Testimonials

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La Catedral

La Villita Chamber of Commerce has supported us, from solving small things, obtaining important information to obtaining scholarships from the city to continue growing and helping us to give more jobs in the community. I am very grateful for the support they provide to our business. and to the whole community.

Ambrosio Gonzalez
Owner

FourStar Branding

FourStar Branding is honored and grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Little Village Chamber of Commerce under the leadership of Blanca Soto, Executive Director and the Little Village Community Foundation Kim Close, Director of Programming. Through our collaboration, we are able to launch our Branding Hub Program which services our Little Village small business community. As we continue to navigate our Business of Color Partnership, FourStar Branding will continue to empower, ignite, increase, and promote our Little Village business community to a higher advertising industry standard.

Patricia Aguilar
President & Founder

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La Orquidea

La Villita Chamber of Commerce has not only been a support for the growth and expansion of Florería La Orquídea, but it has personally helped me to force myself as an entrepreneur and leader in the Latino community. La Villita Chamber of Commerce team has focused on continually supporting us and teaching us to believe in our dreams and ideals in order to provide jobs in our community and serve as mentors to young entrepreneurs. As well as providing us with services, programs and investments to continue the development of our businesses. I am proud to be part of this team whose mission is to promote, assist and diffuse the growth of our community. I am very grateful for believing in myself and the team at La Orquidea Florist. Thank you so much!

José Gutierrez
Owner

Urban Warriors

"The Little Village Chamber of Commerce has been an invaluable partner to Urban Warriors. Their advocacy and collaboration have amplified our impact in the community, connecting us with resources, opportunities, and networks that have enriched our programs and empowered our participants. Together, we are shaping the future of Little Village, empowering young people to become leaders, achievers, and champions."

Rey Raigoza
Founder/Executive Director

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Nice and Clean Maids Services

A meeting with The Little Village Chamber of Commerce started our business growth. Under Blanca Soto's and her team's guidance, we had the necessary strategies and tools to accelerate our goals. In just under two years, we achieved what had eluded us for the past two decades since the inception of our cleaning company.

The Little Village Chamber of Commerce played a pivotal role in our success. Their meticulous attention to detail and assistance in various procedures, from city registrations to business matters, was invaluable. Their expert advice was a game-changer, helping us nearly triple our business income.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the La Villita Chamber of Commerce for their unwavering support. Approaching this institution, which promotes the well-being of our business community, was one of our best decisions as entrepreneurs. If you're a business owner committed to growth, this is the place to turn your aspirations into reality.

Alejandro and Carmen Abaunza
Proprietors

El Churro Shop

"The Little Village Chamber of Commerce has been a great part of our development and success in our short time of being open. From day one they have been very open and helpful with any question or concern that we had. Jen, Blanca, and Sarai have always been more than willing to help in any way they can and if for some reason they can’t they always point you in the right direction. 

They show true care for the neighborhood and its businesses, they truly want to help develop and aid in the growth. We at El Churro Shop are very grateful for everything they have done for us and sincerely look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with them. We look forward to continuing our membership with them."

Aldo J. Rios
Chef/ Owner

El Churro Shop

Special Events Management

The Little Village Chamber of Commerce is one of the best customer service and resource agencies in the city.  Their programs for business are excellent and their networking is an invaluable tool to meet local business and share ideas.  The staff is always polite and energetic to help including the marketing and promotion of individual business as well as the community in general.  The chamber and its staff have constantly been helpful as a liaison to the alderman’s office, the Chicago Police Department and to various city departments to help businesses in the community maneuver through the various levels of government.  I have been working with the chamber for over 25 years and appreciate everything they do.  You always get five-star service.

Hank Zemola
CEO, Chicago Special Events Management

Artesanías Elena

Since the opening of my shop, Artesanías Elena, I have received the support of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce, in its different capacities. I have seen how it has grown to provide extensive information of the existing businesses and welcoming the new businesses. 

Every week I look forward to the news on the website, which includes: what services the businesses provide; plus activities in the neighborhood or other places. 

Kudos for the festivals sponsored by the Chamber, the VIP Breakfast, the Independence Day Parade, the Christmas Posada and other activities, with an incredible staff to carry out those great events!

I am proud to know those great ladies: Jennifer Aguilar, Blanca Soto, Sarai Guerrero, what a great team! Smart, efficient, to work with the Chamber board members to continue the vision that we have for our community to continue to make Little Village a neighborhood of choice. 

Elena Duran
Owner

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