About Us
Our Background

Strong and Experienced

UCG Associates is a specialized consulting firm with experience serving government agencies throughout the region. Celebrating our 31st anniversary, UCG has provided consulting services to well over 150 clients, large and small, throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. UCG is a DBE/MBE firm, certified in Illinois and through many other jurisdictions. 

UCG is the concession program manager for the Chicago Park District, responsible for administering all aspects of the program. This includes oversight of the NOA process (concession applications, evaluations and award); negotiation and enforcement of operating agreements and issuing site specific permits associated with those agreements. We are also responsible for inspecting concession facilities and operations for health code compliance, as well as collecting fees on behalf of the Park District.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Chicago Park District and every park visitor.

Success Stories

Revenue and Amenities Have Increased

PCM has achieved record revenue, developed concession locations to higher and better uses, and created new revenue streams despite the challenges of Chicago weather and a rising Lake Michigan. 

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Shore Club at North Avenue Beach

Working with the Park District and our concessionaires, PCM brokered an arrangement that provided electrical and plumbing infrastructure while sharing costs and building revenue, resulting in a new, upscale concession option at North Avenue Beach.

Steps away from the beach, indoors or outside, Shore Club can accommodate events or your beach group. Menu and event information can be found at www.shoreclubchi.com

Street Smart Communications

Street Smart Communications – As our Out Of Home advertising concessionaire, Street Smart displays temporary advertising in several pedways that lead to the Lakefront Path and provides 10 free-to-user Wi-Fi locations along the Lakefront. With With an estimated 20,000,000 yearly visitors to the Lakefront, Street Smart ads reach prime demographic groups and help to fund Park District general operations.

Please contact Maegan Pussilano, Director of Sales and Marketing, at mpussilano@gmail.com or 914 548 6257

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Street Smart Communications

Street Smart Communications – As our Out Of Home advertising concessionaire, Street Smart displays temporary advertising in several pedways that lead to the Lakefront Path and provides 10 free-to-user Wi-Fi locations along the Lakefront. With With an estimated 20,000,000 yearly visitors to the Lakefront, Street Smart ads reach prime demographic groups and help to fund Park District general operations.

Please contact Maegan Pussilano, Director of Sales and Marketing, at mpussilano@gmail.com or 914 548 6257

We are always available to talk to you!