The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works with various city officials regarding zoning, parking, streetscape, and other important concerns affecting our business community. Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date on pertinent city and state policies. See our Government Affairs page.
All Chamber members enjoy Member Discounts with other area businesses.
Advertising & Marketing
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce produces several niche publications to help promote our businesses. Current Guides include: Al Fresco Dining, Entertainment, Beauty, Retail, Dining, Special Events/Private Party and Neighborhood. The Chamber also has a robust social media presence with over 25,000 followers and a bi-monthly newsletter that is distributed digitally bi-monthly. The Chamber also runs seasonal promotions and programs such as the Passport to Savings, Giver’s Gift (Shopper’s Rebate), Lakeview Social and Supperclub.
The Chamber produces several events throughout the year to include the annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Little Monster Crawl, Holiday Tree Lighting, Dine out On Broadway, Belmont Sheffield Music Festival, Wrigleyville Wonderland, Adopt and Shop and Shopping Extravaganza. We also participate in the Gay Pride Parade with a signature float and walking team with our members.
All members are offered a free link with the Lakeview East website. Membership list is available on labels for a nominal fee, so you’ll be able to send a direct mail piece to Chamber members. Merchant names are also included in our yearly directory and as members your company names are highlighted. For more information see our Advertising page.
The Chamber sponsors a variety of networking events each year, from educational seminars and networking opportunities to social events. Become even more involved meeting members of the community by joining a Chamber committee. Our committees discuss a variety of topics including Marketing, Events and Tourism. Being involved on a committee offers you the opportunity to influence issues important to your business.
The Chamber frequently receives calls from consumers asking for information and business referrals. Only Chamber members are highly recommended.
Gift Card Program
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Program increases revenue to our members with over $100,000 of activated cards per year. The advantage is that it can only be used in our district, at Merchants and Members that Accept the Lakeview East Gift Card.
Facade Incentive Program, SSA program
The Lakeview East Facade Program is designed to promote and revitalize the Lakeview East Commercial retail buildings. It is managed by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and is funded solely by the Special Service Area #8.
Interested in joining? Fill out our Membership Application!
Membership Rates (annual)
- 1-10 Employees – $250
- 11-50 Employees – $300
- 51-100 Employees – $400
- 100-500 Employees – $550
- 500+ Employees – $650
- Nonprofit – $175
*Member businesses of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, that are outside of the Lakeview East area, are Associate Members and cannot vote in Chamber proceedings.