LPCC MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES
GIVING THANKS
As we get ready for Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment to share our genuine appreciation and thanks for your support. Without your membership, we would not be able to provide resources, advocacy and services during this difficult year. As a 501c6 organization, we have not been eligible for any federal funding programs including the CARES Act and Payment Protection Program, so we are incredibly grateful for your annual support. We have been so inspired by the innovation and resilience of our community. Thank you for lifting us up and contributing to this incredible network!
BUSINESS NEWS

With COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations surpassing the Spring peak, the State of Illinois announced all 11 state regions including Chicago move into Tier 3 effective Friday, November 20 at 12:01 a.m.


Chicago is committed to ensuring that bars and restaurants can operate outdoors safely and successfully during the fall and winter months. Please review the latest guidance for safe outdoor service.

The Anti-Retaliation Ordinance prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for obeying a quarantine order, isolation order or order from public authorities having to do with COVID-19.

The RISE Act will incentivize small businesses to retrain and hire individuals who are unemployed because of the pandemic. The SBAC is recommending Illinois legislators to pass the RISE Act to help create jobs and support small businesses.

The Chicago City Council Joint Committee on Finance and Licensing passed a 15% cap on all third party delivery fees. The ordinance will go before the full City Council for a vote next Monday, November 23 and will take immediate effect if two-thirds of the Alderman support the measure.

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.

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.
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LPCC EVENTS

Remember circling everything on your list in the holiday catalog just WISHING your parents would see it? Relive the magic with the Lincoln Park Holiday Wishlist! We’re excited to announce the Lincoln Park Holiday Wishlist – a visual online shopping guide featuring great gifts from your favorite neighborhood stores.

The Lincoln Park Holiday Wishlist kicks off the season on Monday, November 23.

The LPCC is excited to talk with Rae Schuman from Steep Digital Media, Alex Cadice from HLK Advertising and Shaily Hakimian from Your Social Media Sherpa about developing your social media strategy, enhancing your content, and identifying the best social media platforms for your business. 

This is a free event for LPCC members. $10 for Guests.

Thursday, December 10
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

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, December 16
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Don't Miss Out: Event Recordings Available

Were you unable to attend some of our recent events? LPCC Member can access the recordings for free by emailing info@lincolnparkchamber.com.

Webinar topics include:



ECONOMIC RESOURCES

Business Interruption Grants are available for small businesses in Illinois suffering losses due to COVID-19. Applications are open. The second wave of funds includes heavily impacted industries (performing arts, concert venues, etc.) and priority businesses (such as independently owned retail and tourism/hospitality based businesses).

The City of Chicago has launched the Chicago Hospitality Grant Program as part of its emergency COVID-19 relief package for the hospitality industry. This $10 million grant program is targeted towards Chicago’s restaurants and bars that continue to face significant challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis.

ComEd is committed to supporting small business customers struggling to stay open in the face of COVID-19. The Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small business customers with a one-time grant.

The Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) has developed the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to provide financial support to restaurant workers in need. Funding for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund comes from various sources, including personal donations, corporate partnerships, and proceeds from the Go Gourmet Dining and Virtual Event Series. 
ART ON CLARK

Introducing Ruth Aizuss Migdal! Ruth is the sculptor of La Diva III which is featured in the Art on Clark public art program. Check out our latest video sponsored by BankFinancial to learn more about Ruth’s process, philosophy and Clark Street’s La Diva III 
GRAND OPENINGS
2210 N. Halsted

French Quiche is a quintessential neighborhood cafe featuring a variety of quiches, flat breads, sandwiches, and more including a partnership with award-winning local coffee roaster, Big Shoulders Coffee, to provide you with tasty coffee and espresso drinks.
755 W. North

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) vets and support staff are available when you need them most on nights, weekends, and holidays. VEG allows you to speak with a vet the moment you call, and you can stay with your pet while their team is caring for them.
2516 N. Elston

Modern Acupuncture's mission is to make your life better through acupuncture. Acupuncture provides pain and stress relief for all of today’s modern stressors. Their space is inviting and modern with all appointments lasting 30 minutes. 
2470 N. Lincoln

Hops & Curds has reopened and is now available for takeout and delivery. Hops & Curds believes in local sourcing wherever possible and purchasing fresh, wholesome ingredients from nearby farms and other suppliers for their rotating seasonal menus.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

To help Bedside Manor celebrate their 35th anniversary, they want to say “Thank You” to their customers! Shop in-store through the month of November and enter to win a complete bedding set of your dreams at each Bedside Manor Ltd. location. The luxurious grand giveaway collection includes a Private Label Sheet Set, Sferra Duvet Cover and Shams, SDH Coverlet, and Linen Wash. A $2,000 value! The winner of each store will be announced on November 30. 
HOT DEALS

Bliss & Belle's Black Friday deals are starting early this year. Buy 1 item get 10% off your purchase, Buy 2 items get 15% off your purchase, and buy 3 or more items and get 20% off your purchase.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

How do you get beyond the fog of this current uncertainty? If you can mindfully re-frame this period, you might be released to find a new, more profitable path. Check out these tips from Macali Advance to help you leave the fog and competition behind.
THANKSGIVING

Made your Thanksgiving plans? Check out the Lincoln Park Thanksgiving Guide for local promotions and ideas.

Delight your household this Thanksgiving with apple cider, pumpkin pie and autumn sprinkle donuts.
Give Back Opportunities

This year, Vanille is partnering with I Grow Chicago to provide Thanksgiving pies to families in the Englewood neighborhood. 

Casati's Modern Italian is donating a Thanksgiving meal to guests at Lincoln Park Community Services and Care for Friends for every meal purchased from their Pre-Order Thanksgiving Menu.

With your gift to the Turkey Fund, Lakeview Pantry will help purchase and distribute more than 5,000 turkeys and holiday meats through the end of the year. 
ART & ENTERTAINMENT

“Immersive Van Gogh” is slated to open in February at the Germania Club on Clark Street. The exhibit will use digital projection and animation to envelop people in Van Gogh’s sunflowers, nighttime stars and his bedroom in Arles.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 23.

Join artists Susan Giles, Mie Kongo and Yvette Mayorga in conversation about their works currently on view in the temporary exhibition Architectural Matters at THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets Chicago, curated by DPAM’s former Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm. 

Thursday, December 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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.

There's so much to explore and discover in nature, even as the weather gets colder. Join the Nature Museum on Friday, November 27, as they dig in and celebrate the great outdoors and #optoutside this Black Friday!

Friday, November 27
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FOOD & DRINK

When hunger strikes midday, we are only a click away with Gemini's new Sandwich Boxes. Perfect for lunch on their own or we recommend adding a delicious soup, salad, or Squirtsky! 

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

Schedule a private lesson with Urbanity Dance Chicago to keep up your dancing with your favorite instructor at a great rate.
COMMUNITY

Join the Marillac St. Vincent Associate Board for a Virtual Trivia night. Come on your own or form a team. Enjoy some laughs and enter for a chance to win prizes.

Thursday, December 3
7:00 p.m.

Join Victory Gardens Theater to see powerful artistic works created by CPS students in the Victory Gardens Theater Drama in the Schools program performed by professional Chicago actors during a free virtual showcase.

Wednesday, December 9
7:00 p.m.

Donations to the North Pond restoration project will be matched through year’s end by a generous anonymous donor. This means during their annual appeal you can double your impact to make this important Park project a reality. They’re more than 60% to their fundraising goal for the North Pond restoration, but they can’t do it without your help. 
FAMILY

Join Saint Clement School for a virtual presentation where you can hear from their principal, pastor, parents and students talk about their experiences at Saint Clement School. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions during the virtual presentation. The Admissions Coffee presentation begins promptly at 8:45 AM on Zoom. Your invitation will be sent via email upon registration.

Tuesday, December 8
8:45 a.m.