January 20th, 2022...
Grants: Chicago Recovery Plan, Hispanic Restaurants, Creators Quest for NFPs -
2022 EEOC Covid Regulations, Employer Liability - Local Healthcare Sources - etta!
Community Development
1st Round Application Open
for Chicago Recovery Plan Grants

The Chicago Department of Planning & Development (DPD) is accepting applications for grant funding via the Chicago Recovery Plan in support of local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development.  

Use includes pre-development, construction, or renovation of permanent capital improvement projects. The program is open to community developers, business and property owners, and entrepreneurs. The City expects awards to be capped at $5 million, though larger catalytic projects may be considered on merit.

Application deadlines are January 31, 2022, and March 10, 2022. Applicants not prepared to apply for either round are encouraged to review relevant materials in anticipation of the third round in summer.
Click to learn more about the program, or access on-demand webinar
Deadline 1/26/2022
Hispanic-owned Restaurants Grant

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is partnering with Grubhub to provide grants up to $10K to Hispanic-owned restaurants impacted by the pandemic. Restaurants must satisfy the following requirements:
Be majority Hispanic-owned - Have an active EIN - Employ less than 20 full-time employees
-Been in operation for at least nine months from the date of application
Meet NWCC's Healthcare Provider Members...click name to go to website
4639 W. Diversey Avenue - 224/534-9987

Athletico began in 1991 with therapist, founder, and Executive Chairman, Mark Kaufman providing rehabilitation services for student-athletes at Francis W. Parker High School and Chicago Lions Rugby. It has since grown to 600 locations in 19 states, providing physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, specialty programs, and fitness services. Their expertise includes evaluating workers' compensation issues, like work conditioning, job-site analysis, and ergonomic assessments.

3433 W. Melrose Street - 312/210-0523

Moxie OT PLLC specializes in treating individuals who have experienced a stroke or brain injury regain mobility and former physical ability activity. Therapist Dr. Zera provides skilled occupational therapy services anywhere in the Chicago metro area achieve therapy goals via Telehealth and Mobile Wellness Services.
5645 W. Addison Avenue - 773/282-7000

Community First Medical Center is a neighborhood hospital serving families at every stage of life with compassionate medical care, advanced testing, and treatment services. 

Equipped to provides a full range of emergency services to treat injuries and illnesses, Community first is an accredited stroke and chest pain center; It is certified by the State of Illinois as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) to care for children. The hospital has in-house crisis workers who handle behavioral emergencies, can help patients find shelter, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and specialists who work with the police to assist in cases of abuse and neglect.

5700 W. Fullerton Avenue - 773/237-8660

Chicago Neck & Back Institute has over
30 years of experience in Chiropractic care, adjustments, physical therapy, corrective maintenance, and preventive care. Dr. Gerard Cicero is a board-certified Chiropractic Orthopedist with expertise in treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders. CNBI's philosophy is to treat each individual as a whole person rather than a disease or symptoms. 

Make NWCC's Membership Roster your first stop to shop and do business local.....
Dues Renewals
1st quarter

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eNews Cover is an oil painting of Humboldt Park in Winter by Stuart Painter - click for website.
Patronizing local businesses means more of you tax dollars are spent in the community where you live, and your children go to school. Get your free Business & Shopping Resource Guide published by the NW Connection Chamber of Commerce...
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Type 'Comfort Food' on Yelp? It's etta!
1840 W. North Avenue - 312/757-4444
etta is a neighborhood restaurant with a full bar serving,
wood-fired food in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area. 

Lunch 12 - 3 PM, Monday to Friday; Dinner 5 to 10 PM;
Happy Hour Pizza & Booze 3 -5 PM Weekdays excluding Friday; Brunch on Saturday & Sunday 10:30 AM to 3 PM.
Keep UTD on 2022 EEOC Regulations
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a response to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for employers re complying with Federal Fair Employment laws relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs specifically address the definition of “disability” and how to determine whether an individual with COVID-19 meets it under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Click to view/download the FAQs, excerpted from NWCC Member Pahlke & Pahlke
Januarynewsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, email larry@pahlkeinsurance.com
February 4th Deadline
Founders First CDC
Chicago Job Creators Quest Grant 
Founders First CDC has helped almost 500 small businesses: grow 25% year over year, receive $21M in funding approvals, and create over 300 jobs. It invites Illinois non-profits with annual revenues between $100K to $3M to apply for a Chicago Job Creators Quest grant. Grant money can be used as growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs; cash infusion can be used to purchase, fix or enhance equipment necessary to help manage growth challenges and scale for the future.

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.