Chamber Events

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Member Events

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Annual Events

Boat

Cruise

Annual private boat cruise with river and lake views, fantastic cuisine, and productive networking.

Andersonville’s
Midsommarfest

Popular street festival held in the Andersonville neighborhood on Chicago’s Northside.

Chicago Pride
Parade

Annual PRIDE parade entry with our members and corporate partners.

Northalsted
Market Days®

Annual street festival held in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with music, food and merchant booths.

Ongoing Events

Educational

Programming

These events are designed to assist our members in the growth and development of their businesses. We are happy to develop programming that highlights successful business practices and teaches our members how to apply them to their own business and development strategies.

B2B

Networking

Business-to-Business (B2B) networking events are typically held the second Tuesday of every month at the Chamber office. These structured networking events provide our businesses with the opportunity to build their referral networks and partner with other businesses.

Mix & Mingle

Networking

This networking event is held across the city in the evening. This networking event is always a free form program that allows attendees to network at their own pace. Since this is an evening event the venue will typically feature appetizers and cocktails.

Summer Partnership Series

A series of events where members can join us and demonstrate their support of the community while promoting their business.

Supplier Diversity Events

Hosted by MB Financial

Why would you want your company to be LGBTQ certified?

Panel discussion on LGBTQ business certification covering requirements for certification, testimonials from LGBTBEs and an update on corporate and legislative initiatives to increase opportunities for LGBTQ certified companies.

Hosted by Charles Schwab as an Out & Equal Citywide Pride Event

What is LGBT Certification?

How companies engage LGBT-owned businesses, the unique challenges faced by LGBT businesses in engaging companies and how LGBT BRGs/ERGs can effectively engage and influence supplier diversity decisions within their organizations.

Hosted by Baker McKenzie

Squaring the Supplier Diversity Circle

Supplier Diversity panel discussing procurement challenges for LGBTBEs. Important tips on how you and your ERGs/BRGs can influence, build support and promote active inclusion of LGBTBEs within supplier diversity strategy of organizations. Photo by Gretchen Rachel Hammond. Windy City Times article link.

20th Anniversary Gala

On November 17th, 2016, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois commemorated our 20th Anniversary at the historic Ivy Room in Chicago.

Guests enjoyed tastings from a collection of amazing Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. They enjoyed custom cocktails and we all experienced performances from Chicago Cabaret Project.

20th Anniversary GalaComplete List of 2016 Awards