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Monthly 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

The Business to Business networking event is typically held the second Tuesday of every month at the Chamber Office. This structured networking event provides our businesses with the opportunity to build their referral networks as well as partner with other businesses in like industries. This event always includes a structured program with the goal of helping our business owners learn, grow and network. Coffee and light breakfast is included. Our coffee is provided by Certified LGBT Business Enterprise Uncommon Coffee Roasters.

Mix & Mingle Networking

This networking event is held at a new venue each month from 6pm to 9pm depending on the host venue. This event moves around the city to highlight brick and mortar members. 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 also feature appetizers and cocktails.

Annual Events

Andersonville’s Midsommarfest

Popular street festival held in the Andersonville neighborhood.

Chicago Pride Parade

Join the Chamber aboard our annual parade entry to say happy Pride to the masses with our members and corporate partners.

Northalsted Market Days®

Annual street festival held in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with great music, food and plenty of fun booths.

Private Boat Cruise

Join us for our annual private boat cruise for three hours of river and lake views, amazing food and beverages, ending with a fireworks display on the river.

Chili Cook-Off

This annual event held at Sidetrack in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood features 10 to 18 restaurants and caterers competing for a $1,000 prize and bragging rights for their winning Chili recipe. This event brings up to 500 chili lovers together for an afternoon of tasting and voting as our attendees pick the winner!

Holiday Party

This annual event is a ideal way to end the year. It’s always hosted at a great venue with food, beverages, door prizes, silent auction and a live auction. Join us and over a 100 of our closest Chamber friends for a not to be missed event.