September 2015 Newsletter
Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce E-News
September 2015 Edition
2015-2016 Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! The Inaugural Dinner took place on September 9th at Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant on Michigan Avenue. View our Board of Directors page at https://chicagochinatown.org/board-of-directors/.
Business Seminar: What the Healthcare Law Means For Your Small Business & The Self-Employed
Chinatown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Small Business Majority will be hosting a Free Business Seminar "What the Healthcare Law Means For Your Small Business & The Self-Employed" on at the Chamber Office. To reserve your seat, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2252160.
Chinatown Business Luncheon featuring UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis – August 26, 2015
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Chancellor Michael Amiridis was the featured speaker at the Chamber’s Business Luncheon on August 26th at Phoenix Restaurant. Over 100 guests attended the luncheon to hear Chancellor Amiridis speak about how UIC is committed to working closely with the city, and developing relationships with its institutions, local government, services and strong community organizations such as the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.
Business Obligations Under the New Disability Rights Regulation of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
On August 20, 2015, representatives from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations presented information at the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce regarding the new disability rights regulation enacted by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. This new regulation will take effect on 1/1/2016. It is important that all businesses in Chicago are familiar with the new regulation and prepare to comply by January 1, 2016. An overview of the new regulation, which was distributed at the presentation, is available in English and Chinese. This document is for informational purposes only and is not inclusive of the new regulation provisions. It is not meant as a form of legal advice. If you have any questions, please contact the Chicago Commission on Human Relations at 312-744-4111.
DePaul University Class Visit
Students and faculty from DePaul University's Discover Chicago: Chicago Business & Society Class visited Chinatown on September 2nd as a part of their class curriculum. The students were given a tour of Chinatown and learned about how the Chamber operates and it's relationship with businesses in the neighborhood.
Explore Chinatown! One Hour Walking Tour
Are you new to Chicago, have visitors in town, or a local who has not visited Chicago’s Chinatown? Well, you are in luck! The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s walking tour is great way to start your cultural adventure. Experience and learn about traditional Chinese culture from our local tour guide. Tours are scheduled on Fridays at 10:00 am. Cost per person is $10. Space is limited. Group tours available. To learn more or reserve your spot contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-326-5320.
Asian Pop-Up Cinema
Join Asian Pop-Up Cinema in it's inaugural season. This innovative year round film festival will showcase Asian films (w/ English subtitles) at AMC River East 21 Chicago and at the Wilmette Theatre starting this fall. Opening night on September 16th featured a Welcome Reception at Lao Sze Chuan – Michigan Avenue and a screening of WOMEN WHO FLIRT at AMC River East 21. Several other films will screen through December 2015. For more information, go to http://www.asianpopupcinema.org.
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group Chicago is offering Chinatown Chamber of Commerce friends and supporters a special $20 off tickets to their performances through December 24, 2015. For more information go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/uq4fkm. Be sure to see the show, it’s fantastic!
Marquette Bank’s Community Meet & Greet: Business Networking Event
WELCOME! To our new Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Members! Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you!
The month of September features: Chicago Water Taxi. To view our previous member spotlights, please visit our . 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.
Chinatown Branch Library Grand Opening