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The latest news and hot topics impacting our local south side communities.

Chicago Artists Coallition Hosts 20/20 Business Event
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: 20/20 Business: Models and Strategies for Artists on Saturday, January 18, 2004, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60607. Drawing from frameworks implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University, this workshop will focus on helping artists build an understanding of what stage they are at in their career and help them create a vision for their future business as an artist.


Winter Weather Concerns for Monday, Jan 6th
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Winter Weather Concerns: Because of the extreme temperatures, the South East Chicago Commission will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014. We will reopen for the new year on Tuesday January 7th. If you need to reach us on Tuesday, please call the office at 773-324-6926.


Hyde Park Chamber Helps Businesses with Tax Season
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosts a round table discussion about Effectively Managing Business Finances at CHANT restaurant, 1509 E. 53rd Street.


WBEZ Sheds Light on Economic Development in Hyde Park
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

On a chilly Thursday afternoon Dec. 12, SECC’s Executive Director Wendy Walker Williams and University of Chicago’s Jim Hennessey, Associate VP for Commercial Real Estate Operations, went on air with WBEZ’s the Afternoon Shift, broadcasting live from a remote location at Sir and Madame in Hyde Park. Guests include Host of WHPK, Mario Smith; WBEZ South Side reporter, Natalie Moore; Executive and our very own 4th Ward Alderman William Burns.


MLK Celebration Event on January 15, 2014
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Please save the date for the University's MLK Celebration on January 15th, 2013. The main program at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will feature keynote speaker Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts.


Share Your Transit Experiences
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Good City Group invites you to complete an on-line survey for gathering stories about travel in the city of Chicago and across the region. Our goal is to better understand diverse journeys using multiple modes of train, bus, and bike transit in the city and suburbs. #Archeworks


Holiday Spirit Comes to 47th and 51st Streets
Dec 2013 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission and the 51st Street Business Association sponsored decorations and banners on 51st Street.


No 53rd Street TIF Meeting in December
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

There will be no TIF meeting on December 10th or for the month of December. Once the date for the next TIF meeting has been confirmed, a public notice will be posted. Please contact the South East Chicago Commission in January 2014 for details about the next meeting.


Valerie Jarrett Returns to Hyde Park - NBC
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, "mom and pop" stores hoped to cash in on this year's holiday shopping bonanza. White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was in Hyde Park to ring in the day-long event. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. #shoplocal #hydeparkchicago


Live Jazz Happy Hour on Small Biz Saturday
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Support Small Business Saturday at Happy Hour Live Jazz featuring performance by Darwin Jackson & Company on Saturday 11-30-2013 from 5-9pm at the New Hyatt Place Hotel 5225. S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615.