June 22, 2022
Your Lakeview East Guide To Pride is Here
As Pride Month Comes to an End, The Party Has Just Begun
We are proud to be Chicago's largest LGBTQ+ Owned business district. While Pride Month happens in June, we are proud year-round to support our small businesses! There are so many ways to celebrate the close of pride month, so we have picked some of the best spots for you to shop, eat, drink, and support this Pride Month! Many places are donating a portion of their proceeds to local LGBTQ+ non-profits so you can be sure your local shopping supports incredible causes.
We are Sponsoring the Second City Outlaws for the Parade!
The Second City Outlaws welcome you to be a part of the Pride parade march in celebration of the fun and fabulous LGBTQ+ diversity with the largest pride event of the year. If you'd like to walk in the parade with the Second City Outlaws, click here!
The Second City Outlaws are an organization sponsored by Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce that takes great PRIDE in being a Mainstream Country Dancing Performing Group that is OPEN and Inclusive to ALL Country Dancers regardless of age, race or gender identity throughout Chicagoland.

The parade will begin at noon and it is anticipated to end by 4pm. 
Street closures will begin at 10:30am on the 26th at Montrose and Broadway. There will then be rolling closures down the length of the parade route until the entire route is closed down by 12pm. Streets will stay closed until approximately 7pm.
Remembering Richard Pfeiffer
This year's parade will be dedicated to the memory of Richard William Pfeiffer, coordinator of the annual Chicago Pride Parade since 1974. He passed away Oct. 6, 2019, at the age of 70
Richard was a Chicago gay rights icon, pride parade maverick of over 45 years, member of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, and an endless advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community. Richard's impact on the city of Chicago, the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement, and our own local community will be cherished and honored forever.
First Annual Adopt and Shop | 14 DOGS ADOPTED IN ONE DAY!
Thank you to our neighbors who Adopted and Shopped Local this Saturday!
While we might be hitting the dog days of summer, 14 lucky pups found their fur-ever home this past weekend! We had incredible local vendors, great shelters, and great neighbors who brought out their furry friends for an afternoon full of treats and free goodies. We are happy to be able to support 9 different shelters and over 40 local businesses and hope our community continues to support our local pet friendly businesses!
Join Sit Social for their Grand Opening Party on Saturday!
At the Adopt and Shop, one of our newest local businesses, Sit Social, was debuting their pup-tinis! These dog friendly cocktails were the perfect way to cool off after a day full of excitement for our furry friends. Sit Social will be hosting their official grand opening of their new space at 3221 N Clark St on Saturday from 12PM to 6PM!
  • 12pm-2pm Small Dogs (30 lbs & Under)
  • 2pm-4pm Medium Dogs (40-60 lbs)
  • 4pm-6pm Large Dogs (61+ lbs)
Ticket includes:
  • 1 (one) barkery treat of choice (choose from a pupcake, dog cookie, dog donut, dog ice cream, doggie meal mixer, or doggie cocktail)
  • 1 Grand Opening Sample Goodie Bag
  • 1 InstaX photo of you and your pup
  • 1 Social Scavenger Hunt (get to know fellow attendees and enter to win a prize)
  • 1 Guided Tour of the space with 20 minutes of play time for your pup
Weekend Happenings Blog on Lakevieweast.com
Your weekend plans, all in one place
With so much happening in the neighborhood all at once, we know finding the best plans can be overwhelming. Every week, we put together all of the best happenings in Wrigleyville and Lakeview East so you can be sure you've got the best weekend plans around! From free salsa classes to incredible one night shows, be sure you're in the know with our weekly Weekend Happenings Blog
Dine Out On Broadway | Only 3 Weekends Left
We are half-way through Dine Out Season! Mark your calendars!
Friday: 3PM - 11PM
Saturday: 8AM - 11PM
Sunday: 8AM - 10PM
Dine Out Dates
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12
Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10
Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14
Friday, September 16 – September 18
Recent Grand Openings
Robert Jeffrey Salon Has New Owners!
Robert LaMorte has passed down his salon to his son Jeffrey LaMorte and his partner Kelly Glester. Robert has created a brand built on creativity and technical skills which seamlessly blends with the Jeffrey LaMorte salons’ history and culture. A Chicago native, Jeffrey received his early training from his father, Robert, who he credits as the greatest influence on his career. Jeffrey went on to advanced training at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in London followed by additional training at TONI&GUY, Trevor Sorbie, Rusk, Eclipse and many others. As an industry leader, Jeffrey believes in nurturing his staff’s abilities through continued education and training. Most recently, Jeffrey opened ACADEMY, an education and training facility where his staff regularly trains to sharpen their skill. We hope you stop by and welcome the new owners of Robert Jeffrey Salon to the neighborhood.
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News and Recent Happenings
Dead and Company is Taking Over Wrigley Field This Weekend
The friendly confines are welcoming their doors to Dead and Company on Friday and Saturday! Dead & Company have been recreating the live Grateful Dead experience for Deadheads across America since 2015. Featuring original Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti, get ready to jam this weekend as they bring their eclectic music to the neighborhood

Irish Oak Will Be Closing on July 3rd
After years of change on Clark Street, all good things must come to an end. Irish Oak will be closing on July 3rd after nearly 3 decades on Clark Street. Beginning as a neighborhood bar and eventually expanding and renovating over the years, bringing in fun community events like their Wingo Bingo and live music, this longstanding business has made memories for our neighbors and tourists alike over the years. The Irish Oak will be remembered as one of the neighborhood's most authentic pubs to snag a "perfect" pint of Guinness. We are thankful for their friendship and support over the years and are wishing all the wonderful staff the best of luck on their next adventure
It's Happening, Scooters are BACK!
Divvy, Lime, Spin and Superpedestrian scooters have officially hit the street in the neighborhood! This exciting and convenient form of transit is now available for rental but they must be locked up at the end of trips, hopefully leading to a better system of shared scooter rental. While the scooters will be rolling out progressively over the next few weeks, we want to encourage our neighbors to wear helmets, abide by rules of traffic, and to be safe while scooting around the neighborhood
Lakeview East Job Board
Job Board on the Lakeview East Website is now active!
Are you looking for a new opportunity? The Lakeview East Job Board is open! Our 500+ members can post their open positions directly to our website!

If you would like to become a member to post jobs and events to our website, please email mary@lakevieweast.com
Civic & Business Updates in Lakeview East
Minimum Wage Increases to $15.40 and Fair Workweek Advance Notice Requirement for Changes to Work Schedules Increases to 14 days Improving the Economic Security and Stability for over 400,000 Chicago Workers
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced the annual scheduled increase in Chicago’s minimum wage and a scheduled enhancement of the Fair Workweek ordinance requirements.
Every July 1, Chicago’s minimum wage increases per the Minimum Wage Ordinance. The Chicago minimum wage is tiered for large businesses with 21 or more employees, and small businesses with 4-20 employees. The minimum wage for larger employees increases annually according to the Consumer Price Index or 2.5%, whichever is lower, since reaching $15 per hour in 2021. The minimum wage for small businesses continues to increase towards $15 per hour by 2023.
As of July 1, 2022, the Chicago minimum wage will be:
·     $15.40 for employers with 21 or more employees (including all domestic workers, regardless of the number employed)
·    $14.50 for employers with 4-20 employees
·    The minimum wage for tipped employees will be $9.24 for employers with 21 or more employees, and $8.70 for employers with 4-20 employees (employers must make up the difference between any tips received and the applicable minimum wage for non-tipped workers.)
As of July 1, 2022, scheduled enhancements to the Fair Workweek Ordinance will require:
·    Employers in covered industries to post work schedules with at least 14 days’ notice, an increase from the previous 10 days’ notice.
·    Employees will need to earn less than $29.35 per hour or $56,381.85 per year to gain protection under the Fair Workweek Ordinance.
·    Covered industries include building services, healthcare, hotel, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, or warehouse services. 

Register Your Camera with The City Of Chicago
The City of Chicago has launched a free and voluntary camera registration program open to anyone who lives or operates a business in Chicago. If you have a private security camera that captures the public way and you are interested in assisting in an investigation in the event of a crime in your neighborhood, you can register your camera with the Chicago Police Department.

By registering your camera, you are simply allowing the Chicago Police Department to contact you in the event of a crime in your area. The Chicago Police Department will not have direct access to your camera system and cannot access camera footage without your consent. There is no requirement to provide footage at any time.
Noise Ordinance for Businesses
While everyone is itching to enjoy outdoor patios and live music, we'd like to remind our businesses that per Municipal Code of Chicago, 8-32-070, ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS must be closed at 10pm when they have live or amplified music, which includes open-rooftops.
Upcoming Promotions
The JCC in conjunction with the Aikido International Foundation and the Japanese Arts Foundation is hosting a free kimono exhibition.

The Japanese Culture Center, Japanese Arts Foundation, and Aikido International Foundation sponsor an annual public exhibition featuring pieces from its kimono collection. At its heart is the Nakashima Kimono and Obi Collection.

Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Uncommon Ground
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, 6/24 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Reach Customers Online with Google
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, Illinois Google Digital Coach, Host of The Honest Field Guide Podcast, and NFT and Web 3 Instructor
Learn how Google Search works and the ways people might find your business online. In this workshop, we will walk you through the latest Google tools and search engine optimization strategies for building your online presence and engaging more customers on Google.

Wednesday, 6/29 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Want to Start a Business and Don’t Know Where to Start? Strategies and Tips for Getting your Business Off the Ground
Presented by Sarah Wilson, Executive Director of Uptown United & Uptown Chamber of Commerce
Thinking of starting a business and don’t know how to begin? Looking to move your home business into a storefront and feel ready to sign a lease? Before you do you anything, reach out to a Chicago Business Center and let them help you get set up for success. Hear from Sarah Wilson, Executive Director of Uptown United & Uptown Chamber of Commerce, on strategies and tips for getting your business off the ground.

For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!

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