What's Happening in
West Town 

The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce releases TWO monthly newsletters. One (this one) "What's Happening in West Town" is a promotional summary of neighborhood happenings and business events, and the other newsletter is informational for Chamber Members announcing meetings and chamber programs. If you would like to continue to receive the Chamber Member's monthly newsletter, we encourage you to join the chamber by clicking here .

Due to the recent measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19, our local business community is in need of your support. This month, we are dedicating our newsletter to showcasing ways you can support and stay connected during these uncertain times. On behalf of the entire West Town community, we thank you for your support. 

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for ongoing updates!

Enjoy your favorite West Town restaurants and breweries from the comfort of your home! As of March 31, the below eateries and breweries are offering delivery and/or curbside pick-up. 

From pre-fixe meal boxes to groceries and even your favorite craft brews, follow the links for up-to-date information on their menus, hours, details on delivery, and more ways you can support:
Stay entertained and connected tot the community while practicing social distancing with a variety of virtual tours, classes and daily digital challenges brought to you by West Town businesses. Be sure to check their websites for the latest schedules and up to date information!
  • Bennett Day School | Virtual Info Sessions: To schedule a call with the Admissions team or register for a Virtual Info Session/Open House, visit https://bennettday.org/visitus/ 
  • Big Shoulders Yoga | Live Stream Classes: Offering select live stream classes, as well as daily yoga challenges intended to create mindfulness, bring joy, get you moving, and help us stay connected as a community. Head to their Instagram page for more information.
  • Club Pilates Wicker Park | Virtual Classes: To view the live donation-based class schedule, click here.
  • School of Rock Chicago West | Remote Classes: Interested in remote lessons or workshops for homebound musicians (kids 7-17 with some proficiency on their guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards or drums)? Ring Ashleigh at  630-335-7148 for more information on their  Remote Lesson 4-pack at a deep discount.
  • Through The Body | Virtual Classes Offering a select schedule of free Facebook live classes, as well as virtual classes for just $10. For more information, visit their  website .
  • Western Exhibitions | Digital Exhibition: View the current exhibition Homo-entanglement by Miller & Shellabarger digitally, here.
  •  Vicky Tesmer Art | Remote Classes: Email tjartinc@gmail.com to discuss options for virtual individual or small group art classes.

Many West Town neighborhood businesses have been forced to close their brick and mortar operations. Shop small by purchasing gift cards, merchandise or even pre-paying for a future or rescheduled appointment! The following online storefronts are open:
Provide relief to various West Town businesses and their staff by making direct donations. The below businesses have set up donation options. For ongoing updates, visit the West Town Chicago Facebook page which is dedicated to the fundraising efforts of #WestTownChicago businesses seeking any financial assistance toward the continued care and employment of their teams. 

About the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce:
The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce fosters community and economic development by empowering businesses with information, networking opportunities, marketing, and other programming. The chamber extensively promotes the unique elements of the West Town neighborhoods and strives to engage the public through the organization of special events that highlight existing businesses and attract consumers and new businesses to the West Town area. The chamber serves as a channel through which members can cultivate a diverse, symbiotic, and growth-oriented community.