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.

Welcome Chiro One!

To lead our patients and communities to a life of optimum health and wellness through education and service.

The Factory Theater Opens its 25th Season

 "The Factory Theater opens its 25th season with its world premiere of "Captain Steve's Caring Kingdom." Written and directed by ensemble member Mike Ooi, the adults-only comedy goes behind the scenes at a children's TV show to uncover what the talking animals and puppets do when the host is not around. Previews begin Friday, Oct. 27, at 1623 W. Howard Street, Chicago. 

The show opens Nov. 3. (866) 811-4111

Bishop's Dinner Press Release

The 2017 Bishop’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony will present the Saint Joseph the Worker Awards

The Ceremony honors the work of people and organizations that enhance the quality of life for the community.

The Most Reverend James Alan Wilkowski announced today that the 2017 Bishop’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the consecration of the Church will be on Saturday, November 4th at the Diplomat West Banquets.

The Dinner, which also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Wilkowski, will honor the work of individuals and organizations with the Saint Joseph the Worker Award.

The Bishop selected the Saint Joseph the Worker Award because those chosen to be honored have witnessed the example of Joseph – working for the greater good and doing so with love and humility. The annual celebration provides the Bishop and the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest the occasion to simply say “Thank you” to the Honorees.

Bill Morton:  “It is my honor to accept Bishop James Alan Wilkowski’s nomination for the Saint Joseph the Worker Award. I will be joining alumni who have received the award in the past including the following.
Anthony Martinez, Equality Illinois
The Honorable Mariyana Spyropoulos, President, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Rocco J. Claps, Director, Illinois Department of Human Rights
Hispanic American Construction Association, Chicago
The Honorable Harry Osterman, Alderman, 48th Ward, City of Chicago
Paula Basta, Regional Director, Northeast Senior Center, City of Chicago
The Honorable George Cardenas, Alderman, 12th Ward, City of Chicago
The Honorable Greg Harris, Illinois State Representative, 13th District
The Heartland Alliance for Human Rights and Human Needs, Chicago
Kristofer Luck, Quest Network Services, Chicago
Jason Knowles, ABC 7 News, Chicago
The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, Chicago
Bernie Tafoya, WBBM News Radio, Chicago
The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners
The Honorable Karen Yarbrou
gh, Illinois State Representative, 7th District
The Honorable John A. Fritchey, Cook County Commissioner, 12th District
Rick Garcia, LGBT activist 
The Honorable Roberto Maldonado, Alderman, 26
th Ward, City of Chicago
The Honorable Joe Moore, Alderman, 49th Ward, City of Chicago
The Honorable Deborah Sims, Cook County Commissioner, 5th District”

For 2017, Bishop Wilkowski will honor the following.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Joseph N. Di Natale, JD, the EMS Roaddocs
Fire Department of Hammond, Indiana
Darlene Kenny, CTRS, Director, Recreation Therapy/Child Life Department, Shriners Hospitals for Children
William R. Morton, President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
Holly Wright, LSW, Fisher House Manager, Hines VA Hospital

The Dinner’s Master of Ceremonies is Rick Garcia, with guest speaker, the Honorable John Fritchey, Cook County Board Commissioner. Dinner tickets are $50.00 per person, and tables of ten, $500.00.

Reservations may be secured with your tax-deductible check made payable to Diocese of the Northwest, Post Office Box 17033, no later than October 30, 2017.  To learn more about the event, please visit

For more information or interview, please call Bishop James Alan Wilkowski's 773-721-5383