Monthly Calendar

Oct. 1st General Meeting

Oct. 13th Legislative Breakfast

Oct. 21st BACP Business Expo

Oct. 28th Board Meeting

Oct. 28th Hiring Fair

Oct. 29th Trunk-or-Treat

Nov. 4th Police Recognition Breakfast/General Meeting

Nov. 27th Small Business Saturday

Economic Development

Work has begun on remodeling the closed car repair shop at 6116 N. Elston Ave. A permit for the work was issued in August.

Alderman Gardiner has introduced an ordinance to lift the moratorium on new packaged liquor licenses on Milwaukee Avenue between Ardmore Avenue and Peterson Avenue. The Chamber has not been notified of the reason for the lifting of the moratorium, but it may be to allow for a new convenience store to open inside the former 7-Eleven store at Milwaukee and Austin avenues.

COVID-19 testing is now taking place in the parking lot of the former Produce Center, 5820 N. Milwaukee Ave. Walk-up and drive-thru testing is available.

Zymi Bakery is seeking to open at 5806 N. Milwaukee Ave. It specializes in desserts by pastry chef Giannis Tasopoulos.

The Chicago Public Schools is planning to purchase the former Saint Cornelius School, 5252 N. Long Ave., along with the rectory and convent for a new early education center. The church remains part of the new Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish.

A phone repair business is opening at 6333 N. Milwaukee Ave., and a hair salon is seeking to open at 5525 N. Milwaukee Ave. The salon requires the issuance of a special use from the Zoning Board of Appeals, which will hold a public hearing on the matter.

Board Member Recognition

Carrie Lawlor

Carrie Lawlor has been with Norwood Life Society for the last 5 1/2 years. She was newly promoted to Norwood Senior Center. She has been with the Chamber since 2011 with Nadig Newspapers and 2016 with Norwood Life Society. She has been a director on the board for the last year. She joined the Chamber to become more engaged in the neighborhood businesses. She became a board member because she likes to be "in the room where it happens." She likes to "be of greater use." The biggest value she gets from being a Chamber member is establishing relationships while contributing to the success of the community. Carrie has lived in Gladstone Park since 2002 with her two children. She would like other chamber members to know that it is ok to speak up and make suggestions.

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Let us know what the chamber can do for you.

Call Cathy 773-756-6206 or

Upcoming Chamber Events

Don't miss out on this opportunity to advertise your business. Your ad will run four times. Reserve your space by Wednesday, October 13th at noon.

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Join us and have breakfast with your legislators on Wednesday, October 13th at 8am.

Cafe Touche 6731 N. Northwest Hwy.

Payment must be received by Friday, Oct. 8th.

Register in Advance

Are you hiring? Reserve your table for our hiring fair on Thursday, October 28th 1p-4p at Liberty Bank 6210 N. Milwaukee Ave. This is a free event. Just bring your table cloth, interview questions and promotional items. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up.

Please share this flyer with your clients/customers. It will also be in the Nadig Newspapers and social media.

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We are hosting our first annual Trunk-or-Treat. This a fun event for the whole family. Don't miss out on this opportunity to promote your business. Reserve your spot today! We are looking for sponsors for apple cider donuts, hot cider/hot chocolate, kids activities and gift certificates. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Cathy at 773-756-6206 or

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Chamber Member Events

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BACP Business Expo

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), along with sponsors 5th/3rd Bank and Western Union, are excited to announce the remote BACP Small Business Expo will be held on Thursday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.!


The remote BACP Small Business Expo will provide Chicago’s business owners a forum to get expert advice, connect with industry experts and government agencies, learn new business strategies, and meet other business owners. The interactive remote expo will also feature over 30 exhibitors offering 1:1 business guidance, variety of educational webinars, panels and a keynote speaker that will help people in all stages of their entrepreneurial journey.


Mark Thursday, October 21, 2021 on your calendar and register by visiting

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Rooftop HIIT Workout

Join Level Up Fitness at Tavern on the Point 6724 N. Northwest Hwy. on Saturday, Oct. 9th at 9am.

Sign Up Here

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Kid Fitness Classes

A FIT kid is a happy kid.

Camps every Sunday

Sign up one class at a time or grab our bundle deal.

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Enter to win GPNA's Halloween House Decorating Contest. All entries must be received by Oct. 23rd. Email your name, address and a picture of your house to

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The Dog House is hosting a costume contest. Send them a picture of your furbaby dressed up for Halloween to by 8pm Oct. 29th. Pictures will be posted on Facebook. The picture with the most likes wins. Winner will be announced on Nov. 1st.

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GPAC Fall Fest

Saturday, Oct. 2nd 4pm

Enjoy bounce houses, movies, pumpkin patch, activities, games, concessions, costume contest and more.

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