November 9th, 2022
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.
Holiday Tree Lighting on November 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30PM
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! We will even have special appearances from Elsa, Olaf, and Anna from Frozen! Mark the calendar, bundle up, and join us for this fun filled and festive evening!
Thanksgiving Guide
With turkey day around the corner, make the holiday a breeze with our local businesses!
The joy of sharing a meal with your loved ones is irreplaceable, but between worrying about overcooking the turkey to a pie disaster it's hard to really relax! Leave some of the planning to our local businesses. We've compiled a list of the spots that are offering professional & delicious catering kits and sweets to wow your loved ones and take the stress out of the holidays. If you're not heading out of town, there are plenty of local spots open that will have special menus that day!

Shoppers Extravaganza & Holiday Treat Stroll Returns December 3rd
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!
Wrigleyville Wonderland Returns!
Wrigleyville Wonderland Returns!
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. These pop-ups did much more than deck the halls, they’ve decorated every square inch of their spaces to bring holiday joy to even the grouchiest of grinches. Here is where you and your crew can come spread some cheer.

"Oh there's no place like Wrigleyville for the holidays!" -Perry Como, probably, at some point.
Winterland at Gallagher Way
The friendly confines just got a little friendlier! Gallagher Way is hosting Winterland! 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 will even be carnival rides and sledding in the stadium! Celebrate the holidays by taking part in the many seasonal programs and activities starting Friday, November 18, 2022, through Sunday, January 8, 2023.

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. 
Recent Grand Openings
We officially welcomed Lost Never Found to the neighborhood! Decked out in lush floral décor, Instagram worthy neon signs, and sparkly disco balls, this new posh hot spot is a welcome addition to the Clark Street corridor! Their menu features approachable yet elevated American fare that is perfect for sharing! Their cocktail menu will have you living your best life, with fun edible glitter and tasty & unique spirits. Stop by and welcome them to their new home at the corner of Clark and Waveland!
We recently welcomed Get In The Kitchen to their new and improved space on Broadway! 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! Skip the planning this holiday season and pick up one of their local goods boxes filled with specialty spices, oils, wines, and sauces, or bring Get in the Kitchen home with you with one of their one of a kind recipe books!
Artisan Market at Third Space This Weekend
Jewelry, Art, Gifts, Cosmetics and More at This Weekend's Artisan Market!
Thinking ahead to your holiday shopping? Get a head start and shop local at the Third Space Artisan Market on November 12 & 13. Third Space is a community space in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood where people can gather, learn, and form meaningful relationships. Small businesses are a huge part of that vision! Help support the purpose of Third Space by shopping small this November at their Artisan Market!
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News and Recent Happenings
Former Cubs Manager Dusty Baker takes Astros to World Series
Sometimes good things happen to good people. Former Cubs manager, Dusty Baker, 73, finally won a World Series for the Huston Astros. Baker didn’t have the success he and fans wanted in Chicago. He finished 322-326 in four seasons. But his talents have been honed since then, leading Huston to their world series win.
Wrigley Field Installs New LED Lights
Some folks in the neighborhood remember the day lights came on at Wrigley like it was yesterday! Much has changed since 1988 when lights were first installed at the friendly confines, and LEDs are both brighter and more energy efficient! Due to height and location, each light bank was positioned into place by a special construction helicopter.

T-BOX Tickets On Sale!
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
Hotel Zachary Offering Winterland Packages
Can you say staycation? Hotel Zachary is offering a festive package with their hotel bookings! Their Winterland Package includes:

2 drink vouchers for house wine or beer
2 throwback Federal League stocking hats
2 Christkindlmarket holiday mugs
Admission to Winterland inside Wrigley Field with skate rental for two

Skating is open daily, with the exception of select holidays, from November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023, weather permitting.
Hotel cannot issue refunds for weather-related impact.
Get festive with holiday flavors at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams! From November 10-16, order a Trio at a Jeni’s Chicago scoop shop and enjoy a FREE extra scoop! Taste their new seasonal flavors, including White Chocolate Peppermint, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Boozy Eggnog, Pistachio Macaron and Cranberry Crumble, to find your favorites to bring to your holiday celebrations!
Free Fentanyl and Narcan Workshop on 11/16/22
Overdoses have spiked in Chicago and Cook County. Last year, Illinois had 3,013 overdose deaths, a 35% increase from 2019. The leading cause of opioid overdoses in Chicago is fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Narcan is a medicine that assists in reversing an opioid overdose. 
TPAN is teaching community members how to use fentanyl test strips and Narcan as part of TPAN's opioid overdose prevention program on Nov 16, 6-7:30 pm. The workshop will take place at TPAN (5537 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL). Space is limited, so sign up now. Attendees get to take supplies to share with their immediate communities. REGISTER: 

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!
Tuesday, 11/15 Webinar at 3:00 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.

Thursday, 11/17 Webinar at 2:00 PM
Empower Hour: Plant Salon
Join this month’s Empower Hour as BACP Commissioner Ken Meyer chats with Nika Vaughan, Founder of Plant Salon in West Town and Bucktown. The boutiques offers a wide ride of skincare products and plants for self-care rituals or thoughtful gifts as the holiday season approaches.
The candid conversation will cover the concept creation of the unique store, store expansion topics, product selection, and the ultimate gift giving guide. The Q&A will end with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Friday, 11/18 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Increasing Sales Through an Enhanced Customer Experience
Presented by Shelby Parchman, InUrban Strategies, LLC
Today’s customers are looking for more than just service, they are looking for positive experiences every time they engage with your organization. Many business owners do not focus enough on the customer experience. This leads to poor on-line reviews, missed sales opportunities, and reduced referrals. All of these will lead to a reduction in opportunities as well as revenue. This webinar will present valuable tips on how to attract and retain customers by enhancing the customer’s engagement with your business. Some real world examples will be presented as mini case studies.

For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
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Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
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