West Town Chamber of Commerce (WTCC)
Discover all of the urban treasures Chicago’s West Town has to offer. Just a few miles west of downtown, the businesses in West Town are wonderfully diverse: great restaurants, casual coffee shops, trendy night clubs, unique boutiques, art galleries, theatres and much, much more...
Visit the businesses directory page to see a list of West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce(WTCC) member businesses. The chamber also has a "Discover West Town" mobile APP! You can save the local directory to your smartphone by visiting m.westtownchicago.com
There are a number of distinct neighborhoods within West Town, which makes it an eclectic and diverse community. West Town neighborhoods include: East Village, Eckhart Park, Humboldt Park, Noble Square, Smith Park, Ukrainian Village, Division Street and Wicker Park. Visit our community resources page to see a map of the area with links to public transportation information, Aldermanic offices, local police information, and other useful neighborhood resources.
One of the goals of the West Town Chamber is to retain the existing businesses, and to attract new businesses to the area. Thus we are pleased to provide a list of available retail and commercial properties in West Town to encourage new businesses to move to the area.
The chamber offers new and existing business members helpful business resources. The chamber also holds monthly networking events, seminars, and/or meetings to promote success in business. Visit the chamber calendar page for a list of upcoming functions. The chamber also promotes a number of large scale special events throughout the year in order to draw consumers to the commercial corridors, market the area and promote commerce.
The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce provides technical assistance and affordable marketing programs for our business members. West Town business owners, property owners, and residents please consider joining the WTCC.
Click here to read our archived e-newsletters. Click here to receive the monthly "What's Happening in West Town" newsletter.
The WTCC is also the sole service provider for the West Town Special Service Area (SSA29), visit www.westtownssa.org for more information on our SSA programs and why it is such a valuable economic development tool.
2018 Board of Directors & SSA Commissioners:
2018 West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Jen Brown, Hangout Lighting - President
Greg Whipple, American Eagle Bank - Treasurer
Karen Woodbury, The Superior Street Center for the Arts - Director
Ty Fujimura, Arami - Director
Amy Teri, The Rookery - Director
Georg Simos, High Dive - Director
2018 West Town SSA Commissioners
Michael VanDam, Resident - Chair
Amy Laria, Flo Cafe & Bar - Vice Chair
Peter Gariepy, Rajesh C. Vora, CPA | Certified Public Accountants - Treasurer
Steven Tobiason, Epic Spices - Secretary
Chris Hunt, Seek Vintage Chicago
Sara Dulkin, Chicago Truborn
Adam Williams, REACH Fieldhouse
Chad Tepley, CDT Realty Group
Jenny Rossignuolo, Urban Source
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 Hubbard, 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
Membership Director – Sara Bemer