Chamber News

2017 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Ping Tom Memorial Park

DATE: All Dragon Boat Team slots have been filled! 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 2017 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy.

Several event sponsorship packages are available. As a sponsor, your company will receive valuable recognition in all marketing materials prior to the event including the Chamber website, Facebook page, monthly e-newsletters, posters and social media. Sponsor logos will be listed on the official race t-shirts and the onsite banner. Exhibitor Booths are also available during the dragon boat race at $250.00. This includes one (1) reserved non-tented space with one (1) 8’x30″ table and 2 chairs. Learn more and sign up for dragon boat race event sponsorship.

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!

Chinatown Business Luncheon featuring Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | MingHin Cuisine

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. Illinois Institute of Technology
  2. Busy Bees Child Development Center – Armour Square
  3. Harbor Point Estates
  4. China Cafe
  5. Daebak Korean BBQ
  6. Garrett Popcorn Shops
A complete list of our members can be found here.


More information coming soon !

Member News

Goodman Theatre presents: King of Yees

Get 50% off main floor and mezzanine seats for performances until 4/30*.

Members of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce receive 50% off tickets to select performances of King of the Yees. Just use promo CCOC at GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

*Offer valid on main floor and mezzanine seats only. Not available on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 4/30/17.

Slurp Slurp Noodles Offers Incredible Shaved Noodles

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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.”

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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.