Chambers of Commerce and Development Corps

The 48th Ward is comprised of businesses and residents in three different Chicago communities.  Each commercial district is supported by two non-profit organizations and a funding entity.


Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
1210 W. Rosedale
Chicago, IL 60660

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce creates and supports a thriving business environment, contributing to a vibrant Edgewater community. The Chamber organizes and presents marketing, education, networking, and advocacy programs to increase commercial activity and strengthen existing businesses in the Edgewater community.

Special Service Area #26 (SSA #26) is a special taxing district that has been established in Edgewater on Broadway from Foster to Devon and Devon from Broadway to Glenwood. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for SSA #26.

Edgewater Development Corporation
1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-506-4016

Edgewater Development Corporation (EDC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization redeveloping Edgewater’s commercial resources to better serve the Community.


Uptown Business Partners and Uptown United
4753 N. Broadway Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60640

Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, along with its sister agency Uptown United, is committed to leading efforts to build a strong, unified business environment; facilitate economic development; and strengthen community — all to nurture a diverse, vibrant, thriving, and strong Uptown through marketing, advocacy, technical assistance, special events and business trainings.

Uptown United is Uptown’s community economic development organization serving the entire Uptown community, from Irving Park on the south to Foster on the north, the lake on the east and Clark Street on the west.

Special Service Area #34 (SSA #34) encompasses the major commercial corridors of the Uptown community including both Broadway and Sheridan from Irving Park (4000 N) to Foster (5200 N), parts of Clarendon and Marine, as well as the east-west streets of Argyle, Lawrence, Leland, Wilson, and Montrose. Uptown United is the Sole Service Provider for SSA #34.


Andersonville’s rich and diverse community life supports locally-owned businesses; celebrates its arts, culture, and history; and in all actions considers the effects on people, planet and prosperity.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation
5217 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL  60640
Phone:  773-728-2995

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

Andersonville Development Corporation supports a vibrant and resilient Andersonville through innovation, education, and research.

Andersonville Special Service Area #22 is a funding tool managed by Andersonville Chamber of Commerce with programs that benefit the entire commercial district.

LGBT Chamber of Commerce

3179 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Il  60613
Phone: 773-303-0167

The Chicago LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a city and suburban organization founded to help the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business community through networking, promotions, marketing, and attracting tourism.