01/27/2021 - In This issue...North Avenue Cafe Gets NOF Grant - PRCC is Regional Biz Center Designee - Plow Tracker - A Night at the Races Just Got Better - Tier 1 Mitigation Guidelines - A Little Local History....
NWCC Member Highlight
A Winning Mix - A Night at the Races Just Got Better
A Night at the Races is one of the NW Connection Chamber's most popular annual outings. Hawthorne Race Course, always a great place to have dinner or grab a cold beer and tacos with friends and family, just got better.

Hawthorne is on its way to emerging as the country's newest combined race track and casino operation, thanks to a $400-million construction project underway. Owned and operated by the Carey Family for the past 130 years, the course is the fifth oldest track in the nation and the oldest sporting venue in Illinois.

Once completed, the $400-million construction project will make the historic race track in Stickney, Illinois, a major player in the Midwest gaming market and the national thoroughbred and standardbred racing world.
Click to read "Hawthorne Casino and Race Course Looms on the 2021 Horizon"
- John G. Brokopp, nwi.com - 10/29/2020
Overview of Tier 1 Mitigation Measures

 Per Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago has made significant progress in the fight against the COVID-19 virus to move to Tier 1 Mitigation. While the metrics will continue to be monitored, click here to see how the move to Tier 1 affect your business.
About the Cover Photo...
Stepping Back In Time....

Click to read this article from 2014 covering a bit of history and the architecture on the North-Pulaski Business Strip. "Awaiting a New Tenant: Pioneer Arcade at North and Pulaski" - Chicago Patterns
City of Chicago Plow Tracker

Check street cleaning in real time with the City's Plow Tracker: One of the most recognizable images of the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is its Snow Fighting Trucks plowing and salting city roadways during a Chicago snow storm. In fact, every time its full main fleet of Snow Fighting Trucks does just one pass of its entire route system they have traveled some 9,456 total lane miles
Click here to access the Plow Tracker
North Avenue Business Awarded
Neighborhood Opportunity Grant

TASA Coffee received a $230,685 grant from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund for interior renovations and buildout for a new neighborhood cafe at 4136 W. North Avenue.

To learn more about the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund click here....
Who Knew?

Chicago's City Hall - the official seat of government in Chicago - boasts a "green" roof utilizing revolutionary energy conservation techniques and is home to more than100 species of plants.

Erected in 1911, Chicago City Hall has elegant marble staircases and historical bronze tablets. It greets visitors with four granite relief panels depicting City government: playgrounds, parks, schools, and water supply. Home to the Mayor's office and those of the City Clerk, City Treasurer, Aldermen, and the Chicago City Council Room, it's open to the public during the summer.
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Designated Regional Business Center

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) is a designated Regional Business Center. In 2020 eight Centers were opened by The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) to provide local and underserved small businesses a range of information and resources. The Center is located inside ¡WEPA! Mercado del Pueblo (Market of the People), an incubator initiative for entrepreneurs launched by PRCC in late 2020.
Learn more about Regional Business Center Services
Learn more about Mercado del Pueblo
COD Open Bids for Goods & Services
The Business Development Center at College of DuPage (COD) is accepting sealed bids and RFPs for goods and services. For listing of open bids and submission procedure, click here.

The NW Connection Chamber maintains an inventory of commercial and industrial real estate for sale and lease. Agents, brokers, and owners are invited to send listings for inclusion.

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The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce, a delegate agency of the City of Chicago Neighborhood Business Development Center, is funded to provide assistance to the
Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, and North Austin Communities.