10/20/2022 - Workers' Comp Update - State & Federal Tax Credits, Incentives & Resources - Be In-the-Know - Cuban Sandwiches, Empanadas & Fresh Roasted Coffee
Workers' Compensation insurance is mandatory for Illinois employers - from one employee to many, and part-time workers as well as family members of the owner(s) employed by the family business. It's optional for sole proprietors, corporate officers, business partners, and members of limited liability companies, except for employers in hazardous occupations such as construction and trucking.

Employers that knowingly and willfully fail to provide workers' compensation insurance can be fined up to $500 for every day of non-compliance, with a minimum fine of $10,000. Corporate officers who negligently fail to provide insurance are also guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Learn more from the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
For more information, call 312-814-6611 or visit the website
State of Illinois Tax Credits, Incentives & Resources
​Illinois offers a number of tax-based incentives to help your business create jobs and investments in Illinois, along with resources for starting a business, expanding, or relocating to Illinois, and the resources available for minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses.

Click here for an Tax Credits & Incentives - Click here for Resources
Be Informed....
Know what's happening in your neighborhood - sign up on your alderman's website for their eNews. You'll be in the know about programs, resources, and city services available to you and your family. You'll learn about events and new businesses to check out and be alerted to any trending or ongoing criminal activity.

For your Alderman's contact info' click here - If you aren't sure which ward your business or home is located, there is a link on the page to determine that as well.
New Store for Avondale...Per 35th Ward Alderman Ramirez-Rosa's website, Avondale will soon have a new Goodwill store per a development agreement between Goodwill and GW Properties. The vacant industrial building at 3550 N. Spaulding Avenue will be razed to house the 18,000-square-foot store.
NWCC Membership Renewals - 4th Quarter 2022

All State/Mindy Blanco - NEW: American Veterans Community Trust Company - Chicago Auto Radiators - Chicago Premier Realty - Galileo Optical - GooGoos Restaurant - Ice For Less
Nowak's Farmer Market - State Farm/Mark Hanson Agency...
Welcome New Member...
The American Veterans Community Trust Company
AVCTC serves low to moderate-income Veterans and their families in the Chicagoland area. It holds a food program three times a year and assists U.S. Armed Forces Veterans in completing the claim forms required to receive the benefits they earned while serving. They also give direct financial aid, and their signature program - Operation Sergeant Claus - provides Veterans with families $100 for each child under 19 years of age. Click here for website.
American Veterans Community Trust Company is a grassroots not-for-profit, organized on January 27, 2017, under I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3) by U.S. Armed Forces Veterans and their family members.
Mark your Calendar - click on event for flyer & info'
11/22 - Night Out Pizza Party - stay tuned for details
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Accomplish All Three - Take an ad in
NWCC's 2023 Business & Resource Guide -
Reach over 4,000 residents in the Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Montclare, and Austin Communities.
Click for ad form - Questions? Call 773/558-8743
The Internal Revenue Service Recently Updated the 
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). For employers facing a tight job market, the WOTC helps by giving a tax credit for hiring workers from ten designated categories facing significant barriers to employment. The update includes pre-screening job applicants on or before the day a job offer is made and filing Form 8850 with the appropriate state workforce agency to attain certification. 
 Click here for complete requisites; click here for Form 8850 info.'
There's a New Place in the Neighborhood....TASA COFFEE ROASTERS
4136 W. North Avenue - 872-275-6258 - Dine in, Curbside pickup & Delivery
Stop by for coffee, and check them out for breakfast, brunch or lunch.T
The menu includes slow-roasted Cuban sandwiches and handmade empanadas; coffee's made with beans roasted in-house.
Click here for the menu and their story
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) oversees the administration and disposal of all surplus property from
state agencies, boards, commissions, universities, and constitutional
office-holders, as well as excess surplus property no longer
needed by the U. S. Government.  
Click on the programs to learn more about each:
Visit the NW Connection Chamber website for resources and assistance.
Contact: Pete Schmugge, NWCC Executive Director - 773-558-8743 -
The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce - a Place Making Generalist agency for the
City of Chicago Business Affairs Neighborhood Business Development Center - is funded to
provide assistance to the Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, and North Austin Communities.