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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 information and holding workshops. 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. 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 attract more traffic to the business district. We value our owners and welcome new ones.

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Our SSA boundaries are East 79th from Greenwood to Paxton, East 87th from Dobson to Chappel and South Stony Island from 79th to 95th. While our Chamber serves from 79th to 95th between Yates and Greenwood, the Development Corporation is pleased to offer its services throughout the South Side.