West Town Chamber of Commerce (WTCC)
2013 Board of Directors & SSA Commissioners:
Pictured above from left to right: SSA Commissioners: Pete T., Greg, Megan, Cheryl, Angelo, Kitt, Darci, Walter, (not pictured Petar);WTCC Board Directors: Chad, Michelle, Josh, Julie, Tara, (not pictured Shanita & George).
2013 West Town Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
President – Tara Heibel / Sprout Home
Vice President – Julie Ghatan / Dovetail
Secretary – Shanita Steele / North Community Bank
Treasurer – Josh Rutherford / Smoke Daddy
Director- Michelle Gomez / MGo Fashion Salon
Director- Chad Johnson / Elevenzees
Director – George Simos / High Dive
2013 West Town Special Service Area Commissioners:
Darci O'Connell (Chair) - The Architrouve / BODT Fine Art & Resident
Cheryl Coulman (Vice-Chair) - Chicago Avenue Salon
Kitt Swan (Secretary) - The Beetle Bar & Grill
Angelo Karras – Windy City Cafe
Megan Quinn – East Village Resident / Artist
Pete Toalson – Beauty Bar
Petar Tofovic - White Dental Studio
Walter Tun – Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
Greg Whipple – American Eagle Bank
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 becomes 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:
Pictured above: Chamber Staff from left to right Monique, Lisa, Kara, Susan, Kace.
Executive Director – Kara Hughes Salgado
Assistant Director – Susan Aldous
SSA Program Manager – Katharine “Kace” Wakem
Part-time Bookkeeper – Monique Hedley
Part-time Communications & Membership Director – Lisa Pugliese