Austin Chamber of Commerce

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to expanding economic growth and making Austin the most business-friendly community area in the city of Chicago.


The Austin Chamber of Commerce works to connect businesses with resources. Our role in business development is to establish linkages to businesses throughout the city. We also work to promote a climate that is accessible, safe and attractive. We seek to assist our business community in creating more jobs, and building more businesses in Austin. 

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
Primary Contact
Melody Lewis
645 S. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 854-5848