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West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
October 2014
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Community Recycling Options
Recycling & Paper Shredding Date

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015
9am - noon
Devon Bank Parking Lot

Textile Recycling
Old sheets, towels, bedding, carpeting, sewing/quilting scraps can be recycled

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 

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October 3 Yom Kippur Begins


October 7 AM/PM Networking at the Women's Center at Swedish Covenant


 October 8 Sukkot Begins


October 13 Columbus Day


October 23 Diwali


October 29 WRCC Board of Directors Meeting


October 31 Halloween  




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



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 News from the North Town Garden Society
Our October meeting will be held on Thursday,October 2nd, at 7:00 P.M. at Warren Park Field House,  6601 N. Western Ave.

 We have a Double this month!
Doug Wood, who led the tour of Wicker Park last month, has graciously agreed to do a presentation on Bulb Planting.  He will show slides that will cover technique, types of bulbs, and incorporating bulbs into your existing landscape, based on what is around it and what time of light and timing you have going on. 

Since September is the perfect time to divide perennials, we will also have a Plant Exchange.  We are asking members to pot up their perennials and bring them in to swap.

This event is open to the public and a $5.00 donation is requested from non-NGS members.

Northtown Garden Society
Member, West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Member, Garden Clubs of Illinois

 News from the Historical Society
The Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society presents internationally known experts offering verbal assessments of members' valuables and collectibles.  This service will be free to the Society's Patrons and Life Members.  Other members will pay just $10 per item at the door. There is a limit of two items per member.   This event will take place at the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 West Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 on Sunday, November 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register in advance: online at, e-mail, or call the Society at (773) 764-4078.  Membership is required for participation.  You can join at the event or by visiting our website at 

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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