West Town Chamber of Commerce (WTCC)
2017 Board of Directors & SSA Commissioners:
2017 West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Lesley Timpe, Squashed - President
Rolando Acosta, Acosta Ezgur, LLC - Vice President
Ben Premo, South Central Bank - Treasurer
Robert Finkel, Forbidden Root - Director
Eddie Mahoney, The Fifty/50 - Director
Ty Fujimura, Arami - Director
Jen Brown, Hangout Lighting - Director
2017 West Town SSA Commissioners
Michael VanDam, Resident
Chris Hunt, Seek Vintage
Amy Laria, Flo Cafe & Bar
Scott Floersheimer, Cleo's
Sara Dulkin, Chicago Truborn
Steven Tobiason, Epic Spices
Peter Gariepy, Rajesh C. Vora, CPA | Certified Public Accountants
Adam Williams, REACH Fieldhouse
Chad Tepley, CDT Realty Group
Mission Statement, What We Do & Who We Are:
The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to strengthen its business community so that West Town continues to be a destination for shopping, dining, professional services, nightlife and culture.
What We Do:
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.
Chicago's West Town is a neighborhood destination which thrives on the principles of community and the subsequent charm created by this diverse, yet united community This is an area defined by a rich history of residents and the entrepreneurial pioneers who’ve helped maintain the essence of what truly defines “Chicago”…its neighborhoods.
West Town Map Descriptions:
Neighborhoods within West Town include: East Village, Eckhart Park, Humboldt Park, Noble Square, River West, Smith Park, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor and the Grand Avenue Design District.
West Town Community Area boundaries are: Bloomingdale to Kinzie, and the Chicago River to Kedzie.
West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce member service area boundaries are: Division to Grand, Halsted to Kedzie.
West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce Office:
1819 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce Staff:
Executive Director – Kara Hughes Salgado
Assistant Director – Susan Aldous
SSA Program Manager – Katharine “Kace” Wakem
Part-time Bookkeeper – Deana Martin
Communications Director – Kate McKenna