March 18, 2020
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone for working together in ways that will get us through this crisis. We know many businesses are still operating on a limited basis and we are here to help service you in any way.  We do not know what the next few weeks will bring us as a nation and as a business community. However, we will pass along information regarding any financial assistance or new information that becomes available from the City, State or Federal government.  Please do visit our website to find the most up-to-date information. 

Thank you,
Maureen T. Martino
Executive Director
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Information & Resources 

The Lakeview East Chamber is committed to providing the latest updates and resources for our community during this difficult and uncertain time. Please visit the below pages on  our website for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and small business resources including financial assistance, unemployment benefits, and paid sick leave; restaurants open for delivery/pickup; and donation opportunities for individual businesses and their staff. 

Please scroll down to the Government & Business Affairs sections for specific updates on COVID-19. 

 Please exercise patience with our staff as we continue to update these resources in real-time. We will continue to try our best to keep you updated in as timely a manner as possible. 

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Breakfast House  - 3928 N. Sheridan
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny  - 2901 N. Clark
Dance on Broadway  - 3126 N. Broadway
Cumin - 1039 W. Belmont Ave
Everbrook Academy  538 W. Diversey Pkwy
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!

Sanitation Classes - Food Handlers & Summer Sanitation,
& Call for Food Vendors

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer classes led by the Safe Dining Association for Food Safety Sanitation and Summer Festival Certification. These classes will be held locally at Ann Sather on Belmont. Seating is limited, so it is best to register early!

March 26th classes have been postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye out for information regarding the new date. 

Food Safety & Sanitation Class/Food Safety & Sanitation Re-certification 
Full Day Class 9am - 5:00pm
Location:  Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Avenue 

Class is fully accredited with the State of Illinois and City of Chicago
$60 Member Business Discounted Rate | $125 Non-Member Business Rate

Click here to register for
Thursday, March 26th -  POSTPONED
Click here to register for 
Thursday, April 30th 

Summer Festival Food Service Training
Evening Class 6 pm - 9 pm

Location:  Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Avenue

Class is fully accredited with the City of Chicago
$35 Member Business Discounted Rate $45 Non-Member Business Rate

Click here to register for  Thursday, March 26th - POSTPONED
Click here to register for Thursday, April 30th

Payment Due upon registering.

* Classes are refundable only if request is received one week in advance of your class date.

For more information regarding these classes, please email

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.

  Sewer Main Replacement Project#7322

Department of Water Management (DWM) crews are installing 840 feet of new 24- inch sewer main in W Barry Ave from N Broadway to 200' east of N Pine Grove Ave. The old sewer main needs to be replaced to create a more reliable and efficient system.
For more information read here.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has pulled Sidewalk Sale Permits for the following addresses and weekends throughout the Summer and Fall. If you plan to have a Sidewalk Sale or Sidewalk event, you will need to have the printed permit displayed. We are still waiting on the physical permits and will send them to you once we have them. Until then, please see the dates we have pulled the permits for here.
2020 Census

Participation in the census is the right and responsibility of every Chicago resident. An accurate census ensures equal political representation and fair allocation of government resources.  The data are used to determine what resources our communities need. Funds are provided to state and local governments who then use that money to fund programs and infrastructure like healthcare, housing, education, and transportation.
The City of Chicago is committed to helping every Chicagoan participate in the 2020 Census. This is our opportunity to work together to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 decennial census.  Here's how:
  • The City of Chicago, in partnership with Forefront's IL Count Me In 2020 program for Census outreach purposes, will be provide funding to community-based organizations to educate and engage their constituents on the 2020 Census.
  • Applicant organizations with budgets of $1 million or less will be given first preference.
  • Historically undercounted communities (families of color, children under five-years-old, the elderly, veterans, returning residents, individuals with high rates of mobility and housing instability, residents with disabilities, those with limited access to the Internet, and those who may be afraid to participate) are encouraged to apply.
  • In particular, the following City communities had the lowest response rates in 2010, and organizations serving these communities are highly encouraged to apply: West Garfield Park, Washington Park, North Lawndale, Lower West Side, New City, Englewood, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, South Lawndale, West Englewood, Fuller Park, and South Chicago.
  • The grant application portal went live on Forefront's website as of midnight, Monday, December 16, 2019; The portal will accept applications through 11:59pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020; Grant decisions will be committed by January 31, 2020, and funds will be disbursed by mid-February.
  • In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.
  • The temporary positions include: Census Takers, Census Field Supervisors, Recruiting Assistants, Office Operations Supervisor.
  • Candidates must complete an online job application; The application includes assessment questions about education, work, and other experience.
  • Positions for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Pay rates can vary by position and location; Find the pay rates in your area using the interactive map.

Construction has begun for the five year phase of the RPM project.  To find out more about this project please visit the RPM website hereThe modernization project has many steps, and it is important to know when and how you or your business may be affected.  Sign up for construction impact alerts in your community  here
ChibizHub is an online platform build by the City of Chicago to help connect small businesses with service providers.
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 are postponed until further notice. 

Welcome to the Belmont Theater District - Chicago's Largest Theater District

Just minutes from downtown in Chicago's Lakeview and Lakeview East neighborhoods, the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 50 theaters and hundreds of shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. 

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  Get in the Kitchen's "KEEP US IN THE KITCHEN SALE"

1) buy online at our website: use code " GETMEINTHEKITCHEN" for 15% off everything including gift cards! We will ship to your home and include the ticket!

2) Buy online and pickup curbside: use code  GETMEINTHEKITCHEN for 15% off everything! You will have to place your order on line and we will refund shipping fees, then call the store at (773) 754-7877 to schedule a pick up time.

3) Come into the store and get 20% off of everything including gift cards! (only 4 people at a time will be allowed to shop- 6 others can wait in the kitchen at separate tables and then the rest will walk around the block).
 A message from Laura Scherb at Page & Plate:

I know I'm not the only one wishing I had something to fill my time with, so we've decided to hold a 
free webinar for small business owners who want to take some down time to learn about marketing. 
LVECC members can sign up  here  for this completely 
FREE  opportunity to learn how to hone your strategy when things get back to normal.


I know lots of places aren't used to delivering their food and don't have the resources to show their customers what that looks like. If LVECC members find themselves needing photos of their food for advertising delivery, I'm offering  free menu photography for the next two weeks

You can  email   to get on the schedule. If this keeps up for longer, I'll hold some free webinars with information about how to photograph food. You can email me if you're interested in that too.


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