Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Membership Renewal Special

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce recently increased membership dues Patron Non-business: ($125); Business Member ($250); Non-profit, Church, School, Institution Member ($200).
In deep appreciation for you as our Chamber member, we invite you to renew your membership at last year's rates for as many years as you wish: Patron Non-business ($60); Business Member ($120); Non-profit, Church, School, Institution Member ($120).

Last day for this offer: Friday, July 6th, 2018, 11:59 PM.

Please indicate the number of years you wish to renew.

Please mail in application with check or call us with your credit card information, and how many years you would like to renew at the discounted rate.

Thank you,

Bill Morton
, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
(773) 850-0049

Monday, February 19, 2018

New Menu, New Look for Heartland Cafe!

Dear neighbors, come say hi! We have done renovations to our kitchen at The Heartland Cafe and added new exciting menu items. Our coffee bar is also getting a new look. Experience all the great changes.

Heartland Cafe
7000 N Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60626

Jimmy Bennington and the Colour & Sound at Heartland Cafe

Warm up with dinner from the Heartland Cafe and a great show from the talent Mr. Jimmy Bennington:

Residence in Chicago 2006–present. Bennington has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America. He has played and recorded in the jazz and improvised music communities for a quarter of a century. In Chicago he has been an active contributor to the scene playing regularly with Brian Smith (Bassist), Fredrick Jackson (Saxophonist), Samuel Mösching, Dan Pierson, Mike W Harmon, and Artie Black among many others.

Most notably, Bennington was a featured performer at the 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge, and the Tampon-Galerie in Paris (France, 2008).
Bennington's most current release was included in Down Beat Magazine's Best Recordings of 2014

Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60626

8pm / $5 / 18+

State wraps up case for stripping Lincoln Towing's license

Join us for our upcoming Financial Literacy and Networking event!

Congratulations to Phoebe Williams!

Rogers Park eighth-grader Phoebe Williams has set a new cookie record sales this season, she sold a whopping 5,155 boxes last year. If you thought that’s impressive, her previous year sales were 5,004!

Read more at Rogers Park News

The Changing Chicago Accent

"When I was driving across the Canadian/U.S. Border, the U.S. Border Guard asked where I was from. I said, “I am from Chicaga.” The Federal Agent said, “You have a lot of Chicago in your speech” and waved me on to continue home. That was the first time someone let me know that I spoke with a Chicago accent.

Explore more of the classic Chicago accent. “Da dialect of da Daley’s” is layered with history and is fast disappearing. Ted McClelland, author of How to Speak Midwestern, will discuss the origin of the Chicago accent, its characteristics, and evolution.

Come find out why Chicagoans talk more like people from Buffalo than our neighbors in Wisconsin."

Rogers Park Branch Library
6907 N. Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60626
Saturday, March 10, 2 P.M.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers

Hosted by the City of Chicago Small Business Center

City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St – 8th Floor, Room 805

Wednesday, January 10, 3 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by the City of Chicago

To operate a successful business in Chicago, you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections, and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Business Education Workshops January 2018

From City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection.

Start your 2018 by attending one (or more!) of the FREE business education workshops!

Check out the January calendar and join us! The January workshops will be held at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 8th Floor, Room 805.

Reserve your attendance by e-mailing or by calling 312-744-2086


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Membership GROUPUP

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Membership GROUPUP
30% - 80% Chamber Membership Discounts

In the spirit of affordability, Save on your Membership Dues and Renewal Fees from Tuesday, December 5, 2017 until Sunday, December 10, 2017. This is valid for both Business Memberships and Individual Memberships.

Tuesday 80% Off (with additional year renewal at full rate)

Wednesday 70% Off
(with additional year renewal at full rate)

Thursday 60% Off with additional year renewal (with additional year renewal at full rate)

Friday 50% Off with additional year renewal (with additional year renewal at full rate)

Saturday 40% Off with additional year renewal (with additional year renewal at full rate)

Sunday 30% Off with additional year renewal (with additional year renewal at full rate)

Note: Applications with funding must be received at the Chamber office on the discount day, to receive the discount.

Membership Application Download:

Please deliver Membership Applications and payment into our new mailbox at:
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
7101 N. Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

(no cash in mailbox, please)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Office of the Illinois Secretary of State

It is important that we regularly post our official information, including our Secretary of State Corporation File Detail Report, Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Articles of Incorporation, Organizations that we are partnered with and our Membership Roster.

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
File Number: 66534251
Status: Active

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rogers Park Chamber Volunteers at NEIU Career Fair and University Honors Program

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce spent a busy day last Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Northeastern Illinois University NEIU. 

The Chamber participated in the College of Business and Management Career Fair. Chamber President Bill Morton and interns, Emilia Jamarillo and Trudy Leong, greeted and discussed Chamber internship business, social media, and legal opportunities with many of the 1,000 students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Business Administration. 

After the Career Fair, Biil Morton and Trudy volunteered with the University Honors Program at the North Park Village Senior Apartments at 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. to help at the Apartments' annual Thanksgiving dinner for the residents. 

UHP Director Dr. Jon Hageman sent out a last-minute call to UHP students for help and eloquently stated the need.

"Many of the residents are alone and have no family in the area (or at all)--the holidays are times when those residents are particularly alone, and even something small like a meal served by a smiling face lets them know they matter—it gives them a sense of worth and human dignity that is otherwise lacking, or in very short supply.

For me, it’s easy to see work and other things as overwhelming. Taking a couple of hours to serve others whose lives are in many ways much more difficult than mine helps me keep things in perspective. I have seen how a small amount of time on my part can make a big difference in the life of someone who otherwise feels abandoned. Ultimately, we all depend on help from others, and it’s important to repay that in some way."

Chamber President Bill Morton appreciates giving back and providing interns with a well-rounded internship experience, which includes Chamber volunteer work. 

Mr. Morton looks forward to Chamber involvement in future university career fairs and supporting his interns' volunteer opportunities. Trudy is an NEIU student and enrolled in the University Honors Program.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, Chamber President Bill Morton, and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce

Bill Morton
Economic, Political, and Social Commerce

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce influence on and Chamber President Bill Morton‘s guidance for intern Trudy Leong, Northeastern Illinois University Business Administration Major and Political Science Minor.

Beta Gamma Sigma
2017 Global Leadership Summit: Revolutionary Learning
Orlando, Florida

November 3, 2017

Thank you, fellow Summit attendee and new friend, Mariam Ibs, for video.

Trudy Leong
Acting President
NEIU Beta Gamma Sigma
Northeastern Illinois University

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bill Morton Accepting the St. Joseph the Worker Award at the Bishop's Dinner

Congratulations and thank you, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President and Internship Supervisor Bill Morton, for inspiring me about hard work and economic, political, and social commerce.

Trudy Leong

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Student Trustee Insight for NEIU and the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Looking forward to a busy Monday on October 30 at the Illinois Public University Trustees Conference at Illinois State University in Normal and applying insight from the Conference to my duties at Northeastern Illinois University and to helping internship site supervisor Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President Bill Morton serve the small businesses and residents of Rogers Park.
Trudy Leong
Student Trustee, Northeastern Illinois University
Intern, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cook County Falls Short of Beverage Tax Projections

Update on total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax.

Freedom of Information Act FOIA request #17-0723 for "total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax" submitted on October 16, 2017.

Rachel Dailey, Administrative Assistant V, Aide to Legal and Government Affairs | Office of the President responded on October 27, 2017.

"The Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners is in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”).

On Monday, October 16, 2017, we received your request for the “total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax.” Pursuant to section 3(e)(vii) of the Act, we extended the deadline to respond to your request, up to and including Monday, October 30, 2017.

Attached is information responsive to your request.

The County has complied with your request for information. "

The tax “originally was to take effect July 1.”

“The county was counting on raising $67.5 million with the tax through Nov. 30.”

$67.5 million divided by 5 months (July1 – November 30) = $13.5 million projected per month.

Total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax from August 2 – September 17 = $16,666,262.

August 2 – September 17 = 1.5 months
$13.5 million projected per month * 1.5 = $20.25 million projected for 1.5 months.

$20.25 million projected for 1.5 months
$16,666,262 collected August 2 – September 17.