October 25, 2017

  
 
WPBCC: WINNER OF THE 2017 ILLINOIS SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce was honored Tuesday in being named one of the Illinois Sustainability Award winners for 2017! Since 1987, the Illinois Sustainability Award has recognized private and public organizations in Illinois who demonstrate a commitment to sustaining our environmental, social and economic health. 

 WPBCC was one of just two 501(c) non-profits and the ONLY neighborhood-based organization in the state to win the award this year. We are extremely pleased to share the award with the SSA #33 Board of Commissioners and all the people involved with Green Music Fest.


  
LAST CHANCE FOR SPONSORSHIP! 
CHILLFEST 2017
When:  Saturday, November 25, 2-6pm
WhereVarious locations around wicker Park and Bucktown
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back this pop up music festival for a fifth year in a row in 2017!
This popular annual event features over 60 musicians performing in storefronts throughout WPB. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Gabriela at gabriela@wickerparkbucktown.com. The deadline is October 31. 
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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sunday,  October 29th,  8am to 2pm
Where:  1425 N Damen Ave
THIS IS THE LAST MARKET OF THE SEASON!
Local vendors are offering all the best in handmade and homegrown. Fall crops are in and pumpkins are here! Grab some crisp apples and refreshing apple cider while you're at it.  More Information To sign up for the Farmer's Market newsletter, click HERE.

WPB BUSINESS BEAT MEETING
When: November 2, 9:00 am 
Where: The Den Theatre. 1331 N Milwaukee Ave Please join WPBCC and CPD 014th District for a business beat meeting to engage and exchange about the policing of Wicker Park and Bucktown's commercial districts. 
RSVP:  Gabriela@wickerparkbucktown.com for coffee and doughnuts

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & HALLOWEEN PARTY
When:  Thursday, November 2, 6-9pm
Where:  The Joinery, 2533 W. Homer
Wicker Park Bucktown is hosting the 1st Halloween Party sponsored by Alderman Proco Joe Moreno and The 1st Ward First. Since this falls on November 2 (Dia de los Muertos AKA Day of the Dead), this will also honor deceased loved ones from our past with alters and traditions from the holiday. Costumes are suggested for everyone. This is a FREE event for the 1st Ward Community but registeration with Eventbright is required. The first 100 kids will receive a goodey bag. The night will also have live entertainment, games as well as a DJ.

2017 NOVEMBER MIXER & BOARD ELECTIONS
When:  November 8, 6-9pm
Where:  Time Gallery, 1342 N Milwaukee
Make time to socialize this month at the November Mixer and Board Elections hosted by Time Gallery! Discover new connections from the Wicker Park and Bucktown business community while exploring the five unique room escape experiences whilst enjoying drinks and appetizers over a debate of the prospective board members.

PREVIEW NIGHT: AKEELAH AND THE B-E-E
West Town & Wicker Park, Bucktown Chamber Members and their families are invited to enjoy a special performance of Akeelah and the Bee at Adventure Stage Chicago on Thursday, November 9. Stop by between 6 and 7pm for pizza from Roots and beer samples from Forbidden Root and engage in three floors of activities before the performance starts at 7pm. Please RSVP by November 2nd by emailing boxoffice@adventurestage.org -- limit 4 tickets per reservation.  More information

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GREEN MESSAGE
Did you know that SSA #33 worked with the Chicago Dept. of Transportation to plant 50 new trees - including creating 26 brand NEW tree pits - within the SSA boundaries earlier this month? Each tree removes carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, catches and filters hundreds of gallons of rainwater per year, increase spending in our commercial districts, and raise property values.

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.

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 Email info@wickerparkbucktown.com.

NEWS FROM THE COMMITTEES
The Clean & Green committee meets on Tues. 11/7 at 9:00 a.m. at Janik's Cafe (2011 W. Division). The Transportation committee meets on Thu. 11/9 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland). The Promote WPB committee has been RESCHEDULED for Fri. 11/10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland).

All SSA meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to join meetings or join a committee!

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. 

OCTOBER PUB RUN
When : TONIGHT, October 25, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee 


TRICKS FOR TREATS
When : Saturday, October 28, 1:00 - 5:00 PM   
Where:  Jackson Junge Gallery,
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave


MAHALO-WEEN
Pine-O-Lantern Carving Contest
When : Saturday, October 28, 
11:00AM - 2:00 PM   
Where:  Mahalo, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave


INSANITY
A Special Exhibition
When : Now through October 29
Where : Jackson Junge Gallery, 
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave


BUCKTOWN HALLOWEEN
COSTUME PARADE
When : Sunday, October 29, 10am - Noon  
Where:  Ehrler Park, 2230 W Cortland St


MEDITATIONS FOR A HAPPY LIFE
Buddhist Meditation Classes in 
Wicker Park
When : Sunday, October 29, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where : Wicker Park


JUST BREATHE
Buddhist Meditation Classes in 
Wicker Park
When : Monday, October 30, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Where : Wicker Park


COMMUNITY TRICK OR TREAT
When : Tuesday, October 31, 3-6pm
Where : Trick or Treat West Town, Wicker Park & Bucktown
BIZARRE BUCKTOWN HALLOWEEN WALKING TOUR
When : Now through October 31, 6 - 7:30PM
Where : Bizarre Bucktown, 
1579 N Milwaukee Ave #202


GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING
When : Thursday, November 2, 3:30 PM 
Where :  Dynamic Salon Studios. 1754 W. Division



THE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR THAT ATE WICKER PARK 
When : Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 4 pm
Where : The Den Theatre


DOG PARK CLEANING DAY
When : Saturday, November 4, 11 AM - 1 PM
Where : Wicker Park Advisory Council
1425 N Damen Ave


CITY OF CHICAGO'S SMALL BUSINESS CENTER ON THE ROAD
When : Saturday, November 4, 2017,
 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where : Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd.


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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WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK
Osteoarthritis is more directly linked to activity and movement rather than age. Get up and get moving to prevent arthritis!



CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK 
Registration is now open for restaurants through October 31st. This promotion is a great way for your restaurant to get added exposure during the celebration. Contact



ATTENTION, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS:
The City Treasurer's Office is  supporting the efforts of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business in their mission to better understand the needs and expectations of small businesses in the Chicago area.  Respondents have a chance to win prizes including plane tickets, co-working space or a restaurant certificate.  Make your voice heard by clicking this  LINK.
  
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS - WICKERICE RINK ADS
Wicker Park Advisory Council is Now selling Ads for WickerICE Rink's 2017-2018 Season
3 Month Long exposure and numerous other benefits. Ads sold from October 15 - November 20 Only. Contact Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org for Details
VOLUNTEERS FOR WICKERICE RINK
Positions for Skaters and Non-Skaters Rink Will Be Installed on Dec. 1 and Dec 2 Need Your Support Pre-Season Sign UP before Dec. 1 for Details. Sign up here


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.

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!





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