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Customization, quality, reliability-it all comes together with Mighty Hook.  Mighty Hook is the only fully integrated "below the conveyor" hanging and masking company in North America. With Mighty Hook you get it all-customized tooling and value; superior line speed and quality control. Their massive stock inventory and patented products help production lines maximize their coating operations. With Mighty Hook you can:
  • Improve your overhead conveyor manufacturing process with better quality control, increased capacity and more
  • Save time and money by hanging, racking and masking faster and more efficiently
  • Gain the competitive edge by increasing your coating line productivity and flexibility, improving manufacturing processes and streamlining assembly lines
Mighty Hook's commitment to teamwork and their core values never wavers, as reflected in their fast and comprehensive response to the pandemic. In the spring of 2020, Mighty Hook immediately adapted an area of their factory to make face shields for medical personal and first responders. With an eye on the safety of their employees and clients, they also have revamped many of their processes to accommodate virtual meetings and incorporate more automation. Those examples demonstrate Mighty Hook's dedication to continual innovation, a dedication that is also shown by patented innovations such as their Angle Pivot Technology and Custom Rotational Devices, both of which bring new efficiencies to production lines. Those products, like everything Mighty Hook manufactures, are proudly made in the USA.
From personal customization to service, from patented products to selection, from employee safety to value, it all comes together with Mighty Hook.


GNCDC Would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you all for your continued support.

JARC Reopens West Side Training Center

Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) reopened its West Side Training Center at Freedman Seating Company - a long-time employer/partner of JARC. The West Side location offers CNC Fast Track, Welding Fast Track, and the Manufacturing Bridge program. Plans include adding 3-D Printing and Mechanical Assembly. With one in four Austin residents currently unemployed, the training center opens access to high-quality skills training to West Side residents.

Click here for information about JARC and program offerings.

MONEY Available for Hiring!

For additional information please contact Hugo Avila at 708-222-3100
Sign up for Cook County COVID-19 Small Business Advising!

The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Small Business Assistance program provides support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers advising for small businesses in Cook County and grants for small businesses in suburban Cook County and the unincorporated areas. Although the grant application period is currently closed, and applications are currently undergoing review, you can still apply for free business advising, educational information and answers to frequently asked questions.


Property for Rent
1020 N Kolmar | Chicago

Well maintained Industrial Warehouse building located in Chicago's Northwest Center for Industry

Just 1 1/2 miles from I-290 expressway
16,000 sf warehouse space available in a 96K square foot manufacturing facility
Zoning PMD-9

15'-20' Clear Ceiling Height.

14'x14' Drive in doors

Outside storage yard
Parking lot
400 AMPS-480 Volts
For Lease Only!

Contact: Don Wagener
                847 233 1130
TIFWorks 50/50 Training Grant
Money Available for Hiring and Training

TIFWorks 50/50 is a small training grant available to eligible businesses located in authorized TIF districts. It is a matching grant in which the business pays for at least half of the eligible training costs. There is a short application with a quick review process. The maximum grant award is $10,000 to train existing employees or $15,000 to train new hires who are also Chicago residents. 

For more information please contact Caitlin at 773-637-2416 or email at

Chicago Hospitality Grant Program

The City of Chicago launched the Chicago Hospitality Grant Program as part of its emergency COVID-19 relief package for the hospitality industry. This $10 million grant program is targeted towards Chicago's restaurants and bars that continue to face significant challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. Opening for applications this month, the Chicago Hospitality Grant Program will reallocate CARES Act funding to supplement state and federal relief programs with grants of $10,000 to independent bars and restaurants throughout Chicago that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and the State's mitigation measures. 


TIFWorks Training Grant Program

TIFWorks stimulates business success by funding workforce-training costs for companies located in tax increment financing (TIF) districts. With TIFWorks support, businesses can become better equipped to improve performance and productivity, expand product lines and gain new customers.
Since 2008, TIFWorks has provided $21 million in TIF funds to 511 business for the training of 10,000 incumbent employees and the hiring of 1,100 new employees.
If your company is located in an eligible TIF district in Chicago, you can receive funding for workforce-training programs.
Your business benefits with training programs that can help you:
  • Develop and expand product lines
  • Adapt to new technologies and equipment
  • Comply with occupational or industry regulations
  • Expand into new markets
  • Promote growth and increase profit

For more info email

Click on the link to find out what ward your business is in.


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Without your support GNCDC would not have grown to be the great organization that it is today. It is through hard work and support from all the GNCDC members that we continue to make a difference and help grow our community. Membership dues help GNCDC provide the grants, events and programs that help members grow their businesses. Please pay your membership dues in a timely fashion. You can submit a payment online at your earliest convenience.
GNCDC would kindly like to remind all of our members - that without your support we would not exist. Renew, Join Sponsor, Donate today!

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Greater Northwest Chicago Development a delegate agency of the City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development serving the Galewood/Armitage, Pulaski and Northwest Industrial Corridors.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the  agency provides assistance and information about incentives and programs for building improvement and development, business retention and sustainability and workforce resources and training. 

Newsworthy November, 2020