October 2015 Newsletter

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce E-News

October 2015 Edition

Fall is upon us as the leaves turn red and gold.  This is a great time to head to Chinatown to enjoy a warm bowl of hand-pulled noodle soups or cook your own meal at one of the many hot-pot restaurants!

CHAMBER NEWS

33rd Anniversary Gala and 2015 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant

On November1st, the Chamber and TVB (USA) will be hosting the 2015 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant.  This event is not-to-be-missed!  Our pageant will feature contestants competing in evening gown, swimsuit, quipao and talent competitions.  Plus, there will be a raffle draw featuring many valuable prizes including a Delta One™ Business Class Air Ticket to Asia, $2,000 Cash Prize, Two-Night Stay at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with Dinner at Lao Sze Chuan, Dinner for two at Piccolo Sogno Due with wine selections and much more!  Raffle tickets are only $5!  Be sure to purchase your event tickets today on line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2181612

Note: The self-park garage at the Hilton Chicago Hotel is undergoing emergency repairs and will not be available to guests during the Gala.  Discounted valet parking is available for $36. Alternative parking is available in the area, no discounts available.  See map for alternative parking.

2015 Concierge Dinner Tour

The 2015 Concierge Dinner Tour took place on October 7th attracting concierges from all over the Chicagoland area. They were greeted by Chamber staff at a Welcome Reception hosted by Phoenix Restaurant. Following the reception, the concierges were escorted on a 45-minute walking tour of Chinatown by experienced Chamber tour guides. Following the tour, everyone was treated to delicious complimentary meals provided by Ahjoomah’s Apron, BBQ King and Emperor’s Choice.  To end the evening, the Chinese American Museum of Chicago opened their doors for our visitors to view its exhibits and a film about Chinatown.

Business Seminar: What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business & The Self-Employed

The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce partnered with Geri Aglipay of the Small Business Majority to present important information on how the healthcare law affects small businesses and self-employed individuals.  This free seminar, held at the Chamber office was well attended providing participants with valuable information to be used for their businesses.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Chamber staff and volunteers cheered on the 45,000 runners who passed through Chinatown at Mile 22 on October 11th.  It was a sunny and beautiful day, perfect weather for the runners and spectators. After the race, visitors flocked to local restaurants and stores to enjoy what Chinatown has to offer.

Position Available

The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is seeking to hire a Full-Time Operations Manager.  Responsibilities include oversight of various Chamber events and projects; maintaining relations with the Board of Directors and other community leaders; maintenance of Chamber website; managing technology resources; providing administrative support; communicating with visitors in person and via telephone to resolve inquiries; liaison to local and mainstream media; other responsibilities.  Chinese language skills a plus. To inquire, please contact info@chicagochinatown.org including "Operations Manager Position" in the subject line.

MEMBER NEWS

Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Sophia’s Choice presents its next featured film “A Simple Life” featuring Andy Lau and Deanie Ip.  This film will be shown on November 3rd at the Wilmette Theatre and November 4th at AMC River East 21 in Chicago.  For more information go to www.asianpopupcinema.org

Chicago Helicopter Experience

Have you wanted to take a helicopter ride over the city to see the spectacular views of the skyline and lake?  Well, now is your chance with CHE Fall Specials! Book any CHE tour for a party of 3 and the 4th person is free, includes daytime and nighttime tours.  You can also take a CHE Nighttime tour at a discounted price.  Both of these offers expire November 15, 2015.  For more information go to http://www.chetours.com/fall-specials/

Chicago Helicopter Experience launched its new Premier Charter service which delivers luxury, speed and style with a new fleet of EC135 and EC130 helicopters.  Learn about this new feature at http://www.chetours.com/premier-charters/

New Members

WELCOME! To our new Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Members!  Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you!

Member Spotlight

The month of May features: Connie's Pizza 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.