Uptown Business Center

What is the Uptown Business Center?

The Uptown Business Center (UBC) is managed by Uptown United, and aims to support new and existing business owners and entrepreneurs within the East-West boundaries of Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago River, and North-South boundaries of Lincoln Park to Rogers Park. 

Assistance with licensing, permitting, and additional specialized business services in collaboration with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), local Chambers, and community partners is provided. In total, there are 8 community Chicago Business Centers located throughout the city. Services are free. Visit chicago.gov/cbc or click here for more information.

Who does the Uptown Business Center help?

Whether you are in the “idea stage” of opening a business for the first time or an experienced owner, the Uptown Business Center is here to assist you with:


Upcoming Business Resource Events

 


All Chicago Business Centers

Calumet Area Industrial Commission 
Allies for Community Business
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Greater Southwest Development Corporation
North River Commission
Austin African American Business Networking Association
Quad Cities Development Corporation
Uptown United

Partner Chambers of Commerce and Business Support Organizations

Within the map of Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago River, and North-South boundaries of Lincoln Park to Rogers Park, the Uptown Business Center works collaboratively with the following community partners:
Uptown Chamber of Commerce
Rogers Park Business Alliance
Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
North Center Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Development Center at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Partner Ward Offices:

40th Ward – Alderman Andre Vasquez
44th Ward – Alderman Tom Tunney
46th Ward – Alderman James Cappleman
47th Ward – Alderman Matt Martin
48th Ward – Alderman Harry Osterman
49th Ward – Alderwoman Maria Hadden
50th Ward – Alderwoman Debra Silverstein