Chamber Mission Statement
◼To provide leadership, vision and strategy to the business community in an attempt to foster economic growth and stability with its service area.
◼To act as a liaison between city and state agencies.
◼To provide technical assistance to member organizations. ◼To speak as a single voice on behalf of its members.
◼To plan and create an environment in which businesses can flourish.
Chamber Accomplishments ◼Completion of Norwood Park’s Historic Train Station.
◼Lease of rental space in the Norwood Park landmark Train Station.
. Comprehensive information on the area. ◼Annual Person of the Year Award.
◼Active participation in the Taft High School Business Advisory Council. ◼Monthly attendance with CAPS and DAC. ◼Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade. ◼Banners for the downtown area of Norwood Park.
◼Active participation in efforts for the development and beautification of Northwest Highway. ◼Monthly general meetings with guest speakers.
◼Inspirational role in the Northwest Highway Revitalization Project. The chamber secured the participation of UIC City Design Center.
Chamber Goals ◼Increase chamber membership.
◼Increase networking, advertising and sponsorship opportunities for chamber members.
◼Enlarge the Fest & 5K Run. ◼Increase member benefits. ◼Increase our funding from the City of Chicago.
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◼Increase parking availability along Northwest Highway in the downtown business area.
◼Continue to work with the Alderman to invite new business into the Norwood Park business area.
◼Continue to serve the business community of Norwood Park.
◼Serve the industrial businesses along Northwest Highway.
◼Promote a healthy and strong economy in the Norwood Park community.
◼Install more flower planters along Northwest Highway.
Membership Benefits ◼Monthly Newsletter to members. ◼Business-of-the-Year Award Dinner. ◼Monthly meeting and business after hours networking. ◼Yearly membership directory/community guide. ◼Serving as a collective body for businesses. ◼Maintain a vacancy list of properties.
◼Working with the City of Chicago Department of Community Development to fill vacant properties.
◼Working with the Alderman to invite new businesses into the Norwood Park business area.
◼Good communication and relationship with local legislative officials. ◼Ongoing representation within the community.
◼Norwood Park Web site for chamber members and community residents. www.norwoodpark.org
Chamber Background The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on May 20, 1977 to promote a healthy and strong economy in our community. The chamber prides itself in the efforts to expand and unify our growing neighborhood. We encourage all Norwood Park businesses to become chamber members. Together we can accomplish more! Together we stand a better chance to be seen and heard.
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