Do BusinessThe Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce provides a range of services to help ensure your success.

Small Business Matters: Investing in Local

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the diverse array of small businesses in Ravenswood that help make our neighborhood, and the City of Chicago, an economic engine and international destination.

Initiatives + Programs for Small Businesses

It can often seem like doing business in Chicago is all about who you know. Well, we know Ravenswood. Odds are, whatever your goals, you can accomplish them right here in the neighborhood! Let us help you connect those dots.

Resources for Business Owners

Connect to local resources, City of Chicago departmental resources, as well as neighborhood and Ward information through our Business Resources page. Here, you can find available commercial property, get a bird’s eye view of City of Chicago Services, and learn more about our SSA #31 Programs and Services.

Member Services and Benefits

Members enjoy a wide range of programs and services; including networking events, marketing assistance, business referrals, consulting services, and access to funds for business growth and improvement. Members can also take advantage of our affordable group health insurance initiative!

Business Networking and Educational Events

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce runs a series of Business Networking and Educational Events aimed at strengthening our local business community. We work with our members and partner organizations to develop professional development programs that prepare you for success.

View all upcoming business events here or check out our event calendar for more community-minded offerings.

Networking Event, young professionals chat and have a drink.
At a local networking session, professionals learn new skills and connect with a community of peers.

About the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

GRCC is guided by the belief that creativity, sustainable living, and diverse industry position Ravenswood as a destination neighborhood. We create programs and provide services that connect the dots between businesses, residents, non-profit organizations, local government and area schools. Click here to learn more about who we are.

Along with serving as a Neighborhood Business Development Center for the Ravenswood, Bowmanville, Lincoln Square, and North Center communities, GRCC works with manufacturers and makers across the north side as a participant in the Department of Planning + Development’s Local Industrial Retention Initiative. GRCC also manages Special Service Area #31, which provides additional services to business and property owners along Ravenswood’s commercial corridors.

  • Awakenings Foundation Each month, the GRCC spotlights a different business from our neighborhood. This month we catch up with Laura Kinter, Associate Director at  Awakenings Foundation. Located inside the historic Manz Building at 4001 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Awakenings is a multi-media art gallery dedicated to making visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence. Continue Reading

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