February 27, 2019
Lakeview East Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

We had a great time at our 2018 Lakeview East Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at  Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville! We were joined by many Chamber members, local leaders, and Lakeview residents to recap 2018 and it's many successes. We also touched upon 2019 initiatives and challenges, shared 2018 awards, and introduced the 2019 Board of Directors! Thank you to everyone that joined us for the night!
Missed out? See our 2018 recap video  here, and  view some pictures from the night. We've also included a list of all the amazing Award Winners here.
Thank You Bill Shepard!

We want to extend a huge thank you to our former Board of Director's President, Bill Shepard. Bill has been a driving force in many great Chamber initiatives over the past decade. We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication he's put into his role and how much he's done for the Chamber. Thankfully, Bill will continue to serve on our Board of Directors! Thank you Bill!
Lakeview Soup Walk

This year's Lakeview Soup Walk was a success! We had so much fun sampling soup and exploring Lakeview East! You can view pictures from the event here. See you next year!
Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance

The City Council is signing on to a new law that will make it difficult for employers to schedule flexible work schedules. This will be extremely difficult for small businesses who employ fifty or more individuals in the aggregate within a dwelling unit, residence, or any other location. Please join the coalition at Work Your Way and write a letter to our local elected officials.
You can view the new ordinance  here  and write a letter to Work Your Way  here .
Summer Festival Opportunities

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
The time to sign up for the Belmont Sheffield Music Fest is here! The dates for this event are May 25th and 26th. This popular Memorial Day weekend fest takes place on Sheffield Avenue between Belmont and Roscoe St. , just steps from the Belmont El station.  There are vendor and sponsorship opportunities available.

PRIDE Parade
The Pride Parade is June 30th this year AND it's the 50th anniversary. Sponsorship opportunities are now available: have members on the float with us, and walkers with the float handing out promotions of your brand and services. Sponsors also have their logo on our float, along with other opportunities to promote!

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Preparations for the Premier Arts Festival in Chicago have started! We are calling all interested vendors and potential sponsors to sign up or contact us to be part of the 15th year. This year's event is on September 14th to the 15th on Broadway street between Belmont and Hawthorne.  The Festival showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more.

For more information about these events contact Gilberto Guadalupe at 
or call 773.348.8608.
Sidewalk Cafe Permits
Warm weather is right around the corner, which means it's almost time for sidewalk cafes! If you are a business in need of your sidewalk cafe permit, here is your application information package .

For questions, please contact Felix Quintiliani at admin@lakevieweast.com or call 773.348.8608.
Launch Party

Thank you to all who joined us last Thursday at Union Full Board for our Lakeview Supper Club Launch Party! The cocktails were flowing all night and the pizza was delicious! You can view pictures from the event here.
Upcoming Lakeview Supper Club Events 

Not a Lakeview Supper Club member? Membership is just $10/annually and gets you access to 3 exclusive dining events a month in Lakeview restaurants. Join today and purchase your tickets to the events above!
Member Spotlight
Soraya Rendon

Soraya Rendon, owner of Chilam Balam at 3023 N. Broadway, had dreams of coming to American since she was 7 years old. She used to watch American television shows that featured Chicago, and knew this was the city she wanted to be in. She also always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. When she was a young adult, she decided to venture to Chicago with just a couple hundred dollars, no job, and her family back in Mexico City.

Not speaking any English, Soraya started taking English classes and applying for jobs. Through trials and tribulations, she eventually got a job as a mortgage broker. But when the market collapsed, she was looking for a new business to start and a new passion. That's how Chilam Balam came to be!

Soraya learned everything completely from scratch: restaurant design, making a menu, restaurant operations, etc. She wanted a Mexican restaurant unlike anything anybody's ever seen before. Something quaint, beautiful, and that gave her a sense of home.

Chilam Balam has been a Lakeview gem since it opened, serving delicious tapas-like Mexican plates in a fun, cozy atmosphere. The menu is always changing, with Chef Natalie Oswald, constantly coming up with new, tasty ideas to add to the fresh tasting options. Just recently, Chilam Balam won the award for the Best Farm to Table restaurant at the Lakeview East Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony! You can see the list of farmers they use on their website.

We urge you to make a visit to Chilam Balam soon and congratulate Soraya for her recent win, and thank her for her dedication to the Lakeview East community! We are so lucky to have Soraya as a member of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, and are looking forward to dining at Chilam Balam for many years to come.

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email sammi@lakevieweast.com.

[solidcore] Boystown is a 50 minute high-intensity, full-body workout using movements based on squats, planks, and lunges. Work out with them today at 3312 N. Broadway!
AT&T, telecommunications and entertainment powerhouse, at 1027 W Addison is a retail and service store for your technological needs.
Rise Up Nutrition Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Rise Up Nutrition opened their doors last week in Lakeview East, and we are so happy they did! They sell DELICIOUS teas, coffees, and smoothies that offer many health benefits. They've already been a go-to of the Chamber staff's since they opened! Check them out at 2909 N. Broadway.
Walgreens Optical One Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

Walgreens Optical at 3646 N. Broadway recently celebrated their One Year Anniversary at that location! With brand new equipment, top eye care professionals, and beautiful frames offered - they're developing a great and growing clientele in Lakeview East!
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway OPENING TODAY!
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Lucky Strike Social -
1027 W. Addison 
Beerhead Bar & Eatery - 1027 W. Addison
Chicago Harley Davidson Showroom -
1027 W. Addison 
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison
T aste of New York  -
3268 N. Clark
Rise Up Nutrition - 2909 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship Still 
The Lakeview East Street Pole Banners are located throughout the District are still available for sponsorship. Banners are located on Broadway, Clark, Belmont, Addison and Diversey. Chamber members and local businesses have the opportunity to sponsor new banners or renew your current banner sponsorship at a discounted rate. 

Wrigleyville Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $500 each
- Non-Members - $1,000 each

Surrounding Lakeview East Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $250 each
- Non-Members - $400 each

Please contact Kate McKenna for more information at  Kate@lakevieweast.com  or by calling 773-348-8608.
Storefront Opportunities

Are you or anyone you know, looking to move their business to Lakeview East? You can view Storefront Opportunities on our website here!

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development. For development projects visit our website here.
Michelin Star Restaurant Proposes New Development at Former Mi Tierra Property

This is an owner occupied redevelopment. Cumin Restaurant of Wicker Park will occupy basement, 1st and 2nd floor. 3rd floor will be two residential rental units one - 2 bedroom / 2 baths and one - 3 bedroom / 2 bath. Entire 4th floor will be penthouse 4 bedroom and 3 bath unit (potentially owner occupied).  There will be 3 parking spaces at the back of the building.  Cumin is Michelin's Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant serving Indian and Nepalese cuisine with full bar. Restaurant was established in 2010. Belmont will it it's 2nd location. View plans here.
The CTA is performing work in preparation for future improvements as part of the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project.

The work activity will include Site Preparation and Building Demolition and could impact partial sidewalk closures and generate general construction noise.  Rodent abatement will be performed throughout the work activity period. AT&T will also be relocating utilities along 3324 to 3424 N. Sheffield Avenue and 964 to 1030 W. Roscoe Street from Monday, February 4 to Friday, March 1, 2019. There will be lane restrictions and restricted parking on Roscoe and Sheffield.

Additional Construction Activity Notices will be provided by the CTA through the duration of this improvement project. For more information please contact: LaTrice Phillips-Thompson, lphillips-thompson@transitchicago.com, 312.681.4162  
Clark Street to close between Roscoe to Buckingham
March 4-April 7, 2019

Extensive advance utility relocation work is required prior to starting major construction on Phase One of CTA's Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program: Utilities in adjacent alleys and streets are being relocated so we can build new 'L' track structure foundations as part of RPM. Utility work began in 2018 and will be completed later this year. Work in Clark Street includes relocation of gas, water, and telecommunications utilities. Sewer work and street reconstruction will be done in conjunction with future track work. A full closure of Clark from Roscoe to Buckingham for approximately five weeks is required to relocate utility lines and equipment underneath Clark to make room for new track structure foundations.
The CTA will also start track work as part of the first phase of the Red Purple Modernization starting on March 1, 2019 to March 25,2019. This 24 hour a day, 7 day a week construction activity is specific to the CTA's right of way so there will be impacts to the alley and the area of Clark Street from School north to Roscoe.  
19th District Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS)

The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings. For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's web page,  How CAPS Works
Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1913
Location:  Courtenay School

Wednesday, March 6th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beats 1923, 24, & 25
Location:  19th Police District Station

Monday, March 11th from 7:00-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1932
Location:  New Life Church

Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30-7:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1933
Location:  Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital 

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  

TBOX BeadQuest 2019, The Chicago Mardi Gras Festival, is THIS SATURDAY March 2!! Ticket includes 12 Free Cajun Food Samples, 1000's of Beads and Tons of Mardi Gras Swag and Prizes as Clark Street becomes BOURBON STREET for the day! Register at www.tbox.org/BQand get a big discount using the promo code "FESTA"!

Beginning March 1, 2019 
Spring into Supercuts to be SUPER Ready!  
20% ALL products with any Service 
BOGO 50% Styling Products!
Good through April 30th, 2019
3160 N Broadway
(773) 935-5252
YOGGIC is offering a weekend full of workshops April 5th-7th!

Dining Out For Life is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV. Spanning dozens of cities, Dining Out For Life involves countless dining patrons, thousands of participating restaurants, hard-working volunteers, and generous corporate sponsors. Here in Chicago,  TPAN is the proud beneficiary and producer of this citywide dining experience on April 25th. Participating restaurants are included in a broad marketing campaign that brings thousands of supporters, advocates and allies to participate by simply dining out at a participating restaurant! We invite Lakeview restaurants to be a part of this experience that empowers lives and celebrates the act of coming together to EAT, DRINK, GIVE, and END HIV.
Reiki 1 Training (5 CE Hours) with Cindy Huston Friday, March 1st
6:00 PM-9:30 PM
Yoga and Self Defense with Torriente and Cindy @Mind Body Defense Saturday, March 2nd
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Cacao and Breathwork with Naia
Sunday, March 3rd
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Live Music Restorative Yoga with Bob and Cindy Friday, March 15th
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Energy Field Tapping with Maria Spears
Saturday, March 23rd
1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Yoga Body Elements

Join Get in the Kitchen for their Seinfeld and FRIENDS dinner pop-ups in March!
 EGA Salon  is participating 
in the battle for the Best Chicago Salon at Tunnel on March 24th. This is a HUGE deal and we want them to win!



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