October 3, 2017

  
 
OCTOBER NETWORKING MIXER AT LUMEN OPTICAL
When:  Wednesday,  October 11, 6-8pm
Where:  Lumen Optical, 2520 N. Elston Ave
This is the beginning of the harvest and longer, darker nights. Make sure you can clearly see the autumn leaves and ghosts and goblins that are sure to abound this time of year and come to October's mixer! No worries -- No ghouls here, just some fun spirits, fellow business owners and neighbors ready to network and mingle with you. 


SIGN UP TO PERFORM OR HOST AT CHILLFEST
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 annual event features over 60 musicians performing in storefronts throughout WPB. If you are interested in performing, please sign up  here .  If you are interested in being a host venue, please sign up  here .

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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays Through October 29th
8am to 2pm
Where:  1425 N Damen Ave
ONLY FOUR MARKETS LEFT!
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.
WANT TO HOST A MIXER?
We are now filling spots for 2018! If you are a chamber member and interested in gaining valuable exposure for your business, contact 
Debbie Rinella  for more information.



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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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 Michael, michael@wickerparkbucktown.com.

News from the Committees
The Promote Committee's meeting on Thu. 10/5 has been CANCELLED. The committee will reconvene in November to discuss the SSA's branding refresh.

The Guide Development committee meets on Tues. 10/10 at 8:00 a.m. at Goddess & Grocer (1649 N. Damen).  The Transportation committee meets on Thur. 10/12 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. 

COFFEE WITH A COP DAY
When : TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 4, 6PM
Where : Goddess and Grocer 1649 N. Damen Ave



BIZARRE BUCKTOWN HALLOWEEN WALKING TOUR
When : October 13-31, 6 - 7:30PM
Where : Bizarre Bucktown, 
1579 N Milwaukee Ave #202

SOLO ART SHOW BY MITCH REARDON
When : Saturday, October 14, 6:00 - 11:00 PM
Where : The Robey Chicago, 
2018 West North Ave

13TH ANNUAL BUCKTOWN 
APPLE PIE FESTIVAL
When : Sunday, October 15th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where : Senior Citizens Memorial Park
2228 N. Oakley Ave.

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

HOUSE OF LAUGHS
When : Friday, October 6,  7:30 - 10:30 PM 
Where : Center Coast Realty, 2256 W North Ave



NIGHTFALL WITH 
EDGAR ALLAN POE
When : Sunday, October 8, 11am -12:30pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 
Schiller Grove/Corner of Schiller and Damen


Meditations for a Happy Life
Buddhist Meditation Classes in Wicker Park
When : Sunday, October 8, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where : Wicker Park

SIP & SAVASANA
When : October 9, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee 


JUST BREATHE
Buddhist Meditation Classes in Wicker Park
When : Monday, October 9, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Where : Wicker Park

WE THE W(H)EE 
A Play in Miniature 
When : Friday, October 13, 6:30pm 
Where : Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.
1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622


ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHIROPRACTIC STRESS RELIEVING WORKSHOP
When : Wednesday, October 18, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee 

CANINE CREWS OPEN HOUSE
When : Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM  
Where:  Canine Crews, 1616 N Washtenaw Ave



PORK & MINDY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
When : Thursday, October 19 
Where:  Pork & Mindy's,
1623 N Milwaukee Ave



MR. DAVE'S HALLOWEEN PARTY 
IN THE PARK
Concert with Mr. Dave and Latin Grammy Award Winning 123 Andres
When : Sunday, October 22, 11am -12:30pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 

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


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
Taking your lower back through all of its ranges of motion once/day will decrease risk of arthritis by 25%. This holds true for every joint in the body!


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



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!



TRICK OR TREATING ON THE 606
Be a part of Halloween fun on The 606! The Trust for Public Land seeks businesses and individuals to staff Trick-or-Treat stations on The 606 on Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00. Interested parties should contact bonnietawse@gmail.com.



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