The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 Not For Profit Organization. More than 200 businesses, schools,
not for profits and residents are members of our organization. We provide technical assistance to businesses, including workshops, classes and marketing.
Online Membership Application & Payment Options
Become a member today!
Culinary tours of Devon Avenue for groups of four or more.
The tour feature svisits to a large grocery store, a Bangladesh fish shop, a halal grocery store, and a sweet shop as well as lunch and afternoon tea. The tour guide is Colleen Taylor Sen, author of many articles and several books on Indian Food, including A Guide to Indian Restaurant Menus, which participants will receive as part of the tour package.
Bring your family, friends church group, club or association to learn more about Chicago’s most exciting neighborhood and enjoy some delicious Indian food! Contact us for more information.
Small Business Improvement Funds (SBIF) are now available in West Ridge!
If your business or commercial property is located within the Devon/Western or the Touhy/Western TIF districts you may be eligible for grants up to $125,000. The program uses local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to help owners of commercial and industrial properties and/or tenants within specific TIF districts to repair or remodel their facilities. Eligible Expenses For a SBIF Grant include, but are not limited to:
*New windows, floors or roof
*Sign removal and replacement
*New heating, ventilation and air conditioning
*Improvements to accommodate disabled patrons or workers
*Purchase of adjacent property for building expansion or parking
Am I in a SBIF District?
Download SBIF Application Here
Click for a List of Past Awardees
Recycle your Old Computers!
Shredding & Recycling Dates and Info
2014 Dates TBA
Click for SSA #43 Devon Avenue Info
REMINDER TO ALL BUSINESSES-
Snow & ice removal along with LITTER PICK UP are required of business owners/licensees. Please shovel any snow/ice from the public way and pick up any litter from sidewalks abutting your property. Questions? Call the 50th Ward Streets and Sanitation office at 312-744-3099.