Working for the community of Washington Park. Collaborating for a better future.
The mission of the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce (WPCC) is to create and sustain economic opportunities in the Washington Park community that improves the quality of life for all of its residents, businesses, and institutions through advocacy, initiatives, and partnerships for community and economic development.
What we do
The Washington Park Chamber of Commerce is an emerging non-for-profit organization in the Washington Park community on the South Side of Chicago that seeks to foster, attract, and sustain community and economic opportunities that improves the quality of life for residents, businesses, and institutions in the Washington Park community. This will be done by promoting business and industry to the general community, protecting the rights of businesses, and assisting businesses in improving their sales and profits.
ABOUT WASHINGTON PARK
The Washington Park community is well noted for its historic founding during the late nineteenth century on Chicago ’s South Side. Seven miles south of the Loop, it takes its name from the recreational area situated along the eastern border of the community, stretching from 51st to 60th Streets along Cottage Grove Avenue . Washington Park remains an important public amusement space for South Side Chicagoans. Housing one of the largest parks in the city of Chicago, Washington Park was slated to host the Olympic Stadium for opening and closing ceremonies in Chicago. Although the City of Chicago wasn’t selected for the 2016 Summer Olympics – it brought worldwide attention to the community. Now we are hoping to see the Obama Presidential Center built just minutes away in Jackson Park.