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Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

 

Wicker Park Bucktown

Chamber of Commerce

and WPB SSA #33 

1414 North Ashland

Chicago, Illinois 60622

P (773) 384 2672

F (773) 384 7525

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Howard Medical  Company is a second generation family owned and operated medical distribution company in Chicago, Illinois since 1978.

Click  here to learn more. 
West Loop Soccer Club

West Loop Soccer Club was founded by a group of volunteer parents and professional youth soccer coaches. We welcome youth of all ages to join our organization and master soccer skills in a competitive yet fun and family oriented environment.

We have a couple days left for spring registration.

 Learn more here
The Stop Along

Pizza, burgers, salads & soft serve offered in 1980s-inspired digs with a full bar & arcade games.

Learn more about Casa Central here
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APRIL 2017
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Fstory
 
Neighborhood Guide Release Party
When: Thursday, May 4th, 6:30-8:30pm 
Where : The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Save the Date for our annual WPB Neighborhood Guide Release Party! Where Magazine is producing our guide again this year after all the compliments we received on how great it turned out last year. Come out to The Den Theatre, who is helping us celebrate on Thursday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. Local businesses, residents, community partners and Chicagoland concierges are encouraged to attend for a first look at the guide and a night of neighborhood revelry

To RSVP for one of our limited spots, click here or contact Anthony. 


Green Music Fest Call for Vendors

Green Music Fest appeals to a wide audience of neighbors, families, and Chicagoland festival, art, and music enthusiasts of all ages. Big name music acts, as well as innovative environmental organizations, products, and services appeal to a discerning local audience between the ages of 25-40 on average.

For more information on becoming a vendor of Green Music Fest, please contact us  here


Wicker Park Fest Call For Artists
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce & SSA #33 are accepting proposals for the Arts Section of Wicker Park Fest on July 29-30th, 2017. We are seeking visually-compelling performance and/or installation art for the duration of the music festival. Proposals are due Friday, April 21. For more information, see the Call for Artists on our  website .
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Member Reminder: Promote Your Events on our Website!
Your business has events and we want to promote them for you on our new www.wickerparkbucktown.com website. Events posted on our website will be promoted in our weekly events newsletter, through our networks and through social media outlets. Take full advantage of your membership benefits! 

For more info on member benefits, contact Anthony , our Membership & Marketing Coordinator, or click here .  
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SSAUpdates

NEW Neighborhood Safety Rebate & Facade Rebate Programs
WPB SSA #33 now provides rebates for security cameras, exterior lighting, repairing broken or graffiti'd windows, and installing anti-smash or anti-graffiti window film. Businesses in the SSA district are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost of a neighborhood safety measure, up to $1,000 per measure.
 
Additionally, SSA rebates are available for façade improvements, up to $5,000. However, the business or building owner MUST now contact the WPB Chamber and get pre-approval before beginning these improvements.
 
Business tenants or owners of tax-contributing commercial or residential property located on Ashland, Milwaukee, Western, North, Damen, Division, as defined on the map, are eligible for these rebates. If a tenant wishes to apply for assistance, they must have express written consent from the property owner to install these improvements.  Read the policies and applications here
 
 
WPB SSA 33 Logo SSA #33 Call for Commissioners & Committee Members
We are seeking SSA Commissioners!
Do you own property or have a business in the WPB SSA #33 district? Are you interested in helping to direct how a portion of your property taxes are spent?  If you do not want to be a commissioner but want to have an impact, we are also looking to committee members.  Join the WPB SSA #33 Commission! Contact Jessica Wobbekind  for more information.


SSA #33 Master Plan Update 
WPB Forward is the next step toward building on the success of the award winning 2009 Master Plan. We received great information from attendees about what they'd like in WPB. You can share your ideas at WPBforward.org  


We Are Looking For New Bench Locations

Do you know of a spot that would benefit from a place to sit? Let us know where it is. 

Please contact Jessica here for more information. 

WPB Quality of Life Survey
Many people visit WPB to experience the vibrant nightlife. The variety of entertainment is part of what makes our neighborhoods so appealing to residents, tourists and visitors.  But a growing nighttime economy can affect everyone in the community.   How do you think the nightlife in WPB affects your quality of life?  Please take our short survey to share your thoughts.  
 
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BizNews

Lowering Credit Card Processing Costs for Your Business
When
Wed, April 19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Where:  BACP City Hall, 121 N. La Salle St., 8th Floor - Room 805

Presented by Jonathan Simon, Horizon Payments LLC  

Would you like to learn how to lower an important but often overlooked cost in your business? Unfortunately, the majority of business owners do not understand what they are paying for or why when they get their credit card processing statement. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the basics of credit card processing: industry and pricing structures, interchange, line item charges, contracts, regulations, and how you can make simple changes to save your business money. Current business owners are encouraged to bring a processing statement so they can do their own analysis while new entrepreneurs will learn what to look for in a processor and equipment. Never be caught off guard by a sales call again!

To register please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312-744-2086. 


Financial Fresh Start
When Wed, April 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where1279 N Milwaukee Ave, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60622

Whether you are planning to purchase a home or simply need to improve your finances, this workshop will prepare you for financial security. 
Learn how to: 
  • Develop a spending plan 
  • Reduce your debt
  • Increase your credit score

Registration is required. Visit nhschicago.org for more information and registration or call (773) 329-4111.  



Business Licensing 101
When Wed, April 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
WhereBACP City Hall, 121 N. La Salle St., 8th Floor - Room 805

Presented by The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) 

Attendees will learn the 3 steps to obtain a business license, and free business resources to start or expand their business. Money Smart Week is April 22- 29, and the Wednesday, April 26th and Friday, April 28th workshops are a part of this public awareness campaign. Additional events can be found at www.moneysmartw eek.org

To register please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312-744-2086. 

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BizRes

Register for Government Contracting

Federal, state and local governments offer businesses the opportunity to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services. Many government agencies require that some percentage of their procurements be set aside for small businesses. Once you have classified your company based on the established size standards, you are ready to begin registering to do business with the government.  

Follow these easy steps to certify your business as small and obtain the registrations you need to begin bidding on government proposals.

 
Strengthen Loyalty. Increase Sales. Pay Nothing 
Promote your business's products, services, events, specials, customer loyalty programs, and social media to your in-store audience with YNN's sponsored (i.e., free!) retail media technology. YNN installs, designs and fully manages state-of-the-art 49'' commercial grade digital signage displays inside local businesses.  What do you want your customers to know about your business when they visit?"




Job Board Available on Chamber Website

Whether you are looking for a new job in our growing neighborhood or your business needs to find your next employee, t he WPB Chamber of Commerce website now has a job board where member businesses can post opportunities.  Member businesses can post job opportunities directly to our website using their CRM account or you can email the job opportunity, details, and a photo (if you'd like) to Anthony .  


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Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce | 773-384-2672 | info@wickerparkbucktown.com | http://wickerparkbucktown.com
1414 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622