About Us

PEBA is a not-for-profit Business Association designed to promote the visibility and growth of new and existing businesses in the Pulaski Elston Business Corridor. As a successful service organization PEBA will attempt to create a united community by promoting growth and positive relations among the neighborhood, local business and government agencies. PEBA strives to assist in the retention of existing businesses and attraction of new viable businesses in the Pulaski Elston Business District. We serve as a liaison between the City and local businesses that may benefit from city services, programs and special projects.
Our primary area of service is Argyle on the north, the Kennedy on the south, Cicero on the west and Lawndale on the east. We also encourage members beyond these points and welcome their support. Please join our cause. We look forward to your support.

  • Revitalize our community and government by promoting businesses and industry
  • Serve as business liaison between the community and government leaders
  • Promote opportunities for shared services
  • Promote a sense of identity for area businesses
  • Educate and promote the growth of our member organizations


  • Barbara Warchalowski, President
    Wintrust – Mayfair Branch
    4343 N. Elston Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60641
  • ¬†Brian Langowski, DDS, Vice President
    4445 N. Elston Avenue
  • Melanie Reschke, Secretary/Treasurer
    West Walker Civic Association/Irving Park Lutheran Church


  • Richard Carlson
    Bird Ladder & Equipment
    4361 N. Elston Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60641
  • Peggy Gudbrandsen
    Owner of 4565 N. Elston LLC
    Chicago, Illinois 60630
  • Royal Lichter
    Lichter Realty
    4320 N. Elston Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60641
  • Cynthia Teolis
    Parkway Bank & Trust
    4480 W. Lawrence Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60630
  • Arnold Cermeno
    Apple Tree Children’s Learning Center
    4909 N. Pulaski Road
    Chicago, Illinois 60630
  • Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward¬†
    Honorary Board Member

Executive Director

  • Dawn D’Amico

We extend a special thank you to the Elected Officials, City Officials, Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP), individuals and local businesses who have generously donated their time and funds to help make this organization possible. Thank you for your continued and generous support!