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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

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Member Highlights
Verge Fitness 
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness (LSF) is Chicago's premier lifestyle community where we strive to exceed every expectation so that members achieve their goals of living healthier, happier and more balanced lives.  

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.

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Lumen Optical 

T here's a lot to manage (and pay for) when heading back to school, especially with the requirement that all new students receive an eye exam. We'd love to help you check that off your list with free eye exams for all K-12 students, now through September 30, 2017.

No strings. No gotchas. But appointments will fill up fast, so schedule your exam now.

 Learn more here
October 2017

Fifth Acquisition For Technology Company, 

Black Line Consulting

(Naperville, IL- September 1 , 2017) Joe Utschig, Owner of Loop Networks Inc, and Jody Jankovsky, Managing Member and Founder of Black Line Consulting LLC, agreed to a merger of the two organizations effective immediately.
Loop Networks Inc. is an IT Services company located in Chicago, IL and Black Line Consulting LLC is an Information Technology (IT), Software Development, and Digital Marketing company headquartered in Naperville, IL.
"The great news with this merger is that we can do our jobs even better!  With the expanded service offerings and technical depth brought by Black Line, tremendous value will be added to our current and future clients ", said Mr. Utschig.
"Loop Networks has a great history of serving their clients with quality and great technical expertise, which aligns perfect Black Line's vision and values for the Chicago market", stated Mr. Jankovsky.
Loop Networks has been serving customers since 2006 and has developed a reputation as a top notch provider of technology services, and has a very loyal client base. The team at Loop Networks recognized that their clients needed a wider breath of IT services, and felt Black Line offered the ideal solution.
Founded in 1993 by Managing Member and Founder, Jody Jankovsky, Black Line Consulting is a full service IT company, providing clients services in three main areas, Network Services (IT), Software Development, and Digital Marketing Services.
With this being the fifth acquisition in Black Line's twenty-four years of service, they are continuously moving towards their goal of being the leader in technology innovation for small to mid-size businesses.
For more information on Black Line Consulting,   click here .

Chill Fest 

Sat, November 25th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm


The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back this pop up music festival for a fifth year. This annual event features over 60 musicians performing in storefronts like yours throughout WPB. This day of music intends to celebrate our neighborhood's creative roots while simultaneously driving traffic into your business!

We Provide: Event coordination, recruitment and selection of musicians, robust marketing campaign (print, radio, digital, television), social media calendar, promotional content, event signage, compensation for the talent and exposure for your business.

You Provide: Space inside your business for 3-4 acoustic performances on Saturday, November 25th between 2pm and 6pm; assistance promoting ChillFest; and business information, photos, and logo for marketing.

Please submit your information ASAP!

For more info on how to participate, contact Debbie, our Special Events Coordinator, or click here. 

Member Reminder: Promote Your Events on our Website!
Your business has events and we want to promote them for you on our 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  Gabriela , our Membership & Marketing Coordinator, or click 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! To learn more, visit , attend a Commission Meeting, a Committee meeting or contact Michael, 


DPS How to Become Certified 

, October 25, 2pm - 3pm
Where:  BACP City Hall, 121 N. La Salle St., Bid and Bond - Room 103 

This workshop will provide information on who is qualified to be certified as a Minority or Women-Owned, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). Learn out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes in the certification process.
To register please contact Irma Lara via email at


Notice for Package Goods Liquor Licensees: Single Serve Sale Prohibition After Midnight 




What To Know Before Hiring Your Team:

October 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
This seminar will highlight HR related items that a small business owner should be thinking about to help them protect and grow their business. You will gain some insight around a variety of HR topics, including: *Hiring employees - including interviewing, job descriptions, checking references, recruiting sources, etc *Establishing an intentional workplace culture early *Legal and regulatory issues of being an employer including a discussion around employees and independent contractors *Terminating people
Registration URL:

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 Gabriela .  

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce | 773-384-2672 | |
1414 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622