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March 2018
Annual Membership Event
Kick off 2018 with ICNC as we celebrate the beginning of our 51 st  year with a look back to the organization's beginnings and set the agenda for the future! The 2018 Annual Membership Event will feature some of the people who built the organization as special guests and speakers. Plan to attend and enjoy high level networking, hear about ICNC's neighborhood planning initiatives and other pertinent advocacy priorities, and how you can get involved to make a difference. 

Event programming begins at 4:30 PM.  For current members and Make City companies, there is a code for FREE registration.  Please contact Hannah Jones for more information.
Thursday, March 29th
Networking: 3:30 PM
Program: 4:30 PM
Location:  2156 W. Fulton
Cost: $10 non-members, FREE for members

ICNC Creates a 2,200 sq. ft. Lounge for Make City Tenants! 
ICNC recently held the grand opening of a new tenant lounge that will serve as a communal space for Make City tenants to hold meetings, take phone calls, or to take a break during the day. 

The space, built out by ICNC's maintenance team with assistance from Synergy Construction Group and Craft Architecture, contains an open seating area, desks, a kitchen, a conference room that can be booked to use for meetings, and two phone booths for personal phone calls. 

Make City Mention
Vintage Place Settings is a rental company that provides everything from vintage china, crystal, flatware, serving dishes, and linens. Their collection can take any wedding, baby shower, birthday party, or celebration to the next level with the selection that can fit any theme, style, or idea. 

Vintage Place Settings can be shipped or delivered locally and set-up. A consultation to decide what pieces will work for your event is available, VPS can also work with your event planner. Coreen Arnold and Stacy Powers of VPS were recently featured in VoyageChicago and shared how much they enjoy their Make City space. 

"We especially enjoy being part of a community of small entrepreneurs all hoping to grow their business in Chicago."
Entrepreneurship Education
ICNC houses an Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and an Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (ITC) that offer free business advising to all local small business owners. For business advising, please contact Merly Thomas, and for international trade advising, please contact Lauro Arias

Export Documentation - Export Overview - March 16
Employment Law: Lunch & Learn Seminar - March 21
3 Cs of Export & Other Learning From a Fast Growing Company - April 25
Details of Exporting: International Commercial Terms and Export Production Classification - May 23
What Entrepreneurship Education would be helpful to you and your business?
ICNC is developing informative and interactive, no-cost seminars for our members and partners on various human resource and small business growth topics. Your participation in this survey will ensure we provide subject matters that are important and relevant to you. Most sessions would take place during lunch and begin in late April.

The survey can be found here and should only take a moment to fill out. Please respond by March 27, 2018
Community Announcements
Your business can receive money back for hiring full-time Chicago residents ! For more information, contact Hannah Jones at .
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
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 .