Serving the Cragin, Hermosa, Montclare,
Humboldt Park & N. Austin Communities
November 5th, 2020
Area Developments Ahead - Buddy" Showcases Artists & Small Biz Products - JARC/Freedman Seating Addressing Skills GAP -
NW University Workshop - NWCC Member Spotlight: Sofy's Unisex Salon
Former White Cap Complex Development

Miami-based Lionheart Capital recently revealed development plans for the former White Cap building at 1819 N. Major. 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.

For in-depth info' click to read...
Florida Company Looking to Redevelop Former White Cap Bottle Company Headquarters in North Austin - Igor Studenkov, Austin Weekly News, 10/16/2020
Logan Square Hotel Development Approved

After a nearly two-year delay, the Chicago City Council recently approved a planned development by Blue Star Properties for a boutique hotel at 2616-18 N. Milwaukee Avenue - the Grace Furniture building.

To learn more, click to read...
Logan Square Boutique Hotel
Is Still On Track - With Longman & Eagle Group Now As Operator, Lawyer Says
Block Club Chicago, 11/4/2020
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.
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.
Click here for information about JARC and program offerings.
Freedman Seating Company News 10/2/2020
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.
4102 W, Armitage Avenue, Chicago IL - 773/252-1995
Sofy's Unisex Celebrates
Thirty Years in Hermosa Community...

Located in the heart of the Hermosa Community, Sofy's Unisex Salon offers a wide range of services for her clients - cuts and styles for youngsters to senior citizens and in between.

Mom of three grown children, owner Irma Curiel (shown at left with a client) named the Salon for her oldest daughter Sofy. An active NWCC member for over 20 years, Irma can be counted on to participate in the Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, and Santa Claus promotions. If you could do with a little pampering in these trying times, Irma treats her customers like royalty. Give Sofy's a call at 773/252-1995 - the Salon's open Monday thru Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM.

Shopping local goes a long way to helping local businesses survive, if not thrive. By maintaining the tax base, property values are preserved and there are fewer vacant storefronts.

NWCC Members: Groceries, Bakeries & Liquor Stores
Click name to go to website
Carnicerias Jimenez - 4204 W. North Avenue, 3850 W. Fullerton, 5330 W. Belmont
Jimenez Bakery - Nowak's Farmer's Market
Just an early FYI
Mark your calendar...
Santa will pay his usual visit to our neighborhood this year but will do it a little differently because of COVID.

His pack will be filled with candy to give out while he strolls along North Avenue and on Armitage, too. Download/view a flyer with the place and times.
Promote your business to 4000 Businesses & Residents
Take an ad in the NW Connection Chamber of Commerce
2021 Business & Shopping Resource Guide
Click to download ad application with rates & details.
All NWCC Members in good standing get listed free, individually and by category in the Business & Resource Guide,and on the Chamber's website.
Click here to view a .pdf of the 2020 Guide
Click here to view member list on website.
Northwestern University Workshop

Are you a minority or women small business leader, or do you own a small business in the Chicagoland area? Are you interested in gaining additional skills and learning more about how Northwestern University makes procurement decisions? These free workshops provide information on doing business with Northwestern University and sessions on legal and business issues that owners face. Click for flyer of presenters.
Thursday, November 12th, 2020
  • 10:30 to 11:30 AM - Negotiation for Underdogs:
Strategies for BIPOC & Women Entrepreneurs - Register here

Friday, November 13th, 2020
  • 9 to 9:45 AM - Introduction to Doing Business with
Northwestern University - Register here
  • 10 to 11:30 AM - Marketing Strategy Essentials
for Small & Medium Businesses - Register here
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.