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Giving Tuesday
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Payments Fraud
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October 2017
Save-The-Date: ICNC's Annual Holiday Party
December 5th
Win tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks game and more! Click  here  for more details .
Click below to watch the video invitation:
Save-The-Date: Giving Tuesday
November 28th
Did you know that small businesses comprise 99.7% of the U.S. economy?  Did you know that small businesses create 64% of the jobs in the private sector? The 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign will highlight how ICNC's charitable organization helps small business owners create jobs and offers quality training for the healthcare industry. 

Giving Tuesday will take place on Tuesday, November 28th from 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM.  
Make City Small Business Pitch Event Recap: A Success!
ICNC would like to thank the guests, sponsors, and participating companies for their part in making the Make City Small Business Pitch Event a great success!  Congratulations to the top 5 Tea Squares, Meliora Cleaning Products, Luna Lights, The Chow Brothers, and Englewood Brews. Take a look at some event photos here

Payments Fraud - From Paper to Electronic: Fraudsters Follow the Money - October 25th
Frauds ters follow the money will be a conversation lead by fraud prevention experts from JPMorgan Chase Bank on the grave implications of fraud, the reasons why fraud is increasing, and the most common types of fraud. A case study along with simple to use tools will be provided to help illustrate solutions a business can implement to reduce the risk of fraud. 
Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  ICNC  - 320 N. Damen Ave.
Lunch will be provided.
International Trade Workshops
Managing the Risks and Opportunities in China - October 24th - This seminar will help companies who have begun to do business in China, as well as those who are exploring it. We will cover topics ranging from sales, engineering, and supply chain. The speaker works with hundreds of companies to improve their operations in China and will explain the market overall and common problems companies face. 

Export Compliance - November 16th - Whether you are exploring the idea of exporting or are ready to ship your products to international markets, this day-long workshop about export compliance with Mike Allocca of Allocca Enterprises will deliver the information you need! 
Member Announcements
Saffron Caravan's 10-Year Anniversary Concert & Gently-Used Instrument Drive - Join Genesis at the Crossroads on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 PM at the Merit School of Music. All instruments collected are designated for Chicagoland refugee and at-risk youth through GATC's program. To advertise in the concert's program, click here.
Unison Warehouse Sale - The 2017 Unison Annual Warehouse Sale will take place on November 10th and 11th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM and November 12th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Up to 70% off overstock bedding, pillows, bath and kitchen linens. Plus, furniture, fixtures and samples.  Entrance from Carroll loading dock.  Cash and Credit Cards only. 
Member Spotlight - JLW Instruments
JLW Instruments is a second-generation family business owned by Wayne Fetman and his sister Linda Center that has been operating in Chicago for over 30 years.

JLW sells, calibrates, and repairs force, pressure, and torque instruments. They serve a wide variety of industries from construction, cosmetics, food, medical, textile, and many more.  Learn more about JLW Instruments  here .
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.  
Click here to see November's workshops!
Technical assistance to food entrepreneurs made possible by our sponsors Bank of America and the United States Small Business Administration.
Receive Money Back For Hiring
Receive money back for hiring full-time Chicago residents! For more information, contact Hannah Jones at
Available Incubator Space
Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services.
Click here to view the available spaces.    
For more information, call 312-421-3941 or email .