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 Hughes Salgado

Executive Director


Susan Aldous

Operations Director


Sara Bemer

Membership Director


Deana Martin


Volunteer Board & Commissioners

2021 West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Lesley Timpe, Squasht Boutique - President

Victoria Olivares-Kolar, Soundscape Studios - Vice President

Joe Lauer, Penelope's - Secretary

Greg Whipple, Property Owner - Treasurer

Jennifer Brown, Hangout Lighting - Director

Karen Woodbury, The Superior Street Center for the Arts - Director

Patrick Wingert, The Fifty/50 Group / Roots Pizza - Director

2021 West Town SSA Commissioners

Michael VanDam, Resident / Property Owner - Chair

Chris Hunt, Seek Vintage - Vice Chair

Jenny Rossignuolo, Urban Source - Treasurer

Steven Tobiason, Epic Spices - Secretary

Sara Dulkin, Chicago Truborn

Nora McCarthy, Gallery 2052

Adam Williams, Reach Fieldhouse

Evan Muellner, Pie-Eyed Pizzeria

Julia Skuibida, American Family Insurance