As of January 18, the State of Illinois determined that Chicago made significant enough progress as a region in the fight against COVID-19 to move into Tier 2 Mitigations Measures allowing the reopening of businesses at limited capacities.

If Chicago's positivity rates continue to decline, we may move into Tier 1 mitigations. In order to move to Tier 1 which includes limited capacity indoor dining, Chicago needs to maintain a 6.5% or lower positivity rate for three consecutive days.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

Small businesses and gig workers are invited to participate in a town hall on stimulus package #2 co-hosted by Commissioner Bridget Gainer, SBA Director Bo Steiner and DCEO Director Erin Guthrie.

Monday, January 25
11:30 a.m.
What does this mean for your business?

The PPP has been enhanced to allow for more businesses to be eligible, and even includes a provision for some businesses to qualify for a second forgivable PPP loan. BankFinancial wants to help you get the PPP funds you need to get through these tough times.

To apply, visit www.BankFinancial.com or call Business Services at (833) 894-6999.
Join us for one of our most informative events of the year - Lincoln Park 2021 and get the latest neighborhood and city updates from 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith. This annual meeting also includes the election of LPCC’s board of directors. Have questions for the aldermen? Submit them in advance to events@lincolnparkchamber.com.

Thursday, January 28
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Free for LPCC Members. $10 for Guests.

Presenting Sponsor
Premier Sponsor

Wine Tasting Tickets Must Be Reserved by Monday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Did you make a resolution to make new connections in the new year? Let the LPCC help you keep that resolution! Join us for a virtual Business After Hours and meet some new contacts and reconnect with fellow members all while enjoying a virtual wine tasting.

Attendees have the option of tasting and learning about a curated selection of wines from Geja's Cafe as well as a sampling of Geja's Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue and their Belgian chocolate fondue to make for an enjoyable evening.

Thursday, February 4
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

$40 includes online access, 2 bottles of wine and cheese and chocolate fondue (ticket sales end on 1/25/21 at 4:00 p.m.)

$10 includes access to online Zoom event only (ticket sales end on 2/3/21 at 4:00 p.m.)
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February's New Member Orientation will be held virtually! Join us to learn about the various membership benefits we provide, our mission and programs to help you achieve success and maximize the return on your investment with the LPCC.

This event is free for new LPCC members or new employees of current LPCC members.

Tuesday, February 2
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by:

Wondering how to stay healthy while you continue to work from home? Join us for an interactive lunch break session to learn tips and strategies to enhance your work-from-home space, prevent soreness and build healthy habits. Panel includes experts from Athletico Physical Therapy, Club Pilates and Robin Goldberg Nutrition.

Wednesday, February 10
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Don't miss your chance to be part of the Discover Lincoln Park 2021 Guide. Promote your business to Lincoln Park residents, business owners and visitors with a full color ad or advertorial business profile, restaurant review or expert interview. Ad sales end on February 22. Contact Debbie Nelson for more information at dnelson@dailyherald.com.

Kicking off the new year with a new promotion? LPCC Small Business Members and all levels above receive LPCC Mailing Labels as a benefit of membership. Contact Stephanie at stephanie@lincolnparkchamber.com to learn more.

As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout kicks off in Chicago, Belmont Village Senior Living held a vaccination clinic for their residents and associates. Learn more about the process and effects so far from this feature on Fox 32 Chicago.

Happy 35th Anniversary to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is a Halsted staple in Lincoln Park. To celebrate, order their Anniversary Tapas Tasting To-Go Package featuring a 9-course expedition through their most iconic and authentic small plates.

Diversey River Bowl has reopened at 25% capacity from noon to midnight, seven days a week. In addition to open lanes, they will soon announce the schedule for new and existing leagues to start or complete the season.

Exclusively for LPCC business members, Classic Kids Photography is offering complimentary, mini professional headshot sessions! Booking now through end of February. Edited digital images will be available for purchase at a reduced fee! To book, call (773) 296-2607, email or submit a booking submission here.

Searching for a job? Ricci Kapricci is hiring! They are looking for: Hair Stylists and Chair Renters. Perks include: joining a talented team of stylists in an upscale, COVID safe salon; luxury product lines; continued education; flexible schedule; and a sign up bonus. Send your resume to riccikapricci1@gmail.com.

ABC Communications is looking for sales associates in the immediate area. Sales associates enjoy high commissions, fun environment and great people. ABC Communications publishes magazines and produces fun and exciting events. Please give Candice Kuhnen a call at (847) 903-0793.

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public.

Join Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th) in collecting items to support incarcerated women through March 15. Items needed include travel-sized shampoo/conditioner, soap, shower gel, deodorant and body lotion. Contact district10@cookcountyil.gov for more information.

The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in collaboration with the Cabrini Retreat Center in Des Plaines, IL is sponsoring a series of three compelling webinars on Immigration called "Dreaming of a Single Human Family."

Wednesday, January 17
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Sterling Bay and Meridian Health are hosting a COVID-19 testing site at Lincoln Yards. Drive-up and Walk-up testing will be available as well as HIV Testing, PPE giveaways and NARCAN Education. Participants are asked to bring ID and insurance, if available, but it is not required.

Friday, January 29
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1684 N. Throop

Attend a special forum on carjackings hosted by Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), 18th and 19th District Commanders, Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan, and representatives of the States Attorney's Office are scheduled to speak.

Tuesday, February 2
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

On February 19, Care For Friends is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year; their 6th Annual Sleepout for Homelessness.  This year, they're partnering with Casati's Modern Italian for some at-home options which will help support guests at Care for Friends experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.

Help Lincoln Park High School build the way to a beautiful and unified path forward in 2021 brick by brick. Your donation will place your name beside those of others in your community joining together to support the Friends of Lincoln Park High School which supports education and cultural opportunities for LPHS students.

Support Lincoln Park businesses to keep our storefronts full and our business districts vibrant. Local retailers bring heart and personality to our neighborhoods. Use the Lincoln Park Business Directory to find local shops and retailers.

Creative Root​ works to build responsive spaces to empower young people, educators and intergenerational learners in Chicago with the tools necessary to believe in the power of their own creative voice, to collaborate with others to build strong communities, and to lift up their mind-body-spirit connection.

Learn more about Parker including information on Parker’s accessible and holistic admission application process, expansive financial assistance program and resources to guide you in your family’s decision-making process.

Tuesday, January 26 - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27
12:00 p.m.

Saint Clement School is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Anchored in the richness of the Catholic tradition, Saint Clement School engages every child in a challenging academic environment that empowers and inspires their students to recognize their unique gifts. Contact Noreen Valle for more information.

Park West is a play-based reggio inspired preschool. Founded by parents who wanted to be involved in their children's education, Park West has a strong tradition of community and a commitment to helping each child grow as an individual and as a member of a group. Applications are now live for enrollment and their Tuition Assistance program.

Friday, January 29
1:00 p.m.

Dr. Stuart Eisendrath will teach mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to treat depression and anxiety and help people change their relationship with their thoughts and feelings.

Wednesday, January 27
12:00 p.m.

Running out of your favorite products? Take advantage of Ricci Kapricci's January Product Promotion. Buy 2 products and get 1 free from brands such as Milbon, Kevin.Murphy, Leaf+Flower, and.more.

Ricci Kapricci
1416 W. Fullerton

Use the Lincoln Park Business Directory to find gyms, physical therapists and more to help you take care of your health and wellness in 2021.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the 14th annual Chicago Restaurant Week promotion taking place Friday, March 19 – Sunday, April 4, 2021. The deadline to register and submit your menu(s) is February 12. Please contact partnership@choosechicago.com for more information.

Share your love for your family, friends and fine French dining with Mon Ami Gabi’s 2nd annual Sweetheart High Tea package featuring handcrafted tea sandwiches like the Watermelon Radish with nicoise olive spread on multi-grain, and pastries like their Raspberry Macarons.

Automatically receive $10 in dining rewards for every 150 points earned. Once you are a member start earning rewards to apply at any Ballyhoo Hospitality restaurant including Gemini and Old Pueblo Cantina.

The Neighborhood Hotel is hosting a Hot Box Sushi pick-up. Order a delicious take and bake sushi casserole.

Saturday, February 6
The Neighborhood Hotel
2616 N. Clark

Lincoln Park restaurants need you more than ever! Make a commitment to #eatlocal this year.

Join award-winning artist, Nancie King Mertz, for three days of pastel instruction. You'll work from your photos to create paintings you've always wanted to do of your favorite cities.

Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 24
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join facilitators Airen and Marjorie to learn all about amphibians! Use close observation to investigate where they live in the wild, what they eat, and you'll even watch a live frog feeding!

Wednesday, January 27
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

LatinXAmerican is an intergenerational group exhibition featuring nearly 40 Latinx artists from Chicago and beyond. This museum-wide exhibition explores the shifting—and at times contradictory—social, cultural, political, and artistic identities between Latinx artists of different circumstances and generations.

Join Victory Gardens the first Friday of every month for a free online open mic series, presented on Instagram and Facebook Live. Artists of all persuasions and ages are welcome to share 3-5 minute pieces.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Red Folder, the third of six productions debuting on its Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage. Written, directed and illustrated by Obie Award-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Rajiv Joseph, this illustrated short begins streaming on January 27.

The Second City’s Happy Hour features Second City’s stellar talent of today with their fabulously funny alumni streaming weekly laughs right into your own personal quarantainment zone!

Every Thursday
7:00 p.m.