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West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
 June 2014
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New & Renewing Chamber Members

Cal-Devon Urgent Care

Cary's Lounge

Devon Bank

Feast & Imbibe

First Financial Credit Union

High Ridge YMCA

Joan Olsen - AVON

JK Kabab House

MB Financial

Raila & Associates

Regal Traders

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For Chamber Members
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Community Recycling Options
Recycling & Paper Shredding Date
SUNDAY, September 14, 2014
9am - noon
Devon Bank Parking Lot

New for 2014 Recycle clothing, sheets, towels, bedding, carpeting, sewing/quilting scraps

Recycle old electronics and cell phones

Shred documents while you watch! 

 Loose papers including newspapers, magazines, school and business documents can be recycled at two convenient locations in West Ridge.   

Devon Bank 6445 N. Western
High Ridge YMCA 2424 W. Touhy
paper bin 

West Ridge MapThis monthly newsletter is an opportunity for you to find out about news and events happening in the West Ridge community.  Chamber members are strongly encouraged to submit information about business specials, news and announcements.  Make it social! Please share this email on your social networks AND remember to shop local!

Community Events


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June 5 Financial Reporting and Access to Capital Seminar

June 8 PAL Spring Music Recital

June 15 PAL Dreams Dance Recital

June 18 Safety Seminar for Women

July 9 Devon Community Market



Check out our brand new website and community event calendar! 


MEMBERS - be sure to post all of your events here! 



FREE Workshops for Business

All worshops are FREE and are located at the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection - City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805

check out the Google calendar that lists all the workshops as well:


Space is limited.  Please reserve your attendance by calling 312-744-2086 or email



To learn more about BACP's workshops, visit


  June Meeting of the Northtown Garden Society

  June meeting will be  at WarrenPark Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave on Thursday, June 5, 2014,  at  7pm. 

Susan Fontana will speak to us about container gardening with mixed plantings -- flowers as well as vegetables.  She will also be providing handouts.  She has a business called ' Thinking Outside the Pot' .

Northtown Garden Society
Member, West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Member, Garden Clubs of Illinois
CJE Senior Life Events for Older Adults and Their Families
CJE SeniorLife offers ongoing support groups and programs on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to the program and individual circumstances and some groups may be partially covered by Medicare and supplemental insurance. For information or to join a group, call CJE SeniorLife at 773/508-1000 or visit us online at
Women's Safety Seminar
Hosted by the 24th District Police Department's Domestic Violence Officer
Learn tips and clues on how to report crimes to 911 and police
How to be more aware of your surroundings
Wednesday, June 18th at 7pm
24th District Police Station
6464 N. Clark Street
For more info call CAPS at 312-744-6321
Feel Safe and Back Up with Carbonite
You know our organization and you know how much we have on our computers - We wouldn't know what to do if we lost it all. So to protect our  files, we back up everything with Carbonite. It's safe, affordable and it continually backs up new photos, documents, business files and more.  We pay less than a months worth of lattes to know we will never lose a document.  Best thing I have found that that we can even access documents on our desktop from our smart phones!!  Click the link below to see pricing and how it can work for your business or home computers.  Tell them the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce sent you!

Sign up for Carbonite NOW!
Spend Your Wednesday Evenings With Us this Summer!

Save the Date - Golfing for Scholarships

Be an Ambassador
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  One of the definitions for "Ambassador" in the Oxford Dictionary is "A person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity." I suggest that you pick an activity which you value, appoint yourself as an ambassador for the activity, and take a pro-active approach to encourage others to join you in your selected activity.


Your chosen activity could be membership in a business related group, such as a chamber of commerce, membership in a religious organization, participation in a recreational activity or any number of activities. As an ambassador, you contribute to the ongoing vitality of your selected activity, and you develop a closer bond with the persons you have recruited for your activity. Also, you have offered an opportunity for your friends and colleagues to enrich their lives.


Good Luck!

Dennis J. Frantsve

Account Executive 

Cell: 847-347-0631


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The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your continued support.   
Amie L. Zander
The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce