Since 1946, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce has committed to strengthening the vibrant Northcenter business community and promoting the wellbeing of the neighborhood. What began as a small merchants’ organization has evolved into one of Chicago’s largest and most active neighborhood small business organizations, with more than 410 members as of January 2019—and counting!
The Chamber employs a variety of programs, events and initiatives to connect our local businesses to the community, and to each other. From a robust marketing program to fun business-to-business events, from educational programming to public works initiatives like our recent Town Square redevelopment efforts, the Chamber is always seeking new ways to serve and enhance the Northcenter neighborhood.
A packed calendar of free, seasonal community programming, including our Halloween Trick-or-Treat, Farmers Market, Summer Concert Series, Veterans Day Observance and Small Business Saturday, combines neighborhood fun for all ages with opportunities for businesses and residents to engage with one another. As the Service Provider for Special Service Area #38, the Chamber works with vendors to provide “clean and green” services including landscaping, litter abatement, sidewalk snow removal and more to promote the cleanliness, safety and sustainability of our beloved neighborhood.
For more than 20 years, the Northcenter Chamber has hosted one of Chicago’s signature summer events, Ribfest Chicago, which introduces 50,000 guests annually to our amazing neighborhood and its merchants. Reinvesting in our community is a top priority, and since 2008, the Northcenter Chamber has contributed more than $350,000 to local schools and nonprofits through its innovative Ribfest Chicago philanthropy programs.
There’s room for everyone at the Chamber table! If you want to get involved with this dynamic, engaged community, please reach out to our staff to set up a meeting at 773-525-3609 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the office at 4054 N. Lincoln. You don’t have to own a brick-and-mortar business in the neighborhood to join; anyone doing or intending to do business in Northcenter is encouraged to learn more.