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Keeping Streeterville Safe - Communities - Pioneer Press

Keeping Streeterville Safe - Communities - Pioneer Press

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CONNECT. NETWOrk. SUCCEED. Connect. Network. Succeed. GINA M. FORCuCCI MABLE BuCKNER-PAYTON 4 2010-2011 STREETERVILLE COMMUNITY GUIDE We, at the Streeterville Chamber of Commerce are focused on leadership, whether in a large business, community-based business or entrepreneurial venture. We are a private, non-profit organization committed to helping our members build their businesses by increasing their visibility in the neighborhood. Your membership with the Chamber provides access to a wealth of outstanding networking opportunities, educational programs, advocacy outlets and promotional vehicles. The Chamber strives to connect members to residents, local government and other businesses through a variety of networking events and meetings. In addition, initiatives such as the Minorities Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) build on these connections and provide equal opportunity for economic prosperity. Throughout the year, the Chamber provides businesses and residents multiple opportunities to network. Our Business After Dark, Annual Boat Cruise and Summer Breeze Series gives local businesses a chance to meet with their neighbors and allies in a relaxed, but professional setting. By bringing together a community of like-minded professionals with the common goal of promoting local prosperity, the Chamber helps members succeed through building business relationships and sharing expertise. The 2010-2011 Community Guide will serve as a roadmap to your unique Streeterville experience. Detailed inside, the Chamber has highlighted many prominent Streeterville businesses, such as hotels, shopping centers and restaurants that you should be familiar with. In the Community Guide, you will find a Calendar of Events which lists important Streeterville Chamber of Commerce events, like our Annual Meeting and State of the Ward event. The guide also includes a categorized business directory of our members, which will serve as a terrific reference tool. We encourage you to contact our members and visit their businesses. The Streeterville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the growth and prosperity of Streeterville through tourism, commerce, economic development and beautification. We warmly thank you for your continued patronage and support of the business community. Gina M. Forcucci Mable Buckner-Payton President Executive Director

42nd Ward Alderman Keeping Streeterville Safe The Streeterville Chamber of Commerce encompasses a broad network of businesses, residents and leaders. One of these leaders is 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly whose efforts in the Streeterville community have extended beyond the realm of business and community relations. His recent efforts have focused on the issue of safety in the Streeterville community. Board of Directors at the Breakfast for safety (Left to Right) Steve Craig, Margaret Metcalf, Nicki Holtzman, Vince Gavin, Gina Forcucci, Roula Boubalis Gary Martin and Executive Director, Mable Buckner-Payton. In October, the Breakfast for Safety forum at Loyola university brought Alderman Reilly, 18th District Chicago Police Commander Kenneth Angarone, 18th District Chicago Police Business Liaison David Eshoo, 18th District Chicago Police Sgt. Ray Palczynzki and several members of the Board of Directors together. The forum discussed improvements and actions that are in progress to further enhance the safety of the community and its residents. The Streeterville Chamber of Commerce continues to acknowledge and address pressing issues in the community. Through the universal effort of local residents, government and businesses, we can continue to provide a safe and thriving community for all. Alderman Reilly pictured with 18th Police District Commander Kenneth Angarone, 18th District Chicago Police Business Liaison David Eshoo and 18th District Chicago Police Sgt. Ray Palczynzki at Streeterville’s “Breakfast for Safety” at Loyola University. Alderman Reilly is committed to working “closely with the Chicago Police Department to improve public safety for downtown residents and protect private property, not only by supporting CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy) programs, but also by bringing together local residents, businesses and law 42ND WArD ALDErmAN enforcement to develop creative new solutions to help keep our neighborhoods safe.” - Alderman Reilly www.Ward42chicago.com Alderman Reilly has also addressed safety through renovation and reconstruction programs throughout the Streeterville community. Alderman Reilly has partnered with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to make significant improvements to street lighting and traffic signals. Alderman Reilly has also secured additional Police foot and bicycle patrols throughout Streeterville to improve safety. In addition, Alderman Reilly and CDOT have installed additional bike lanes on arterial streets in Streeterville to reduce traffic congestion and improve vehicular/ cyclist safety. This and other information about the 42nd Ward is available at: www.ward42chicago.com. Safety is Streeterville’s top priority. Together, with the help of residents, businesses government officials such as Alderman Reilly, Streeterville can remain one of the safest communities in Chicago and continue to grow in a positive direction. For more information please visit: www.streetervillechamber.org. 2010-2011 STREETERVILLE COMMUNITY GUIDE 5

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