We turn 100 this year!

Uptown’s cultural history is unique. Since the beginning, Uptown has been a shopping, entertainment, and dining destination for people of all walks of life; a port of entry for immigrants; and a home to generations of visual and performing artists. The histories of Uptown and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce are inextricably linked. After all, it was one of the Chamber’s founding members who coined “Uptown” as the name for our neighborhood. From 1923 to 2023, the Chamber has served and promoted Uptown’s vibrant business districts, connecting them to residents and visitors.

Ways to Celebrate with us!



Centennial Banners 

Centennial banners will activate our streets and kick off the celebration! Purchase your limited edition banner here!


Be Bold and Prosper! Celebration
presented by Thorek Memorial Hospital

To honor its 100 years of service, the Chamber will host a new, one-night only celebration of our community, Be Bold and Prosper! on Friday May, 5th at the historic Riviera Theater from 5:30-8:00pm. Join us for:

  • Storytelling by past and present Chamber members
  • Art, music, and theatrical performances
  • An international menu of light bites showcasing the tastes and talents of our members.  Libations available for purchase.  

Free admission with RSVP – click here!


Art Week

Join the Uptown Chamber as we make our Centennial mark in the streets of Uptown through Art Week. From June 1-4!



Voices of Uptown Chamber Members

Each month we interview Chamber members from across Uptown! Learn about their unique stories and talents here!

Get Your Piece of History!

Celebrate at home, in the office, and in the neighborhood with limited edition merchandise including nifty t-shirts, mugs and more!

Seal Your Piece of History!

Add to our Centennial Time Capsule, more information coming soon.

Donate to the Centennial Fund

Our Centennial Fund supports our Centennial programming! Donate $100 or more and get a free Centennial insulated travel tumbler!


John Blick, Uptown Chamber of Commerce