Dear Kinzie Corridor business owner
Call 312-421-3941 today to RSVP for these upcoming ICNC events
Things to do now:
RSVP for the 27th Ward Business Expo and SBIF Grant kick-off
27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. invites all ward businesses to attend a business services expo to get assistance from many City departments on issues specific to their companies. A new SBIF grant will also be announced for the Kinzie Corridor Tax Increment Financing District. Eligible capital improvement projects can receive up to $150,000 in grant funding from the City. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the alderman speaks at noon. Call Jesse Smart at the 27th Ward for details: 312-432-1995.
Thursday, June 4 from 10-3
1901 W. Madison St.
Reserve your ComEd rebate money for energy efficiency improvements
ComEd business customers may be eligible for incentives for reducing their energy costs. Installing better lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, or motors could get you some money back. The program opens June 1, and the funds are limited, so apply now. Help with how to cut down on energy costs is also available. Go to www.ComEd.com/Bizincentives
or call 1-888-806-2273 for details.
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. Wednesday, June 3rd, from 9-10:30AM at ICNC. Free; RSVP
or call Denise at 312.433.2373.
Running an effective e-mail campaign
Email marketing lets you target exactly whom you want to reach, as often as you want, for less money than traditional advertising options. Join us at ICNC where Steve Robinson from Constant Contact will speak about how to start, grow and maintain your list of contacts, create professional-looking e-mails, and track your success so you know what's working and what's not. Wednesday, June 10th from 9:30AM-11:00AM. Free; RSVP
or call Denise at 312.433.2373
ICNC annual membership luncheon
Join fellow ICNC members and keynote speaker 7th District U.S. Congressman Danny Davis for a luncheon to celebrate recent Kinzie Corridor economic development achievements, discuss upcoming projects and issues important to your business,
and network. Tuesday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie Street. $75 or $525 for a table of eight. Thanks to event sponsor MB Financial. RSVP to ICNC
Free computer classes at ICNC
We've added many new free classes. Now you or your employees can get the most out of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Photoshop or ACT! with these popular free classes right here at ICNC's computer training center. Each class is two days of instruction from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Call Rosalyn at ICNC to arrange dates.
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Join ICNC in 2009
If you're not already a member of ICNC, we want you! It's only through the strength of our membership that we're able to advocate for City services, get incentive money for local companies, and provide business assistance like employee recruitment and computer classes. Membership is an affordable $75-$300 for the year, and in addition to all our services, it gets your business listed on our website. Join or renew now
or call Steve at 312-421-3941 to discuss membership.
Ace Styline gets environmental certification
ICNC member Ace Styline
, a local millwork and cabinetry fabricator, was awarded the Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certificate. They can now participate in LEED projects so developers know wood is coming from responsibly managed sources. Congratulations to Ace Styline.
Let ICNC fill your open jobs at no cost
ICNC can find the employees you need. Let us recruit and interview job candidates and we'll send the best ones to you, so you save time and money. Do you need a shipping clerk? Customer service rep? Driver? We have qualified candidates right now. We'll also do a criminal background check and contact references, all at no cost to you. You can place a job order online on ICNC's website, or contact Priscilla at 312-421-3941 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea with the police (for a good cause)
The 13th District Police have organized a "High Tea" and fundraiser for the Community Healthcare Center at 2611 W. Chicago, the largest free health clinic in Illinois. Join the officers Thursday, June 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. $30. Contact Sgt. Clas for details: email@example.com
First Chicago Bank & Trust grand opening
ICNC member First Chicago Bank & Trust
invites you to the grand opening of their new location at 1040 W. Randolph Street, Wednesday, June 17 from 5-7 p.m. Welcome to the neighborhood.
Green Music Fest
August 15 and 16
The West Town Chamber of Commerce and the City of Chicago are hosting a weekend music festifal and seeking "green" vendors. If this is you, it's a great way to meet potential customers in a fun atmosphere. Deadline for vendor applications is June 30. See the website for more details.
Space available at ICNC's Fulton Carroll Center
Check ICNC's website
if you'd like to rent space with us. We also keep a list of neighborhood properties for sale or lease. Let us know if you have something you'd like included on the list.
Other local space available
- ICNC member just west of Western Avenue has partitioned spaces of less than 900 square feet for office, warehouse, or light production at $10/sf with all utilies included. 24 hr. access, inside dock. Call Mike Fratamico at 312-243-3624 for details.
- 32,348 s.f. with parking at 401 N. Ogden, $6.50/s.f. available immediately. Call 773-486-3330 for details.
Clean 55 gallon plastic drums: $10-15 each
ICNC member has about six drums monthly for pick up. Call 312-421-4747.
Free packing material
ICNC tenant has consistent supply of used bubble wrap, foam peanuts, styrofoam sheets/boxes and other material. Free. Call Garrett at 773-655-0779.
ICNC is located on the second floor of the Fulton Carrol Center, 2010 W. Fulton St., Ste. 280, Chicago, IL 60612.