February 21st, 2022...EEOC, HR Benefits 2022 Regulation Updates - Domestic Workers Contract Info' - Community Development Grant Opens in March - HR & Payroll Services Seminar - 16 of Humboldt Park's Best Eateries.
Recovery Grant for Community Development

Throughout 2021 Chicago's Department of Planning & Development (DPD) supported a diverse set of development projects bringing more than $500 million of investment to Chicago neighborhoods. Beginning March 10th, DPD is opening 2022's second round of applications for grant funding for local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development. Priority is given to projects in areas of Chicago with a history of disinvestment or limited private investment.  
Presented by Eric Wendt of Paychex
a provider of human resource, payroll, and benefits
outsourcing services for small-to-medium-sized businesses

Thursday, February 24th, 2022 - 9:30 AM
Cragin Coffee Public House
3150 N. Central Avenue - Chicago

Note: Attendees must show vaccine card to attend.
The forum is free and open to the community-at-large.
2022 Updates
Employee Benefit Plan Limits
EEOC Guidance on COVID-19, ADA Disability

Pahlke & Pahlke Insurance Agency, an NWCC Member, featured two timely articles in a recent newsletter.
Dues Renewals - 1st quarter - click name to go to website

Liberty Bank - North & Pulaski Historical Society -
Pronto Auto Rebuilders - Roeser's Bakery
Click to view NWCC Membership Roster
Cover photo:...The Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in
Humboldt Park is the only national museum focused on connecting
and influencing Puerto Rican diasporic arts, culture, and history.

Preview an exhibit online that will open to the public in the future.
The Best Restaurants In Humboldt Park

Eateries in Humboldt Park range from $6 Jibaritos
to $130 Caviar. Infatuation Chicago picked a few of the best, among them a wine bar, pizza pub, and an old-fashioned soda fountain; eat-in, pick-up, indoors, outdoors, and delivery.

Given the fast-changing pandemic guidelines, call ahead.
New Regulation
Domestic Workers Right to a Written Contract 

Effective January 1, 2022, all Chicago employers of nannies, care workers, and home cleaners must provide workers with a written contract written in their primary language. The agreement must include their wages, and a work schedule agreed upon by the employer and the domestic worker, whether an employee or independent contractor. The mandate ensures accountability, transparency, and predictability for domestic workers to make plans for themselves and their families.

Sample contracts are available by visiting Chi.gov/Care.
droppable-1645403230616Workers who believe an employer violated a Chicago labor law are encouraged to file a complaint by calling 3-1-1, using the CHI 3-1-1 app, or filing a Complaint Form
Looking to Buy, Sell or Lease?
Check out NW Connection's Real Estate Inventory...

Broker Deborah Smith of Strauss Realty Ltd can assist in every step of the way. Deborah has sold and leased commercial and industrial properties throughout the NW Side, representing buyers, sellers and tenants. Backed by the locally-owned Strauss Realty team, she'll help you get the most value for your property. Her expertise also includes a decade spent in economic development assisting small businesses and manufacturers with TIF, Enterprise Zone, and other public sector incentives.
773-885-3254 - Deborah@straussrealty.com 
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For information contact Pete Schmugge, NWCC Executive Director 773-558-8743 - nwconnectioncc@gmail.com
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.