9/27/2022 - Opportunities: One for Funding, another for Lending a Helping Hand - Lunch Spot in the Neighborhood, Fullerton/Cicero Real Estate Expansion Site...
Don't Miss the Pre-Submission Webinar Conference 9/29
Funding Opportunity - Open for RFP
Community Wealth Building Pilot Program

The City of Chicago launched a $15M pilot program to create opportunities for low-income residents to build wealth through shared asset ownership - the Community Wealth Building Pilot Program. There is a pre-submission conference on September 29th from 1 to 2 PM; the submission deadline is November 1st, 2022.

Operating under the auspices of the Office of Equity & Racial Justice (OERJ) and the Department of Planning & Development (DPD), the program promotes local and shared ownership and control of community assets, focusing on four CWB models: worker cooperatives, limited-equity housing cooperatives, community land trusts, and community investment vehicles. Grantees will provide services in one of six categories: (1) Education & Outreach; (2) Business Development; (3) Legal & Governance; (4) Financing & Fundraising; (5) Assets & Operations; and (6) Research & Advocacy. 

Click here to RSVP for the Pre-Submission Webinar Conference
Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply
Questions? cwb@cityofchicago.org.
NorthSide Latin Progress Could Use Your Help

NWCC Member Northside Latin Progress' mission is to promote self-sufficiency among immigrant men, many who were skilled tradespeople in their home countries. NSLP assists with securing employment and acclimation to day-to-day in a foreign environment. Providing employment is vital, and NSLP would appreciate receiving notices of available job openings from local restaurants, businesses, and industries.

Gretchen Moore, Director of NSLP, recently interacted with men bussed to Chicago from Texas,and works on an ongoing basis with others from Central and South America. Chicago weather is challenging, and donations of used work clothing and gear are greatly appreciated:
  • Work & Winter gear: Hiking and work boots, blue jeans/work weight pants, jackets, long underwear, sleeping bags, and bicycles.
  • Donations can be taken to St. Bart's School - 4933 W. Patterson Avenue on weekdays from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Items cannot be left outside - Ring bell, and staff will respond and point the way to "Gretchen's Space."
  • Donations can be left at Morrie's Accounting - 1917 N Kedzie Avenue on weekends and evenings.
Contact NSLP: (312) 343-0804  / (773) 227-5549
Armitage/Pulaski SBIF On Deck October 3rd
Rollout Webinar - October 5th - 1 PM

The Armitage/Pulaski TIF District includes businesses along North, Cicero, Kedzie, Western, Armitage Avenues, and Pulaski Road. Overseen by the  Department of Planning & Development (DPD) to tenants and owners of industrial and commercial properties, SBIF grants are funded by Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues in designated TIF districts citywide.

It's Time.....Make sure you get your ad in to promote your business in 2023 to over 4,000 residents and other businesses in NWCC's Business & Shopping Guide.

The Guide is distributed in the Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Montclare and N. Austin Communities. There are a few copies of 2022
left for distribution, but now is the time to make sure your business is included in the 2023 publication.
Click here for application form
Questions: contact Pete Schmugge at nwconnectioncc@gmail.com
We had a Great day at Indian Boundary Golf Course!
Thank you to our Sponsors & Golfers - Click to see photos

NWCC Membership Renewals - 4th Quarter 2022

Chicago Auto Radiators - Galileo Optical - Ice For Less
Nowak's Farmer Market...Click to view NWCC's Membership Roster

Click here to view/download an application
 Food Fare: ArePA George
1552 N. Kedzie Avenue, just off North Avenue

Nothing speaks louder than Yelp reviews...."We tried their empanadas with 3 different flavors - beef and cheese & plantain were the bomb. - highlight was flan." "...wish I took pictures but I was so hungry I dived ride in." and finally "Nice spot! Easy street parking. Kind staff."

Hermosa Retail Expansion
4722-48 W. Fullerton Avenue, 60639

15,000 sf expansion land - up to 8,526 sf of new construction shops neighboring existing Dollar and Bubbleland. Built-to-suit or ground lease opportunity adjacent to a fully leased multi-tenant retail center along heavily trafficked Fullerton Avenue, east of Cicero Avenue. B1-Zoning
Contact Daniel Tausk,(630) 954-7347
Mid-America Real Estate Group
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.