LPCC MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Happy New Year! We are so grateful for your partnership, involvement and we look forward to working with you this year.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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LPCC EVENTS
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.

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

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Join us every month for our free morning networking mixer Coffee & Commerce. Whether you're looking to make new business connections or just want to exchange ideas with other small business owners, Coffee & Commerce is the perfect opportunity to enhance your professional network.

This is a free event for LPCC members.

Wednesday, January 20
NEW TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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.

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BUSINESS RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Chicagoland Chamber recently shared this list of frequently asked questions in preparation for the next round of PPP funding developed by their small business partner Wintrust Financial Corp.

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued a guidance allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This reflects changes to law contained in the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 which was signed into law on December 27, 2020.

Hear from IRS on estimated taxes, self-employment tax, withholding tools for employers and more.

Thursday, January 21
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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.


The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has issued a notice to 18th District businesses regarding recently reported burglaries. In each incident, the offender unlawfully or forcefully entered into retail stores, took property from within and fled.

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.
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LPCC MEMBER BENEFITS

Promoting your business has never been more important. Add the 2021 Discover Lincoln Park Guide to your marketing plan to promote your business to local residents, business owners and visitors in Lincoln Park.

Want more than an ad? This year's guide offers advertorial opportunities to get noticed with a custom business profile, restaurant review or expert interview. Contact Debbie Nelson for more information at dnelson@dailyherald.com.

Promote your business for less than $25 a month! As an LPCC member, you have the exclusive opportunity to advertise 24-hours-a-day on Lincoln Park's busiest commercial corridors with Lincoln Park street pole banners.

Street pole banner costs include all maintenance and permitting fees - and the LPCC handles the proofing process, banner maintenance and alerts your business of renewal deadlines.
MEMBER NEWS
2140 N. Halsted

Apotheco Pharmacy Group is a pharmacy offering specialized care in dermatology. Apotheco works with your doctor to get you the right medication at the lowest available price. With extensive inventory and free delivery, Apotheco’s process is seamless and stress-free for every patient.

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.

Interested in opening, relocating or expanding your business in Lincoln Park? Please send us an email at info@lincolnparkchamber.com or call (773) 880-5200 to learn what is currently available and stay updated on storefront and office space opportunities as they become available.
COMMUNITY

On January 7, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association co-hosted a Lincoln Yards Town Hall with updates from Sterling Bay. Thursday’s Town Hall featured project infrastructure updates, as well as a preview of the first building to be built on the Lincoln Yards South Planned Development.



To help protect our environment and divert as much waste as possible from landfills, the City will run its annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program from Saturday, January 9 through Saturday, January 23. Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of 25 designated Park District locations, and will be turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts, and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Please remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure the sidewalks are clear of snow and ice. In particular, any business “having charge of any building or lot of ground abutting upon any public way or public space shall remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk.” Please do your part to make Lincoln Park a safer place for everyone to get around this winter.
FAMILY

Learn more about Parker! Stacey Huynh, Assistant Director of Admission for Outreach and Recruitment, will share insight and information on Parker’s accessible and holistic admission application process, expansive financial assistance program and resources we have to guide you in your family’s decision-making process.

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

Tuesday, January 19 - 12:00 p.m.

Join Francis Parker School for a panel discussion and conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their curriculum and community. They will share information about their DEI approach, structure and opportunities from the student, faculty and parent lenses.

Wednesday, January 27
12:00 p.m.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has announced a new bimonthly series, Curiosity Club, will be starting next Saturday, January 16. These 60 minute virtual interactive sessions will cover topics like snakes, turtles, bugs, and more! They're perfect for young scientists ages 5-9, but naturalists of all ages are welcome! Participants can sign up for one, a few, or all upcoming sessions.

Order the Sensory Kit subscription from Play2Day and have a different themed sensory bin delivered to your door every month! With two brand new books, a sensory base and many no-prep activities, this bin is sure to provide hours of open ended play for your little one.
HEALTH & WELLNESS

Register to receive a link of "Sounds of Healing" - a premiere multicultural program from Genesis at the Crossroads featuring musicians from all over the world. Genesis at the Crossroads for "Sounds of Healing" - a world premiere multicultural musical program featuring musicians from Brazil, Venezuela, Morocco, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Congo & more.

Get fit with classes from Gus GIordano Dance for on $5 a class.

Full Body Workout
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
January 5, 12, 19, 26

Zumba
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
January 7, 14, 21, 28

Use code "GETFIT" to pay only $5.

Urbanity Dance is offering New Year Workshops to help get you moving. From Stretch & Strength to Cha Cha, they've got lots of great ways to get you in shape this winter.

Need to find a new dentist, physical therapist or gym? Use the LPCC Business Director to find health & wellness resources in Lincoln Park.
FOOD & DRINK

Delilah’s will be hosting a series of virtual Whiskey tastings with some of their dearest Whiskey industry friends. They’ll be sampling some exciting new, rare and in many cases extinct Whiskies.

Saturday, January 16 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, January 22 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The recently launched Dine-It-4ward Culinary Guide was created to help the ailing hospitality industry. It features 2-for-1 carryout & dine-in offers at 75+ food and drink venues all over Chicago. Enter code LPCC20 at check out and you can purchase a book (value $2200) for just $39 (It’s normally $50) & 20% of the proceeds will go directly back to LPCC.

Lincoln Park restaurants need you more than ever! Make a commitment to #eatlocal this fall and winter.
ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Lincoln Park Zoo launched its new web series, “Stay Tuned to the Zoo”! This new series airs every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube throughout the zoo’s temporary closure from January 4 - March 4. Dive into a world of wonder and wildlife as you hear about animal care stories and participate in family-friendly activities.

The Urban History Seminar series features a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Carl S. Smith, emeritus professor at Northwestern University, presents “The Elusiveness of History: Responding Again to the Great Chicago Fire.”

Thursday, January 14
6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

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.

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.