July 2018 Newsletter
Your monthly news & updates
Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce
6348 N. Milwaukee Ave. PMB 318 Chicago, IL 60646
execdir@gladstoneparkchamber.com
Facebook page: Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Calendar
Jul. No General Meeting
Jul. 4th Independence Day
Jul. 10th Chicago Dogs Baseball Outing
Jul. 19th Multi-chamber Networking Event
Jul. 26th Board Meeting
We hope you had a happy and safe July 4th holiday!
The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Thursday, July 5th. Please contact us at 773-756-6206 or Cathy@gladstoneparkchamber.com
Join us at our next general meeting.
The Gladstone Park general meeting will be Friday, August 3rd at 8am. We will be meeting at Liberty Bank for Savings 6210 N. Milwaukee Ave. Our guest speaker is Jerry Weiss from Gen-Ki Karate .
*Please note there is no July General Meeting.
Economic Development
Have you noticed these new industrial parking permit signs in the 5400 block of Northwest Highway? The signs are intended to allow employees of the area’s industrial businesses to park on the street, but there are concerns that the new restriction could drive away business from the two restaurants in the area.
The Chamber was not consulted on these new parking restrictions before they were installed and would like to hear feedback from our members. Please send comments to Cathy@gladstoneparkchamber.com
Business of the Month

My name is Laura Gonzales and I work for Home Care Angels. I have worked for Home Care Angels for over two years now and serve as one of the Marketing Coordinator’s along with assisting in Caregiver Training.  Home Care Angels is a private duty, non-medical, home service agency that Elizabeth Birch started close to 14 years ago.
Having lived through the need for good in-home care for both her parents, it was Elizabeth’s top priority that Home Care Angels takes a more personal direction when meeting the care needs of our clients. We pride ourselves in our ability to unite the appropriate caregiver with each of our clients and their needs. All of our caregivers go through yearly training, background check, drug testing and reference checks, knowing that when we place a caregiver they are trained from Dementia to Companionship and will be a perfect match.
We offer assistance in their daily activities such as light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, medication reminders, light physical activities and errands, all while living in the comforts of their own home. We also offer an activities program that’s involves the seniors partaking in volunteer work for Catholic Charities, homeless shelters and charities such as “Girls Love Mail”, all while giving them a sense of joy in helping others in need. Our primary goal is to increase the quality of life and build a genuine relationship with every client and their family.
As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to working with seniors. Working for the City, making sure they took advantage of all the different programs geared towards the Senior Community, to Presence Health, working for a practice with four Doctors, which saw many patients a day, some of who I still keep in touch with to this day. Now I am honored to say I work for Home Care Angels. 
Weekly I make a point to head out to different Doctors’ offices and facilities throughout the Northwest side and surrounding suburbs to inform them of Home Care Angels services. We feel it’s important that families know they have different options to choose from when it comes to care for their loved one. We are always willing to sit and discuss with them any questions they may have and inform them all we have to offer. Along with marketing I help train our sweet, kind caregivers before they are placed with our clients. They are such warm, loving people that have hearts of gold. I know how difficult it can be for families to have to go through this process. To know they have someone that will care for their loved with trust and honor is a huge relief on everyone’s part and I love being a part of that process.
Ironically, both Elizabeth and I grew up not far from one another on the Northwest side of Chicago. Her family was from Our Lady of Victory and mine from St. Tarcissus. I’ve lived in the Gladstone area for over forty years. My family and I have been very involved with the community for years now. I graduated from St Tarcissus (many years ago) and my son, Tommy back in 2010. My husband Louie has taken pride in coaching the neighborhood kids for over 14 years and still looks forward to every new season. We love the sense of community we have here in Gladstone and couldn’t think of a better place to live.
Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance
Chicago’s minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour starting July 1, 2018 – a 45 percent increase in the minimum wage since 2011. The increase is part of Mayor Emanuel’s 2014 ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for 410,000 workers annually to $13 per hour in 2019.
 
For businesses, violations may also result in fines and penalties ranging from $500 to $1,000 for each offense, per employee per paycheck.
 
BACP is reminding city employers that the minimum wage is enforceable, and employees to report any issues receiving their legal minimum wage. The best way to report a problem with wages, paid sick leave, or other issues with workers compensation is to call 3-1-1. The mandatory complaint form has been simplified to make it easier for residents to fill out so a problem can be fully investigated. Failure to return a completed form is the number one reason complaints go unresolved. Go to Minimum Wage for more information.  
 
A workshop on minimum wage and paid sick leave is scheduled for Friday, July 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 805, City Hall and on Wednesday, August 22nd from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Go to MW Workshop to register.
Mother's Day Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our Mother's Day Raffle.
Carolynne B.: $25 gift card to Weston's Coffee & Tap donated by Alderman Arena
Carol K. & Carrie L.: $25 gift card to Pasta D'Arte donated by Jaime Morales Allstate Insurance
Sonni C.: blooming plant donated by Donna's Garden Flower Shop
Susan H.: $25 gift card to Pasta D'Arte donated by Filonek's
Lori A., Sheila H., Sheila V., Janki D. and Gina S.: 1 month aerobic kickboxing classes donated by Gen-Ki Karate
Pat B.: gift basket donated by Harmony Healthcare Rehabilitation Center
J.W.: gift certificate donated by Highway House
Lois R.: gift certificate donated by Nadig Newspapers
Chestine P.: wine basket donated by Norwood Life Society
Cor S.: gift certificate donated by Pasta D'Arte
Carol S.: gift card donated by Sicilia Bakery
Patricia S.: Visa gift card donated by David Wians State Farm
Kathleen S.: gift basket donated by The Dog House L.C. & L
Kathy K.: gift certificate donated by The Garage Bar & Sandwiches
Cassandra B. and Delores L.: gift cards donated by Wintrust Bank Gladstone Park
New "over" 50 martial art classes
The Gen-Ki Karate and Fitness Center located at 5756 North Milwaukee Ave. is starting a new class for people 50 and above. This class will include a light physical workout as well as Self-Defense. Classes will be held one day a week. People interested should call 773-774-8818 for more information as well as day, time and cost.
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