February 2018 Newsletter
Your monthly news & updates
Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce
6348 N. Milwaukee Ave. PMB 318 Chicago, IL 60646
execdir@gladstoneparkchamber.com
Facebook page: Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Calendar
Feb. 1st Ald. Laurino and Superintendent Eddie Johnson Meeting
Feb. 2nd General Meeting
Feb. 7th Violence in the Workplace Seminar
Feb. 15th Thirsty 3rd Thursday
Feb. 22nd Board Meeting
Join us at our next general meeting.
The Gladstone Park general meeting will be Friday, February 2nd at 8am. We will be meeting at Gladstone Chiropractic Group 5316-B N. Milwaukee Ave. Our guest speaker is Jim Oehler, Ambassador-Weichert Realtors , speaking about the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program.
Economic Development
Community Food & Liquor, 5530 N. Milwaukee Ave., is planning to renovate and become an upscale liquor store, featuring a wide selection of craft beers. The Chamber and Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association recently met with the owner, and the project appears to be an overall improvement for the community. A special use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals is required, along with a new liquor license. The renovations are expected to take up to two years.
A permit to demolish the former Archdiocese food processing plant at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy has been issued. Plans call for a five-story storage facility and an unspecified multi-family residential development. A lawsuit to stop the development is still pending.
Holiday Coloring Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our Holiday coloring contest. Pictured from left to right:
Top row: Dr. Kristin Werner (Gladstone Chiropractic Group) and Jim Oehler (Ambassador-Weichert Realtors).
2nd row: Rosie A., Abigail H. and Andrea C.
3rd row: Mekaiylah-Mae G., Elijah C., NalinT. and Lilyin T.
2018 Installation Gala
On Wednesday, January 17th the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce held their annual Installation Gala. Thank you to all who joined us for a fun filled evening. Thank you to our businesses who donated raffle prizes: Jerry Weiss- Gen-Ki Karate, David Wians- State Farm Insurance, Lisa Kennedy- The Garage Bar & Sandwiches, Jaime Morales- Allstate Insurance, Mike Cornfield-Law Offices of McParland & Cornfield, Harriet Luden-Donna's Garden Flower Shop, Jim & Debbie Neer- Logo It, Inc., Denise McCreery- Professional Eye Care Center, Brian Nadig- Nadig Newspapers and Dr. Kristin Werner- Gladstone Chiropractic Group. A special thanks to Lido's Banquets for hosting us and to Alderman Margaret Laurino for being our keynote speaker and doing the honors of installing the officers and directors.
Congratulations to our newly installed Officers and Board of Directors!

Left to right: Jim Oehler - Ambassador-Weichert Realtors, Dan Ciolino (Treasurer)- Wintrust Bank, Pam Colovos -Arnold Electric and Michael Cornfield - Law Offices of McParland & Cornfield.
Our biggest thanks goes to our Officers and Board of Directors who volunteer so much of their time to our chamber! We truly appreciate all their efforts!!!
Back Row: Michael Cornfield - Law Offices of McParland & Cornfield, Pam Colovos - Arnold Electric, Commander William Looney - 16th District Police Department, Jim Oehler - Ambassador-Weichert Realtors and Russell Schultz - RAS Communications.
Middle Row: Helmuts Lackajs (Past President)-McCarthy & Associates, Dan Ciolino (Treasurer)- Wintrust Bank, John Garrido - Northwest Legal Services LLC., Brian Nadig (Vice President)- Nadig Newspapers, Jerry Weiss - Gen-Ki Karate and Jaime Morales - Allstate Insurance.
Seated: David Wians (President)- State Farm Insurance, Cathy Voight - Executive Director, Alderman Margaret Laurino - 39th Ward Alderman and Debbie Neer (Secretary)- Logo It, Inc.
Welcome 773Tax.com
The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of 773TAX.COM at 5636 N. Milwaukee Ave. Pictures are (from left) Chamber Directors Jim Oehler and John Garrido, Chamber President David Wians, 773TAX.COM owners Robin Mathew and Jerry Mathew, resident Ingrid Telefors, Chamber Vice President Brian Nadig and Chamber Director Jerry Weiss.
Renewing Chamber Members

Abode Gutter Cleaning
Accounting Firm of Raminiak, Piper & Co.
Allstate Insurance: Jaime Morales
Ambassador-Weichert Realtors
Arnold Electric Services Inc. 
Austin Special
Blaze N' Grill 
Chase Bank 
Chicago Hearing Services
City Scooters
Community Savings Bank
Donna's Garden Flower Shop
Elston Ave. United Methodist Church
Gen-Ki Karate & Fitness Center
Gladstone Chiropractic Group 
Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association
H & B True Value
Harmony Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Harry's on Elston
Highway House 
J. Mullarkey Distributors Inc.
J. Piper, Inc.
J.W. Auto Service
Jet's Public House
Law Offices of McParland & Cornfield
Liberty Bank for Savings
Lightning Lube
Logo It Inc. 
M Gottlieb Associates Inc.
Milwaukee/Nagle Plaza
Nadig Newspapers
Northwest Legal Services LLP.
Professional Eye Care Center
RAS Communications
Show Place Real Estate Corp.
State Farm: Beth Cadwalader
State Farm: Daria Bartkiewicz Kent
State Farm: David Wians
Superdawg Drive-In
The Garage Bar & Sandwiches
The Produce Center
TLC First Animal Hospital
Tom & Jerry's Auto Body Shop
Topweb LLC

New or Returning Members

773Tax.com
All Ways Paving
Chicago Center for Myofacial Pain Relief
Ideal Familly Eye Care

* If you have not renewed your membership or wish to join the chamber click here.
February is the month of love!!!!!
Donna's Garden Flower Shop has that special gift for your love one. Call or stop by at 4155 W. Peterson Ave. Chicago, IL 60646 773-282-6363
The 16th District Police Department needs your help. With all of the robberies and break-ins that have been happening in the area they need to have the correct emergency contact information on file. Please fill out the Business Contact form and send it in right away. Click here for the form.
Now Hiring!!!!!
Insurance Sales Representative - State Farm (Spanish-Speaking)

Your neighborhood State Farm Agency looking for a motivated and energetic individual to join our growing sales team. We are looking for someone who is: motivated to succeed, works well in a team environment as well as independently, is reliable and has a willingness to learn and is upbeat and positive.
This is a career opportunity with plenty of room to growth and advancement within the agency as well as management roles. Product training is provided. FULL TIME & PART TIME POSITIONS.
COMPETENCIES (Required):
We are looking for the following competencies:
-  Integrity
-  Passion
-  Relationship building abilities
-Goal/results oriented attitude
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
-Ability to work well individually and in a team environment
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
-Sales experience (does not have to be insurance related)
-Illinois producer licensed or willing to get licensed (Property, Casualty, Life & Health). Being licensed is not a requirement but willingness to get licensed is. This role will require a license.
-Bilingual (Spanish speaking)
 
We are ready to make a difference in our community and are searching for a passionate, energetic and motivated person to join our sales team. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume.
FULL TIME & PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE.
 
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Daria@dbinsuresme.com.
We're Looking for:

* Bar-Back: Part Time
* Servers: Part Time and Full Time

(Late Nights and Weekends required!!!!)

Call 773-647-1386 or email resume to: info@thegaragechicago.com
Part-Time Teller - Gladstone Park, Chicago   -   1800119  
 
The teller is typically the first person the customer encounters when they walk into a bank. Tellers process a variety of routine financial transactions (check cashing, withdrawals, deposits, loan payments, etc.) and accurately balance these transactions while maintaining friendly and positive relationships with customers and coworkers. This is an entry level position and is the first step towards a banking career for many employees.  Responsibilities include:
  • Operate a teller drawer to serve customers and bank personnel in lobby or drive up.
  • Recognize potential cross-sell opportunities and direct customers to appropriate bank personnel. 
  • Develop skills to recognize potential fraud and report to management as necessary. Comply with all department, bank and regulatory policies and procedures. Uphold established Wintrust culture.
  • May be responsible for bank opening/closing and may be required to participate in community events.
 
Qualifications
 
  • Minimum 6 months of experience in cash handling or customer service
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Travel between branches may be necessary
  • Must be available to work all shifts (including Saturdays if needed)
 
As your local community bank, we work hard to support the neighborhoods we serve. We are members of many local chambers of commerce, and we’re active in local charities, local government, school boards and community development activities.  At Wintrust you can “Have it All” with access to the big bank resources and the customer service you can only get from a local community bank that makes decisions locally and still calls customers by their name. We invite to be part of the Wintrust team by submitting your application today! 
 
Wintrust Financial and all Wintrust Community Banks are an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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