Neighborhood Business




The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is partnered with the City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), to provide hyper-local support to business owners and start-up entrepreneurs through the Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) program.

Business-to-business networking opportunities
Employment and workforce development assistance
Consumer marketing assistance
Connecting your business to the local community
Information about a particular neighborhood
Getting a new small business started
Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses
Connecting businesses to financial resources

We are committed to helping you grow your small business by providing you the tools to support your entrepreneurial journey!

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has expertise in offering guidance as a Place-Based Generalist for our community. Our services help entrepreneurs and business owners grow or sustain their small businesses. We provide NBDC standard business development assistance, which includes but not limited to helping business owners and entrepreneurs apply for business license(s) and public way use permit(s), helping navigate City government, developing a business plan, marketing assistance, contract assistance, product/service/workforce development, access to training and resources, assistance with COVID-related business supports as well as reopening guidelines, at a hyper-local level.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce NBDC Place-Based Generalist Contact Information
Laura Austin
Executive Director

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has expertise in providing training, professional development, and/or technical assistance to fellow NBDCs. Provide a platform for connection and collaboration to share best practices with the entire NBDC grantee ecosystem.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce NBDC Peer to Peer Contact Information
Laura Austin
Executive Director

City Public Official & Ward Information

Andre Vasquez
40th Ward Alderperson
5620 N Western
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 654-1867

Harry Osterman
48th Ward Alderman
5533 N Broadway St
Chicago, Illinois 60640
(773) 784-5277

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth
Incoming 48th Ward Alderwoman

Matt Martin
47th Ward Alderman
4243 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 868-4747

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