Monthly Calendar
April 2nd General Meeting
April 3rd Egg My Yard
April 15th State of the 45th Ward Virtual Luncheon
April 22nd Board Meeting
April 26th Mother's Day Raffle
General Meeting
Join us for a General Meeting! Get to know your local businesses and Chamber Members. Enjoy coffee and donuts.
Guest Speaker Commander Maureen Biggane, 16th District Police Department
When: April 2nd at 8am
Where: Liberty Bank for Savings
6210 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60646
Please wear a mask and follow all recommended CDC Guidelines. 
Board Member Recognition
In honor of the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce's 30th Anniversary we are recognizing our Board Members for their support and dedication to the success of our small businesses in the community.
Debbie Neer- Secretary
Debbie Neer owns Logo It, Inc. with her husband Jim Neer. Logo It, Inc. is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary this year! They have been a chamber member since 2009 and Debbie has been on the board since then. She joined the chamber to network with local businesses. She volunteered to be a board member because Brian Nadig asked her to and shortly became the Secretary when the previous Secretary stepped down. The biggest value of the Chamber of Commerce is the networking opportunities. Debbie and Jim have been married since 2001. Debbie's favorite vacation was Maui, Hawaii. Debbie would like you to know that the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce is a fun chamber. Come to one of our General Meetings or events and find out for yourself.
Economic Development
By Brian Nadig
Zoning change sought. The construction of three four-story, eight-flats has been proposed for the former site of the Elston Avenue United Methodist Church, 5850 N. Elston Ave.
The church has merged with the Central United Methodist Church, 8237 N. Kenton Ave., Skokie, and the approximately 24,500-square-foot parcel on Elston is for sale. It is located at the southwest corner of Elston and Marmora avenues.
The site also is next to the Catholic Kolping Society, 5826 N. Elston Ave., which reportedly uses the church parking lot. The fraternal organization’s property is not part of the zoning proposal.
Alderman James Gardiner (45th) said in early March that he has not had formal discussions about the proposal with the developer and that the proposal appears to be “a little aggressive” in terms of what the community might accept. He added that if the developer decides to continue with the proposal, he would seek input from nearby residents and local organizations in the Gladstone Park area.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Alderman Samantha Nugent for her State of the 39th Ward Virtual Luncheon on March 10th.
If you missed the State of the 39th Ward Virtual Luncheon

Welcome New Member!
Gryzik Roofing
Gryzik Roofing is a family owned business since 1952. Specializing in roof repair, roof replacement, siding and gutters. They use the latest in roofing technology and quality materials to ensure the best in class craftsmanship.

Upcoming Events
We still have a few spots open. Surprise your kids with a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Scholarship Program
Time is running out! Applications are due Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3pm.
We were not able to host our annual Throwback Music Fest in 2020 due to the pandemic. This event proceeds are used for our Scholarship Program. We give two $500 awards to eighth graders and two $1,000 awards to Seniors. Please consider donating $250 to our scholarship program. All sponsors will be recognized on our website and at the Scholarship Breakfast on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Advertising Opportunity
Don't miss out on this opportunity to reach over 10,000 potential customers. There are still spaces available. Call Cathy 773-756-6206 or email
Save the Date
State of the 45th Ward Virtual Luncheon
Thursday, April 15th Noon

Join Alderman Jim Gardiner to hear what is going on in the 45th Ward.
Details to come.
Mother's Day Raffle
GPCC will be hosting our annual Mother's Day Raffle starting April 26, 2021. We are looking for donations of gift certificates ($25), gift baskets, etc. Each year we receive hundreds of entries from local mothers and they are so appreciative of the gifts they receive. Let's show our local mothers how much we appreciate them.

May 13, 2021 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Virtual
Multiply your networking potential! Join other Members looking for a productive on-line networking experience. With OVER 20 participating Chambers you will benefit from a structured format and a program which gives each participant an opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about his/her company’s products and services. 
Shredding & Recycling Event
Saturday, April 24, 2021
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Our Lady of Victory Church
5225 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Vaughan's Pub
Dine in only special!

Still deciding on your plans for Easter Sunday? Make your reservation for a special brunch or dinner today!

Donna's Garden Flower Shop
When you send flowers at Easter, it's like giving a gift of eternal spring. To place your Easter order for safe delivery and/or curbside pickup, click, call or visit us today!
We have been delivering smiles since 1989 and
wish you a happy, healthy and blessed Easter.

Easter Dinner
Friends, Pasta D'Arte Trattoria Italiana will be open for Easter Sunday from 2pm until 9pm and reservations are a must so call NOW (773) 763 1181 (last reservation at 8pm). We will be featuring our very special Agnello Scottaditi — Italian style marinated and grilled double cut New Zealand lamb chops available ONLY Easter Sunday.
As seen in the video (a repost from 2020) Chef Mark will prepare double cut New Zealand lamb chops marinated for 5 hours and then grilled to perfection before they reach your table. Served with sauteed rapini, roasted red potatoes, and dressed with balsamic reduction, topped with a fresh mint julienne, they are sophisticated and delicious.
If you cannot come to the restaurant, bring the joy of Easter to your home dinner table or as a surprise for a loved one with an order of these scrumptious lamb chops available only Sunday, April 4 for pick-up and delivery. Orders must be placed by phone at least 48 hours in advance at (773) 763 1181 no later than Friday, April 2.
Happy Easter!

Closing March's Women in History Month
Help us in recognizing our local women owned businesses.
We celebrate Women's History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and society.

Anemone Floral Design- Jessica Smith
Blaze N' Grill- Priti Nazar
Cabinet Style Studio- Helen Stapper
Café Marbella Tapas- Maria Roman
Care-A-Lot Early Learning Center- Margaret Scatchell
Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief- Mary Biancanlana
Chicago Hearing Services- Dr. Marie Vetter-Toalson
Donna's Garden Flower Shop- Harriet Luden
Exit Strategy Realty- Mary Petri
Face to Face- Shahin Banu
Filonek's- Wanda Blonski
Hajdu Realty Group- Nicole Hajdu
Highway House- Lisa O'Neill
Ideal Family Eye Care- Dr. Sylwia Szewczyk
Jeran Day School- Cassandra O'Reilly
Marie's Pizza & Liquor- Nadine Karavidas
Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant- Ana Arriaga/Malena Basave
Phil's Pizza D'Oro- Rose Randazzo
Professional Eye Care Center- Dr. Pamela Lowe
RCI Realty, Inc.- Emilia Crespo
State Farm- Daria Bartkeiwicz- Kent
State Farm- Beth Cadwalader
The Dog House L,C, & L- Lauren Bizzotto
The Garage Bar & Sandwiches- Lisa Kennedy
The Nil Tap- Linda McKellins
Thee European Spa- Vivian Lysakowski
TLC First Animal Hospital- Mari Carmona
Membership Sponsors
In these trying times, we do have some members, who due to restrictions being placed on their business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that find themselves struggling and unable to take on additional financial obligations. In light of this, we are looking for members who are able to step up and help sponsor your fellow businesses. Members who sponsor will be recognized on our website and in our monthly newsletters. Members who receive this sponsorship will remain anonymous and continue to receive the full benefits of being a Chamber member. If you are interested in sponsoring a business, please call 773-756-6206 or email
Thank you to our Membership Sponsors:
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