The Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #50, a not-for-profit organization serving the Calumet Heights-Avalon Park areas, support investment and development within the community. Both the Chamber and SSA #50 encourage stability and growth within the business district and community by promoting business improvement programs, economic development initiatives, safety programs and a clean environment.

In working together, we increase awareness amongst business owners by distributing newsletters with updated news and facts. We alert business owners of grant information provided through the government and assist with the application process. We continue to improve community safety by adding roving security patrol who deter unwanted behavior of potential perpetrators. And because we care about where we work and live, this partnership is responsible for removing of over 3000 bags of trash from the business district to support a clean and healthy environment for residents to stop and shop.

Our activities reflect our mission to foster and promote investment in the community. By creating and implementing programs that promote long-term economic viability, we help to enhance the delivery of services to our residents and hopefully attract more traffic to the business district. We value our owners and welcome new ones. We encourage all of our owners to take the initiative in solving issues that may arise. However, it is important to know that the Chamber is always available, and the City provides great resources to support building your dreams.


The Special Service Area boundaries reflect professional, retail, commercial services and products.

The boundaries of Special Service Area #50 include:

East 79th Street from Greenwood Avenue to Paxton Avenue
East 87th Street from Dobson Avenue to Chappel Avenue
South Stony Island Avenue from 79th Street to 94th Street


The Southeast Chicago Chamber service area includes:

From the south at 79th Street to 95th Street
From the east at Yates Boulevard to Greenwood Avenue