Advancing the commercial and civic interests of Logan Square.

Welcome to Logan Square!

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 150 local businesses including restaurants, retailers, doctors, lawyers, beauty salons, realtors etc. As a delegate agency of the City of Chicago, we help existing business owners achieve success, advocate for community improvements and encourage new businesses to locate in our community. Read more about the Chamber and how to contact us.

Minimum Wage Update

Pursuant to the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, MCC Chapter 1-24, beginning on July 1, 2018 the minimum hourly wage for Covered Employees will increase from $11.00 to $12.00 per hour.
The hourly wage for Covered Employees engaged in occupations receiving gratuities will increase from $6.10 to $6.25 per hour. Under both Illinois law and the Chicago ordinance, if an employee's wages plus tips do not equal at least the number of hours worked times the applicable minimum wage, his or her employer must make up the difference.
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Small Business Improvement Fund Application Deadline July 9th

?The application period is open for the Milwaukee/Fullerton TIF Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF), a City of Chicago grant program available to commercial and industrial businesses, intended to help small business owners renovate, expand or start-up businesses along commercial and industrial corridors. Small business owners or property owners that lease to businesses in the Fullerton/Milwaukee TIF district can receive reimbursement grants of up to $100,000 for commercial projects to cover the cost of eligible remodeling work. The application period is open 6/6/18 - 7/9/18 at 5:00 pm.

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Bike to Work Commuter Challenge

The challenge is on! Show how us how you bike to work or to your favorite local business. Share a picture and tag us @logansqchamberofcommerce on Instagram for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from one of our three favorite Logan Square Bike Shops- The Bike Lane, Boulevard Bikes or Oscar Wastyn Cycles. Show your bike pride and help spread the word, wear a cool, glow-in-the-dark button (pictured here), available at any of the three shops or at the Logan Square Farmers Market this Sunday.
There is still time to sign up and compete in Active Transportation Alliance's Commuter Challenge, happening now through June 29. Visit the Bike Commuter Challenge website for more information and to sign up.

Chicago Animal Care & Control Hosts Low-Cost Pet Vaccine/Microchip Clinics All Year

Chicago Animal Care & Control
2741 S. Western Av.
For detailed information, cost and rules click here

Chicago Animal Care & Control is hosting Low-Cost Pet Vaccine/Microchip Clinics for City of Chicago residents

Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic Dates

June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, December 19th

Only open to City of Chicago Residents 18 years of age or older with a Valid Photo ID.
Only the FIRST 100 animals will be serviced. Numbers will be distributed beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 9:00 am.

Guide To On-Premise Business Owner’s Signs

The Department of Buildings recently issued this easy-to-understand Business Owner's Guide to On-Premise Signs.

To access Click here

2018 Sidewalk Cafe Season Applications Available

The 2018 Sidewalk Café Season begins on March 1st and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year. Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for a Sidewalk Cafe Permit to serve food outside their restaurant on city sidewalks. Applicants intending to serve liquor at a Sidewalk Cafe must have a valid Liquor License pursuant to Chapter 4-60 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, or in person, to the Small Business Center in City Hall, Room 800, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois, 60602.

For detailed information and to apply Sidewalk Café Application Information Package.

Residential & Business Compost Pick-Up Services!

WasteNot Compost (http://wastenotcompost.com) is officially accepting registration from our farmers market attendees! Sign up by emailing liam@wastenotcompost.com, and reference "Logan Square Farmers Market" or by registering at the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce table at the market. $10 per pick up (weekly) and $12 per pick-up (biweekly) of the 5-gallon buckets per pick-up (by bike!) at your home, office or business location.