If you are a business owner or manager in the area of Lincoln Avenue from Foster to Peterson, the south side of Peterson to Western and Western from Peterson south to Foster, then you are in the Lincoln Bend business district. If you haven't already renewed for 2021, download the 2021 application and return it, along with your dues to: Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce, 5700 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659. We look forward to working with you and we thank you for your support. Download Application

During this time of crisis, the impact on our small business community is immense. The response from the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the Federal Government has been a series of business loan programs and grants. For the latest in available aid, see the links on this webpage, or email us directly at Lincolnbendcc@aol.com for the current list of programs and requirements.

During these challenging days of COVID-19 and its impact, many of the Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce businesses are deemed essential and remain open for your needs. We have a range of gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, banking institutions, laundromats, and an amazing array of restaurants of every cuisine, ready to prepare your take out order or deliver to your door. Please check our directory http://www.lincolnbend.org/directory.asp and call before your visit, as hours have changed on many. The impact of this pandemic is being felt strongly by our small businesses and we urge you to support them.

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 Vasquez's website at www.40thward.org for timely information regarding service requests, area news and important community notices.

Let the Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce do your landscaping, for pennies a day! Enroll in the 2021 Lincoln Bend Chamber's Adopt A Pot program and we deliver a large (36" diameter) concrete pot to your door, and have it professionally planted 3 times in the season-spring/summer, fall and winter display. You pay for the subscription and provide the watering-that's it. Our landscaper has consistently provided our businesses with stunning and lush plantings and this year will be no exception. Call the Chamber at 773-334-0614 and reserve your 2021 pot.

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 Brady Gott, (email bgott@cleanslatechicago.org) or phone to 312-798-6772 to 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 2021 CAPS meeting schedule for our area, Beat 2011, is as follows: (Please note, all meetings begin at 7 p.m. and all are currently held virtually due to COVID. Please call the 20th District CAPS Office at 312-742-8770 for meeting links and information.

Monday, February 1
Monday, April 5
Monday, June 7
Monday, August 2
Monday, October 4
Monday, December 6

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.

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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