Upcoming Events
New! ComEd to disperse millions of dollars in rebates - don't miss yours -  June 19
ComEd has just begun a rebate program that will give direct subsidies to companies that purchase and install energy efficient equipment including lights, motors, and refrigeration. ICNC is hosting an informational seminar with a provider/financer of energy efficient equipment to describe the program and answer questions about it. Free, but please RSVP. At ICNC, Thursday, June 19th 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Download ComEd rebate applications directly here.
Summer Luncheon with Pat Ryan  - June 24
ICNC's annual summer luncheon has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 24th.   Join your fellow ICNC memberOlympic-logo companies for lunch in Galleria Marchetti's outside tent and meet Aon Corp. founder and Chair of Chicago Olympics 2016 Committee, Pat Ryan as he addresses issues central to the Chicago economy.  Tuesday, June 24, 11:30am-1:30 pm at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie. $75.  RSVP to ICNC.
Industrial Expo with Mayor Daley - June 26 
ICNC and other industrial groups will hold an industrial exposition at Coyne American Institute for area business owners to learn about city-wide opportunities for land, buildings, and financial assistance.  Mayor Richard Daley is the keynote speaker and panel discussions focus on topics from sustainability to utilities.  Free, but spaces are limited and RSVP is required at 312-744-0140.  Thursday, June 26, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coyne: 330 N
Green Street, Chicago.
Chicago Neighbors United golf outing - June 27
27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett announces the 5th annual Chicago Neighbors United golf outing to raise funds for educational opportunities for local children. This year's event is taking place Friday, June 27 at Whittaker Woods in New Buffalo Michigan and begins at 9:00 a.m. CST. Call Diamond Moreno at 312-618-3379 for information or to purchase tickets.
"Guerrilla Financing"- Know Where to Go When the Bank Says No!- July 9SBDClogo
It is possible to get a small-business loan even after your bank says no. Find out how by attending this information packed round table discussion.Presenters include Pam Lipton from JVS, Maria Almada from Accion,  Chase Bank SBA Loan expert Natalie Zabor and our own Illinois Small Business Development team. July 9, 10 a.m. to noon at
ICNC, 2010 W. Fulton St., Chicago. This event is FREE but please RSVP to 312-421-3941 
27th Ward Annual "Stay in school picnic"
- August 30
Darlena Williams-Burnett and Alderman Walter Burnett announce Chicago Neighbors United's annual "Stay in School Picnic" to be held Saturday, August 30 from 10 am to 6 pm. in Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. Local businesses are encouraged to contribute - call 312-432-1995 for more information.
New facade grants for non-TIF district companies- apply  June 16 until July 31
The Department of Planning and Development is offering matching grants of up to $10,000 for building improvements. Companies in the tax increment financing district cannot apply because they are eligible for other funds (call ICNC to determine if you're eligible and for assistance applying). Applications are on the City Website. 
Guest Column - Protecting your company's intellectual property 

ICNC member Saper Law's Daliah Saper SBDClogo                       contributed this month's guest column. She writes about the various forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents, and explains why entrepreneurs and business owners should be aware of and protect the value of their intellectual property. The article is here.

SBIF applicants selected for grants

More than 40 local businesses applied for funding under the latest round of Kinzie Corridor Small Business Improvement Fund grants, which will make $2 million available to local businesses. SomerCor, the grant administrator, and the City of Chicago conducted a lottery at ICNC on June 09 to determine which companies would be accepted into the program. Once the entire fund has been allocated, some companies will have to be put on a waiting list for when additional funds are available. ICNC thanks Alderman Burnett and the Department of Planning and Development for their continued financial support for capital improvements in the neighborhood.

Watch your speed in the corridor (the police are)

Alderman Walter Burnett reported that the Chicago Police are stepping up local enforcement of speed limits and have posted cars at various locations in and around the Kinzie Industrial Corridor. Please keep everyone's safety in mind and watch your speed.

City land for sale in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor - June 18 informational meeting 
The Department of Planning and Development is accepting proposals for 98,000 square feet of land (subdivisible) on the south east corner of Lake and Campbell Streets (2500 W Lake). Asking price is around $15 per square foot. It's in the PMD, and bids are being accepted until August 22. DPD is holding an informational meeting Wednesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. in City Hall room 1006C. See information about this and other City land for sale here.
For lease
7,000 square-foot warehouse space with 1,500 square-foot loft available in shared building; tenant can build to suit. Concrete floor, 20 foot ceilings, private entrance, potential for drive-in loading area. $7 per square foot. Call Gene Gorski at 312-733-2323 x 16.
For Sale 
There's a new property on the market in the KinzieFront entrance Corridor! 43Lofts / Hubbard & Wolcott, 21 Built-out Commercial Units, 3 stories ,47K sq/ft building w/28K parking For more information contact: (312) 829-2120

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
2010 W. Fulton Street, Suite 280
Chicago, Illinois  60612
Phone: 312-421-3941
Fax: 312-421-1871