Join the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce every Third Thursday as we host a series of events to help give you an edge up in building and managing your business through classes, group discussions, and networking.

Masterclasses and Workshops are an hour long session with guest speakers designed to give small businesses coaching on a professional level. Topics covered include Marketing and Social Media, Commercial Insurance, Small Business Tax Breaks, and Hiring and Safety. *Masterclasses are open for Chamber Members only.

Round Tables are designed to bring together members of the same sector (Retail, Bars/Restaurants, Service, Health and Wellness, and Entertainment/Culture/Attraction) to discuss topics that apply to them as an industry. These discussions strengthen our businesses to help problem solve, discuss events, and customer attraction.

Networking brings together potential new members, employers, and referrals and connects them with current members in a casual environment set in local Andersonville hangouts. Every month the Chamber provides one free drink ticket, light bites, and a “Spotlight Professional ” that attends and gives a brief presentation about their business and services to the group.

*For additional information about any of our business events please contact David Oakes at


2019 Andersonville Workshop Line Up

February 6, 2019: Being a Stronger Ally: Trans/GNC Affirming Business Workshop
February 7, 2019: Being a Stronger Ally: Trans/GNC Affirming Business Workshop (Workshop Handouts)
February 22, 2019: Best Practices: Business Safety with the 20th District (Best Practices Safety in Your Business Handout . Andersonville Best Practices Recap notes)
March 28, 2019: Discover our Digital Tools-Masterclass Handout (membership required)
May 16, 2019: Best Practices in Today’s Customer Service
June 20, 2019: Inclusive Hiring and Building Safe Spaces
July 18, 2019: Basics of Multifactor Authentication- Secure Your Digital World
July 23, 2019: Activate Hype presents Instagram Digital Marketing with Instagram 
September 19, 2019: Insurance, Legal, Employee Benefits Workshop
October 8, 2019: Small Business Holiday Boot Camp
October 23, 2019: Building up your LinkedIn Profile
November 21, 2019: Best Practices of Branding by Berman Design

Networking Photo Template

Networking Events

Third Thursday Networking in Andersonville
Next Event: TBD

Every third Thursday of the month, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will host open networking with business owners, Chamber members, neighbors, and visitors alike. Each event can include one free drink ticket per guest, lite bites, and connecting you with local businesses! All are welcome to attend. Andersonville Chamber Members attend for free, and non-members can register or pay at the door for $10. Please see the Third Thursday’s Business Events Calendar and complete Networking schedule below (Host locations are subject to change):

January 31, 2019: Calo’s Restaurante
February 21, 2019: Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd.
March 21, 2019: Andersonville Galleria
April 18, 2019: Transistor Chicago
May 16, 2019: The Guesthouse Hotel
June 20, 2019: Octavio Cantina & Kitchen
July 18, 2019: Oda Mediterranean

Additional Workshop & Networking Opportunities
September 26,2019: Top 3 Keys to Closing the Deal
September 29, 2019: Anti-Racism Reading Group: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
October 8, 2019: Small Business Holiday Boot Camp
October 11, 2019: Networking Extravaganza in Lincoln Park

Social Justice Cafe Co Hosted by Helix Cafe-
December 1, 2019- Viewing of 13th with discussion

Local Business Service Resources & Events:

BNI-Always Be Connecting-The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Women Belong-Andersonville Chapter
A New Kind of Networking
Because business is not a solo journey. It is not a straight path. It is a circle. And within this circle we are heard, referred, networked, nuanced, challenged, and cheered. Within this circle we surround our businesses and ourselves with experience. Information. Contacts. Listening. Referrals. Action. Questions. Possibilities. Solutions. And… each other.

Meets every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 
Lady Gregory’s–Andersonville|
5260 N. Clark Street


North Side Networking

Join us as we bring together member’s from five North Side Chambers and Business Partners (Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Uptown, and West Ridge) to a very special B2B Networking event hosted throughout the calendar year. Each chamber will host a networking luncheon within their district from 11-1pm. RSVP s will be taken via partners agency’s websites.

Jan 23 – Rogers Park Business AllianceEthiopian Diamond II
Apr 24 – Business Partners: The Chamber for Uptown
June-Roscoe Village
Jul 17 – Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
September 30 – West Ridge Chamber of Commerce