September 12, 2017

  
    
SEPTEMBER NETWORKING MIXER AT DOVE'S LUNCHEONETTE
When:  TOMORROW , September 13,  6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Where:  Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N Damen
This month's mixer brings us to a neighborhood diner, right off the Blue line Damen stop, with music set to the sounds of 1960s and 70s Chicago soul and blues. Dove's Luncheonette offers counter service morning, noon and night in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park.


WPB FALL DINNER CRAWL
When:   Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:  Different Locations
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl! Foodies around Chicagoland are invited to taste small bites and signature appetizers from participating restaurants while exploring all that Wicker Park and Bucktown have to offer.

The crawl is divided into three routes. Tickets are on sale now. The early bird special of $30 per person for each route is through Sunday, September 17, after which they will be sold for $45 per person through September 25, and $55 the day of the crawl (if there are any tickets left!).

 

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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays Through - October 29th
8am to 2pm
Where:  1425 N Damen Ave
Local vendors are offering all the best in handmade and homegrown while it's still fresh! Early fall crops are in! Come for crisp apples, refreshing apple cider and stay tuned for pumpkins! More Information To sign up for the Farmer's Market newsletter, click HERE.

SIGN UP TO PERFORM OR HOST FOR 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.

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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Tree Planting RFP
Special Service Area (SSA) #33 is currently seeking bids from vendors to install 30 new trees within the SSA boundaries. Services will need to be provided this fall, between October and mid-November. The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, Sept. 18th.  For more information, please click here.

HOLIDAY LIGHTING RFP
Light up Wicker Park and Bucktown!  We are seeking a holiday decoration installer to create a vibrant lighting display at the Polish Triangle and the Damen Avenue Arts Plaza on the 606. Please see our Request for Proposals for more information. The DEADLINE to apply is Friday, Sept. 29th."  


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 Jessica, jessica@wickerparkbucktown.com

News from the Committees
The Transportation Committee meets Thursday, 9/14, 8:30 a.m. in the WPB office (1414 N. Ashland). The SSA #33 Commission meets Wednesday, 7/19, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N. Damen Ave) 

 All SSA meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to join.

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. 


WHEN PIGS FLY
When : Wednesday, September 13, 7pm  
Where: Fatpour, 2005 W Division 

MIDNIGHT CIRCUS IN THE PARKS 
When : September 15, 16, 17
Times vary
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


FREE JUICE, FREE TAPE, FREE STRETCHING, FREE ACUPRESSURE  @ BUCKTOWN 5K
When : Sunday, September 17, before and after the Bucktown 5K
Where : Entrance to the 606 at Walsh Park


Meditations for a Happy Life
Buddhist Meditation Classes in Wicker Park
When : Sunday, September 17, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where : Wicker Park


Martinis That Matter Fundraiser
Wicker Park Choral Singers
When : Sunday, September 17, 2:00pm 5:00pm
Where : Marty's Martini Bar - 1511 W Balmoral 


JUST BREATHE
Buddhist Meditation Classes in Wicker Park
When : Monday, September 18, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Where : Wicker Park


PLATFORM COWORKING OPEN HOUSE WITH FREE STAN'S DONUTS
When : September 19 - 22, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where : Platform Coworking
1212 North Ashland Avenue


CASA CENTRAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
When : September 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Where : Cassona Home Furnishings & Accessories
5241 N. Clark Street

ANTIQUE TACO
Ice Cream Social
When : Wednesday, September  20,
6:30-8:30pm
Where : Antique Taco, 1360 N. Milwaukee


PORK & MINDY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
When : Thursday, September 21 
Where : Pork & Mindy's, 1623 N Milwaukee Ave



SEPTEMBER PUB RUN
When : Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee 


URBAN ROYALE
When : Thursday, September 28, 6:00 PM 
Where: U rbanbelly, 
1542 N Damen Ave


POUND 4 POUND
Lose Weight and Food Donation Event
When : Starts October 2 
Where:  Verge Fitness,  1934 WEST NORTH 


FREE BACK TO SCHOOL FREE EYE EXAMS
for all K-12 students
When : Now through September 30,
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where:  Lumen Optical, 2520 N Elston Ave 

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
The best way to sleep is on one's side with a pillow between their knees and a supportive pillow to support your neck! Second best is on your back. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT
MIDNIGHT CIRCUS IN THE PARKS 
What
Fundraiser for Wicker Park Gardens, Events, and WickerICE
When: September 15, 16, 17
Needs: Ushers, Ticket Sales, Concessions Sales

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 


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RHYME OR REASON
1938 W. Division
Featuring Gnocchi Mac: (Morel-Leek Monterey Jack, Alpha Morning Sun Chedder, Fresh Herbs) and Division Street Corn: (Roasted Fresno Chili Butter, Cotija Cheese, Fresh Lime, Smoked Paprika) on the Spoon Route at the Fall Dinner Crawl on September 26.  
Fifolet Cajun & Cocktails
1942 W Division
Featuring Cornbread, gumbo AND jumbalaya on the Spoon Route at the Fall Dinner Crawl on September 26.   Learn More
DEVIL DAWGS
1431 N. Milwaukee

Amazing Chicago hot dogs, sinfully elevated. Try the Latin Beat Shake - Ancho chile & chocolate, the Yahya Slider - Jerk marinated chicken thigh, grilled cabbage & onions on slider bun and the Elvis Burger - Cheese, peanut butter, Applewood bacon & siracha sauceFall Dinner Crawl on September 26.
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