#ShopSmall 2017

Albany Park Chamber of Commerce and the City of Chicago invite you to participate in...Shop Small Logo Blue

#ShopSmall throughout the holiday season

Over the past seven years, Small Business Saturday has helped small business owners with their most pressing need — getting more customers. On Saturday, November 25th and through the holiday season, communities across the country will show their love for small businesses through the Shop Small campaign.

AMEX has made it easy to promote Small Business Saturday to your customers with pre-made marketing materials and some creative thought starters below.

TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
• Visit ShopSmall.com/GetReady to customize free downloadable marketing materials that can help attract more customers on November 25.
• Engage your followers on social media.
• Direct them to your blog or website for content about making the most of the holiday shopping season. 

 

 

Chamber

Welcome to the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce

 

Your Albany Park Chamber of Commerce provides
• tools and connections that strengthen your business
• networking events to meet business owners, city officials, and community leaders
• education and round table discussions targeting your needs
• dining festival that promotes our commercial areas and brings new customers
• connections to movers and shakers in the City of Chicago
• hands-on technical assistance with alderman, city departments, and bank loans
• marketing for your businesses

How can we help you today?

• Membership, join the Chamber today, click here
• Directory, see other members of the Chamber, click here
• Resources, find ways to help you succeed, click here
• Leadership, take a look at our Chamber leaders, click here

Resource Center
 Troubleshoot business related problems or issues one-on-one with staff
• Receive information about area demographics, city services, permits, zoning, sidewalk cafes, licenses, local activities and more
• Receive entrepreneurial assistance for start-ups, expansion, referrals and loan assistance
• Receive peer referrals and word of mouth promotions from Chamber staff and members
• Chamber members are referred when consumers call asking for info and referrals

Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area / SSA#60
The Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area (SSA #60), located in the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago, supports a vibrant, safe, clean, beautiful, and welcoming commercial district filled with restaurants, attractive retail and service, and entertainment and cultural options that meet the needs of local residents and attract visitors.
For information about SSA #60, click here: Special Service Area #60

Community Connections
Connect to local schools, homeowner associations and religious organizations through the North River Commission, the community based non-profit organization of the Chamber that works to improve the quality of life for all constituents by creating affordable housing, quality education, arts and cultural endeavors, open spaces and stable neighborhood businesses.

Chamber Mission Statement
Founded in 1927 and revived in 1976, the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce is a program of the North River Commission  with the mission to support, advocate and promote our members and local businesses in the Albany Park, Irving Park, Mayfair, and North Park business districts. 

The Chamber provides services and resources to strengthen and physically improve area businesses. We promote the community through tours and marketing, and we work in partnership with the NRC to attract new business and investment to the community. Expand and grow your business, rent or buy a home, or visit for the weekend - do it all here in our communities!

The Chamber works together with NRC's development affiliate, the Lawrence Avenue Development Corporation (LADCOR), to beautify and physically improve our commercial districts, stimulate development, and make Albany Park, Irving Park, Mayfair, and North Park business districts a premier destination for culture, dining, shopping and entertainment on Chicago's northwest side.

More information or questions, contact:
Thomas Applegate, Executive Director
thomasapplegate <at> northrivercommission.org
312-860-6121

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