Pro, Con & What to Do Next
New Retirement Legislation

Recent retirement legislation, the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, enacted by the Federal government is the broadest change passed in the past 13 years. Per Forbes, The act is three-pronged: 1) modifying required minimum distribution (RMD) rules for retirement plans, 2) expanding retirement plan access, and 3) increasing lifetime income options in retirement plans.
6 Ways The SECURE Act May Impact Your Retirement
Jamie Hopkins , Next Avenue Contributor - Forbes, 12/31/2019
Manufacturing Innovation Voucher Program

Investing in the Future
of Illinois Manufacturers

In a highly competitive market fueled by technological advancement s,
the Illinois Manufacturing Innovation Voucher (IMIV) enables manufacturers to incorporate technology in their processes or products to maintain a competitive advantage. Access to matched funding of up to $25,000 gives access to expertise and resources from industry experts to resolve minor technological issues or possible solutions for more complex problems.
The Voucher program can be used to...
  • Accelerate Technology Adaption
  • Identify & Implement Productivity Improvements
  • Overcome Organizational Growth Barriers
Projects must be conducted in Illinois for existing Illinois manufacturers
with 5 to 500 employees. Projects must be practical, focus on productivity improvements and product development, leading to innovation and measurable gains.

Click to go to IMEC website to
View/download informational sheet - Fill out an online application
Michael Goldstein - (773)504-1200

Hard-to-find Inexpensive space in Chicagoland
500’-150,000’ - short and long term leases
Currently Leasing - 3850 W. Cortland Avenue, 60647
Spacious, solid brick multi-tenant, multi-use building, built in 1960. Ideal for warehousing, manufacturing, office/maker space for craftsmen artists or photographers - one block from the 606 Trail.

47,923 sf, divisible to 500 sf
For amenities, interior photos, and details - Click here .
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Spurred by technology, where and how we work has changed almost beyond recognition. This article from FastCompany notes four trends are playing a part in shaping the workplace.
Bas Kohnke - FastCompany, 12/20/2019
"The ability to look at problems in a non-standard way mi ght be the most sought after competency of the future."

Click to read: The Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
The Old Makes Way For The New...
Vienna Beef is moving its headquarters at the Fullerton/Elston/Damen intersection, and in its place are plans for a 9.3-acre development of an upscale driving range complex. The spry 127-year old company is
moving to a 40,000 sf building at 2501 W. Fulton Street in the
Kinzie Industrial Corridor.
Read Vienna Beef moving HQ to Near West Side
Danny Ecker - Crains Chicago Business, 1/8/2020
Read Developers reveal 9.3-acre North Branch driving range...
Jay Kozlarz- Curbed Chicago, 10/31/2019

Looking to Sell, Buy or Lease?
Check out IBC's Inventory of available Commericial/Industrial properties HERE .

Agents & Brokers are invited to submit
listings, for inclusion, as a courtesy.
4929 W. Irving Park Road, 773/685-6002
Family owned Tatas serves up a welcoming experience with the authentic Mexican dishes, treating diners like familia. Their commitment to leaving a better world to future generations includes using local growers and vendors and making 'green' choices for their operations from paper straws to the soaps in their restrooms.
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2845 W. Irving Park Road, 773/942-7757 If the menu's creative blend of Mexican and classic American fare isn't enough of an invitation, the Churro waffle alone is a draw. One Yelper's review noted, "Whoever came up with this concept deserves a medal." Several others commented, "Solid place." and "The customer service here is amazing!"
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Per a Block Club Chicago story, here's an opportunity for a unique culinary experience while helping raise money for local hunger relief organizations.

Click to read...
Soup & Bread Is Back At The Hideout With Tasty Soups Served Up For A Good Cause: Fighting Chicago Hunger
Hannah Alani -
Chicago Block Club, 01/08/2020

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January & February SBIF District Openings

Now in its 20th year, SBIF is one of the longest-running and most successful City of Chicago programs, helping to retain and expand small businesses in nearly every neighborhood. SBIF grants use local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue to reimburse businesses for qualifying repairs and upgrades.

Click here for program information, maps and SBIF District Openings.
It's Easier Than You Think....
Going Green doesn't have to be complicated,
it can save your business money, and involve your employees to create a greater sense of community in the workplace. It can be as simple as buying preowned office furniture, to ditching disposables. Drops, fill a bucket. This article from ReWork has some ideas to consider. Click to read.
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