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10/29/2020 - JARC/Freedman Seating: Addessing the Skills Gap - "Major" Development - NorthBranch Virtual Biz Tour -
"Buddy" Showcases Artists & Small Manufacturers - Tech Mix
Big Plans Afoot for
Former White Cap Complex

Miami-based Lionheart Capital recently revealed development plans for the former White Cap building at 1819 N. Major. Per an article in the Austin Weekly News, Lionheart acquired the property in 2017.

Out of the Box Ventures, the company's retail and commercial properties subsidiary is advertising the building as the "White Cap Lofts," touting its proximity to Oak Park and downtown Chicago.  White Cap is the only Chicagoland property owned by the global real estate developer.

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Florida Company Looking to Redevelop Former White Cap Bottle Company Headquarters in North Austin - Igor Studenkov, Austin Weekly News, 10/16/2020
Back in 1930, a small Goose Island start-up called the White Cap Company introduced its “Vapor Vacuum” lid sealing system - a revolutionary new steam-based method for preserving
the freshness and flavor of bottled commercial foods - from ketchup to pickles to baby food and more.
Click to read more about White Cap's contribution to the food industry.
JARC Reopens West Side Training Center

Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) reopened its West Side Training Center at Freedman Seating Company - a long-time employer/partner of JARC. The West Side location offers CNC Fast Track, Welding Fast Track, and the Manufacturing Bridge program. Plans include adding 3-D Printing and Mechanical Assembly. With one in four Austin residents currently unemployed, the training center opens access to high-quality skills training to West Side residents. Freedman Seating Company News 10/2/2020

Click here for information about JARC and program offerings.
Michael Goldstein - (773)504-1200

CURRENTLY FOR LEASE
Hard-to-find, inexpensive space in Chicagoland.
500' to 160,000 sf - Short & Long Term Leases
Click on addresses for details & interior photos.
To view/download .pdf of currently available space, click here.
North Branch Works Virtual* Autumn Event

FALL 2020 FUNDRAISER - 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 12th on Zoom

Enjoy an entertaining one-hour program featuring
virtual tours of neighborhood businesses including...
and hear from Alderman Rossana Rodriguez (33rd)
and J. Vincent Williams, Executive Director
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council.

*Click here for flyer with Zoom link and contact information for questions.
Learn more about NorthBranch Works here.
What's Around the Corner...
Click on titles for website read.

Scientists are exploring ways to use mineral waste from mines to pull huge amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air. ~James Temple, MIT Technology Review 10/6/2020

Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight - A decontamination robot, initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks—has been enlisted in the fight against COVID-19. Office of Naval Research, TechExplore 10/20/2020

3D Printing - Additive manufacturing devices make it possible to print out any structure in 3D. 3D Printed medicine, 3D printed tissues, personalized drugs, customized prosthetics, casts, and 3D printed medical devices, are going to change how healthcare is delivered, while massively increasing outcomes. The Medical Futurist
Buddy - Showcase for Artists,
Small Manufacturers Products

BUDDY is a new store that will open in the Chicago Cultural Center when COVID restrictions are lifted; it currently operates online. Created by the Public Media Institute, the shop showcases and sells items made by Chicago artists and small manufacturers.  It's a great source for buying and selling local.

Click here for BUDDY. If you're a local artist or manufacturer interested in selling your art or products, click here to learn more.
FOR SALE...Prominent construction company is selling the two clean, well-maintained buildings below - separately or together. Well located, adjacent to a Home Depot, Starbucks, and other new retail concerns.
4639 W. Armitage Avenue Clean, modern building with four private offices, reception area, conference room, open area for multiple work stations, and kitchen. Fully air-conditioned, parking on site. Adjacent to Home Depot, Starbucks, and other new retail.
Click for flyer with photos, details.
4638 W. Armitage Avenue
Well maintained, single story, turnkey office/flex building owned by the same seller. The 5,600 sf building is ideal for contractors, small machine or woodshop, storage, art, or fitness studio. Secured skylights,small office with one bathroom.
Click for flyer with details..
Contact Deborah Smith - 773/885-3254; Deborah@straussrealty.com
Feedback Wanted

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeks public comments on two proposed rules regarding business size standards. The proposed revisions are for eight North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors to increase small business eligibility for SBA’s loan and contracting programs.

The NAICS sectors reviewed in the first proposed rule are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil and Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction. The NAICS sectors reviewed in the second proposed rule are Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing.
Click to view/dowload detail sheet and how to submit comments.
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