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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 held the second Tuesday of every month from 7am to 9am at the Chamber Offices. 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 morning nosh is always served. Our coffee is provided by Certified LGBT Business Enterprise Uncommon Grounds.

Mix & Mingle Networking

This networking event is held at a new venue each month from 6pm to 9pm or 6pm to 8:30pm 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

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! Come and break your winter slumber with us and a nice bowl of chili.

Summer Sponsorship Series

This series is our summer of fun and includes all of our big events and festivals that the Chamber participates in beginning in June through August.

Midsommarfest

Popular street festival held in the Andersonville neighborhood.

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.

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.

Chamber Days

This event lasts multiple days and is designed to highlight our member business all over the Chicagoland area. Whether the business is in the city or suburbs, our member hosts will have special offers for their Chamber Days event. These events are open to members and non-members so check out our members all over Chicagoland.