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November 2018
It's Party Time! 
Join ICNC for our end-of-the-year celebration at the Garfield Park Conservatory! Enjoy networking, relaxing, and food and beverages from local non-profits and small businesses. 

Don't miss your chance to win one of four incredible prizes, including Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls tickets, through our holiday raffle. 
Click here to view the amazing raffle prizes!

Thursday, December 6th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Garfield Park Conservatory - 
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Exclusively Sponsored By:

Meet Our IL SBDC!
Support ICNC on Giving Tuesday, November 27th!
You can directly help with the success of small businesses by making a tax deductible contribution to ICNC's charitable organization on Giving Tuesday, November 27th

The IL Small Business Development Center at ICNC strengthens both start-up and existing businesses by providing valuable assistance focused on a company's specific needs in the areas of business planning, finance, expansion, and more. 

See our Giving Tuesday profile here
Don't want to wait? You can donate here now. 

Our Small Business Development Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago.
Meet the Experts
The following industry professionals will be available to you and your staff in the Make City Tenant Lounge:

Karl Riley & Robert Giljen
November 14th 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Want a one-on-one conversation with Karl?  Make an appointment by contacting Jennifer by email or at (312) 421-3941.
Welcome New Make City Companies!
- DIGIT is a digital pattern service for the apparel industry. 

- Moderne Beverages makes refreshing, probiotic beverages crafted with modern day techniques and carefully selected ingredients. 

- ROQ Innovation is an innovation company aimed at making products that make life easier. You can read more about ROQ Innovation in Forbes here

- Soap Distillery creates soaps, candles, bath care, and other body products based on cocktails. 
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.

- Ayalytical Instruments  is a manufacturer and distributor of petroleum testing equipment. They have been an active ICNC member and have worked with multiple departments to grow their business. Learn more about how we've assisted them here

- An HR roundtable was recently held with one of our partners The Horton Group and HR Pivot about the best practices when hiring for the first time and hiring 1099s and W2s. Read more of the takeaways from the event here

- The application for the 2019 EMT Training Program cohort is now open! To learn about the qualifications and apply, click here
Available Make City Space
Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services.
Click here to view the available spaces.    
Upcoming Food Workshops
The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community, has upcoming food workshops.  

Technical assistance to food entrepreneurs made possible by our sponsors Bank of America and the United States Small Business Administration.
For more information, call 312-421-3941 or email .