Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet has an event on May 22nd for Small Business Owners learn about their lending options and have opportunities to meet one-on-one with loan officiers from 15 lending organizations. WPBCC Member Discount Available.
The May Wicker Park Advisory Council is meeting tomorrow evening from 7-8:30pm
The Bucktown Community Organization's May Membership Meeting is just around the Corner!
SBA May Webinars06-May-2013
The SBA is continuing to host a bevy of webinars aimed at small business owners. The webinars for the month of May include Blogging, the AARP & your Small Business, stricter regulations on targeting children online or in an app, and more.
There is a relatively new law in Illinois that holds landlords fully liable for any damages incurred due to theft, if they have not re-keyed a new tenants appartment before they have moved in and after the old tenant moves out.
Chicago BACP Free Business Workshops23-Apr-2013
The City of Chicago Deptartment of Business and Consumer Protection is offering a host of FREE business workshops in the month of May.
Vendor applications for Wicker Park Fest are now available for download on the Fest's website.
The CTA's In Your Community video series explores some of Chicago's communities and the role the CTA plays in keeping them vibrant.
Preparations are being made now for the 2nd Annual Drink of Wicker Park Bucktown Mixologist Mash-Up.
On Wednesday, November 14th at Cafe Absinthe, 4 current Board Members were reelected and 4 additions were made.
Wed Local Wicker Park Bucktown31-Oct-2012
Wed Local will be a campaign that highlights the many options our area offers to couples planning a wedding.
The WPB Chamber hosts monthly Biz 101s for our local business owners. Due to recent fluctuation in attendance, we want to make sure this program is still relevant to community.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33, after five years, is reviewing its programs and updating its Master Plan and needs your help!
Chamber Board Elections Ballot23-Oct-2012
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber Members in good standing are encouraged to cast their votes for the 2013-2014 Chamber Board.
Art for Heart invites local business people to a business networking event & art exhibit benefiting Gift from the Heart Foundation and The Polish Museum of America.
The WPB Chamber offers two on-going advertising platforms to connect with an engaged, local audience: Advertising on WickerParkBucktown.com and in the weekly Local Events E-Newsletter.
The office of 32nd Ward Alderman, Scott Waguespack, released a community alert today (9/14) regarding robberies and shootings near Thomas & Hoyne and Damen & Augusta early in this morning.
Impact the future of Wicker Park Bucktown by joining the WPB Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
New Scam Targeting Local Restaurants09-Aug-2012
The Chamber has recently been made aware of a scam targeting our local restaurants...
On the evening of Oct. 2, ticket-holders will stroll the streets to taste samples from local Wicker Park Bucktown restaurants.
Police are asking for your help finding a man who has tried to sexually assault several women in the Humboldt Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods.
In a partnership with the Active Transportation Alliance, the WPB SSA is very excited to bring Open Streets to Milwaukee Avenue on Sunday, September 16th!
The CTA is studying ways to install Bus Rapid Transit (BRT*) service through our neighborhood, and, quite possibly, down the street where your business is located. Come learn about its implications
The next stage in compiling information to describe our local market is through a survey aimed at getting the opinions of Business Owners.
Important information regarding street closures, access during the fest, two new performing arts areas and a reminder of liquor laws.
All those that make a donation at the gate to enter this year's festival, get entered into a raffle to win prize packages donated by several local businesses, including 2 50" Flat Screen Television from Best Buy.
Register your business to participate in the neighborhood-wide Summer Sidewalk Sales to be held Saturday & Sunday, July 21st & 22nd and August 25th & 26th.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-21, 2012 so security and transportation plans for the summit have been developed and released.
Businesses along Division Street can sign up to participate in a Fashion Show and/or Kids Scavenger Hunt designed to drive foot traffic east of Damen during the Do-Division Street Fest weekend.
Wicker Park Bucktown's two signature summer sidewalk sales are back, starting with the Summer Sizzle Sale on July 21st & 22nd! The second, the Last-Call Sidewalk Sale, will take place August 25th & 26th.
Vending at Wicker Park Fest offers your business face to face exposure to a streaming crowd of festomers in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Crowdfunding Signed into Law18-Apr-2012
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was recently signed into law. An important piece of this bill is Crowd Funding.
A burglary took place on the evening of April 2nd at a business located at 1370 N. Milwaukee. As cash was taken, Chicago Police Officers recomend that large amounts of cash should not be stored in the buisness, if possible.
Street Cleaning Map and Schedule04-Apr-2012
Monday, April 2nd marked the beginning of the street sweeping season in Chicago and it will run through October 31, 2012.
Free Chamber Membership Contest03-Apr-2012
Complete a couple tasks (like updating your Directory Listing, "Liking" the Chamber page, and a couple others, and get entered to win a Free Chamber Membership*!
This annual award will be presented to the small company chief executive who best represents the spirit and values of the late business and civic leader and former Mesirow and chamber chairman.
This ordinance will allow small businesses to occupy first floor commercial space with their business and live in the space, as well.
Thank you to all who attended, our sponsors and the bars that participated in the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber's first ever competition to create the official Drink of WPB.
Request for Proposals: Interactive Installation and Performance Art Works for Wicker Park Fest 201201-Mar-2012
Proposals from artists, collectives, curators and producers are now being accepted for programming at Wicker Park Fest 2012. Two proposals will be accepted and awarded $7500 each.
Safety Tips for Businesses and Individuals17-Feb-2012
Due to recent reports of crime and shoplifting problems in Wicker Park Bucktown, here are a few reminders of suggested steps in order to stay safe.
With the 2012 Sidewalk Café Season beginning on March 1st, this free workshop on "How to Obatin a Sidewalk Cafe Permit" will be a great source of information.
On February 1, 2012, in the 2600 block of W North Avenue, at approximately 5 p.m. a person described as either a male White or Hispanic possibly driving a older model, Toyota Camry 4- door, pulled alongside the 13-year-old female and asked for her name and age...
On Jan. 31st, 2012 at 3:15 PM, a Robbery occurred at 1901 W. Division. The offender is described as a Male Black, 25 to 30, 5’09” 165 lbs, wearing a Black Jacket , Black Hoodie, Black baseball cap with Yellow writing
Retail Leasing Opportunities with the CTA27-Jan-2012
The Chicagoland Chamber is hosting an open house with the CTA next Wednesday, February 1st on opportunities for retail locations on CTA property.
The Small Business Energy Savings program by ComEd provides assistance to small business owners who want to make their business more energy efficient.
Avoiding Counterfeit Bills09-Jan-2012
Local business alerted us of receiving counterfeit bills over the weekend
The weekend of December 3rd & 4th marked the kickoff of the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's Unwrap WPB Holiday Passport and hosted the increasingly popular Renegade Holiday Market and Do-Division Holiday events...
New Website Launches 1/6/201206-Dec-2011
WPB Chamber is proud to announce the unveiling of our new website, rich with features to promote your business and the community. Happy New Year and happy web surfing to all!