Chamber News

35th Annual Gala & 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant

Photo Credit: Sum Lau On Sunday, November 5th, we crowned the new Miss Friendship Ambassador during the 35th Annual Gala & 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant at the Hilton Chicago Hotel Grand Ballroom Congratulations to Ida Duan for winning the title of Miss Friendship Ambassador! Ida will be a wonderful representative of the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce!

Congratulations also goes out to our 1st Runner Up, Qin Fan and 2nd Runner Up, Brittany Lau in addition to the winner of Miss Congeniality, Ashley Chan and Miss Photogenic, Brittany Lau.

All the contestants worked hard under the guidnace of pageant coordinator Jessica Ou during the last ten consecutive weekends of rehearsals and we are so proud of each of them! Thank you to our fabulous judges (Shanon Lersch, Arabel Alva Rosales, Jane.x, Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, De Shu Wang) who had their work cut out for them considering the amazing talent, charm of beauty of all the ladies. Gimbel Abrams + Singer CPA crunched the numbers for each portion of the pageant.

Thank you to our amazing emcees, Judy Hsu ABC7 Eyewitness News and David Wong for their amazing talents on stage, introducing our contestants, speaking with our judges and keeping our audience entertained during ballot tabulations.

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners in helping to make this event a success. Their generosity is greatly appreciated!

Also, thank you to our Board of Directors, Gala Planning Committee, staff and many volunteers who worked hard in planning and implementation of the pageant.

And last but not least, thank you to all of our guests who attended and took great photos at the Alfresco Booth and cheered on all the contestants. A wonderful evening was had by all! Find out more…

Member Spotlight

This month’s member spotlight features: Heritage Arts and Frames. 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. Ice Max
  2. Chinese American Service League
  3. Richland Global Inc.
  4. World Journal Book Store Inc.
  5. Heritage Museum of Asian Art
  6. Wintrust Bank
  7. The Sokol Group, LLC
  8. Windfall Group
A complete list of our members can be found here.


More information coming soon !

Member News

Chicago South Loop Hotel 2017-2018 Winter Special Rates

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‚Äôs 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.”

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