Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season
Monthly Calendar

Nov. 6th General Meeting
Nov. 11th Veterans Day
Nov. 19th Board Meeting
Nov. 26th Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 28th Small Business Saturday
Dec. 4th General Meeting
Dec. 4th Restaurant Week: More details to come
Dec. 4th Tree Lighting Ceremony: More details to come
Member Spotlight
This is the perfect time to recognize our Restaurants, Bars and Banquets in the Gladstone Park Community. During this difficult times they need all the support we can give them. Remember when they sponsored your team, school or donated a raffle for your block party, etc.? Now is the time to show them our appreciation!!! Order carry-out or delivery.

A Midwest Kitchen 773-763-3555 https://amidwestkitchen.com/
Blaze-N-Grill 773-853-2622 https://blazengrill.com/
Brandy's Gyros 773-930-4340 https://brandysgyros.com/
Cafe Marbella Tapas 773-853-0128 https://cafemarbellatapas.com/
Chikago Pizzeria 773-631-4111 https://www.chikagopizzamenu.com/
Colletti's Restaurant 773-775-5144 https://collettis.com/
Filonek's Bar & Grill 773-775-5010 https://filoneksbar.weebly.com/
Highway House 773-657-3534 http://www.hwyhouse.com/
Jet's Public House 773-792-2440 https://www.facebook.com
Lido's Banquets 773-763-1408 https://lidobanquets.com/
Marie's Pizza & Liquors 773-725-1812 https://mariespizzachicago.com
McDonald's Restaurant 773-631-7817 https://www.mcdonalds.com
Mom's Old Recipe 773-467-1009 http://www.momsoldrecipemexicanrestaurant.com/
Nil Tap 773-594-1288 http://www.theniltap.com/
Pasta D'Arte 773-763-1181 https://pastadarte.com/
Paterno's Pizza 773-631-5522 https://www.paternopizza.com/
Smilin Dawgs 773-706-3058 http://smilindawgs.com/
The Garage Bar & Sandwiches 773-647-1386 https://www.thegaragechicago.com/
Three Counties Pub 773-631-3351 https://www.facebook.com
Vaughan's Pub 773-631-9206 https://vaughanspubchicago.com/
Economic Development
By Brian Nadig
The former DiLeo’s restaurant building at Central and Elston avenues, where in more recent years a bank operated, will soon be demolished.
For decades DiLeo’s was one of the most famous restaurants on the Northwest Side, with its upscale cuisine and large banquet facilities. On the day it closed in the late 1990s, there were reports of a wedding party showing up for its reception only to find out that it was out of business.
In 2000 the building was renovated and become home to Citizens Bank and Trust, which was later acquired by Republic Bank. The building has been unoccupied since the bank closed in 2014.
Attorney John Pikarski Jr. said that his client decided to have the building demolished due to the burden of high property taxes, described as “upwards of $100,000” a year, and the expense of general upkeep of the structure, including maintenance, insurance and security.
There are no immediate plans to build on the 33,000-square-foot parcel, as area residents last year opposed a proposed four-story, mixed-use development for the site.
“As always, once an acceptable proposal is submitted to my office, I will immediately seek feedback from community group members, residents, as well as the general public,” Alderman Jim Gardiner (45th) posted on his Facebook page.
Happy 30th Anniversary!
The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary of serving the Gladstone Park community next year, 2021! We hope that we will be able to host several events to celebrate this special occasion. We are looking for members to be on our planning committee to organize these events. Join our fun and friendly team to help us plan these successful events. Volunteer Here!
General Meeting
We will be hosting an in-person General Meeting on Friday, November 6th at 8am. We will be meeting at Liberty Bank for Savings 6210 N. Milwaukee Ave. on the second floor. Please make sure to wear a mask.

We are looking for guest speakers for our 2021 General Meetings starting with January 8, 2021. Please email cathy@gladstoneparkchamber.com and let me know which month you would like to speak at. Guest speakers will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Each guest speaker gets 10 minutes to address the meeting attendees regarding their business and the services they offer. You can bring hand-outs (approx. 30 to 40 attendees normally.)
Special Ad Promotion
Now is the time to advertise your business to over 150,000 people. Place an ad in Nadig Newspaper's Holiday Ad. This special promotion is offered to our Chamber Members at a discounted price. Take advantage of this deal by placing your ad before noon on Monday November 30th. Send an email to Brian Nadig at ads@nadignewspapers.com.
State Farm, David Wians, is hosting his second annual Holiday Display Contest.
Get into the Holiday Spirit during these difficult times and light up your businesses to bring joy and cheer to the community.
Let Gladstone Park Shine Bright!!!!
Last Week to Win!
This is your last chance to win a $25 gift certificate while supporting our local restaurants/bars.
Join Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association for their weekly Virtual Supper Club. This week is The Garage Bar and Sandwiches. Order carry-out, delivery or make reservations for outdoor dining. https://www.thegaragechicago.com/ Send us a copy of your receipt to be entered into The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce's Quarantine Cuisine Raffle: The Second Course. cathy@gladstoneparkchamber.com
Resurrection College Prep
8th Grade Families -
Schedule a Tour!
We are excited to have the opportunity to meet 8th grade families by offering small-group campus tours!
 
We will host guided tours of our campus for 8th grade families on specific dates and times. Tours will be led by one of our students or a staff member, and will take approximately 40 minutes.

Taft High School
We know you can't come to us right now, so we're coming to you! Follow the link below and take a look at what Taft has to offer with our Virtual Tour.
The holidays are just around the corner – and they will look a little different this season. We know that, this year more than ever, your customers are important to you. Let’s work together to promote safe holiday shopping at small businesses like yours, all season long.

Here’s why we’re participating

Small businesses like yours are integral to the communities they serve, and we’re joining American Express to help back you. This holiday season, it’s more important than ever for you to promote your business, connect with your regular customers, and reach new ones.

Support Shop Small® this holiday season and on Small Business Saturday®

The holiday shopping season is kicking off soon. We've created a variety of resources designed to help your business prepare early and continue to brighten your communities on November 28 for Small Business Saturday and all season long.

Encourage your customers to Shop Small with you all season long

Visit ShopSmall.com/SBO to download marketing materials to encourage customers to Shop Small this holiday season including storefront signage, website banners, and social posts from the Shop Small Studio, a complimentary digital resource from American Express.

Contact cathy@gladstoneparkchamber.com to participate in our Shop Local Campaign. We have doormats, tote bags, signage and more that we can drop off to you. First come, First Serve until materials run out.
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s
FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! 


Wednesday, November 4th at 3:00 PM Webinar:

City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers

Presented by the City of Chicago

To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.
Thursday, November 5th at 11:00 AM Webinar:
Jueves, 5 de noviembre a las 11:00 AM seminario web:

The presentation will be presenter in Spanish.
La presentación se presentará en español.

Licencamiento Comercial 101

Presentado por la Ciudad de Chicago Departamento de Asuntos Comerciales y Protección del Consumidor(BACP)
Centro de Negocios Pequeños(SBC)

Los asistentes aprenderán el proceso para obtener una licencia comercial y como acceder a recursos y soporte gratuitos para su negocio.


Friday, November 6th at 9:30 AM Webinar:

Presented by the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) and Fifth Third Bank

Breaking down the basics of popular COVID response programs, small business resources, and best practices for accessing capital during uncertain times.
Reminders and Resources:

Tips to Protect Chicago's Businesses
In the lead up to the election on November 3rd, 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.

Rebuild Distressed Communities Grant Program:
The Rebuild Distressed Communities grant program supports Illinois businesses that have sustained property damage as a result of civil unrest during protests and demonstrations on or after May 25, 2020. This program is being administered by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Chicago Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) on behalf of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The capital funds will be used to reimburse Illinois businesses for significant repairs to property that have already occurred or will fund repairs or new construction performed by qualified vendors in order to help the business and community recover as quickly as possible.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on November 10, 2020
Lean more about the grant program, including upcoming informational webinars, by clicking here.

Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program
The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs as defined in the eligible cost list found below.
Applications for a second round of funding are now live. Learn more about the grant program, including the application process, by clicking here.

Fall and 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.