The Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373.
Annual Boat Cruise
ICNC will be hosting its Annual Boat Cruise aboard the Anita Dee II!
If you're interested in an afternoon of relaxing and an opportunity to build great new relationships, the ICNC Boat Cruise is where you'll want to be. The cruise experience will include an open bar and refreshments.
If you are a Make City tenant, ICNC member, or Hatchery member, please contact Hannah fora registration code.
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Community Announcements & Events
Chicago Brewing District's Dancing in the Streets is back for its second year! The West Town Chamber of Commerce is working with On Tour Brewing and the Chicago Brewing District to produce this one-of-a-kind craft beer and jam band event on August 3rd and 4th. Vendors who are ICNC Members receive a discount. Apply here to be a vendor.
The Hop Review is hosting the Ultra Fresh Beer Festival at Make City on June 29th! "The Fresh Beer Beer Fest" includes beer by 20+ breweries that is less than one week fresh.
Get your ticket now!
- World Business Chicago and the City of Chicago partnered to launch ChiBizHub - a local professional resource network that will serve Chicago small businesses and start-ups by creating an eco-system that the provides tools to make dreams into thriving businesses. Learn more.
The HR Corner
- Are you ready to hire staff but lack the time to screen resumes? Our workforce development department can assist you!Learn more.
- Your business can receive money back for hiring full-time Chicago residents through the TIFWorks 50/50 Program! For more information, contact Hannah.
To discuss your HR needs, please contact Nancy or Priscilla in our Workforce Development Department!
Grow Your Business @ Make City!
Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services at ICNC's Make City incubator alongside 100 other small businesses.