Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

The WPB Chamber strives to develop innovative ways to increase commerce among our Members through a variety of Member Benefits. In addition to being a Member of the National Concierge Association and a City recognized Delegate Agency, the Chamber recommends various business assistance resources and programs available to serve local businesses and strengthen the vitality of Wicker Park Bucktown as a whole.

About

Our Mission:

‘The Chamber serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses by enhancing the dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood’s visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community’

Serving the Wicker Park Bucktown Community 

We work to build a healthy marketplace and to improve the quality of life in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods through entrepreneurial development and commercial success. The Chamber manages the WPB Special Service Area #33, produces Wicker Park Fest, the second largest street fest in the city of Chicago and several neighborhood events throughout the year. 

Help the Chamber Help Local Business

As one of the largest Chambers in the City of Chicago, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber's goals are achieved through the hard work and dedication of volunteers and professional staff, working together to ensure our community's economic health. View the various Chamber Committees for opportunities to get involved. 

Joining the Chamber

When you join the WPB Chamber, you're in good company! Tap into a network of local professionals that are eager to see you and your business succeed. Get started by signing up today.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design

Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
Primary ContactPamela Maass
Addresss1414 N Ashland
Chicago, il 60622
Phone(773) 384-2672 x213