Chamber News

2017 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Ping Tom Memorial Park

The Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce will host its 17th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown. The Chinese dragon boat race dates back to over 2,000 years and is a popular sport among Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Over 10,000 visitors are expected to attend this annual event. Thirty dragon boat race teams will compete on the south branch of the Chicago River in beautifully decorated dragon boats. Learn more

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

Chinatown Business Luncheon with featured speaker Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took place on May 17th at MingHin Cuisine. President Preckwinkle spoke about the state of Cook County, immigration issues and more.

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. Legend Spicy Bar
  2. La Mom Kitchen
  3. Illinois Institute of Technology
  4. Busy Bees Child Development Center – Armour Square
  5. Harbor Point Estates
  6. China Cafe
  7. Daebak Korean BBQ
A complete list of our members can be found here.


More information coming soon !

Member News

Goodman Theatre presents Objects in the Mirror

Surviving war is only the beginning of this refugee’s fight.
Who is Shedrick Yarkpai? Escaping the horrors of his war-torn homeland, this Liberian refugee hopes to begin anew in Australia. But his path to peace is haunted by an explosive family secret, and Shedrick must confront the ghosts of his past to reclaim his present. Charles Smith illuminates a war refugee’s dangerous odyssey in this gripping new play about identity, survival and the sacrifices of assimilation.

Get 50% off tickets to Objects in the Mirror!
By Charles Smith| Directed by Chuck Smith
Goodman Theatre | 170 N Dearborn
Playing NOW – June 4, 2017
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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.

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.”

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