Upcoming Events
Understanding China, Overcoming Fears, Realizing Opportunities-August 14th               SBDClogo
Learn the basics of how to do business in China from Chinese government representatives as well as local business owners who import from China - including Rick Savitt, owner of Prevue Pet Products, who has been involved in China since 1978.  Cosponsored by Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corp. Thursday, August 14th, 8:30 am -11:30 am at ICNC. Please RSVP to 312-421-3941  
Kinzie Women-owned Business Networking Event  - August 25th 
Kinzie Corridor women business owners will share stories of success and challenges over cocktails and hors d'oeurves.  Meet neighboring entrepreneurs and learn what resources are available to women owned businesses.  Monday, August 25th, 4-6 p.m. Hosted by ICNC Board member Barbara Rose at Case Handyman Services, 1647 W. Fulton St. This event is FREE, but please RSVP to 312-421-3941. 
Unemployment insurance and protests seminar - August 26th
Learn from Illinois Department of Employment Security staff what's new and important about unemployment insurance and how to file protests if you think a claim is unwarranted. Free at ICNC Tuesday, August 26th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to 312-421-3941.
27th Ward Annual "Stay in school picnic" - August 30th
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.
Cookout on the Dock for ICNC Tenants - September 8th
All Fulton Carroll Center tenants are invited to join ICNC on the back dock for our second annual Tenant BBQ. Meet your neighbors and have some lunch on ICNC. Free for all ICNC tenants. Monday, September 8th 11:30 a.m. For more info call: 312-421-3941. 
ICNC's Kinzie Cruise on Lake Michigan - shipSeptember 18th
Join ICNC members for the third annual cruise of the lakefront on   the ship Celebration. This is one of the best events of the year and a good time is had by all. Food, drinks, and great company, but only 100 spaces available, so RSVP to ICNC right away! Thursday September 18th, 3:45-6pm . $50 
FREE Placement services, background checks ... and Starbuck's card!
ICNC can assist with all your placement needs.  Concerned that there may be more in an applicant's past than they've listed on their resume? Let ICNC help. Did you know that when you use ICNC's FREE placement services you'll get:
  •  FREE ad placement in local media like Craigslist, the Chicago Reader and others.
  • pre-interviews to make sure the applicant fits your needs.
  • skill testing
  • pre-employment background checks.

All at no charge! Plus, for a limited time, with each employee hired through ICNC you'll get a free $10 Starbucks gift card! No kidding! Call ICNC today at 312-421-3941 to place your job order or for more information.

Over 500 attend local Industrial Expo on Sustainability
ICNC, along with other City of Chicago industrial groups, hosted an industrial exposition at Coyne American Institute where area business owners learned about sustainability as well as city-wide opportunities for land, buildings and financial assistance.  Joyce Shanahan of ICNC facilitated a roundtable on "Making Money by Going Green" which featured  ICNC Tenant, InnerGlow, a growing small business in ICNC's incubator which recycles local glass to create beautiful countertops. Mayor Daley was the keynote speaker. Check upcoming newsletters for other additional "green" events.
Grant Alert! Money now available!
ICNC has money available to reimburse companies for up to 50% of expenditures on employee training. The paperwork is easy and most trainings qualify (besides sales training). So, if you've spent money on computer classes, safety or sanitation courses, dig out those recepits and give us a call!
ComEd rebates now available and easy to apply for - don't miss yours

ComEd's is issuing rebates to business customers. You can get money for energy efficiency improvements as simple as changing incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescents. Once this year's money is gone, there's none left until next summer, so apply now. Download rebate applications directly here. State Treasurer's office has new below-market rate loans for green projects. Information here.

Guest Column- Domain Name Disputes
ICNC member Saper Law's Daliah Saper contributed this month's guest column. She writes about issues regarding domain names, cybersquatters and ways to resolve disputes.  You can find the article here. If you have a topic that you'd like to see explored in one of our newsletter, or if you'd like to be a contributing columnist, contact Steve at 312-421-3941 or send an e-mail to:
Last Chance to Bid for City Owned Lake St. Property
August 22nd is the final day that the Department of Planning and Development will accept proposals for 98,000 square feet of land (subdivisible) on the south east corner of Lake and Campbell Streets in the PMD (2500 W Lake). Asking price is around $15 per square foot. See information about this and other City land for sale here.
Kinzie Corridor Awards presented at ICNC event
Over 200 company owners and supports attended ICNC's luncheonsummer luncheon which featured Pat Ryan of the Olympics 2016 Committee.   Award recipients included:
  • Ri-Del Manufacturing - Company of the Year
  • InnerGlo - Sustainability Award
  • Commissioner David Hanson of the Mayors Office of Workforce Development - Appreciation Award
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
2010 W. Fulton Street, Suite 280
Chicago, Illinois  60612
Phone: 312-421-3941
Fax: 312-421-1871