Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Since 1923 Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown has offered expert support in three key areas: networking & introductions, access to capital, and special events & promotions. The Chamber for Uptown can aid you in small business compliance and advocacy at the city and state level.


As the voice for business and economic development in our neighborhood, Uptown United and Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown are pleased to provide you with this community guide and business directory. We work closely with Uptown’s businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents to enhance our vibrant community. We serve the entire Uptown community area from Irving Park Road on the south to Foster Avenue on the north, Lake Michigan on the east and Ravenswood Avenue on the west. The histories of Uptown and Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown are inextricably linked. After all, it was one of the Chamber’s founding members who coined “Uptown” as the name for our neighborhood. Since its incorporation in 1923, the Chamber has been serving and promoting Uptown’s rich business districts and connecting local business owners with area residents and visitors.  To join Business Partners, visit


Our organizations share a mission to build a strong, unified business environment; facilitate economic development; and strengthen community—all to nurture a diverse, vibrant, thriving, and strong Uptown. Uptown’s business association since 1923, Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown is one of Chicago’s oldest chambers of commerce. While the Chamber is a membership organization with a focus on business development and promotion, the organization Uptown United assists local businesses, investors, and community organizations.  in addressing broad issues pertaining to quality of life for Uptown’s diverse population.  Together we provide a strong support system for Uptown’s businesses and create a sense of place for those who call Uptown home.  

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Diversification

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts


  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary Contact
John Blick
4753 N Broadway, Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-1184