The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant market place for both businesses and consumers. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, provides business education and access to resources, enforces the Municipal Code, and protects consumers from fraud.

Small Business Center

Preview the Small Business Center website, a one-stop destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources: Small Business Center Please send your feedback to smallbusinesscenter@cityofchicago.org








The Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce, along with the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a "State of the State" event on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Guest speakers will be the elected officials representing the Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce business district, State Senator Heather Steans and State Representative Greg Harris. Please join us for this event, which is a unique opportunity to discuss with your representatives the issues that you care about. Cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. Breakfast will be served, so please send back your RSVP to Lincolnbendcc@aol.com.

If you missed the 2/16/17 Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce Member Gathering at Sunset Pho Caffe, here is a link to a wonderful blog post written by our newest member, Reno Lovison of Reno Lovison Marketing: businesscardtobusiness.com

To get in touch with Reno about the marketing needs of your business, Reno's contact information is: Reno Lovison Marketing, (773)989-1960.

Thanks to our host, Sunset Pho Caffe, our 2017 Members and to 40th Ward Alderman O'Connor and 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran for our "State of the District" message. Dont miss out - join us for 2017!
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A reminder-snow removal and litter pick up are required of business owners/licensees. If you would like to hire a service to perform these duties, Cleanslate is ready to assist you. For more than a decade, Cleanslate has provided Chicagoland business owners and communities with professional litter cleanup, graffiti removal, power washing, snow removal and landscaping services. Please reach out to Tyler Kleeman at 312-798-3349 or email to tkleeman@cleanslatechicago.org to discuss the range of services Cleanslate offers and learn how they can help you and your business.

Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce Business Owners & Managers:
The Chicago Police District's 2017 CAPS meeting schedule for our area, Beat 2011, is as follows: (Please note, all meetings begin at 7 p.m. and all are held at the 20th District Police Station Community Room, 5400 N. Lincoln Avenue)
Monday, February 6
Monday, April 3
Monday, June 5
Monday, August 7
Monday, October 2
Monday, December 4

Looking for a property for your business? Site Selector is a web application which allows users to search for and post available industrial, office, and retail properties. These properties may be layered on a map, with the ability to add various other infrastructure and amenities layers, such as industrial corridors and “L” and Metra lines. Incentive program layers such as TIF may also be overlaid with the tool. Individual listings provide detailed property information, including square footage and rent or sale price. Site Selector is hosted by World Business Chicago (WBC) and is located at www.SiteSelectorApp.com. Site Selector’s listings are populated by Rofo.com, a real estate marketplace company contracted by World Business Chicago to provide listing capability to NBDCs and real estate brokers. For help with Rofo.com, email support@rofo.com.

Looking for free legal assistance for your small business? Attend one of these Free Legal Clinics offered by The Law Project* and the City of Chicago's Neighborhood Business Development Centers.

All of the Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce business district is located in the 40th Ward of the City of Chicago. Visit 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'Connor's website at www.aldermanoconnor.com for timely information regarding area news and important community notices. Alderman O'Connor's website is updated regularly and includes many community links of interest.

Has your business been a victim of bad checks? The Cook County State's Attorney's Office has a cost free service to assist businesses hurt by bad check issues. If you would like to obtain information on this program, contact Prosecutor Relations Manager Gloria Jean Waber at 866-581-7284 or email gwaber@checkprogram.com or visit www.checkprogram.com/cookcountyil.


Rosehill Cemetery & Mausoleum, 5800 N. Ravenswood Avenue, will again be offering their bimonthly walking tours of the historic cemetery on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. This free tour highlights Rosehill's history, sculptures, and stories from the lives of famous Chicago pioneers and politicians buried there, including Civil War generals and Chicago Mayors, Banker Norman W. Harris, Hot Dog King Oscar Mayer, Montgomery Ward, Richard Sears, and suffragette Frances Willard. Tours meet at the Rosehill's Ravenswood gates at 10 a.m. For more information, call (773)561-5940.

Advertise your business to the thousands who drive through our business district daily. The Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce is selling newly designed and colorful banners, which will feature your business name and be displayed on the street poles in our area. To view the banners and download an order form,click here:

The Illinois State Treasurer's Office is launching the Cultivate Illinois Green Energy Program, an environmental initiative, to assist businesses, nonprofits and local governments finance the purchase or installation of energy efficient equipment, such as solar panels, solar thermal energy systems, or other energy efficient equipment and upgrades. Cultivate Illinois Green Energy is a linked deposit program that promotes "Going Green" statewide. For more information or to participate, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 217-557-6436 or visit www.treasurer.il.gov and follow the Cultivate Illinois link.




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