Who We Are

The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with hundreds of small business members.

The Chamber’s mission is to strengthen its business community so that West Town Chicago

continues to be a destination for shopping, dining, professional services, nightlife and culture.

Chamber Staff

Katherine "Kace" Wakem

Susan Aldous

Kace Wakem

Kara

Kara Hughes Salgado

Executive Director

Susan

Susan Aldous

Operations Director 

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Kate Ziyad

Director of
Programs & Partnerships 

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Erin Ludwig

Director of Economic Developement 

Deana

Deana Martin

Bookkeeper

Volunteer Board & Commissioners

2022 West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Victoria Olivares-Kolar, Soundscape Studios - President

Joe Lauer, Penelope's - Vice President
Patrick Wingert,
Roots Pizza - Secretary

Shanita Martha, Byline Bank - Treasurer

Gina Caifano, The Garage Chicago - Director

Whitney LaMora, Split-Rail & The Martin - Director

Matt Miller The Fifty/50 - Director

2022 West Town SSA Commissioners

Evan Muellner, Pie-Eyed Pizzeria - SSA Chair

Steven Tobiason, Epic Spices 

Nora McCarthy, Gallery 2052

Julia Skuibida, American Family Insurance 

Lee Mosser, Mu Gallery 

Sasha Shver, The Stoop 

Taylor Olds, Urban Source

Nadia Coronado, Property Owner