Serving the Cragin, Hermosa, Montclare,
Humboldt Park & N. Austin Communities
October 7th, 2020
CPD/Shakespeare District's New Commander - Hispanic Business Owner's Hub - Eligible for Home Office Deduction? - Complete Voting Info' and more.
Adding to Chicago's wealth of murals is SEEDS OF CHANGE by artist B'Rael Thunder, done for
601 S. California Avenue.

Click to read about the mural and an interview with the artist and the mural's depiction.

Pascal Sabino/Block Club, 9/24/2020.
New Commander Appointed
to Shakespeare Police District

The Chicago Police Department's Shakespeare District (14th) has new leadership. Commander Elizabeth Collazo will oversee policing in the Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park, and Bucktown communities.  

Commander Collazo is a 21-year veteran of the CPD. Her former experience as a lieutenant includes the Albany Park (17th), Grand Central (25th, and Harrison (11th) Police Districts; she hold a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
Everything Voting!

The Board of Election Commissioner's site has information on early voting: where you can vote, location of drop boxes, what's needed for registration, and more in multiple languages.

Click HERE for the BEC website.
Many taxpayers working from home can claim their home office on their tax returns and deduct certain expenses. The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors, and those working in the gig economy. Click to learn more.

NOTE: Employees who receive a paycheck or a W-2 exclusively from an employer are not eligible for the deduction, even if they are currently working from home.
HISPANIC BUSINESS
OWNER's HUB

SCORE has over 10,000 expert business mentors to help accomplish your goals
Click for information
in English HERE
en Espanol HERE
One out of seven, or 4.6 million small businesses in the United States are
owned by Hispanics...
NWCC Events & Info'
ILLINOIS BUSINESS LEGISLATION UPDATE
Thursday, October 8th, 2020 - 10 AM
Featured speaker Tanya Triche Dawood,
Illinois Retail Merchants Association

and URL to join the Zoom Meeting
NWCC's website was recently spiffed up.
You'll find a complete list of members there - alpha and by category; contact info for aldermanic offices and police districts; business resources and community organization that offer a range of helpful services and programs.
Click for NWCC website.
Deadline for submission October 30th
Promote your business in the
NW Connection Chamber of Commerce
2021 Business & Shopping Resource Guide

The Guide is distributed to over 4,000 local businesses and residents in the Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Montclare and N. Austin Communities

Click to download ad application with rates & details.
Member Renewals - 4th Quarter
Allstate Insurance/Mindy Blanco Agency -
BMO Harris - C & A Hardware - En Las Tablas Performing Arts - Evans-Gzesh & Company - Garcia Auto Service - Ice for Less - International Foods - Jordan Auto Body - Madrid Jewelry -
Raila & Associates PC - Seligman Animal Hospital - Sofy's Unisex Salon -
Strauss Realty/ Deborah Smith Commercial Broker -
Small Business Improvement Fund
SBIF District Openings On Deck 10/1 - 10/30/2020
Click on specific district for map and information
For information and application, click here.
Applications will not be accepted before 9 AM, 10/01/2020
Somercor Offers Free Business Advising

In addiion to administering the SBIF program, Somercor offers one-on-one technical assistance to Chicago and Cook County small businesses. This service includes help in acquiring new capital and customers, understanding financial data, change and risk management, and operating under new safety regulations.
FOR SALE: 5550 W. Fullerton Avenue
4,230 sf with 1,530 sf storage/warehouse in rear.
Click here for additional info' interior photos
Contact Deborah Smith - 773/885-3254 - Deborah@straussrealty.com
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.
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.