Chamber News

2017 Taste of Chinatown Cuisine Sunset Cruise

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2017 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Ping Tom Memorial Park

Thank you to everyone who attended the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Ping Tom Memorial Park! The weather co-operated beautifully bringing thousands of visitors to the event to enjoy the races, free Chinatown Trolley, amazing cultural performances, fun children’s activities and more!

Congratulations to our winning teams and to all 30 teams who competed at the races! There were many close races which made for an exciting day! Medals and Trophies were awarded to the winning teams. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Special Administrative Region, our Title Sponsor, Hong Kong Economic Trade Office New York gave special 20th Anniversary luggage tag gifts to each member of the First Place team.

The winning teams with their final times were: First Place: United Sky Dragons 1:11: 43 Second Place: Chicago Blades 1:15:67 Third Place: HSBC 1:17:17

Read more on 2017 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy page!

35th Anniversary Gala & 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant

The 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago International Ballroom. Contestant applications are now being accepted. Download and review the pageant overview, application and important documents here. The deadline for applying to be a contestant is August 4, 2017.

If you have questions, contact info@chicagochinatown.org. Please pass this on to your friends and family! We are looking forward to a great event!

Yelp Workshop

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Yelp hosted a workshop titled “Your Business on Yelp: Managing Your Online Reputation” This workshop was well attended by various businesses in the community. Sandy Mai and Chris Aldana, members of the Yelp Account Management team provided valuable information about free tools offered to business owners, managers and marketers to manage their online reputations. Also recommendations on how to use these tools to buikld relationships with potential customers and increase business value. The workshop was presented in English and Cantonese. Thank you to Sandy and Chris for speaking and to all of our guests for attending. Businesses can contact Yelp with questions at bizoutreach@yelp.com.

Member Spotlight

This month’s member spotlight features: Hino Motor Sales USA, Inc.. To view our previous member spotlights, please visit our Member Spotlight Page. If you are member or interested in becoming a member and wish to be featured in our Member Spotlight, please give us a call at (312) 326- 5320.


New Members

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce welcomes its newest members:
  1. Richland Global Inc.
  2. World Journal Book Store Inc.
  3. Heritage Museum of Asian Art
  4. Wintrust Bank
  5. The Sokol Group, LLC
  6. Windfall Group
  7. DWDW Architectural Interiors
A complete list of our members can be found here.


More information coming soon !

Member News

Goodman Theatre presents La Havana Madrid
July 21 – August 20, 2017

Step back into 1960s Chicago and La Havana Madrid, the long-gone Caribbean night club that drew throngs of newly-arrived Latinos to the city’s north side. Inspired by real stories, this intimate recreation of the vibrant music venue immerses audiences in the pulsing sounds of live mambo and salsa.

Get 20% off tickets to La Havana Madrid*!

Members of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce receive 20% off tickets to select performances of La Havana Madrid. Just use code CCOC at GoodmanTheatre.org/LaHavanaMadrid

*Not valid on balcony seating. Not available on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 7/23/17.

Blue Man Group Offer

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago is now offering friends of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce a deal for $20 off tickets for performances through September 30, 2017.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an outrageous, multi-sensory experience you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.
Blue Man Group – enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR.
Chamber Friends: Enter code CCC in the Special Offers box and choose your seats to the performance of your choice and save $20. Or call 773-348-4000 with code CCC.
Fine print/terms and conditions: Subject to availability. Restrictions and holiday black-out dates may apply. Offer valid only on non-premium main floor seats. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, or in conjunction with other offers or promotions. Additional ticketing service charges apply. Available for performances through 9/30/17. Maximum 9 tickets. Children under 3 are not permitted.

The Chiu Family – 9 Chicago Restaurant Families You Need to Know

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Get Blown Away By Chicago

Chicago’s Chinatown is one of the featurd ethnic neighborhoods in the city presented by the Scandinavian Airlines Online Traveler Magazine at https://scandinaviantraveler.com/en/play/get-blown-away-by-chicago. Chinatown Chamber member Go4Food is highlighted in the video.

Web Exclusive: WTTW Chicago’s South Side Taste of Chinese Cuisine Boat Tour

Other News

Here’s why Chicago’s Chinatown is booming, even as others across the U.S. fade – Chicago Tribune Article

“Chicago is a rare exception to trends of depopulation and gentrification in the country’s major Chinatowns.”

Read the rest of the article here

The Unlikely Boom of Chicago’s Chinatown – Next City Article

“As gentrification and changing cultural preferences wipe out urban Chinatowns across the U.S., a model for survival is being proven in the heartland.”

Read the rest of the article here.