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!

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”

Summer Networking Night

Summer Networking Night

August 20, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

4631 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

Tiztal Cafe

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Join us for our Summer Networking After Work at Tiztal. Spend a lovely summer evening enjoying yummy Mexican appetizers and more. Plus, enjoy drinks from Urban Renewal Brewery. You’ll get the opportunity to meet members of Ravenswood’s dynamic business community while kicking back on Tiztal’s outdoor patio. Make sure to bring business cards for swapping and […] … Read more “Summer Networking Night”

Spring Networking with Alderman Matt Martin

Spring Networking with Alderman Matt Martin

May 21, 2019

8:00 pm to 6:00 pm

4217 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago IL 60613

Rojo Gusano

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Join the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce for Spring Networking Night at Rojo Gusano! Spend a spring evening sampling upscale Mexican cuisine in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere while connecting with the Ravenswood business community. We’re pleased to be joined at this event by the 47th Ward’s new alderman, Matt Martin! With their sophisticated approach to […] … Read more “Spring Networking with Alderman Matt Martin”

How to Take Advantage of Your Chamber’s PR Team

How to Take Advantage of Your Chamber’s PR Team

April 3, 2019

1:00 pm to 11:30 am

4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago IL 60640

Ravenswood Loft

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GRCC members are invited to join us for a FREE lunch with the chamber’s new PR team, Bettie Bomb! We’ll be meeting at Ravenswood Loft to introduce Bettie Bomb, discuss our PR strategy for 2019, and share information that will help you work seamlessly with our publicists and take full advantage of your membership benefits. […] … Read more “How to Take Advantage of Your Chamber’s PR Team”

Navigating Legal Issues for Small Businesses

Navigating Legal Issues for Small Businesses

March 13, 2019

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

1754 W. Wilson Ave Chicago, IL 60640

Mathnasium

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Presented by GRCC, our second Lunch & Learn session of 2019 provides a unique opportunity to learn about common legal issues that impact small businesses and how to navigate them. For this workshop we’ve partnered up with local firm Erwin Law, who specializes in business, real estate, and estate planning law. Erwin Law will be […] … Read more “Navigating Legal Issues for Small Businesses”

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