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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

  WPB SSA 33 Logo

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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. 
St Mary of the Angels

Saint Mary of the Angels is an historic church of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Located at 1790 North Hermitage Avenue in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, it is an example of the Polish Cathedral style of churches.

 Learn more here
Izakaya Mita

Small plates, ramen & grilled fare in a simple space with a bar pouring sake, shochu & cocktails.

Learn more about this delicious Bucktown restaurant here
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Chamber Member Welcome & Orientation
When: Thursday, May 18th, 11:15am
Where : WPB Chamber Office, 1414 N Ashland Ave
We would love to welcome all of our new members (and old members also) to the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. Joining our Chamber is the first step to meeting your neighbors, gaining foot traffic to your business and making an impact in our neighborhood.
This "Welcome" orientation and how-to workshop is for all our new members who have joined in 2017 or previous members who just want to learn how to maximize their benefits receivable through the Chamber. The following subjects will be covered:
  • How to use your CRM account to access and post to our website
  • How to get posted about from our social media accounts
  • Hosting a Chamber networking mixer
  • Participating in Chamber events
  • General overview on how to maximize your membership and benefits
This is free for all members and highly recommended to attend. 
To RSVP for one of our limited spots, click here or contact Anthony. Can't make this date? You can contact Anthony about a make-up class or private session. 


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
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State of the Wards
When: Wed., May 24th, 8:30am - 10am
Where:  Goddess & Grocer, 1649 N Damen Ave

All Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber Members are invited to attend our annual State of the Wards event to hear directly from our three area aldermen, Alderman Joe Moreno (1st Ward), Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) and Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward). 
Join us for breakfast and presentations from the aldermen, the WPB Chamber and WPB SSA #33 on Wednesday, May 24th at  8:30am.  
Click here to RSVP now.


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. 
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BizNews

Buying a Business: Find, Evaluate & Negotiate
When
 Fri
, May 12, 9:30am - 11:00am
Where:  BACP City Hall, 121 N. La Salle St., 8th Floor - Room 805

Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC

Do you want to buy a business and don't know where to start? In this step-by-step seminar learn how buying a business can be an alternative to starting up a new business. Also, learn how to effectively analyze new business opportunities and understand a business purchase contract so that you can quickly close the deal.

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


Self-Employment/Independent Contractors Tax Talk
When Wed, May 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
WhereBACP City Hall, 121 N. La Salle St., 8th Floor - Room 805

Presented by Tiffani Vaughan, H&R Block

You may think tax season is over, but for Self Employed and Independent Contractors tax season is a year long prepping session. In this workshop we will cover the Schedule C with mileage and depreciation, what are Quarterly Estimated Payments and how they benefit you as a self-employed/independent contractor and much more.  

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

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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.

 


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