December 2021
Make City Mentions + The Hatchery Chicago Headlines
The entrepreneurial atmosphere in the halls of Make City and The Hatchery is always apparent. Here are some of the innovative ways small businesses working out of Make City and The Hatchery are growing and supporting their employees and their communities.
Holiday Cocktail Kits
Rhine Hall
Award Winners
Sputnik Coffee Company
Make City tenant Rhine Hall, a brandy distillery that uses fresh fruit to create their spirits, has a variety of cocktail kits available to purchase this holiday season! Their Pear Mule, Old Fashioned, and Kirsch & Cocoa kits are available for pick-up in their tasting room at 2010 W. Fulton. Shop here.
Sputnik Coffee Company, a Make City tenant, was recently named the Best Coffee Shop in the Time Out Chicago Best of Chicago Awards! Stop by their award-winning cafe to purchase a hot beverage, bags of coffee, or other merchandise at 2057 W 51st Street.
Expansion News
Bartleby's Cakes + Zimt Bakery
Make City tenant PREVAIL Jerky recently announced a large expansion to Wegmans Food Markets! PREVAIL's Umami and Lemongrass flavors are now available in all Wegmans locations across the Northeast. To see where you can buy PREVAIL Jerky near you, visit their website.
Two members of The Hatchery Chicago, Zimt Bakery and Bartleby's Cakes, have collaborated on a limited edition eggnog ice cream sandwich! The sandwich is made with lebkuchen cookies from Zimt Bakery and can be ordered for local delivery or mail order on Bartleby's website here.
Entrepreneurship Education:
The Hatchery Chicago Workshops
The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Allies for Community Business to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community, has upcoming food workshops.
ICNC's HR Corner
No-Cost ServSafe Food Handler + Manager Classes

Through partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation, ICNC can provide no-cost ServSafe Food Handler and Manager Classes. Those who are interested in participating and gaining certification can email Alicia to learn more.
2022 Workforce Development Talent Trends

As recent times have taught us, the new year is bound to have a few surprises that no one could have predicted. Looking at trends for 2022 can help you and your team adapt to the rapidly changing world of work. Read more from LinkedIn.
General HR Support + Job Opportunities
The Workforce Development team at ICNC works to provide support, quality, and services that connect a skilled and qualified workforce with employment, as well as a variety of labor market services to meet the needs of local businesses. ​To discuss your HR needs, please contact Nancy or Priscilla!
ICNC's Workforce Development Team works to find local jobs for local people. Take a look at the opportunities on ICNC's job board. ICNC is currently looking to fill paid internship opportunities at multiple businesses based in The Hatchery. West Side businesses are hiring for various jobs in food and beverage and other industries.
Grow Your Business @ Make City + The Hatchery
Make City - 320 N. Damen
The Hatchery Chicago - 135 N. Kedzie
ICNC's Make City incubator offers a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services alongside 100 other small, modern urban manufacturing businesses. ICNC supports small businesses and the West Side community through incubation, advocacy, and advising.
The Hatchery Chicago is a non-profit food and beverage incubator dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses through cutting-edge kitchen facilities, entrepreneurship curriculum, partnerships with generous corporate sponsors and foundations to create local job opportunities and accelerate local economic growth.
Learn more about the Illinois SBDC at ICNC here. The Illinois Small Business Development 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 accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373.