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. To start attending one or more of the WPBCC committees please email to be added to the invite list and we'll notify the committee chair. Participation in chamber committees is reserved for WPBCC members with accounts in good standing and meetings are held via Zoom until in person meetings are able to resume.


Membership Committee

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

Membership outreach includes quarterly welcome events, hitting the streets for one-on-one introductions, maintaining & improving the Chamber website &expanding member services to grow with the evolving business community needs.

Membership education is centered on workshops 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.

Membership Committee Co-Chairs: David Boylan & Jon Simon
Meetings: The 1st Thursday of each month, 12:00 pm


Events & Marketing Committee

The Wicker Park Bucktown Events & Marketing Committee focus on the promotion of the WPB business community through events, promotion, & increasing the visibility of the Neighborhood on a regional, national, & even international scale. This committee works to attain the yearly goals of increasing the visibility & favorability of WPB by engendering partnerships within the neighborhood to create the best events while 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.

Events & Marketing Committee Co-Chairs:  Tim Gillengerten & Kari Schmidt
Meetings: The 1st Tuesday of each month, 9:00 am 


Planning, Zoning, Development & Hospitality Committee

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

PZDH Committee Co-Chairs: Ann Nolan & Ginna Ryan
Meetings: On basis of permitting requests 



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

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.