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The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a broad community based organization designed to represent and help merchants and other business people in the community. It is a policy of the organization to promote goodwill and a pleasant business environment for merchants, consumers, and area residents. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for Special Service Areas #8 and #17. Combined, the two business districts include Sheffield Avenue from Irving Park Road to Diversey Parkway; Clark Street from Byron Street to Diversey; Broadway from Grace to Diversey; Belmont Avenue from Racine Avenue to Halsted Street and Halsted from Belmont to Diversey. This area is famous for attractions like Wrigley Field, The Briar Street Theater, a thriving dining district, exciting nightlife and a number a boutique hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. 

As a not-for-profit organization of merchants and various business people, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works to foster economic growth and development within its boundaries through the collaborative efforts of its staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and the City of Chicago Department of Community Development. The organization utilizes available government resources and programs to assist merchants in furthering their businesses through a variety of programs and promotional ventures.

The Lakeview East Chamber and Lakeview Chamber established the The Belmont Theater District, which acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview neighborhood to its residents and visitors. Both Chambers also  collaborated to bring Lakeview its own mobile app called GoLakeview. GoLakeview was created in an effort to provide added exposure to local businesses and venues, along with enhancing the experience of both visitors & local residents of Lakeview.

 

Regular Business Hours:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Closed during weekends

 

Lakeview East Staff:

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From left to right:

Dillin Ravenscraft – Marketing Coordinator

Maggie Koehler – Assistant Program Manager

Maureen Martino – Executive Director

Jessie Mayo – Communications & Member Services Manager

Felix Quintiliani – Project Coordinator

Not Pictured: Christina Roberts – Marketing & Community Development Manager

 

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From left to right:

Laurent Sutherlin – Maintenance Team Leader

Andrew Smith – Maintenance Team Leader

Kevin Cusack – Maintenance Manager 

Not Pictured: Marco Nalls – Maintenance Manager

 

2017 Board of Directors

Jennifer Avila, Brookdale Lake View

William Shepard, Byline Bank

Marc Engel, CRAM Fashion

Maria Rodriguez, El Nuevo Mexicano

Jerry LoProto, Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace

Joyce Zwart, ROCKS Lakeview

Burak Dilbay, Tech Shield

Curtis Shaw Flagg, Laugh Factory

Melissa Zeman, wineHouse

Mike Krupa, Walgreens

Larry Passo, MB Financial

Saira Chambers, Japanese Cultural Center

Michael Maschmeyer, Urban Rooftops

Esther Griego, Bittersweet Pastry Shop

Rocky Albazi, Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden

Dan Gomez, Al's Beef

David Tobey, Mia Francesca's

Stacey Loukas, Cubby Bear

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

2017 Digital Business Directory

Lakeview East Gift Card

GoLakeview Mobile App

Belmont Theater District

LAZ Parking