THE CHAMBER

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:

Events

We bring visitors to Andersonville and into our businesses through signature events such as Andersonville Midsommarfest, Andersonville Arts WeekendTaste of Andersonville, Andersonville Dessert Crawl, Andersonville Wine WalkAndersonville Sidewalk Sale, and holiday events including Late Night Andersonville, St. Lucia Festival, and Julmarknad.

Marketing

  • 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!

Member services

  • 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.
  • Savings. We provide money-saving opportunities through our Member-to-Member Discount Program.
  • 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.

Business Development

  • Available commercial space tracking
  • Business attraction and landlord relations
  • Development guidelines, site strategies, and long-range plans
  • Andersonville Facade Rebate Program

Research

  • 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