Upcoming Events
Banco Popular presents Speed Networking at ICNC- Oct. 8th Banco             
New companies and those looking to meet and network with other neighborhood businesses can talk to 20 new contacts in just 90 minutes. ICNC's speed networking events are a great place to meet potential clients and to expand your network, all in a fun and informal environment. Join us to make connections, share leads and meet friends at this fun, fast paced, FREE networking event. Sponsored by Banco Popular.Wednesday, October 8, at 10:00 - 11:30  at ICNC. Free, but space is limited so please RSVP to Andrew.
Financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements - October 22
Learn about financial assistance available to help you implement your energy-savings strategy. Whether you're just installing new lights or planning an addition to your building, find out about grants and loans that could help cut your costs. Wednesday, October 22 from 9-10:30 a.m. at ICNC. Free, but please RSVP to ICNC.
Get money back or training costs
ICNC has money available from the State Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to reimburse companies for up to 50% of what they spend on employee training. Call ICNC for more information on how to get started. The paperwork is easy and most trainings (besides sales training) qualify.
Guest Column- Mona Zemsky
MonaSmart business owners are always looking for ways to differentiate their business from the competitors. Do you know why your customers should stay with you when they are continually being solicited by your rivals? More importantly, do your customers know why they should stay with you? Mona lays out seven great ways to make your company stand out in the minds of your clients. Click here  for the full article and for information on how to contact Mona for more ideas.

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.

Kinzie business owners embark on third annual ICNC boat cruise 
Clear skies and a (relatively) smooth Lake Michigancruise helped make the third annual ICNC membership cruise a big success. Local business owners enjoyed drinks and food while taking in the view of the world-famous Chicago skyline. Special thanks to Cole Taylor Bank for their generous sponsorship of the cruise.
Did you get your FREE Starbuck's card yet?
By now you know that ICNC offers FREE assistance with all your placement needs, including no-cost background checks on candidates that we place with you.
But did you know that now, for a limited time, with each employee hired through ICNC you'll get a FREE $10 Starbucks gift card too?No kidding! Call ICNC today at 312-421-3941 to place your job order or for more information. 
Second annual Fulton Carroll Center tenant BBQ a hit
More than one hundred business tenants of ICNC's FultonBBQ Carrol Center business incubator enjoyed lunch, beer, and conversation on Monday, August 8th at the second annual tenant barbeque. Small manufacturers, woodworkers, and artists all had the chance to meet their neighbors and find out about the products and services available right here on the corner of Damen and Fulton. A special thanks to Chico Kurzawski at ATK Foods for the delicious chicken,sausages and bratwurst and to Jim Lustman at Economy Packing for the mouth-watering hamburgers.
Wanted to buy
30,000+ square-foot commercial building that needs work. Preferably multi-floor with parking. $2 million range. Call Andy, broker with The Sokol Group LLC at 312-421-2525.
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
2010 W. Fulton Street, Suite 280
Chicago, Illinois  60612
Phone: 312-421-3941
Fax: 312-421-1871