November 2016 Newsletter
Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce E-News
November 2016 Edition
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The holiday season is upon us and we give special thanks to our Chamber members, sponsors, partners, collegagues, board of directors, volunteers, community organizations and leaders, staff and especially to you, our readers, who support the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce throghout the year. You've been there to help us celebrate our Chinese culture and traditions including our Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, Annual Gala, Lunar New Year Dinner and more. We look foward to you visiting Chinatown during the holiday seasons, particularly this weekend during Small Business Saturday to purchase at our many gift, herbal and grocery stores and dine at the many regional restaurants throughout Chinatown.
Chinatown is easily accessible from all areas of the city by CTA Red and Green rail lines and buses. Don't miss riding the "Holiday Train" on the CTA Red Line featuring Santa and his Elves! View the Holiday Train Schedule at http:www.transitchicago.com/holidaytrain/ as you travel to Chinatown to shop and dine!
34th Annual Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Gala – NEW FACES, NEW PLACES
Over four-hundred guests gathered at the Hilton Chicago Hotel to celebrate the Chamber's 34th Annual Gala – New Faces New Places on November 7th. We were honored to have Judy Hsu from ABC7 News as our emcee extraordinaire for the evening's activities. Chicago Chinatown's recent and upcoming developments were highlighted during the event. Guests were treated to a festive evening featuring an exciting fashion show with beautiful traditional and trending fashions from China and talented performances by singers Yiji Zhang and Song Yu Liu. Thank you to Luxy Bridal for assisting with the planning and execution of the fashion show. Also, thank you to our Miss Friendship Ambassadors Kelly Yee-Uchima, Jessica Kung and Victoria Ng who walked the runway along with Christine Vi, Tod Tatsui, Fiama Gaitan, Clare Lee, Kim Nguyen and Vaidehi Patel. They were fabulous! Special recognition go to our generous event sponsors and raffle prizes donors who made out event the success it was! View the Annual Gala webpage with photo gallery at https://chicagochinatown.org/34th-annual-gala-new-faces-new-places/.
Event Sponsors: Title Sponsor – Chinatown Parking Corporation; Platinum Sponsors – Ameristar Casino & Hotel, Comcast, Dalcamo Funeral Home, Golden Country Oriental Food, Horseshoe Casino, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center; Gold Sponsors-21st Century-U.S. Sino Services Inc., ADG, American Family Insurance, American Metro Bank, Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum, Cathay Bank, Culver Duck, Great Lakes Poultry, Kam Liu Realty, Lakeside Bank, Pacific Global Bank, Phoenix Bean, R.M. Chin & Associates, SP+, US Bank; Fashion Show Sponsor-Chicago Chinatown Community Foundation; Photobooth Sponsor – Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum; In-Kind Sponsors-Luxy Bridal, Mariano's.
Chinatown Business Luncheon featuring Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
As part of the Chamber's Chinatown Business Luncheon Series, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth was the featured speaker on October 11, 2016 at MingHin Cuisine. Congressswoman Duckworth talked about the various initiatives she has been involved in her role including her work with veterans and the Asian communities.
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visit to Chinatown Chamber
The Chamber was honored to be visited by Illinois Lieutenant Governnor Sanguinetti on October 3, 2016 at the Chamber office. The Lieutenant Governor and Chamber board members discussed community issues, including access to healthcare, education and economic development.
Visitor Information and Guides Available at the Chamber Office
Not sure what to do when you are in Chicago? Be sure to stop by the Chamber office located at 2169B S. China Place at the west end of Chinatown Square to pick up visitor information or to ask our staff about the Chinatown community and what it has to offer.
Publications available include Chinatown Visitors Guide, NEW Fall/Winter Chicago Visitor Guide, NEW Fall/WinterTravel Illinois, CTA Bus & Rail Map, RTA System Map, Where Chicago Magazine and Maps, Where Epicure Chicago, Fashion Outlets of Chicago Information, Chicago Helicopter Experience Brochure, information on Chinatown Tours and more!
Welcome to our new Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Members!
Experience A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre