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

Spring Networking Event 

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 BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org.  

Garden for the Hungry
  There will be a fundraiser for the Garden for the Hungry, Saturday, April 11, 3-6 pm. at Rabbit's Bar and Grill (4945 W. Foster Ave).  There will be raffles for items donated by local companies and a cash prize raffle.  Pls. contact Eva at 773 282-3879 or Andy at 773 502-4651 or AndyBS3963@hotmail.com if you would like to buy a ticket, donate a prize, become a sponsor or just find out what's up.

Design Contest

St. Robert Bellarmine School News

Business Safety Meeting

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
AtlusWorks, Inc.

Chester Thomas, Voice Actor

Chicago Fringe Festival

Mega Realty

Menard Liquors

Mike Burton,
State Farm

Northwest Chicago Historical Society

Northwestern College

Parkway Bank

Ruk Sushi & Thai

Show Place Real Estate Corp. of America

Smilin Dawgs

Szabo Realty

The 45th Ward Mom

Upcoming Events

April 1 Promotions Committee Meeting

April 8 Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting

April 9 Membership Meeting

April 15 Organizational Committee Meeting

April 21 Business Safety Meeting

April 23 Spring Networking Event

May 5 2nd Annual Cino De Mayo Networking

May 14 SSA Community Meeting #1

May 21 SSA Community Meeting #2

June 14 Jefferson Park Sunday Market Begins

June 21 Chamber Golf Outing

July 24-26 Jeff Fest


Membership Meeting 

Please join us at our monthly meeting!
Thursday, April 9 
Gale Street Inn
4914 N. Milwaukee

There will be an informative presentation by Associated Bank on their Credit Builder & 1st Time Home Buyer Programs

We strongly encourage all members to attend! 

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 www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com

All St. Robert Bellarmine alumni are encouraged to connect us with their current information and any accomplishments, milestones, etc, they've achieved since graduation.
Please e-mail srbalums@gmail.com.

St. Robert Bellarmine students from grades 3rd-8th took part in the Windy City Music Theatre's production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Saturday, March 28.

The cast for the four performances featured: Ashley Jablonski, Carly Calabrese, Cody Logan, Fontina Battaglia, Joe Bendig, Josie Zaker, Kiara O'Brien, Mia Strother, Andrew Moskal, Grace McGing, Jake Rodriguez-Ashe, Katie Cummens, Molly McHugh, Renee Piagentini, Rory Bendig, Tina Barone and Zachary Pecoraro.

On Sunday, March 8, the St. Robert Bellarmine community celebrated the 80th birthday of former principal Sr. Mary Lou Stoffel.
The celebration began with Noon mass and continued with a reception in Kernaghan Hall. Friends, families, parishioners, alumni, current students, and current and past faculty and staff attended.

SHOOTING STARS The following St. Robert Bellarmine students placed first in their divisions at the annual Knights of Columbus Tonti Council Free-Throw Contest on Jan. 31: Nico Soriano (10-year-old boys), Jalen Miron (12-year-old boys); Grace Farrell (11-year-old girls), Christine Walsh (12-year-old girls), and Katherine Griggs (14-year-old girls).

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Chicago, IL 60630