Chamber News

A documentary film by Kenneth Eng

My Life in China Screening - English
Plan to attend a free screening of My Life in China, a documentary film directed by Kenneth Eng on Saturday July 30th 4-6 pm at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago or Monday August 1st 6-8 pm at Pui Tak Center. This film follows Kenneth Eng’s journey with his father to the family’s home village in Taishan. It also talks about the sacrifices made when his father left China. Many immigrants will be able to relate to this story. The director will be present after each screening for Q&A sessions. Due to limited seating at the museum, please RSVP for the July 30th showing at 312-949-1000 or office@ccamuseum.org. No need to register for the second showing.

View trailer at https://vimeo.com/161994736.

Learn about Kenneth Eng, filmmaker at http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/povdocs/2016/05/america-reframed-unfiltered-kenneth-eng-and-self-realization-through-documentary/

2016 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

The 16th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy took place on Saturday, June 25th at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown. The event attracted thousands of visitors to the park to watch thirty competitive dragon boat teams race on the south branch of the Chicago River in addition to children’s activities, vendor booths, fantastic performances and the free Chinatown Trolley.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 winners of the Dragon Boat Race for Literacy! First Place was awarded to HSBC Red Dragons; Second Place was Team United Sky Dragons GS and Third Place was Team Toast’em & the Pop-up Paddlers. All teams worked hard training for the event and gave it their best during the races. They were ALL WINNERS! View race times for all teams.

Learn more about the 2016 Dragon Boat Race for Literacy at http://chicagochinatown.org/2016-chicago-dragon-boat-race-literacy/.

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.”

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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.

Member Spotlight

image1 This month’s of member spotlight features: St. Barbara Elementary School.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. Rivers Casino
  2. Michael J. Kasper
  3. The Noodle Vietnamese Cuisine
  4. St. Barbara Elementary School
  5. ACM Fan Midwest
  6. Slurp Slurp Noodle
A complete list of our members can be found here.


More information coming soon !

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Other News

Chicago’s Chinatown is Flourishing

A nice article on Chicago’s Chinatown.