Serving the Cragin, Hermosa,
Humboldt Park & N. Austin Communities
September 1st, 2020 - September SBIFs on Deck - Biz Tip Articles to Help Survive COVID - Farmer's Markets: Business Opportunity, Boon for Shoppers - Open Bids for Goods & Services - Member Spotlight -
Can the SBIF Benefit Your Business?

Over the last twenty years, The City's Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) has invested more than $100M in small businesses all over Chicago.

SBIF grants for commercial and industrial companies, and property owners provide reimbursement for 25%, 50%, or 75% of permanent building improvements such as storefront renovation, building systems, interior remodeling, and roof replacement. Projects must be preapproved, and applicants must have a valid city business license, current with property taxes, and clear of City indebtedness. For information, Click HERE
On Deck - 9/1 - 9/30/2020 SBIF District Openings
Applications will not be accepted before 9 AM, September 1st, 2020;
Click on specific district for map and information
For program and more information, Click HERE
SBIF Webinar -
Wednesday, September 2nd - 1 to 2:30 PM
DPD and SomerCor are hosting a webinar to review
SBIF program requirements and application process
Advance registration is recommended. The meeting can also be watched live stream on DPD's YouTube page, and previous webinars can also viewed.
Click to register for 9/2/2020 Webinar
Where to Find a Farmer's Market Near You....

Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds – at a dozen or more community markets in neighborhoods across Chicago, including Chicago’s longest running market on Daley Plaza, and the historic Maxwell Street Market. Click for list.

Opportunities for Businesses and Vendors
Farmers, food entrepreneurs and artisans are invited to submit applications to sell their produce and locally-sourced and -made food products at some of Chicago's neighborhood City Market locations. Due to COVID-19 precautions, food may not be prepared on site by any market vendors.
Click here for Information and applications

Missed Seeing YOU at August's
NWCC's Coffee & Networking Meetup....

No long speeches, just drop by for conversation
and coffee; share opinions, concerns and make a Connection. Hope you can make it to the next
one....Stay tuned for the date, time and place.

Featuring NWCC Member businesses began this August 2020. The full feature story about Challenge Prints & Design appeared in the 8/27/2020 issue of 'the Connection.

Read the full story here, and check out
the special Member Spotlight page
on NWCC's website, here.

Challenge Prints & Design at 4354 W. Armitage Avenue produces quality printing for the Hermosa community. At left is owner/operator Taide Villasenor.
Welcome a New NWCC Member..

Latino Tax Corp.
4101 W Armitage Avenue - 1st floor
Chicago IL 60639 - 773/489-1638
Click to visit their website
Business opportunities
Open Bids for Goods & Services

The Business Development Center at College of DuPage (COD) iaccepts sealed bids and RFPs for goods and services. COD is committed to the economic development of disadvantaged business enterprises; qualified Minority, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Owned Businesses are highly encouraged to participate.

Click HERE for listing of open bids and submission procedure
NWCC's Commercial Real Estate Inventory

The NW Connection Chamber maintains an inventory of commercial and industrial properties for sale and lease. Agents, brokers, and owners are invited to send their listings for inclusion.
Thank You to These Members
for Renewing the Partnership - *New member

Click HERE to see a complete Member Roster

Almacenes Mexico - Andersen Funeral Home Services - Athletico Physical Therapy - Belmont-Central Chamber - Best-Rate Insurance - Bionic Auto Parts - Bishop Conway - Carnicerias Jimenez - Chicago Auto Radiator Service - Chicago Premier Realty - Coldwell Banker Realty - Community Savings Bank - Cozy Corner Restaurant - Crescent Movers - Dardon Roofing - Diamond Garden Hall Banquets - Dunkin' Donuts - Elite Labor Service - ESP Tax Service - Elliott’s Augusta Pizza - European American Association - Evans-Gzech - First Midwest Bank - GooGoo's Table - Helpico Insurance - Insurance Adjustment Group - Insuring Solutions - Las Americas Jewelry - Latino Tax Corporation - Let’s Change Resale - Liberty Bank - Logan Square Pest Control - Matthews Roofing - McDonald’s/4338 West North - McDonald’s/3241 West North - Midwest Fence - Norford Hotel - North-Pulaski Currency Exchange - North-Pulaski Fresh Market - Nowak Farmer's Market - Oak Street Health/Hermosa - Parkside Liquors - Portage Park Chamber - R & S Car Wash - Roeser’s Bakery - Santana & Daughter Screenprint - Saranecki Banquets - Second City Roofing - Sleep On Latex - Spanish Coalition for Housing - State Farm/Mark Hanson Agency - State Farm/Joe Wilson Agency - Time Realty - U-Haul - Wintrust Bank - 4 Yolks Restaurant
Follow NWCC on Facebook for daily posts of breaking news,
up-to-date info' about programs, resources, events and
webinars. Click HERE to Check out our website
The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce, a delegate agency of the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs, is funded to provide assistance to the
Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, and North Austin Communities.