Chamber Committees

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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 and positively impact the future of Wicker Park Bucktown.

 

Division Street Committee

This is a joint Committee of the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and the West Town Chamber of Commerce. This Committee is made up of any business located on Division St. that is a member in good standing of either or both Chambers. This Committee votes on issues, programs, positions and matters involving Division Street from the Kennedy Expressway to Western Avenue.

Meetings: TBA

 

 

The Marketing Committee

The Wicker Park Bucktown Marketing Committee focuses on the promotion of the WPB business community through events, promotion, & increasing the visibility of the Neighborhood on a regional, national, & even international scale.

The Marketing Committee attains the yearly goals of Increasing the visibility & favorability of WPB by engendering partnerships within the neighborhood to create the best events, & connecting with partners outside of the neighborhood to increase the value of each promotion for all members.

This committee also addresses future prospects such as increased tourism, the changing market & target audiences, as well as the symbiotic relations between the City of Chicago & the WPB Neighborhood.

Chair: Michelle Gomez
Meetings: The Third Wednesday of Each Month, 9:00 am at the Chamber office; 1414 N Ashland Ave.

 

The Membership Committee

The Wicker Park Bucktown Membership Committee focuses on maintaining, reviewing & improving Chamber membership through outreach, education, & analysis.

Membership outreach includes quarterly phone-a-thons, hitting the streets for one-on-one introductions, maintaining & improving the Chamber website & management of Hyperlocal Street Committees.

Membership education is centered on forums & seminars to address small/medium business needs & interests. It also includes increasing business-to-business networking within WPB, & leveraging the Chamber’s connection to the City & larger partners to our members’ advantage.

Chair: Joe Spataro
Meetings: The 2nd Monday of each month, 4:00 pm at the Chamber office; 1414 N Ashland Ave

 

The Planning, Zoning, Development & Hospitality Committee

The Planning, Zoning, Hospitality, & Development (PZHD) Committee reviews permitting & zoning requests from businesses & developers & recommends action, support, or other advice. The committee is also a focus group for infrastructure planning, security, & related topics for the WPB businesses community.

Committee Chair: Ann Nolan
Meetings: On basis of permitting requests.

 

WPB SSA #33

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce administers the WPB SSA #33. We have several Committees that work on SSA programs, and we welcome all of our members to participate in the SSA Committees. You can read more about the work of our wonderful SSA and the Committees at www.wickerparkbucktown.org.

If you have any questions about any of these Committees, please feel free to contact our office. See the footer of this page for all contact info, or click on "Contact Us" at the very top of this website to submit your inquiry through our website. Thank you for your interest in the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.