August 30, 2017

WPB FALL DINNER CRAWL
When:  Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:  Different Locations
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl! Foodies around Chicagoland are invited to taste small bites and signature appetizers from participating restaurants while exploring all that Wicker Park and Bucktown have to offer.

The crawl is divided into three routes. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 5. 

 
   
SEPTEMBER NETWORKING MIXER AT DOVE'S LUNCHEONETTE
When:  Wednesday, September 13,  6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Where:  Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N Damen
This month's mixer brings us to a neighborhood diner, right off the Blue line Damen stop, with music set to the sounds of 1960s and 70s Chicago soul and blues. Dove's Luncheonette offers counter service morning, noon and night in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park.
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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays Through - October 29th
8am to 2pm
Where:  1425 N Damen Ave
Local vendors will be offering all the best in handmade and homegrown to get the summer started right. Our fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, meats, cheeses & flowers will be anything but garden-variety. More Information To sign up for the Farmer's Market newsletter, click HERE.

COMMUNITY TRICK OR TREAT
The West Town & Wicker Park, Bucktown Chambers of Commerce are hosting a community wide trick or treat. Your business will be responsible for providing the candy to the neighborhood kids and we'll do the rest! 

We will provide both printed and digital advertising as well as the "participant poster" for you to hang in your shop the day of the event.

Please contact  Debbie Rinella  with questions or concerns.  Candy Route Application

Chamber Committees
Join a Chamber committee Help guide the direction of the neighborhood from events and marketing to business development. We encourage all motivated and insightful Chamber Members to get involved.
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Snow Removal RFP
Special Service Area (SSA) #33 is currently seeking snow removal vendors for this upcoming winter season. Services will need to be provided between Nov. 15, 2017 and Apr. 15, 2018. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 31. For more information, please click here.


New Neighborhood SAFETY & SECURITY Rebate Programs
After consulting with SSA #33 taxpayers and neighborhood stakeholders over the past six months, as well as engaging a public quality-of-life consultant ( Responsible Hospitality Institute President & Founder Jim Peters), WPB SSA #33 has updated its previous graffiti abatement rebate program to include a range of safety-related rebates
  • Security cameras 
  • Exterior lighting 
  • Anti-smash glass film 
  • Window repair 
  • Graffiti removal 
  • Private security

  • The new rebates are for eligible properties within the boundaries of WPB SSA #33, and will reimburse 50 percent of the cost of one or more of these neighborhood safety measures, up to $1,000 per measure annually, per location. Private security reimbursements are now eligible for 75% UP TO $5,000 annually, per location.

Green Message
Did you know the Wicker Park Farmers Market now offers composting to all of the Market vendors? Wastenot hauls away all food waste generated by the Farmers Market farmers, bakers, and prepared food purveyors and gets turned back into a healthy soil product. Additionally, Wastenot can sign you up for their residential pick-up service at a very reasonable rate!

WPB SSA 33 Logo Call for Commissioners
Are you interested in helping to direct how a portion of your property tax dollars are spent? Do you own property or have a business in the red-shaded areas on this map? If so, you could be eligible to join the WPB SSA #33 Commission, a group of volunteer stake-holders who  approve the expenditures of the SSA #33 budget. To learn more, visit www.wickerparkbucktown.org , attend a Commission Meeting , a Committee meeting or contact Jessica, jessica@wickerparkbucktown.com

News from the Committees
Please join us!  The Clean and Green Committee meets Tuesday, 9/5, 9 am at Janik's CafĂ©, 2011 W, Division.  The committee will be discussing a Fall tree planting and the results of the Green Music Fest sustainability efforts. 

The Promote WPB Committee meets next Thursday, 9/7, 8:30 a.m. in the WPB office, 1414 N. Ashland and will be discussing a rebranding project. 

 All SSA meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to join.

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
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DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MARKET? 
If you are a chamber member and have an upcoming event, we would like to hear from you! Contact our Events Coordinator, Debbie, directly to get listed. 

ONE WALL 2017
PHIL HAWKINS EXHIBIT
When : August 25 - September 7
Where:  JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
1389 N. Milwaukee

CHICAGO ON-SCREEN

When : Thursday, August 31, 8pm - 9:30pm 
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave


SUMMER OF CAGE
Raising Arizona
When : Thursday, September 7, 8 - 9:34pm 
Where : Wicker Park - 1425 N. Damen


ANTIQUE TACO
Ice Cream Social
When : Wednesday, September  20,
6:30-8:30pm
Where : Antique Taco, 1360 N. Milwaukee

PORK & MINDY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
When : Thursday, September 21 
Where : Pork & Mindy's, 1623 N Milwaukee Ave



MIDNIGHT CIRCUS IN THE PARKS 
When : September 15, 16, 17
Times vary
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


FREE BACK TO SCHOOL FREE EYE EXAMS
for all K-12 students
When : Now through September 30,
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where:  Lumen Optical, 2520 N Elston Ave 

West Town Health Market
When : 1st and 3rd Thursdays, now through December, 2-7pm
Where:  Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W Division St

For more local events and deals, please visit our website at wickerparkbucktown.com.  

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News For All
Wellness Tip of the Week
Salt is healthy in moderation. Guidelines state to keep it under 1500mg/day. Avoiding processed/pre-packaged foods is one step to decreasing your salt intake!
 
      
NEIGHBORHOOD JOBS
As a benefit to ours members, we list open positions for their businesses. Check out these exciting opportunities in your neighborhood! See Open Jobs!



Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers for an easy 4-hour shift! OHC volunteers receive a t-shirt, discount to the CAF shop and a priority pass to cut the line at busy OHC sites.


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THE BRISTOL
2152 N. Damen Ave
Featuring 1.  Whipped feta, tahini dressing, radish, celery, espelette, fennel pollen, toast and 2.  Steak tartare, spicy mustard, parsely, quail egg yolk chedder dusted chicharrones at the Fall Dinner Crawl on September 26. 
RHYME OR REASON
1938 W. Division
Featuring Gnocchi Mac: (Morel-Leek Monterey Jack, Alpha Morning Sun Chedder, Fresh Herbs) and Division Street Corn: (Roasted Fresno Chili Butter, Cotija Cheese, Fresh Lime, Smoked Paprika) at the Fall Dinner Crawl on September 26.  
UMAMI BURGER
1480 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Featuring a PB & J Slider, Manly Slider, Truffle Slider and Thin Fries at the Fall Dinner Crawl on September 26.
Amazing Local Deals