Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce welcomes a panel of state level elected officials to discuss the current climate of small business in Illinois. Participating officials include: State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Ann Williams & State Representative Greg Harris. Attendees will enjoy lunch catered by Vidalia Restaurant at Ravenwood’s Artifact Events.
From the hum of conversation in the restaurant, it was clear that the 1 hour allotted for small group discussion wouldn’t suffice. The women at each table were deeply engaged in dialogue around their stories – the similarities and differences in their professional experiences – across generations. Vibrant conversation – and delicious lunch – forges new relationships and opens up new ideas, which was precisely the thinking for the WLiB Committee in hosting this event. And this event did not disappoint.
Networking events can sometimes be awkward for humans, but dogs are naturals when it comes to making new friends. Let your pup do the ice-breaking at our January mixer: Where Bark Meets Business!
GRCC is partnering with a panel of experts to help small businesses navigate the upcoming changes in federal employment law. Bart Eilts from Eilts & Associates, Andrea M. Alm and Tim Supranowitz from Paychex and Denise M. DeBelle from the Law Offices of Denise M. DeBelle will provide insight and answers about upcoming changes in Overtime, Paid/Sick Leave and Minimum Wage laws in Illinois. Let the experts help you understand what you’ll need to be prepared!
Our neighborhood is home to one of the country’s most prolific craft brewing communities and we’ll be celebrating that scene this summer at the inaugural Ravenswood On Tap. This new one-day outdoor festival will feature beer and spirits from local breweries and distilleries, grub from some of Chicago’s best food trucks, live music curated by Midwest […]
Have a question about an issue affecting Ravenswood? Want to learn more about how vital decisions are made in our community? Join us at Marmalade on Wednesday, December 16th for an exclusive breakfast with 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar. Guests will receive their choice of one of Marmalade’s excellent breakfast offerings as well as coffee, tea […]
Ravenswood’s craft brewing scene is among the most vibrant in the country, and a recent creative shift in its usually traditional dining landscape makes this the perfect time to take a tasting tour of the neighborhood. Normally that wouldn’t be possible in one evening, but Chicagoans will have a rare opportunity to sample an impressive lineup of the community’s finest chefs, brewers, distillers and bakers at the first annual Taste of Ravenswood.
Outdoor market season is winding down, but there’s still time to enjoy one last Community Market this fall! Join us in the parking lot of Ravenswood Covenant Church on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am – 2pm. We’ll have a nice mix of local artists, artisans and retailers, as well as pumpkins, gourds and other seasonal treats.
The GRCC is launching a new networking series, Women Leaders in Business, which is designed to connect and support female entrepreneurs in the Ravenswood community. Our kick-off event at the Black Ensemble Theater will provide an opportunity for us to build work group and chart out a course for future meetings and programming.