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 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. *Round Tables welcome both members and non members.
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 “person of interest” that attends and gives a three minute presentation about their business and services to the group.
*For additional information about any of our business events please contact David Oakes at email@example.com.
2018 Masterclass Line Up
January 26, 2018: Discover our Digital Tools-Masterclass Handout (for members)
February 15, 2018: Guide to Your FREE Citywide Resource Guide for Small Businesses-Masterclass Handout
March 15, 2018: Safety in Your Business and Knowing What To Do- Masterclass Handout
April 15, 2018: Better Business Practices with Michael Frontier and Terry Opalek- Masterclass Handout (for members)
May 17, 2018: WBDC presents Building your Marketing Strategy: Masterclass Handout (for members)
June 21, 2018: Inclusive Hiring and Building Safe Spaces– Masterclass Handout
July 19, 2018: Micro Series: Insurance, Bookkeeping, and Employee Benefits
August 16, 2018: Be Memorable: How to Stand Out in a Quick-Hit Culture
September 20, 2018: Benjamin Neikrug presents: Commercial Insurance
October 18, 2018: Small Business Lending with Accion and LISK
November 15, 2018: 2112 INC: Activate Hype presents Digital Marketing with Andrew Regalado.
Third Thursday Networking in Andersonville
Next Event: Thursday, September 20 | 6-8PM | First Slice Pie Cafe
Special Guest: Dana Kaye is a veteran publicist, social media pro, and brand manager. In 2009, she founded Kaye Publicity, Inc., a boutique PR company specializing in publishing and entertainment. Known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends, she coaches her clients on how to identify and establish their unique personal brands. Kaye is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales, and the creator of Branding Outside the Box where she helps driven entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders become more memorable.
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 includes 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 (except for Concierge Events and North Side Networking Events prices will vary for both members and non members). Please see the Third Thursday’s Business Events Calendar and complete Networking schedule below (Host locations are subject to change):
January 18, 2018: Andies Restaurant
February 15, 2018: Konak Pizza
March 15, 2018: George’s Ice Cream and Sweets
April 19, 2018: Andersonville Cryotherapy and Athletic Recovery Center
May 19, 2018: Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Concierge Networking Spring Event
June 21, 2018: Ranalli’s Andersonville
July 19, 2018: CESCAS Margarita Bar & Grill
August 16, 2018: Reza’s Restaurant
September 20, 2018: First Slice Pie Cafe
October 18, 2018: Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy
Join the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and the founder of AeroPay on September 13th, 2018 from 9-10AM for a special workshop to discover a new way and easier way to take payments. AeroPay is a Chicago-based startup that has developed a new mobile payments option for local businesses and small merchants. We facilitate cash-like, in-store payments at less than half the cost of credit or debit card transactions – and you have the funds in your account the next day. We are looking to partner with local businesses and merchants during out beta roll out phase. At this time, all app features and transactions are completely free. We want to spread the word and take-in community feedback.
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.
January 24, 2018: Business Partners: The Chamber for Uptown
March 21, 2018: Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
June 13, 2018: Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
August 29, 2018: Rogers Park Business Alliance <–Next UP!!
November 14, 2018: West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
2018 Round Table Calendar
January 26, 2018: Bars and Restaurants
February 15, 2018: Health and Wellness
March 15, 2018: Retail
April 15, 2018: Community
May 17, 2018: Midsommarfest
June 21, 2018: Service Confrence Call
July 19, 2018: Health and Wellness
August 16, 2018: Holiday
September 20, 2018: Bars and Restaurants
October 18, 2018: Culture and Attraction-Andersonville Brewing
November 15, 2018: Retail-Octavio