The Albany Park Chamber of Commerce provides

  • Help to grow your business at any stage from an idea to expansion, with in person consultations and connections to business development resources
  • Assistance with licensing, permitting, access to capital, and educational workshops, through the Neighborhood Development Business Center and the Chicago Business Center
  • Assistance with City ward offices and department officials
  • Business to business networking to meet business owners, community members, and community leaders
  • Advertising and marketing, email newsletters, website promotions, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Community-wide events including restaurant & bar crawls, festivals, connections to neighborhood associations

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.

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.

Join the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce today!

Economic Development Team at North River Commission