Happening in Lakeview
and Roscoe Village
Friends of Lakeview’s Split the Pot Raffle Is Nearing $2,000! Enter Today For your Chance to Win!
It could be your LUCKY DAY... the annual Split the Pot Raffle Benefiting Friends of Lakeview is back! The raffle is open until Dec. 16 with the pot currently nearing $2,000! The more tickets you buy, the BIGGER the pot, so buy early and often and let's raise some money for Friends of Lakeview!
Half of each ticket sold supports Friends of Lakeview, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and its efforts to improve our neighborhood through public art and initiatives like the Low-Line Farmers Market, Trick or Treat on Southport and more.
Lakeview Roscoe Village Gift Card Makes the Perfect Last Minute Gift
There is always that one person on your list who you are unsure of what to get them, but with the Lakeview Roscoe Village Gift Card, it’s easy! Our neighborhood gift card is accepted at over 50 local businesses and allows your loved one to explore Lakeview and Roscoe Village businesses to get exactly what they want! It also makes a perfect last minute gift when you are in a pinch as it can easily be purchased online at any time.
Stroll Roscoe Village and Vote for Your Favorite Storefront Window
Looking for a fun activity to do with family or friends? Stroll through Roscoe Village to shop, dine, and check out the beautiful window decorations on local storefronts! Our Roscoe Village Window Decorating Contest is in full swing and runs through Dec. 31. Stroll the neighborhood to see the festive holiday window displays as you do your holiday shopping, then vote for your favorite!
SSA 27 is Providing FREE Coffee, Hot Cocoa & Pastries This Sat & Sun
Lakeview SSA 27 is providing free coffee, hot cocoa and pastries this Sat & Sun from 1-4pm (while supplies last) at the Southport and Paulina Brown Line Stations! Stop by to grab a snack while you shop locally for the holiday season and support small businesses.
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Shop Gifts on the Lakeview Roscoe Village Online Marketplace!
Find great gifts for everyone on your list with the Lakeview Roscoe Village Online Marketplace. Shop the selection from neighborhood stores, restaurants, and health & wellness businesses all in one convenient online location. You’ll feel great about shopping small for your gifts and supporting local businesses.
Thank you to our online marketplace sponsors, Leigh Marcus and Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
Festive Holiday Decor Brought to the Lakeview Low-Line and Lincoln Hub From SSA 27
SSA 27 has brought the holiday spirit to the Lakeview Low-Line and our community tree in the Lincoln Hub with these vibrant decorations! Visit the Southport and Paulina stations this holiday season to enjoy the twinkling lights and feel the holiday cheer! Learn more about SSA 27.
Shop Lakeview & Win $500+ Prize Pack with the Lakeview Holiday Passport
Shop Lakeview and be rewarded for your patronage with prize packages worth $500+! The Lakeview Holiday Passport is your ticket to some great prize packages as a Thank You for supporting small businesses. How do you participate? It's easy - just: 1) Download the Eventzee app; 2) Start making purchases at participating businesses between Nov. 27 - Dec. 26; 3) Earn points for each purchase.
The more purchases you make, the more points you earn, and the greater your chances of winning one of three prize packs full of local goods from Lakeview businesses. You can even earn bonus points for answering questions and completing fun challenges! There is something for everyone in Lakeview!
Shop Low-Line Market Vendors for the Holidays
Looking for the perfect holiday gift this season? The Low-Line Market vendors have you covered! Shop their holiday offerings in the off season to shop small and local. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
7 Key Pieces of Data to Track as a One-Person Marketing Department
Whether you are a business owner wearing every hat in the company or an employee overseeing all of your company’s marketing efforts, you likely feel that you don’t have the resources to complete all of your goals. You make do with what you have, but you may wonder if you’re being as efficient with your resources as possible.
Supply Chain Disruptions: What Small Business Owners Need to Know
We all remember the early days of the pandemic when toilet paper was a scarce commodity, but now the world is out of everything from computer chips to ketchup. To make matters worse, an unprecedented labor shortage has left business owners bracing for a holiday season in which demand is likely to overwhelm resources.
Small Business Saturday is This Weekend!
There’s no better place to be this Saturday than shopping at small businesses in Lakeview and Roscoe Village to show your support and thank them for all they do for the community! Make plans to SHOP SMALL and enjoy all our neighborhoods have to offer this weekend. Browse small businesses in our online business directory, and check out our Lakeview Roscoe Village Online Marketplace to shop small online.
This Sunday is Lakeview’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with the Lakeview Menorah Lighting Ceremony this Sunday, Nov. 28 at 5:30pm at the corner of Lincoln & Marshfield. Organized by Chabad of Lakeview and sponsored by SSA 27, come by to celebrate and enjoy treats and festivities for the whole family!
Roscoe Village Winterfest Is Sat, 12/4 & Sun, 12/5
In partnership with Roscoe Village Neighbors and the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, Winterfest will kick off on Saturday, December 4 at 5pm with a tree lighting ceremony with carols by Alex’s Music Studio followed by holiday shopping and festivities at local businesses as they stay open late until 9pm. Enjoy special discounts, sweet treats, holiday decor, photos by the tree, and more for a festive holiday shopping experience! The festivities continue on Sunday, December 5 from 1-5pm with carolers, Santa and family-friendly activities and special discounts at local businesses. Plus, stroll the neighborhood to vote for your favorite storefront window as part of our Window Decorating Contest. Contest runs through Dec. 31!
Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl is Friday, Dec 3
Enjoy holiday shopping at local businesses, special offers, carolers, photos with Santa, holiday-themed cocktails and more festivities during the Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl on Friday, Dec. 3 from 5-9pm at businesses along Southport Ave from Belmont to Irving Park Rd!
The Southport Holiday Stroll is free to attend, and you can purchase a ticket for the Cocktail Crawl to taste 10 holiday-themed cocktails along one of two routes while you enjoy the festivities of the stroll!
ENTREPRENEURS: THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE IS OPEN
This year, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is providing more financial assistance for small business owners, self-employed entrepreneurs and small business employees who are looking to access healthcare through the individual marketplace. Through the ARP’s improved investments, it’s estimated that 4 out of 5 consumers can find a HealthCare.gov plan for less than $10 a month. Small business owners will be able to find affordable health insurance plans that cover everything from doctor’s visits to preventive health to prescription drugs. From November 1 to January 15, you can enroll, renew or change their insurance health plan through HealthCare.gov or your state’s individual marketplace.
Expanded Outdoor Dining Through 2022, Reduced Sidewalk Cafe Permit Fee Ordinance Introduced
Earlier this week, Mayor Lightfoot, BACP Acting Commissioner Kenneth Meyer, CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi, and DCASE Acting Commissioner Erin Harkey introduced an ordinance to extend the city's Expanded Outdoor Dining Program through 2022. The ordinance introduced today would also continue a 75% reduction in fees for sidewalk cafe permit applications.
Take Small Business Advocacy Council’s Vacancy Survey
Neighborhood business districts and commercial corridors support communities. However, many local business districts in Chicago and Cook County have been plagued by vacancies and struggle to foster economic development. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) and a strong coalition of stakeholders have come together to advocate for policies to reduce vacancies, spark local investment and cut red tape in neighborhood business districts. This is a collaborative effort that engages small businesses, residents, local chambers, community groups and non-profit organizations. Your input will help SBAC decide what policies we should push to revitalize local neighborhoods and business districts. Please take this survey and let them know how they can have the biggest impact!
MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES KENNETH MEYER TO SERVE AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the nomination of Kenneth Meyer to serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). Meyer holds more than 10 years of senior executive experience and over 25 years of government experience with the City of Chicago. This nomination is subject to City Council approval.
HOUSE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH BUT BUILD BACK BETTER PLAN IS NEEDED TO SECURE LONG-TERM RECOVERY
After an arduous negotiating process, the U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill investing billions of dollars in our country’s physical infrastructure that will help to bolster recovery for millions of small businesses. We applaud the passing of this bill, but we also urge the swift vote on the Build Back Better plan, which includes much-needed investments in healthcare, childcare, and paid family leave, along with tax provisions needed to ensure that small businesses are at the center of a thriving and equitable economy.
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