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South Shore Chamber

Outdoor Dining And Events Popping Up In Woodlawn, South Shore And South Chicago Under New City Program

In Woodlawn, local businesses will set up shop outdoors. In South Shore, events will include live music, fitness programs, paint parties and movie screenings.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Could South Shore Revive Its Shopping Districts? Zoning Changes, Education And A ‘Main Street’ Strategy, Urban Planners Say

Experts say South Shore's economic leaders must build on plans for the historic Avalon Regal Theater, an entertainment district along Stony Island Avenue and other plans for preservation and growth.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Artists Can Learn Business Basics Through 12-Week Artisan Collective Academy

Applications for the academy, which aims to build South Shore's art scene by getting creatives acquainted with best business practices, will be accepted online until the course is full.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Independent South Side Shops Get Badly-Needed Boost During Pandemic With New Online Marketplace

The UrbanMain small business marketplace publicizes shops without an online presence and encourages business owners to partner with neighborhood chambers of commerce.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New South Shore Small Business Center Will Help Entrepreneurs Recover From Pandemic

The center, operated through the South Shore Chamber, is one of seven that recently opened across Illinois.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Grocery Store That Helped Solve South Shore’s Food Desert Problem Reopens After Neighbors Clean Up From Looting

Dozens helped clean up Local Market, which opened last year after the area went without a grocery store for six years. "This is a food safety initiative for us," one leader said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Siders, Undeterred By Continued Unrest, Mobilize To Clean Up Weekend Damage

Organizers and volunteers urged residents to stop the destruction and not lose sight of the protests' ultimate goal: Ending the violent overpolicing of Black people.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Cleanup From Looting Starts Monday Morning: ‘It Is Imperative We Do Not Decimate Our Own Communities’

Neighborhood groups have organized a cleanup along 71st Street after storefronts were looted and damaged.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Officials Approve ‘Roadmap’ For Attracting Development, Arts And Culture To South Shore

The plan focuses on upgrading 75th and 79th Streets from Stony Island Avenue to the lakefront.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Grants $680,000 To Help Nearly 200 South Side Small Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

A Child's Place Academy, Sip & Savor and Gorée Cuisine are among the businesses that will receive help.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With Summer Fest Canceled, South Shore SSA Floats Ideas To Prop Up Businesses Hard Hit By Coronavirus

Ideas for $123,000 in available funds include a delivery service, a website promoting businesses and paying restaurants to feed first responders.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Summer Fest Canceled, Freeing Up Funds To Help Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

Of the 150 businesses in the district, 91 are "non-essential" and must remain closed for now. "I sincerely believe that businesses are suffering," one commissioner said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Landlords Leaving Storefronts Empty On Purpose, Chamber Boss Says

Vacant storefronts now fill the once-thriving South Shore business district. Can business "pioneers" help the neighborhood rebuild?

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore