Chamber News

2017 Taste of Chinatown Cuisine Sunset Cruise

Thank you to everyone who attended the Taste of Chinatown Cuisine Sunset Cruise on August 8th. 170 guests attended this exciting event hosted by Wendella Boats and the Chinatown Chamber on board The Wendella which featured delicious food, fantastic music by the Francis Wyatt Trio, pyrotechnic fireworks on the Chicago River and an amazing sunset highlighting Chicago’s beautiful skyline! Special thanks to the generous businesses who provided the delicious treats and dishes: Ahjoomah’s Apron, 超群餅家 Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum, Dim Sum House, Emperor”s choice restaurant, Evergreen, Go 4 Food, Phoenix Bean Tofu, Phoenix Restaurant, Tai Ho Yee, Won Kow Restaurant, Chinatown Market and Golden Country Oriental Food, L.L.C. This event would not have been possible if not for the generosity of Wendella Boats. Many thanks to Andrew Sargis, COO Chicago Water Taxi, Craig Wenokur VP Wendella and their fabulous staff and crew! View event photos here.

35th Anniversary Gala & 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant

Are you the next Miss Friendship Ambassador? The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is seeking eligible candidates to apply as a contestant for its 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant taking place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago. Grand Prize: $8,000, 1st Runner-Up Prize: $3,000. Application deadline has been extended to Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm. Download and review the pageant overview, application and important documents here.

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!

Chinatown Chamber Board of Directors Inauguration Dinner

Congratulations to the newly elected 2017-2018 Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! The Inauguration Dinner hosted by President Tony Shu took place on August 1st at Evergreen Restaurant. Alderman Daniel Solis of the 25th Ward presided over the swearing in ceremonies of the 2017-2018 Executive Officers and 2017-2019 Board of Directors. View Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Board Listings at https://chicagochinatown.org/meetteam/

Member Spotlight

This month’s member spotlight features: Chicago South Loop Hotel. 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

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.

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.”

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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.