Chamber News

2016 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Dragon Boat Race - Sharyne Moy Tu (1)
Our Dragon Boat Team Roster is complete! There was so much interest this year, our team slots filled up quickly. Thank you to all the teams who have registered to participate in the 2016 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy! We will be in contact with all of you regarding your team rosters and other important matters. Be sure to review the Competition Rules to ensure you will be in compliance on race day.

There are still Event Sponsorship opportunities available. With over 10,000 visitors expected at the event, sponsorsing the dragon boat race will provide great exposure for your company. Visit our website at http://chicagochinatown.org/2016-chicago-dragon-boat-race-literacy/ to learn more. We also have a few vendor booth spots left, however, they are going fast. The deadline to apply for sponsorship or a vendor booth is April 29th.

For more information on the 2016 Dragon Boat Race for Literacy and to access the sponsorship and vendor booth forms, visit http://chicagochinatown.org/2016-chicago-dragon-boat-race-literacy/.

Chinatown Business Luncheon featuring
Cory Jobe, Director – Illinois Office of Tourism
4/27/16 | 11:30 AM @ Lee Wing Wah Restaurant

Cory Jobe
Cory Jobe, Director of Illinois Office of Tourism, will be the featured speaker at the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s next Chinatown Business Luncheon scheduled on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM. The luncheon will take place at Lee Wing Wah Restaurant located at 2147 S. China Place – 2FL. Mr. Jobe willl discuss the economic power of tourism and the impact it has on Chicago and the State of Illinois. He will also talk about his office’s international marketing efforts, including China, a major trading partner with Illinois.
To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2515363 .
Member price – $15.00
Non-Member price – $20.00
No Refunds

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.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade 2/14/16

The cold and snow did not stop the crowds from coming to Chinatown to watch the Chinese New Year Parade on February 14th! Fifty-three parade units entertained the large crowd who braved the weather standing along the parade route on Wentworth Avenue and Cermak Road. The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce float featured our Miss Friendship Ambassadors Kelly Yee Uchima, Jessica Kung and Victoria Ng. Thank you to our volunteers for decorating our float celebrating the Year of the Monkey!

Member Spotlight

Jun Zhou Agency Staff
The month of March member spotlight features: Jun Zhou Insurance Agency & Jun Zhou CPA Ltd..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. Chinese of Chicago
  2. Where Traveler Chicago
  3. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot – Chicago
  4. Jaslin Hotel
  5. Chicago Wolves
  6. Macy’s
  7. PepsiCo
A complete list of our members can be found here.


More information coming soon !

Member News

Chicago’s Best BYOB 2: Go 4 Food

Asian Pop-Up Cinema – Spring 2016 Season

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Spring 2016 Banner Asian Pop-Up Cinema is a revolving film screening program showcasing series of Asian movies (primarily in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese & Korean language) with English subtitles during its bi-annual screen series. During its spring series which runs through May 20, 2016, several films were shown to sell-out crowds. To learn more about Asian Pop-Up Cinema, go to http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/.

Warm Up With Dumplings from Qing Xiang Yuan Dumpling

Find more information here.

UIC Workshops

Upcoming (Apr) Venture Series workshops by the Illinois SBDC at UIC
MSW 2016 Workshops by the Illinois SBDC at UIC

Other News

Chicago’s Chinatown is Flourishing

A nice article on Chicago’s Chinatown.