Our Vision, Mission & Values
We envision West Lakeview as Chicago's most sought after neighborhood.
Our mission is to support a resilient local economy and high quality of life for the benefit of businesses and residents in Chicago’s West Lakeview community through neighborhood promotion, business development, advocacy, and public space enhancements. We are a partnership between the Lakeview Chamber, SSA 27 and Friends of Lakeview, and we support each other to advance our common mission.
- Community First: We believe that our purpose is to support and promote our community, not our organization. This should lead in everything we do. We make decisions based on the best interest of our greater community, not for the benefit of any one individual or business.
- Innovation: We believe that innovating is an important way to inspire people and to set our community apart, while ensuring that we are adapting for the future in a rapidly-changing environment. We are forward-thinking optimists who believe there’s power in positive thinking and are not afraid to take risks. We focus more on promoting what we want for our community than opposing what we don’t want.
- Inclusivity: We believe diversity is important for a community’s success and resilience. We strive to be a community that welcomes people from diverse backgrounds.