Marketing & Promotions

Uptown United and Business Partners work hard to promote the neighborhood. The organizations frequently partner with others to reinforce Uptown as a welcoming, exciting place to visit and shop.

Community Guide

Business Partners produces a printed neighborhood guide each year that is distributed to more than 15,000 residents and visitors. This guide lists each member business and offers advertising opportunities for additional exposure. Download an interactive digital copy of the 2018 Uptown Community Guide. 

Street-Pole Banner Sponsorship

Customize a banner with your business name and help to beautify Uptown. Sponsor a street pole banner outside of your business or at your favorite intersection. Banners promote your business while branding the neighborhood’s identity.

Download the Uptown Banner Sponsorship Form for complete details.

Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown offers you a new 24/7/365 promotional opportunity: custom light pole banners. Banners beautify and brand our area while putting your business in front of tens of thousands of people passing through Uptown each day.

One low price includes all maintenance and permitting fees and Business Partners handles the proofing process, banner maintenance, and alerts your business of renewal deadlines. Catch the eyes of tourists, residents, and businesses for an entire year with street pole banner advertising

Online Marketing

All Chamber members are listed on our online directory, and have access to posting events, promotions, and news on our website. Connect with us to learn more about sharing your event, promotion, or news on our website.

We also send our regular email newsletters to more than 10,000 area residents and visitors that feature members’ events, news, and promotions. Contact Hac Tran to feature your business or organization in our newsletter.

Uptown United and Business Partners amplify our message through our social media channels and thousands of engaged followers who love to know what’s up in Uptown!

Advertising and Partnerships

Through frequent hyper-local online advertising, we promote the neighborhood to ensure locals stay in the know and to drive positive perceptions of the community.

Outside organizations frequently come to Uptown United and Business Partners to tap into our extensive network of local contacts that can be used to create strategic partnerships. Our recent partnerships include: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Choose Chicago, Concierge Preferred, Groupon, Open House Chicago, WBEZ, and the Chicago Reader.