Washington Park Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce, NFP (WPCC) is to create and sustain economic opportunities in the Washington Park community that improves the quality of life for all of its residents, businesses, and institutions through advocacy, initiatives, and partnerships for community and economic development.

About

 

Mission

The mission of the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce, NFP (WPCC) is to create and sustain economic opportunities in the Washington Park community that improves the quality of life for all of its residents, businesses, and institutions through advocacy, initiatives, and partnerships for community and economic development.

 

Who We Are

 

The Washington Park Chamber of Commerce is an

emerging non-for-profit 501 c3 organization in the Washington Park community on the south side of Chicago that seeks to foster, attract, and sustain community and economic opportunities that improves the quality of life for residents, businesses, and institutions in the Washington Park community. This will be done by promoting business and industry to the general community, protecting the rights of businesses, and assisting businesses in improving their sales and profits.

 

Washington Park Description

 

The Washington Park community is well noted for its historic founding during the late nineteenth

century on Chicago’s south side. Seven miles south of the loop, it takes its name from the recreational area situated along the eastern border of the community, stretching from 51st to 63th streets along Cottage Grove Avenue. Washington Park remains an important public amusement space for south side Chicagoans. Housing one of the largest parks in the city of Chicago, Washington Park is under consideration for the Obama Presidential Library. The Washington Park community received world renowned recognition for its beautiful park and historic homes. The Washington Park Community has excellent transportation, and is just minutes away from downtown Chicago.

 

We know and understand the beauty of our community and that is why the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce is working to create a world class neighborhood with a thriving business community.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Loans
  • Tax Credits
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Marketing and Sales

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Training

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
Primary ContactDonna Hampton-Smith
Addresss331 E. 56th Street
Unit D
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone(773) 955-0199