GRCC PresentsBusiness Networking + Educational Events

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce hosts a series of educational workshops and networking events in support of our local business community. Our members get free or discounted access to all events.

Have a workshop idea? We’d love to hear it!

GRCC Patio Networking Night at KOVAL Distillery, Sponsored by Erwin Law

GRCC Patio Networking Night at KOVAL Distillery, Sponsored by Erwin Law

September 2, 2021

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

KOVAL Distillery, 4241 N Ravenswood Ave

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Erwin Law

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Enjoy an evening of cocktails and new connections in the historic Ravenswood Industrial Corridor. GRCC and Erwin Law invite local businesses owners and managers to KOVAL Distillery's new patio for an exclusive networking experience. Read more “GRCC Patio Networking Night at KOVAL Distillery, Sponsored by Erwin Law”

Local Marketing Strategies: How to Utilize Your Chamber & PR Team

Local Marketing Strategies: How to Utilize Your Chamber & PR Team

July 15, 2021

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Rojo Gusano, 4217 N Ravenswood Avenue

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Chicago has reopened and consumers are eager to shop small and support local businesses. As we recover from the pandemic, growing and (re)connecting with your audience has never been more important. Join us for a marketing-focused presentation and discussion with the chamber's PR team, Bettie Bomb, on Thursday, July 15th. Read more “Local Marketing Strategies: How to Utilize Your Chamber & PR Team”

PRIDE Connect: Multi-Chamber Networking

PRIDE Connect: Multi-Chamber Networking

June 10, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Zoom

LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

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Our monthly cross-neighborhood networking series celebrates PRIDE in June by participating in PRIDE Connect. This multi-chamber networking event will provide you with the chance to meet other LGBTQ+ and ally business owners looking to create new opportunities. Read more “PRIDE Connect: Multi-Chamber Networking”

Taller de Marketing (en español)

Taller de Marketing (en español)

May 24, 2021

4:00 pm

Zoom

Albany Park Chamber of Commerce, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center

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Aprende cómo utilizar marketing para hacer crecer tu negocio. Carlos Bosques hablará acerca de la importancia de tener una presencia en internet por medio de página web, redes sociales, correo electrónico y otras estrategias para lograr más visibilidad para tu negocio. Read more “Taller de Marketing (en español)”

Chamber Networks: Virtual Business Networking Across Chicago Communities

Chamber Networks: Virtual Business Networking Across Chicago Communities

May 13, 2021

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Who doesn’t love a team up? GRCC is partnering with the Andersonville and Old Town chambers to present an afternoon of cross-town virtual networking! This is an excellent opportunity to develop business relationships as we deepen the connection between Chicago communities. We’ll kick off the afternoon with updates from the presenting chambers and our spotlight […] … Read more “Chamber Networks: Virtual Business Networking Across Chicago Communities”

Webinar: Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Webinar: Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April 26, 2021

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the launch of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Join GRCC for a free webinar on this new relief program, which will provide emergency financial assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more “Webinar: Restaurant Revitalization Fund”

Chamber Networks: Virtual Business Networking for Andersonville, Old Town, Ravenswood & Uptown

Chamber Networks: Virtual Business Networking for Andersonville, Old Town, Ravenswood & Uptown

April 8, 2021

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Who doesn't love a team up? GRCC is partnering with the Andersonville, Old Town and Uptown chambers to present an afternoon of cross-town networking! This is an excellent opportunity to develop business relationships as we deepen the connection between our communities. Read more “Chamber Networks: Virtual Business Networking for Andersonville, Old Town, Ravenswood & Uptown”

GRCC’s Annual State of the Neighborhood

GRCC’s Annual State of the Neighborhood

March 25, 2021

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Join GRCC for a panel discussion and Q&A session with Ravenswood's elected officials. Our panel of local alderman and county commissioners will field questions about issues affecting those living and working in our community. Read more “GRCC’s Annual State of the Neighborhood”

Creating Cultures of Racial Equity

Creating Cultures of Racial Equity

January 14, 2021

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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As a part of our response to the country's civil unrest and call to action for racial equity and justice, the GRCC has enlisted experts from Morten Group to offer local small businesses an anti-racism workshop that provides them with the tools to start “the work”. Read more “Creating Cultures of Racial Equity”

Business Innovation Under Pressure, A Panel Discussion with the GRCC

Business Innovation Under Pressure, A Panel Discussion with the GRCC

December 10, 2020

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Join us in December for a virtual panel discussion with three local business owners who've successfully innovated under pressure in 2020. For this installment of Sunnyside Chats, we'll be joined by the business leaders from KOVAL Distillery, The Long Room, and Access Contemporary Music. Read more “Business Innovation Under Pressure, A Panel Discussion with the GRCC”

Self Care Tools for Challenging Times

Self Care Tools for Challenging Times

November 19, 2020

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce & Sunnyside Chats

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Many things this year have felt out of our control. What we can control is how we care for ourselves in these challenging times. Dr. Bianka Hardin will lead us through experiential learning focused on self-care tools such as mindfulness, gratitude, self-compassion, intentionality, and self-regulation. Read more “Self Care Tools for Challenging Times”

Lunch n’ Learn: Business Interruption Claims

Lunch n’ Learn: Business Interruption Claims

October 13, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Zoom

Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

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Have you got questions about your small business insurance coverage, possible business interruption claims, or potential areas of liability arising from the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us on Zoom and get some answers! Read more “Lunch n’ Learn: Business Interruption Claims”

Lunch n’ Learn: Preparing Your End-of-Year Marketing & PR Push

Lunch n’ Learn: Preparing Your End-of-Year Marketing & PR Push

August 27, 2020

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

via Zoom

Bettie Bomb, GRCC

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GRCC members are invited to join us for a discussion on Thursday, 8/27, from 1-2PM with the chamber’s PR team, Bettie Bomb. Our team will review our plans and recommendations for the rest of the year, including digital marketing strategies, important dates and best practices. We’ll also provide info on how you can connect seamlessly […] … Read more “Lunch n’ Learn: Preparing Your End-of-Year Marketing & PR Push”

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