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Toms

Retail

1611 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-486-5882

Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One®, a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased.

A simple idea has grown into a global movement: TOMS Shoes has provided over 60 million pairs of shoes to children since 2006, TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 400,000 since 2011 and TOMS Roasting Company has helped provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water since launching in 2014. In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded with the mission to help provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items that help a woman safely deliver her baby. As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.

TOMS humble beginnings happened unintentionally. While traveling in Argentina in 2006, Blake witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. His solution to the problem was simple, yet revolutionary: to create a for-profit business that was sustainable and not reliant on donations. Blake's vision soon turned into the simple business idea that provided the powerful foundation for TOMS.

Blake Mycoskie and Hillary Clinton shaking hands at the Clinton Global Initiative University plenary sessionOver the course of its first five years, TOMS was successful enough in providing shoes for children in need. But Blake, having recognized other vital needs during his travels around the world, realized that One for One® could be applied to more than shoes. He developed the idea for TOMS Eyewear in which for every pair of eyewear purchased, TOMS would help give sight to a person in need. One for One®.  In the fall of 2011, Blake released his first book, Start Something That Matters, offering his own amazing story of inspiration, and the power of incorporating giving in business. He references other companies and individuals who have been motivated and inspired to integrate philanthropy into their profession as well as their personal lives. The book became a New York Times best-seller. More importantly, it is Blake's hope that Start Something That Matters inspires others to turn their passion and dreams into a reality.

Blake Mycoskie on stage speaking to an audienceFrom shoes to eyewear and now a book, Blake's unique approach to business has awarded him with numerous accolades. In 2009, Blake and TOMS received the Secretary of State's 2009 Award of Corporate Excellence (ACE). At the Clinton Global Initiative University plenary session, former President Clinton introduced Blake to the audience as "one of the most interesting entrepreneurs (I've) ever met." People Magazine featured Blake in its "Heroes Among Us" section, and TOMS Shoes was featured in the Bill Gates Time Magazine article "How to Fix Capitalism." In 2011, Blake was named on Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40" list, recognizing him as one of the top young businessmen in the world.

Blake Mycoskie putting a shoe on a child's foot in a remote town of ArgentinaBefore TOMS, Blake, a native of Texas who always had an entrepreneurial spirit, started five businesses. His first was a successful campus laundry service, which he later sold. Between business ventures, Blake competed in the CBS primetime series, The Amazing Race. With his sister, Paige, Blake traveled the world and came within minutes of winning the $1 million dollar grand prize.  Blake is an avid reader and traveler. He is passionate about inspiring young people to help make tomorrow better, encouraging them to include giving in everything they do. His hope is to see a future full of social-minded businesses and consumers.

TransNational Bankcard

Services | Technology & Telecommunications | Financial, Insurance & Accounting

9600 W. Bryn Mawr, FL 6
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 436-3578

Trek Bicycles

Bicycles | Sport & Recreation

1647 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773-841-1787

Trim/Reishi

Services | Salons, Spas & Barbershops | Adult

1629 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 276-8746

University of Aesthetics

Services | Education & Learning | Salons, Spas & Barbershops

1357 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773.635.0140

The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology is proud to be a business resident of Wicker Park since 2004.  As an accredited post-secondary institution, we offer cosmetology & aesthetics programs to prepare individuals for state licensure.  Our students operate our student-run clinic which offers discounted services to the public.  Our aesthetics students offer state of the art aesthetics treatments including light therapy, body treatments, & skin-disorder-specific treatments for aging, acne, and other conditions.  Our cosmetology students operate our dry bar and provide color, cut, & style for men and women.  We are open during the day Tu-We-Th-Fr-Sa 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & evenings Tu-We-Th 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome, appointments preferred by calling 773.635.0140.  For enrollment, please email admissions@uofac.edu or call 773.635.0141. 

UPS Store #77

2027 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-613-4148

Urban Village Church

Services | Religious & Spiritual | Non-Profit & Community

1543 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 268-5300

UrbanBelly

Restaurants & Bars | Eateries | Drinking & Dining

1542 N Damen Ave
Phone: (312) 455-8626

At urbanbelly, award-winning Chef Bill Kim reimagines noodles, dumplings and rice using only the most authentic ingredients.

Vequity LLC

400 N State St Suite 400
CHicago, IL 60654
Phone: 773-804-8978

Vequity is a retail real estate investment and development company located in Chicago. Our core focus is innovation and the use of creative services, financial products, processes, and technology to fuel our clients’ growth.

Village EyeCare

Medical | Eye care

2121 W Division St

Looking for an eye doctor in Chicago? Village Eye Care has been providing the highest quality eye care for over 50 years. Make an appointment!

Vinny D's

Food | Drinking & Dining | Restaurants

1709 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-796-5866

Come on in to Vinny D's where we have a wide selection of delicious cold treats, from shaved ice to Gelato, Italian ice, soft serve, milkshakes and Vinny Spinny's! We also have some of your lunch cravings! Vienna Hot dogs, Italian Beefs, Nachos and more!

Violet Hour

Drinking & Dining | Saloons, Bars, Taverns & Lounges | Night Clubs

1520 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 252-1500

Volumes Bookcafe

Shopping & Style | Books & Literature

1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 697-8066

We Will Wok You

5018 Davenport RD
Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 349-4171

Wendy's

1623 West Division
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 630-803-6725

Wenger Properties

Services | Real Estate & Development

1509 N. Wicker Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 252-8818

West Loop Soccer Club

Services | Health & Wellness | Soccer

Phone: (224) 634-0504

Soccer program for children and adults offered in West Loop, West Town and Lincoln Park. 

Whiskey Business

Restaurants & Bars | Drinking & Dining

Phone: (773) 698-7362

Whiskey business was established in 2013 but with years of delays they were finally able to open their doors in January of 2016. Whiskey business pays homage to the late 80's movie Risky Business. It is inspired by the love for the 80's and 90's so you will find all sorts of retro items mixed throughout the restaurant from transformers to a leg lamp as well as many other items to bring you back in time. The restaurant has a plethora of French fry options on the menu as well as many other items that you have grown up on. Located in wicker park it became the first location on Milwaukee Ave. to have a rooftop bar. With a large amount of TV's both inside and out it is a great place to just relax and have a good time and feel young again. You can sip on a variety of frozen drinks or try one of their Whiskey Business cocktails voted as one of the best in the city. With the ability to accommodate over 300 people it makes for a great spot for a private venue.

Wicker Park Advisory Council

Services | Non-Profit & Community

1501 N. Bell Avenue Apt 2
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 278-9075

Wicker Park Athletic Club

Services | Medical, Health & Wellness | Fitness, Recreation & Dance

1635 W Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (312) 850-4667

Wicker Park Connection

1640 W Division
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-330-3210

Wicker Park Dental

1738 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-276-5566

Wicker Park Inn

Hotels | Travel & Lodging

1329 N Wicker Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 486-2743

Wicker Park Lutheran Church

Services | Religious & Spiritual | Non-Profit & Community

1500 N. Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 276-0263

Wicker Park Orthodontics

1921 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-276-0335