @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N Milwaukee) You'll see the BEST stand-up comedians in Chicago! Promise! $5 Tickets, GRABEM before they sell out! (TICKET LINK HERE)
Please welcome to the neighborhood, Contretemps Contemporary Ballet! We're a brand new INCLUSIVE AND BODY POSITIVE BALLET COMPANY in residence at VOLTA Performing Arts. We just held an audition and we're so excited to be making opportunities for dancers with underrepresented identities to perform! We have our premiere slated for April 24 and 25. But, we need your help. We need to raise $10,000 by the 28th in order to move forward. Please help make us a mainstay in the neighborhood. Give if you can, share whether or not you can give. Love!
If you are excited about the possibilities the new pop-up ordinance brings but have some questions, attend an info session to learn more.