October 26, 2022
Celebrating Halloween Weekend in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville
Neighborhood Trick Or Treating | October 30th | Noon till 3PM | At Participating Businesses
Did someone say free candy!? Join us this Sunday, October 30th from Noon until 3PM for the The Little Monsters Crawl! Bring the kids to take over the streets of Wrigleyville and Lakeview East & stop into local businesses, fill your candy bag, and enjoy a safe and tasty trick-or-treating adventure! With plenty of participating businesses, candy for kids, and even some special treats for the big goblins taking them to the trick-or-treat stops! More stops are added daily so check our website often to see all the places you can pick up goodies!
Lakeview And Wrigleyville is THE Place to Celebrate Spooky Season
Calling all the monsters! It’s time to eat, drink, and be scary. Lakeview East is ready to lift your spirits! The whole neighborhood is ready to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. Whether you’re dying to have fun, or your just here for the boo’s, here is how you can celebrate all things Halloween this year. Get your broomsticks ready for some fang-tastic events!
National Pumpkin Day – Where to get your Pumpkin Fix in the Neighborhood
The leaves are falling and National Pumpkin Day is upon us! We’re ready for some fall flavors, some indulgent pumpkin sweets, warm pumpkin spice lattes, and savory pumpkin dishes. Our local businesses are serving up some of the best fall flavors in the city. Check out our recommendations to celebrate national pumpkin day all week long.
Wrigleyville Halloween Bar Crawl Taking Over Clark Street on Saturday
On October 29th, the historic and ever-evolving Wrigleyville neighborhood will be full of party-seekers creeping and crawling from bar to bar. Halloween is the one night that you can act like a kid and drink like an adult. You and your friends can show off your incredible costumes as you sing, dance, and drink the night away.
Throw on your best costume and join in on all of the frightening fun for this haunted holiday at the biggest bar crawl in Chicago!
Remembering Marco Nalls
Marco Nalls, longtime friend and colleague of the Chamber, passed away on October 16th
With a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Marco Nalls. Marco passed away suddenly in his sleep on October 16th at the age of 32. Marco has been a part of the chamber family for over five years, serving the community on our maintenance team & being the friendly face we all know, love, and could always count on. Marco was such a special, thoughtful man, who always went above and beyond to help others.

Everyone who knew him knew he was hard working and put his family & loved ones first in everything he did. Marco shares a special place in all of our lives, with close bonds to his family & friends, and is survived by his mother, Delores, young daughter Myesha, and his sister Mia, and his cousins who loved him endlessly. We send our unending support and love to his family in this incredibly difficult time.

Marco’s family could use extra support from the community at this time, as Marco was a father above all else and is survived by his young daughter Myesha. We are asking our community to extend their support to the family in this time of hardship. Please consider donating to this GoFundMe to support Marco’s family through this difficult time. Proceeds go directly to the family to support the cost of the funeral and any expenses they may have in the wake of his sudden passing.

There are no words to express how much Marco meant to our team and the Lakeview community, and he will be missed by so many.
Giver's Gift Returns November 1st!
Giver's Gift Has Returned to Reward the Community for Shopping Local!
Start saving your receipts! The Giver's Gift is running from November 1st - December 22nd
How Givers Gift Works:
  • COLLECT $300 in receipts from at least three Lakeview East neighborhood stores from Nov.1 through Dec. 22, 2021.
  • VISIT lakevieweast.com/givers-gift for instructions on where to send your receipts for proof of purchase.
  • RECEIVE a $50 Lakeview East Gift Card to spend in 200+ participating Lakeview East neighborhood stores!
*Minimum purchase of $25 per receipt. Maximum purchase of $100 for groceries or liquor. Only local gift cards are accepted as a purchase. No contracts, prescriptions, CTA/Ventra cards or monthly membership fees accepted. Quantities are limited. Certain restrictions apply. First come, first served.
Holiday Tree Lighting Announced for November 22
Join us November 22nd from 5:30 - 6:30PM at the Walgreens Parking Lot at Waveland and Broadway to Light Our Holiday Tree!
The most wonderful time of the year is around the corner and we are bringing back our huge 25 foot tall holiday tree! Join us for our tree lighting ceremony on November 22nd, enjoy hot cocoa, candy canes, caroling, and even an appearance by the big guy himself, Santa! Mark the calendar, bundle up, and join us for this fun filled and festive evening!
Gallagher Way Opens on November 18th... And you can go snow tubing in Wrigley Field!
Get ready for Winterland at Gallagher Way! This year's expanded programming will offer guests more family-friendly activities and new interactive experiences, along with returning favorites, including Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville and the Gallagher Ice Rink, with the rink now located inside the iconic ballpark. There are even rides like the Winter Whirl Ride, Wintertube Ice Slide & the Infield Express! This year's Winterland is going to be their largest one yet, and you won't want to miss it!

Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification Class
Center on Halsted | December 5th | 9AM - 5PM
Join us at the Center on Halsted on December 5th from 9AM - 5PM for the Food Safety & Sanitation Manager Class hosted by the Safe Dining Association. The Food Safety Manager Certification credential communicates to the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace.
The Food Safety Certification class will consist of 1 eight hour day of instruction with the exam being given at the end of the class. This class and exam is fully accredited with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, Prometric Testing Organization and ServSafe from the National Restaurant Association (administered by request). Upon successful completion of the class and test students will be certified in the State of Illinois and will be able to apply for the City of Chicago certification. 
Free Marketing Webinar
Overcoming Staff Shortages, plus Marketing 102 | November 9th | 11AM
Join Captain + Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce to discuss overcoming staff shortages, plus tips on how to amplify your brand and attract new customers using experiential marketing tactics. Captain will provide specific guidance on tools and tactics that SMBs are using today that weren't available in prior years.
Upcoming Grand Openings
Get in the Kitchen | November 1st | 1PM Ribbon Cutting | 3617 N. Broadway
Please join us for the grand re-opening of Get in the Kitchen on November 1st, 2022! They have recently re-designed their space to serve both as the party school of cooking classes and as a gourmet culinary gift store where they have wines, recipe boxes, gift boxes of culinary items like local sauces, pastors, and oils and much more! Welcome in their new culinary gift store with a ribbon cutting at 1PM on November 1st! The fun doesn’t end there, with exciting events all day long! Stop by for any of their fun & free classes on November 1st and get the first peek at their new culinary gift shop expansion! 
11am to 1pm | Bagel Making
1pm | Ribbon Cutting
Post-Ribbon Cutting to 4pm | Bagel Making paired oil, spices, and hot sauce tasting
4pm to 8pm | Wine Tasting
Recent Grand Openings
Randall Hopkins Art & Antiques | 2929 N. Broadway
On October 14th, we welcomed Randall Hopkins Art & Antiques to the neighborhood! Specializing in British art and antiques from the 18th and 19th century, Randall's shop is a unique new retail store that features some of the most brilliant pieces that you'll have to see for yourself! 

Randall opened his first shop in the 90s while teaching art in Madison, both in public schools and at the University of Wisconsin. His first shop ran for 17 years in Madison before he moved to London, England, where he lived and traded for six years. Randall and his husband returned to the States in 2016 and he continued my business at various antiques shows in the wider Chicago area.

To this say, Randall still travels to London and other parts of the UK regularly to buy art and antiques for the new shop! Stop by the location at 2929 North Broadway, meet Randall and peruse the beautiful art and antique pieces he has collected over the years!
The Now Massage Boutique | 3121 N. Broadway
On Friday we welcomes in the neighborhood's newest relaxation hot spot, The Now! The NOW Massage Lakeview offers a space to escape the daily pressures of life and recharge your energy and spirit through the healing benefits of massage therapy. The NOW has quickly become Chicago’s hottest new wellness destination for locals and globe-trotting influencers alike. The NOW is designed to serve as a sanctuary from the bustling city. They're bookings are now open, so schedule your relaxation time. They even have memberships & gift cards, so if you're looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, be sure to remember the gift of relaxation!
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News and Recent Happenings
Happy Cubs World Series Anniversary Day
It seems like just yesterday Clark street exploded in chants and cheers as the Chicago Cubs led the city to victory over the former Cleveland Indians. On October 26th, 2016, the Cubs broke their 108 year dry spell and the neighborhood erupted with singing, dancing, and life. While we look back at the day the city stopped, we are hopeful for a revival next year of our local MLB team.

Home Behind Wrigley Field Once On Market For $9.8 Million Could Become 4-Story Apartment Building
The 133 year old wood framed house on Kenmore is one of the last relics from the neighborhood and a developer would like to put a 4 story condo building in it's place. The house is so close to the field that Dave Kingman once landed his whopper of a home run on the front porch of the building across the street in 1978.

T-BOX Tickets Officially Go On Sale
While many cities celebrate Christmas, nobody does it quite like Chicago. Imagine it! A picturesque snowfall lightly blankets Wrigleyville...now add in you and your friends sporting your favorite ugly Christmas sweaters, working on a Silver Bell BUZZ. This is a party even the Grinch wouldn't miss!

What started as a bar crawl at 12 bars (Twelve Bars of Christmas, aka TBOX) is now the world’s largest, longest-running, and most spectacular holiday bar crawl taking place at tons of bars in the Wrigleyville neighborhood! Whether you're naughty or nice, it's time to get into the holiday spirit at this iconic Chicago event.
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
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Explore the Lakeview East Dining Guide
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
Drew's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Thursday, 10/27 Webinar at 2:00 PM
Holiday Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales
Presented by Score Chicago
Is your business prepared for the holiday rush? During this webinar we will go through the process of getting your business ready for holiday marketing and advertising. You will learn multiple strategies you can use right away to increase revenue and bring in new clients. You will gain insights on how to test your process before the rush.

Friday, 10/28 Webinar at 9:30 AM 
StartUp Success: How to Use the Business Model Canvas
Presented By Maura Mitchell is the Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Services – Division II at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
The business model canvas is a strategic management tool that lets you visualize and assess your business idea or concept. The tool will help you determine and acknowledge the necessary variables for your business’s viability.

Wednesday, 11/2 Webinar at 3:00 PM
City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers
Presented by the City of Chicago
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.
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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