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«May 19, 2017 - June 18, 2017»
05 / 19
Start: 6:00 am
End: 10:00 am

Friday, May 19th 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Dunkin' Donuts
2565 W. Fullerton
For more information call the CAPS office at 312-744-1261

For the 15th year in a row, Illinois police officers have staked out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops around the state to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Hundreds of police officers will cover Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to heighten awareness and raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Friday, May 19th 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

A thoughtful and well-executed business plan is the first step for every potential entrepreneur. Good planning increases the odds of success. This workshop covers the essential elements of business plan development. Topics include: setting goals and objectives, preparing marketing and financial plans and defining action steps to attain appropriate goals. With a good plan, build your road map to success.

Presenter: Aaron Lebedow

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

05 / 20
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 20th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston Av. (enter yard on George St)
hhforcats.org

Harmony House Yard Sale. Rain or shine! 100% of the proceeds benefit the kitties!

Lots of treasures to find! GREAT PRICES, EVERYTHING MUST GO! Electronics, artwork, tools, books, music, movies, sporting goods, furniture, toys, appliances, housewares, collectibles, jewelry, home decor, linens, pet care, lawn and garden, children’s toys, holiday items. You name it, we have it!

Hope to see you there!

05 / 21
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

05 / 22
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Monday, May 22nd 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

The concepts and application of basic accounting principles as utilized to measure the success of any business. This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting.

Presenter: Arnie Goldberg

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

05 / 23
Start: 8:45 am
End: 12:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23rd 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Show me the Money: Financing your Business Options
Understand the various ways you might finance your business and how to approach friends and family, angel investors, banks and venture capitalists. Learn to prepare the documents you will need to submit for each. A guest banker will present criteria banks use to determine credit worthiness and a representative from the SBA will discuss the SBA loan guarantee program.

Presenters: Margaret Griffin, Larry Pelka, Robert Esquivel, Zoe Fullem

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23rd 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1st Ward Office
2740 W. North Av.
Reservations are required as these events tend to fill up quickly! RSVP at 773-278-0101 or 312-893-5466 or Register at socialsecurityadvantages.com.

Retire with Security...Learn About the most overlooked opportunities in Maximizing Social Security Benefits.

Take advantage of a FREE, educational session by National Social Security Association Advisor and retirement planning specialist, Antonio Lugo, MBA, NSSA®. Antonio has been featured on WGN 9 News, Fox TV 32, and WCIU 26. Enjoy an interactive retirement planning workshop for local area residents who are nearing retirement. The difference between a good Social Security decision and a poor one can be costly!

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23rd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ UIC
815 W. Van Buren St., Suite 400
Contact Steve Bob 312-996-4057
To RSVP click here

The Illinois SBDC at UIC invites you to Venture Launch, to learn about legal and regulatory issues that you need to address before starting your business. Areas covered include required licenses, registrations, and taxes. Learn from our experienced experts how to avoid common pitfalls and plan to be successful with with our startup checklist.

This will be Part 4 of a series of 4 workshops. We encourage you to attend all 4 sessions to gain maximum value from this series as the workshops will build on each other. Please RSVP for each of the 4 parts you intend to attend.

If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts.

There is no cost to register for the Venture series.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23rd 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulaski Park
1419 W. Blackhawk
For more information, please call the CAPS Office 312-744-1261

Presentation by actual burglary offenders. Find out why your house may be targeted. tips and ideas to keep your home safe from burglars.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 23rd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Every month, City Lit Book's In Brief Book Club will explore a work of collected short stories or personal essays from writers both new and established.

This month's selection "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

05 / 24
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Wednesday, May 24th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

You work hard at your business, but someday you’ll retire. This workshop shows you how to make the most of your retirement by selling your business at its highest value. Even if you don’t plan to sell for another twenty years, you’ll get more for your business when you start planning today. Learn how to use your business as an effective retirement savings plan so that you can retire in the style you deserve.

Presenter: Mark Willis

Click here to pre-register Cost: $30.00 - Online Registration

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 24th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Microsoft - Shops at North Bridge
520 N. Michigan Av.
For more information and to register click here

Ready to start a business, but don't know where you'll find the money? Attend this event to learn about financing options for entrepreneurs. We'll discuss the process for securing SBA-guaranteed loans, as well as microloans and other tips to find funding. Bring your money questions!

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 24th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd. (UIC Parking Available for $10.00 at 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5)
Free
For more information and to register click here

The 2017 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance Forum to give our regional businesses as many resources and networking opportunities as possible. This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph
4021 W. Belmont

For more information call 312-746-5090

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Every month, City Lit Book's Weird & Wonderful Book Club will celebrate the Weird be it science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, meta-fiction, magical realism, and genres otherwise strange.

This month's selection "A Stranger in Olondria" by Sofia Samatar.

05 / 25
Start: 11:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 25th 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Joinery
2533 W. Homer St.
for more information and to register click here
If you have any questions 773-489-3222 events@loganchamber.org

If you've tried navigating the intersection of Elston, Fullerton and Damen lately, you've seen the results of the long-planned City efforts to remove that traffic bottleneck, and likely you've noticed the mysterious multi-story development growing up around what was the Midtown Tennis Club. It's now the Midtown Athletic Club, and wow, has it changed! Still tennis, but nearly four times the size, with swimming pools, ice rinks, a six story hotel, and more. The General Manager will be joining us for lunch, and filling us in on the details. We'll also be hearing about the project's potential impact on Chicago tourism from Choose Chicago execs. It's a meeting you really shouldn't miss!

We're holding the Lunch at a neighborhood venue we'll bet you've never been to: the Joinery, just opened and highlighted by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the best new event spaces in the City, the "Logan Square Hideaway With a Past". And of course we'll have food--a buffet of traditional and contemporary takes on European cuisine from Logan Square's premier Polish restaurant, the Red Apple.

Join us for all of that, plus our annual "Best Company" awards, and elections for the Chamber Board of Directors.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, May 25th 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 20th Floor
To register contact The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center 312-603-9233

Learn about common financial frauds and scams such as reverse mortgages, home repair, Medicare prescription drug and investment scams
Understand the techniques criminals use to deceive seniors
Discover what you can do to protect yourself

Seminar Speakers: Detective Sergeant James Hennelly, (Ret.) Cook County Sheriff's Department, Assistant State's Attorney Clarissa Palermo, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Unit, Cook County State's Attorney's Office

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 25th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Marketing is vital throughout a business to give you direction, to help you to set goals/objectives that will contribute to your success, and to ensure that everyone involved is focused on the same targets. This workshop will cover effective and strategic utilization of pricing, promotion, product planning, distribution, and marketing on the internet to give you a competitive edge.

Presenter: Bruce Montgomery

Click here to pre-register Cost: $50.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 25th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1st Ward Office
2740 W. North Av.
Reservations are required as these events tend to fill up quickly! RSVP at 773-278-0101 or 312-893-5466 or Register at socialsecurityadvantages.com.

Retire with Security...Learn About the most overlooked opportunities in Maximizing Social Security Benefits.

Take advantage of a FREE, educational session by National Social Security Association Advisor and retirement planning specialist, Antonio Lugo, MBA, NSSA®. Antonio has been featured on WGN 9 News, Fox TV 32, and WCIU 26. Enjoy an interactive retirement planning workshop for local area residents who are nearing retirement. The difference between a good Social Security decision and a poor one can be costly!

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 25th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

Book Launch: "Silk Flowers" by Meghan Lamb.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 25th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Nicolai Church
3000 N. Kedzie
unityparkchicago.org/about-us

Unity Park Advisory Council will kick-off the 30th Anniversary commemoration with a presentation to the West Logan Square / Avondale Block Club UPAC co-founder Joel Monarch and former Council members will talk about the genesis & history of the organization and current UPAC Director of Development Robert Castillo will discuss UPAC's upcoming events. A specially curated collection of UPAC memorabilia will also be available for participants to view.

05 / 26
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, May 26th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more! Let us help you:

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us!

Presenter: Kathy Hays

Click here to pre-register Cost: $30.00 - Online Registration

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Friday, May 26th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harold Washington Memorial Garden
Washtenaw & Potomac
For more information, please call 312-744-1261 or email caps014.district@chicagopolice.org

Please join us for our 4th annual Night of Faith and Action, a citywide initiative to empower residents by gathering together to create a safe and welcoming environment in each of Chicago's neighborhoods.

05 / 27
05 / 28
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

05 / 29
05 / 30
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Tuesday, May 30th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Business Ownership Exploration provides information about going into business for yourself through franchising and why it is an affordable way to open your own business. We discuss the large impact small businesses have on our economy, the options for opening a small business, and how going into business through a franchise is the less risky option. There are many franchise options to choose from and we review the facts about franchising from the myths.

Presenter: Scott Majeski

Click here to pre-register Cost: $30.00 - Online Registration

05 / 31
06 / 1
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 1st 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UIC Forum Main Hall ABC & Hallways
725 W Roosevelt Rd.
Free admission
For more information and to register click here

Small Business Expo is the most anticipated networking event of the year for business professionals to learn about products & services to help their business exceed its goals, network with other industry professionals & attend informative and cutting-edge workshops & seminars. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or someone that works for a small business you should attend this trade show & conference.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 1st 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grant Park, Upper Hutchinson Field
200 E. Balbo Dr.
For more information, a complete schedule and to register click here

8K, 5K, 2 Mile Walk, and Tots for Peace Sprint

Strides for Peace launched the Race for Peace in 2014 to bring everyone–runners, business leaders, community organizations, law enforcement, and YOUTH–together to show the world that despite the headlines, Chicago can come together to solve the problem of gun violence and save lives. Our Race for Peace is the rallying point to raise funds, friends, and awareness about what is being done to reduce gun violence and build futures for Chicago’s youth. It is an evening to celebrate and support the life-changing work of Strides for Peace’s Community Partners and provide a platform for people who care about reducing gun violence in Chicago to connect and get involved.

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Thursday, June 1st 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Shift
3432 W. Diversey, Floor 2

7 Proven Strategies to Start a Local Business While Still Paying Student Loans (Without Refinancing or a Rich Relative)

There are legitimate paths to entrepreneurial success and finding yours and following it will change your life. We'll share 7 Proven Strategies for moving forward - for taking your idea and finding your path to success. They are “proven” because they are actual strategies we used to open our social enterprise coffee shop. In 2006, we had student debt. In 2011, we opened our business. In 2016, we paid our loans in full. Being debt-free is awesome. We'll share our strategies and help you apply them to your own situation.

Facilitator: Amanda Neely is co-founder and co-owner of Overflow Coffee Bar.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 1st 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Nicolai Church
3000 N. Kedie Av.

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-744-1261

06 / 2
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Friday, June 2nd 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Score/SBA Office
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
312-353-4540

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But between Facebook and Twitter,email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with and there are only so many hours in each day. The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session will help make sense of the noise. Today we’re going to show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives. You’ll learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign. You’ll be given some simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible. You’ll see that there are some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects. Throughout the session you’ll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own“ next great campaign.”

Presenter: Kathy Hays

Click here to pre-register Cost: $30.00 - Online Registration

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Friday, June 2nd 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
All Star Press
2775 N. Milwaukee Av.
RSVP to mj@mjprchicago.com

All Star Press will be hosting their ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 2nd at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited afterwards to the grand opening of Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff's sports art gallery space. Sounds from Bric a Brac and refreshments from Old Style will be served. The first 50 attendees will score a swag bag.

06 / 3
Start: 10:00 am
End: 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 3rd 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Multiple 606 locations
For more information click here

It’s back! Enjoy a day-long celebration of all things 606 with lively processions, two music stages, a community-centered street festival on Humboldt Boulevard, kids activities and more!

06 / 4
Start: 8:30 am
End: 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 4th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
DeVry University-Chicago Campus
3300 N. Campbell (Parking in the North Parking Lot)
For more information and to register click here

Looking for a way to spend a spring day? Join us for a fun-filled, family friendly 5K Fun Run and Walk. After the 5K the rest of the day will feature live entertainment, bounce houses, carnival games, family activities, prizes and a runners breakfast and lunch. This event raises funds for Tuesday's Child which supports families and their children with behavioral challenges.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

06 / 5
06 / 6
06 / 7
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 7th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14th District Community Policing Office
2150 N. California Av.
312-744-1261
caps014district@chicago.org

The 14th District Court Advocacy Subcommittee consists of district residents, community groups, members of the business community and Chicago Police Officers. Through the court advocacy program we re able to identify court cases that negatively affect the community. We attend court as a team to let crime victims know that the are not alone.

Together, Let's Take a Stand Against Crime!

06 / 8
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Thursday, June 8th 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 20th Floor
To register contact The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center 312-603-9233

How to screen for, respond to, and report abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Mandatory reporting procedures. Role of adult protective services agencies. Identifying common frauds and scams that involve telemarketing, home repair, debt settlement, mortgage rescue, social security benefits, and more

Seminar Speaker(s):
Louis Hill, M.A., Program Supervisor, Metropolitan Family Services
Holly A. Zielke, M.A., Adult Protective Service Program Coordinator Illinois Department on Aging
Detective Sergeant James Hennelly (Ret), Cook County Sheriff's Department

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 8th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago Tabernacle Church
3231 N. Cicero Av. (parking available at School & Kilpatrick)
For more information 312-744-3304

Speakers include Superintendent Eddie Johnson, 16th, 17th, 25th District Commanders, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Office of Emergency Management & Communications, Department of Buildings, CAPS, commission on Human Relations, and Shotspotter Technology Presentation.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 8th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Habitat
1402 N. Kedzie Av.

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-744-1261

06 / 9
06 / 10
06 / 11
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 11th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmony House For Cats
2914 N. Elston Av.
773-293-6103
For more information click here

Join us for an Open House to visit kitties and help kick off summer in Chicago! Our cats always enjoy the extra love and attention from our supporters! Shop for upcycled arts, crafts & jewelry from local artists, art by our "paw-painting" kitties as well as lots of fun cat toys & treats! We will have a donation craft beer and sangria bar plus free light appetizers and desserts. Enjoy our beautiful courtyard and buy some plant clippings to start your garden! 15 Minute Green Tours will take place (at 2:00 and 2:30 pm) in Chicago's only Platinum LEED Eco-Friendly animal shelter. Lots of great raffle prizes too! Sorry, your pet cannot attend this event.
For more information about Harmony House for Cats hhforcats.org

Start: 4:45 pm
End: 6:45 pm

Sunday, June 11th 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Chief O'Neill's Pub
3471 N. Elston Av.
For more information and to make reservations ckucj here

Delicious all you can eat dinner buffet of kid and adult favorites including desert, soft drinks, tax and tip.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is providing sensory friendly activities and ABA providers!

06 / 12
06 / 13
06 / 14
06 / 15
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Thursday, Hune 15th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Grace
2446 N. Ridgeway

For more information call the CAPS Office at 312-746-5090

06 / 16
06 / 17
06 / 18
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

The Outdoor Farmers Market will run every Sunday through October 29th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Logan Boulevard from Milwaukee Avenue to Whipple Street.

Food! Music! Entertainment! Socializing! Fun!

logansquarefarmersmarket.org

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