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About Us

The West Town Chamber of Commerce fosters community and economic development by empowering businesses with information and technical resources, and providing networking opportunities, area wide marketing, and other valuable programming.

Our Mission

The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to ensure West Town continues to be a destination for shopping, dining, professional services, nightlife, and culture, fortified by West Town’s business community.

Who We Are

The West Town Chicago Chamber is made up of a dynamic collective of businesses that come together to foster a strong neighborhood and business environment. The Chamber supports West Town through neighborhood promotion, public space enhancements, and small business development, and we provide opportunities and resources for our Members to engage with this work, promote our neighborhood, and support its continued growth.

“The Chamber serves as a channel through which Members can cultivate a diverse, symbiotic, and growth-oriented community” 

Kate Ziyad, Director of Programs & Partnerships

Service Area

The Chamber’s official service area is Division Street to Hubbard, Halsted Street to Kedzie Avenue. Dues-paying business Members within that service area are eligible to vote on neighborhood issues, Chamber committees, and Board elections. Business Members located outside of the Chamber service area receive all of the same perks of Membership except the right to vote.

What Does the Chamber do for
Local Businesses?

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Business Development

As a Chamber and City of Chicago Neighborhood Business Development Center, we help entrepreneurs and small business owners as they start-up and grow by providing:

  • Technical Assistance

  • Business Resources

  • A Commercial Vacancies List

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Neighborhood Promotion

We promote West Town as a vibrant place to explore for residents and visitors alike through:

  • Social Media Promotion

  • Public Relations

  • "What's Happening in West Town" Newsletter

  • Small Business Advocacy

District Planning & Activation

We steward district planning efforts and collaboratively work to enhance public space in West Town by:

  • Managing SSA 29 Programming

  • Creating Master Plans

  • Hosting Special Events

  • Offering Pop-Up Space

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