Business Services

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce is a community of entrepreneurs working together and supporting each other to create a stronger neighborhood and business environment, through advocacy, education, and promotion. We provide valuable resources, programming, and services that advance our neighborhood's business success.

Thanks in large part to support from our member businesses and from a Neighborhood Business Development Center grant from the City of Chicago, we offer direct services to help businesses get started off on the right foot and continue to succeed in Lakeview and Roscoe Village.

Services We Offer

  • We promote our local businesses through the web, social media, press, and advertising. Members are encouraged to add their events to the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber calendar via the Events page.

  • Members receive an enhanced business listing on the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber website with a click-through to their website.

  • We appreciate it when business owners choose Lakeview and Roscoe Village as the home for their new business. We're here to help you get a strong start and connect you to the resources you need to open your doors, from finding a storefront to getting the word out about your grand opening. We'll also help member businesses organize a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

  • We host two networking events every month to provide opportunities for creating new business connections. Members receive free admission.

  • We offer educational workshops covering small business management topics, such as social media marketing training and commercial lease negotiation. Members receive free admission.

  • We can help you navigate the City permitting processes for your business.

  • We can provide free access to powerful business intelligence for businesses interested in growing, re-branding, or locating their business in Lakeview or Roscoe Village. Gain access to demographic data such as education levels, consumer spending, and age brackets for our community, and review custom demographic radius reports by address. Additionally, find insights into the performance of various industries in the neighborhood.

  • Looking for space in Lakeview or Roscoe Village for your business? We maintain a listing of available commercial properties in our area and can assist you with finding the area that’s the best match for your business. We can also refer you to tenant representatives to assist you in your search.

  • Looking for a reputable vendor to help meet your business needs? Our network of member businesses understands that their reputation in our close-knit community depends on providing outstanding services and products. We're happy to connect you to another business for your needs. Looking for new business leads? Members enjoy the benefit of being included in our referral network when we receive referral inquiries.

  • We host quarterly industry roundtables made up of business owners from our commercial districts who share feedback on the challenges they face and help inform our overall projects and programs.

  • As a Chamber member, take advantage of member discounts from other Chamber members and Lakeview and Roscoe Village businesses.

  • SSA 27 is a funding mechanism to raise money for services to a designated mixed-use area through a property tax levy to supplement City services managed by the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber. Additional programs may be available to businesses located with the SSA 27 district.

  • The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has partnered with IXSolutions to provide members access to multiple health insurance options for both individuals and businesses. Learn more here.

City of Chicago Delegate Agency

 Through the Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) program with the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), LRVCC can help local entrepreneurs navigate City Hall as a place based generalist.  LRVCC most commonly helps businesses start up, locate available real estate, connect to financial resources, find educational opportunities, and generally troubleshoot City-related business issues. Find out more about small business resources here.

Looking at Lakeview or Roscoe Village? Reach out to our team.