Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.
We’re good at what we do because we’ve been at it for a long time! The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1912 as the North Clark Street Business Men’s Association. When the neighborhood was re-christened in 1964, it was renamed the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, in support of the community’s Swedish identity.
Our main areas of work include:
We bring visitors to Andersonville and into our businesses through signature events such as Andersonville Midsommarfest, Andersonville Arts Week and Fest, Taste of Andersonville, Andersonville Dessert Crawl, Andersonville Wine + Cheese Walk, Andersonville Sidewalk Sale, and holiday events including Late Night Andersonville, St. Lucia Festival, and Julmarknad.
- The Andersonville Neighborhood Guide & Map, which lists all Chamber businesses and their locations, is distributed annually to 60,000 residents and visitors.
- Andersonville website and social media. Our website helps visitors enjoy their stay in Andersonville. Our social media efforts help keep our businesses in the news!
- One-on-one assistance. We provide direct assistance to hundreds of businesses each year, in areas including city permits and licenses, marketing, finance, budgets, neighborhood relations, and much more.
- Workshops and networking. Our training and networking events help businesses get the skills and connections they need to succeed.
- Advocacy. Andersonville Chamber advocates on behalf of the Andersonville business community with city and state government on issues that affect the neighborhood, such as zoning, permitting, and property tax issues.
- Available commercial space tracking
- Business attraction and landlord relations
- Development guidelines, site strategies, and long-range plans
- Rebate Programs
- Market studies and analysis
- Consumer surveys
- Andersonville Study of Retail Economics. The study that brought Andersonville international acclaim by showing that locally owned businesses re-circulate more money within the local economy than non-local businesses!
- Asset mapping