Thank you for your continued interest in the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce.  This informative newsletter is published monthly and contains information from our member businesses, the City of Chicago and local events produced by our Chamber and partner organizations. CHAMBER MEMBERS - Please remember to submit your news for publication!!!!


Amie Zander, executive director

Chamber Website Gets Upgrade

The Chamber is proud to announce the redesign of our website  We hope that it will become your resource for information in our community.  The site has several new features including Google maps to each of our member businesses, a blog, City of Chicago links and resources and a complete community calendar.  Check it out today!
City of Chicago Offers Small Business Assistance

The Small Business Solution Station offers free one-on-one business counseling for entrepreneurs. This is where you can talk to an expert about planning, legal issues, small business loans, tax matters or just get expert advice.

Counseling is offered at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. in Room 800. The Solution Station is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and the last Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Counseling is provided by our partner organizations, SCORE, The Law Project, the Women's Development Center and ACCION Chicago.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is at the Small Business Solution Station from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the last Friday of every month. They have a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff on hand for free one-on-one consultation for small business owners on tax-related matters.

An appointment to visit the Solution Station is not necessary, but can be scheduled by calling 312.744.2086 or emailing  

The Jefferson Park Sunday Market
Although the chill is still in the air, we are looking ahead to summer.  The Jefferson Park Sunday market is back beginning Sunday,  June 14. 

The market is currently looking for volunteers to assist with several duties and the 2015 vendor application is now available. 
If you are interested in getting involved as a vendor, volunteer or want more info on attending this Jeff Park summer staple please visit

Update on Medical Marijuana Dispensary
A plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 4758 N. Milwaukee in Jefferson Park is moving forward after a state agency gave Curative Health the green light to enter the formal licensing process. The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals already has approved a special use permit for the project. The zoning board also approved a dispensary proposal for 4060 1/2 N. Milwaukee, but the state did not endorse that project.
State law restricts the number of dispensaries to two in Jefferson Township, which includes all of the NW Side. The second is planned for 6428 N. Milwaukee, pending approval by the zoning board.
Access to the dispensaries will be restricted to those with a medical marijuana prescription card, and the dispensaries must follow several security procedures. A Curative official has said that the facade of the dispensary will blend in with the rest of the business district and that in other states his dispensaries have sparked a revitalization of the shopping area
Attention Property Owners
Do you have a property that is available for rent?  The Chamber would like information on your space.  We get calls everyday from businesses who are interested in locating in the Jefferson Park Community.  We would love to show them as many options as possible.  Give us a quick call to get your properties shown today!  773-736-6697

Quick Links
Jefferson Park SBIF Program
Obtain a Business License
BACP Website
2015 Sidewalk Cafe Application
New & Renewing Chamber Members
A Custom Heating & Air Conditioning

Ageless Med Spa

Austin Special

Biddy Tech
Catalyst Group Global

Congregational Church of Jefferson Park

Cross Media 451, Inc.

Raila & Associates

Dr. Ceaser Lau


Gale Street Inn

Heritage Title Services

Hipoint Inc.

Homestead Inspections

Hoyne Savings Bank

Jefferson Masonic Association

Lefty's Automotive

Misn Inc.

Northwest Legal

Office Depot


Patricia Liput, Century 21

Rex Tavern

St. Robert Bellermine School

St. Tarcissus School

The Calander Guyz

The Windsor Tavern
Upcoming Events

March 11 Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting

March 12 Chamber Membership Meeting

March 12 Chamber Board Meeting

March 15 - Northwest Side Irish Parade

March 18 Organizational Committee Meeting

March 24 Lunch & Learn

April 1 Spring Chamber Luncheon


Membership Meeting 

Please join us at our monthly meeting!
Thursday, March 12
Gale Street Inn
4914 N. Milwaukee
830am *NEW TIME

There will be an informative presentation showing members how to use the upgraded website to best promote your business. 

We strongly encourage all members to attend! 

Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce | (773) 736-6697 | |
5214 W. Lawrence Avenue
Suite 5
Chicago, IL 60630