November 23nd, 2022
Holiday Tree Lighting Recap
Thanks for joining us at the Holiday Tree Lighting Yesterday!
We had a blast singing holiday songs with our neighbors and lighting our neighborhood tree! The hot cocoa flowed, candy canes were enjoyed, and we even had an appearance from the big guy himself, Santa! If you haven't had a chance to see the tree yet, swing by the Walgreens parking lot at Waveland and Broadway and snap some fun holiday pictures with the family!

We wanted to say a big thank you to Walgreens for donating the space & Wake n Bakery for donating our holiday tree. We also would like to thank Stephane Gonzales for his artistic eye in designing our holiday tree, Marko & Daryl for helping decorate, and our maintenance team for working hard & making a beautiful little holiday village for the tree lighting last night!
Chamber Office Hours Update
Please note our office hours are changing! We are going to be closed to the public from Wednesday, November 23rd to Monday, November 28th. Starting December 1st, we will be open additional hours!
New Hours from December 1st to December 22nd:
Monday: 9AM to 5PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9AM - 7PM
Thursday & Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 11AM - 2PM
Sunday: Closed
Shop Small Saturday | November 26th
And we've got the perfect places to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Shopping local is a critical part of keeping our small businesses open. This holiday season, ditch big box companies and give the gift of local love! We've come up with all the spots in the neighborhood offering something special this holiday season to make your gift giving easy! Gifts for those big and small, from sentimental to silly, you'll find something they'll love in one of our local shops!
FIFA World Cup Games
If your GOAAAAAL is to catch some of the action, check out the places hosting watch parties!
It’s the biggest sporting event in the soccer world, and whether your cheering for the USMNT or any other wonderful country, get your football fix locally! These spots are hosting game day deals and showing the games so you don’t miss a minute of the action. Here’s a quick local guide of where you can catch your favorite team!
Shopper's Extravaganza and Holiday Treat Stroll
Shopper's Extravaganza and Holiday Treat Stroll | December 3rd | 11AM - 3PM
What's better than shopping local? Saving money while shopping local & getting free goodies! Mark your calendar, our annual gift card sale returns December 3rd from 11am - 3pm! The Lakeview East Gift Card will be 25% off, meaning you can buy up to $500 for only $375. Limit $500 per household, while supplies last.
Then, spend the day out shopping with our local retailers and sample free goodies at participating businesses! Sip, shop, snack, save! We have over 40 places handing out free treats, ranging from holiday cookies to free gym passes! It's the perfect day to get a little something extra while shopping local this holiday season!
Wrigleyville Wonderland Friends and Family Night
Wrigleyville Wonderland Friends And Family Night Returns December 7th from 5PM - 8PM
Wrigleyville Wonderland returns! This year, the expanded Wrigleyville Wonderland will be taking over 20+ bars. The stockings are hung, the sleigh bells are ringing, and the drinks are pouring, Wrigleyville Wonderland is back! The baseball-centric neighborhood transforms into the North Pole with tons of Holiday themed bars. On December 7th from 5PM to 8PM, join us for Friends and Family night where plenty of local spots will have one night only specials. RSVP for free to receive a special wrist band that will get you access to the night of deals and free special treats while supplies last!
Final Supper Club of 2022
Bites Asian Kitchen & Bar Supper Club + Trivia Night
Tis the season of giving and we want to give you an amazing night! Join us on December 13th at Bites Asian Kitchen and Bar for a festive night, with a 4 Course dinner and Holiday trivia night after! We ask you dress in your best (or tackiest) Holiday outfits to stand a chance to win one of our many prizes such as gift cards, Boozy Baskets, tote bags and more! The menu features a wide variety of Asian dishes with unique twists to them!
Start Saving Your Receipts! Giver's Gift Runs from November 1st to December 22nd
Giver's Gift Has Returned to Reward the Community for Shopping Local!
Love shopping local? Show us the receipts! Our 26th annual Giver's Gift Program is underway and rewarding our neighbors for keeping money in our local economy. Spend $300 at local shops between November 1st & December 22nd, bring in or email your receipts to us, and we'll give you a free $50 Lakeview East Gift Card!
How Givers Gift Works:
  • COLLECT $300 in receipts from at least three Lakeview East neighborhood stores from Nov.1 through Dec. 22, 2021.
  • VISIT 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.
Private Event Space Guide
Hosting a holiday party? Look Local! The Private Event Space Guide is now live!
Spectacular, special spaces in all the right places abound in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville. Home to the second oldest stadium in the country, this historic neighborhood is one that millions of people travel to and stay in annually. The magic of in-person events, networking opportunities, meetings, ceremonies, celebrations and live experiences are back. Dazzle guests with an event space that caters to a one of a kind private, or semi-private, experience that will help you host the perfect event.
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. 
Upcoming Grand Openings
Circle K | 3180 N. Broadway | Tuesday, November 29th at 10:30AM
Circle K is officially joining the neighborhood! This long awaited convenience store is opening their doors at Broadway and Belmont & is the commuters dream. Whether you're in need of a quick cup of coffee on your way to the bus or grabbing the last minute snack before heading out for the day, Circle K is the convenient little shop that has a bit of everything! We hope to see you at their ribbon cutting on November 29th so you can meet their team and welcome them to the neighborhood!
New Business Alerts
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News and Recent Happenings
Winterland Officially Opens Inside of Wrigley Field
If you had told us a year ago you could go sledding from the bleachers or ice skate on the first base line, we would have never believed you! But the Cubs and Gallagher way have outdone themselves with the holiday spirit and created a stadium filled with fun rides, sledding, an ice skating rink, private challets, and more all on the field of the friendly confines!
New Mural Unveiled on Clark Street in Support of Iranian Women
The neighborhood has unveiled its first public mural amplifying the voices of Iranian citizens who — in the wake of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini — are revolting against the country's current regime.
Three generations of Iranian women appear in the work, which depicts them choosing not to veil their hair in a way that meets the standards of the country's leadership. 
The piece, painted by Ukrainian American artist & muralist Natalie Shugailo, represents the intergenerational support for women’s rights and freedom to speak up, and is a collaboration between an internationally minded group of curators and artists, and artist on the ground in Iran who must remain anonymous for safety reasons. You can see the new mural on the Clark and Addison building at 3550 N. Clark
Cubs Convention Tickets Go On Sale!
Join the Cubs for a weekend of excitement at the 2023 Cubs Convention from January 13-15! Taking place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, they're excited to bring back this fan-favorite event that features autograph opportunities with players, coaches and alumni, engaging panel sessions, kid-friendly activities, Cubs Bingo and more.

All-access weekend passes and hotel packages are on sale now.
T-BOX Returns December 10th
While many cities celebrate Christmas, nobody does it quite like Chicago. Imagine it! A picturesque snowfall lightly blankets 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
Upcoming Events and Promotions
After a 2-year pandemic hiatus, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel indoor Christmas Market is back! This year's market will include 25+ vendors with items for sale such as ceramics, tree ornaments, seasonal greenery, watercolor paintings, vintage cartoons, home goods, baby onesies, jewelry and accessories, baked goods, and everything in between!
This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
The world premier of Title X is coming to Theater Wit from November 26th to December 18! In this new performance from visiting company, Artemisia Theatre, the fight is on for reproductive justice and Artemisia goes on the offensive with this world premiere about the struggle for abortion rights in America. Told through 8 radically different female characters, Title X is a searing, poignant play that documents women's fight for autonomy over their own bodies and lives from 1978 to now.
What's more is that the show is directly fundraising for women's reproductive access, and there are different tiers of donations that get you free tickets, free tarot readings, free theater classes, customized poems, preview access, and more! Visit to snag tickets to this new groundbreaking show!
Mordecai Three Barrel Blend, One-Day-Only Release
On Tuesday, December 6th, Mordecai (3632 N. Clark St) will be releasing their exclusive Mordecai Three Barrel Blend for limited sale to the public. This special blend was created collaboratively between Mordecai and Jeppson’s Bourbon. To do so, the team at Mordecai worked with Jeppson's Master Blender Tyrus Yamigiwa to select three barrels, dial-in blending ratios, and bottle the six-year-old, cask strength blend.
Just in time for the holidays (whether to gift or serve), Chicagoans can bring home this exclusive blend where each bottle will be wax dipped and hand-numbered for just $75. Only 50 bottles will be available for purchase, so be sure to visit Mordecai between 5-10 PM to purchase this limited edition bottle, available for one-day only!
To make a dining reservation at Mordecai, please visit Tock.
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!
Wednesday, 11/30 at 10:00 AM
Business and Worker Impacts of the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA)
Presented by the BACP Office of Labor Standards and Illinois Department of Labor
The One Day Rest in Seven Act in Illinois (ODRISA) goes into effect January 1, 2023. The amended state legislation that passed earlier this year will have an impact on business owners and workers in Chicago and across Illinois. The amendment, once effective, will require employers to provide non-exempt employees with one 24-hour day of rest in every consecutive seven-day period. Join this webinar to learn the requirements and enforcement of the amendment to ensure compliance. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

Wednesday, 11/30 at 3:00 PM
Still Marketing Like it's 1989? Digital Marketing in Chronological Order
Presented by Danny Coello, CEO & Founder of DS&P Digital Marketing Agency, based here in Chicago.
As a small business owner you have a million things to juggle at once and the struggle is real! One of those things that is extremely important to your business success is your online presence and your digital marketing. Some of the questions often shared with me are "Where do I start?" and "What is the most important thing I can do to promote my business?"
In this webinar we will go over every step you need to take, in chronological order, to achieve online success. And by online success I'm referring to exposure, traffic and more importantly, revenue.

Thursday, 12/1 at 2:00 PM
Business Licensing Series: Filling Station License
Presented by City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Learn about filling station licensing, including the application process and required documents, as well as best practices for safe operations. The webinar will also cover business compliance enforcement.

Friday, 12/2 at 9:30 AM
How to Write a Business Plan. What you need to know!
Presented by Donna R. Rockin, Managing Partner at Rockin Enterprises, Inc.
Learn how to create a comprehensive business plan. It's easier than you think when you understand all the components that get included. You'll receive a complete list of what to include to demystify the process. Writing a solid business plan is your roadmap to business success.
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
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