Monthly Calendar

Feb. 5th No General Meeting
Feb. 23rd Diversity Multi-Chamber Event
Feb. 25th Board Meeting
Feb. 26th State of the 39th Ward (Details to come)
Mar. 5th General Meeting
Board Member Recognition
New Chamber President,
Dan Ciolino
Dan Ciolino is the Vice President, Branch Manager of Wintrust Bank- Gladstone Park. He has been with Wintrust for 15 years and a Board Member of the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce for 5 years.
Dan believes that it is important for local banks to do all they can do to support the local community and businesses and that is why he joined the chamber. He joined the board because not only is he a local business but a resident of Gladstone Park too and saw an opportunity to make a difference in the community. The biggest value Dan receives from being a Chamber member is the increased recognition and participating in the many activities and events.
He loves to travel, Aruba and Ireland are his favorite vacations so far. He has been to 20 of the 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums and even sang the National Anthem once.
The one thing that he would like for you to know about the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce is "It does NOT stand for Garrido Park Chamber of Commerce" (we have to agree, LOL).
Membership Directory & Community Guide
The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce will be creating their annual membership directory and community guide. Don't miss your chance for this great advertising opportunity to 10,000 residents/businesses. Reserve your space today. or call Brian 773-286-6100.
You must be a member in good standing of the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce to be included in our Community Guide. If you have not renewed your membership or are not a member yet there is still time. Call Cathy at 773-756-6206 or email to become a member today.
Diversity in the Workplace.
What does Diversity mean?
How do we embrace Diversity in the our businesses?

Joins us virtually, Tuesday, February 23 at 10:00 am
for a discussion led be Jerome Holston,
Executive Director of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Panelists will include:

Bernadette Smith, CEO, Equality Institute 
Darien Marion-Burton, President & Senior Consultant, DM Burton

$10 for members
$15 for non-members
Valentine's Day & Fat Tuesday Promotions!
Donna's Garden Flower Shop
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! “Kisses” is a fun and flirty arrangement that would be perfect for your sweetie. We’re taking orders now!
Fat Tuesday Dinner
February 16th, 6:30PM
(Everything Individually Served)

Combo Arancini (Spinach Ricotta) and
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panzerottini.
Bertani Velante Pinot Grigio

Creamy Poblano Soup topped with Crispy Leeks
Le Rovole Sangiovese
Jalapeno Gnocchi in a Black Truffle Tomato Cream sauce
topped with shaved Pecorino Romano
Barbera D’Asti Natale Verga DOCG
Beef Braciole in a Light Tomato Sauce served with
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus
Fabio Motta Bolgheri Rosso (Super Tuscan)
Vanilla Gelato topped with Savioardi
Marie Brizard Chocolate Liquor
(plus tax and gratuity)

Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot 773-763-1181 (48 hour cancellation policy).

Smile Innovations
February is Children’s Dental Health Month! Dr. Ziols is an experienced family dentist who accepts patients of all ages. Give our office a call to schedule appointments for the whole family!
NEW! Private, Romantic Igloo Dining for 4 – 6 people. Stay warm while having the *coolest* outdoor dining experience on the Northwest side! LIMITED AVAILABILITY - call for details and reservations today! 773-775-5144
Arnold Electric Services
❄ Winter Special: Get a whole-home safety inspection for just $29.
Main Electrical Panel
Service Entrance Equipment
Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

A local family-owned and operated Chicago company. They are taking extra health precautions by wearing masks and maintaining a safe distance during service calls. They provide the highest level of care, safety, and efficiency.
Call today 773-647-1120
GPNA Virtual Supper Club
Every week we visit a different restaurant to show our support for our local businesses and that we are #GladstoneProud. Delivery, pickup, or dine-in when available help us Support Local.
This week we visit Mom's Old Recipe Mexican Restaurant! Mom’s Old Recipe is a family owned and operated restaurant which uses recipes that have been passed down through generations to create a delicious and comforting dining experience for you. This homey looking Gladstone Park storefront offers south-of-the-border favorites.
Open from 11am - 8:30pm, contact them at 773-467-1009 or online at
Post Pictures!
Visit our website at or our Facebook Page for more Virtual Supper Club information!
Important Information
Attention 39th Ward Residents
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of the public budget.
For the second year, 39th Ward residents 14 years and older will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in how they would like to see $500,000 of the 39th Ward’s public budget for infrastructure improvements.
Pre-register to vote on what infrastructure improvement projects you would like to see funded at Pre-registration ends on January 31. On February 1, your unique access code to the ballot will be sent to your email. Voting ends February 12.
Visit to view all 22 project proposals created by community representatives who volunteered their time to thoughtfully review the project ideas submitted by our community.
GPNA Scholarship Application
The Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association is proud to present its 2021 Scholarship! The scholarship is $500 awarded to a Gladstone Park student who will be attending college or trade school in the fall of 2021.
Download the application here to view eligibility requirements, selection criteria and more! Completed applications must be submitted by April 15, 2021!)

*Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Applications come out in March.
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s
FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! 
Tuesday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m.
The Paycheck Protection Program and How to Apply
Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), BMO Harris Bank, PNC Bank and US Bank in partnership with the Illinois Bankers Association

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has opened for a third round of applications. This program provides small businesses with funds for payroll costs, rent, utilities, and additional expense categories. The program is open for applications through participating lenders, including traditional banks like the ones participating in this webinar. The webinar will cover the PPP loan and other funding opportunities available through the U.S. SBA. We will also cover common questions and how to apply through a traditional lender.
IDES Updates- 1099G Tax Forms
IDES is in the process of finalizing the annual 1099-G form mailing to all individuals who received unemployment insurance benefits in 2020. The Department understands that employers often answer questions from current or former employees regarding various forms they receive from State and Federal agencies. IDES wants to share information regarding the 1099-G form, along with materials employers may find useful.
Chicago Moves to Phase Four
Please be advised that, effective immediately, Chicago has met the metrics set by the State of Illinois to move to Phase Four COVID-19 regulations. In order to avoid reversing the progress that the city has made in recent weeks, a number of regulations will remain in place in Chicago under Phase Four. Some restrictions will be eased, such as the prohibition of bar seating and the non-essential business curfew, but most of the capacity regulations will remain in place. Here is an overview of Phase Four regulations in Chicago:
Restaurants and Bars
·   Indoor capacity remains restricted to the lesser of 25% or 25 people per room or space
·   Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. This means that bars, taverns or breweries without a food license can operate indoors as long as they partner with a food establishment so that food is available to patrons at all times (e.g., making menus available and allowing delivery, allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services).
·   Maximum of six patrons at indoor or outdoor tables
·   Patrons can sit at bars, with six feet of social distancing between parties
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when patrons are seated and actively eating or drinking
·   Patrons must be seated whenever they are eating or drinking
·   Tables must be six feet apart
·   Reservations are encouraged
·   Two-hour time limit no longer required
·   The sale of alcohol must end at 11pm, including alcohol sold for on-site consumption, delivery or carry out
·   Establishments must close for on-site service at 12am
Event Venues
·   Indoor capacity remains restricted to the lesser of 25% or 25 people per room or space
·   Indoor events can serve food or drinks, but indoor service guidelines must be followed:
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when patrons are seated and actively eating or drinking
·   Six people per table
·   Patrons must be seated whenever they are eating or drinking
·   Tables must be six feet apart
·   Alcohol service must end at 11pm, and patrons must be off-premises by 12am
Health and Fitness Centers
·   No limits on operating hours (non-essential business curfew repealed)
·   40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
·   Group classes of 15 or fewer can resume under the 40% capacity restriction
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times
Indoor Recreation
·   No limits on operating hours (non-essential business curfew repealed)
·   40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times
Movie Theaters and Performance Venues
·   No limits on operating hours (non-essential business curfew repealed).
·   40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times
Retail Stores
·   No limits on operating hours (non-essential business curfew repealed)
·   Grocery stores and pharmacies can operate at 50% capacity, all other stores at 40% capacity
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times
·   Alcohol sales from establishments with a Package Goods license must end at 9pm
·   No limits on operating hours (non-essential business curfew repealed)
·   Can operate indoors at 25% capacity
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times
Personal Services
·   No limits on operating hours (non-essential business curfew repealed)
·   40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
·   Face coverings can be removed only for services that require their removal
Places of Worship
·   40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space
·   Special events capped at no more than 25% capacity or 25 people, while following indoor dining regulations
·   Face coverings must be worn at all times
To track Chicago’s progress on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, visit The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) will monitor the impact of the return of limited indoor dining -- which resumed on January 23 -- for at least two weeks (one incubation period) before considering further loosening of regulations. More information will be shared in the coming days on the progress that will be necessary for further loosening of restrictions.
Membership Sponsor
Sponsor a Member
Thank you Danny McGovern Group for sponsoring a Chamber Membership.

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 one of these businesses, or are a business in need of this sponsorship, please call 773-756-6206 or email

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