Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce

The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business development in order to improve the quality of life of Woodlawn residents.

About

The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and supporting business development in order to improve the quality of life of Woodlawn residents. The Chamber is a business advocacy, education and support organization that works in partnership with its members, residents and local officials to increase economic development and competitiveness for the Woodlawn community. We seek business and residential input that informs development that will improve our neighborhood for residents across all socioeconomic levels.

Services Provided

Capture wealth

  • Sell your business
  • Plan for succession
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Meet investors
  • Update pitch deck

Develop ideas

  • Define products
  • Establish goals
  • Price products
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast

Find financing

  • Establish accounts
  • Manage books
  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant
  • Evaluate equity

Formalize structures

  • Buy insurance
  • Register legally
  • Certify as MBE/WBE
  • Secure licenses
  • Buy or rent space

Hire / retain staff

  • Write job specs
  • Implement payroll
  • Draft staff manual

Increase sales

  • Develop partners
  • Update business plan
  • Join accelerator
  • Establish online
  • Update forecast
  • Improve marketing

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations
  • Write handbook
  • Prep for wholesale
Primary Contact
Loren Williams
Address
6429 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60637