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Don't Forget: Renew Your ICNC Membership for 2013
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If it's been one year or more since your last ICNC Membership dues payment, it's time to renew! Your Membership dues are a key part of ICNC's operating budget, supporting job-creating economic development activities year-round and helping to keep the Kinzie Industrial Corridor a great place to do business. Your company may have received an invoice in the mail already, but you can also renew online!


Membership dues are based on the size of your workforce:


1 to 5 Employees: $75

6 to 10 Employees: $150

11 to 20 Employees: $200

                   21 to 30 Employees : $200

         31+ Employees : $300

For questions about dues or the date of your last payment, email [email protected] or call (312) 421-3941.

Holiday Party Recap - Thank You for a Great 2012

Last month's ICNC Holiday Party was attended by nearly 400 people, featuring several great raffle prizes and food and drinks from a dozen ICNC Member companies. We'd like to thank all those who attended, and especially those companies who donated food or prizes:



Coal Fire Pizza 

Jewell Events Catering 

WCPT 820 AM 


T.U.T.A. Theatre 

Cotton Goods Manufacturing 

Clark Street Sports 

La Criolla Foods 

Ineeka Tea 

Burton History Trees 

DAS Foods 

Upper Crust Bakery 

Anthony's Own Fine Liqueurs 



McKlein USA 

Passion House Coffee Roasters 

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, & Wine 

St. Leonard's Ministries 

Cake Chicago 

Top Store  

Undercover Popular  

Amazing Edibles Catering 

Ashland Addison Florist 

Jim Ranoha 

REP3 Photography 

Gaudi Caf� 

American Tango Institute 


And thanks especially to event sponsor  


Police District Merger Complete

An important reminder: the 013th Police District has officially dissolved, combining its area with the 012th District and changing several Beats in the process. The 012th District now covers much of ICNC's immediate service area from its headquarters at 1412 S. Blue Island Ave. The Chicago PD has assured ICNC repeatedly that the change will come without increased police response times to area crime.


Use this tool to search for your address's Police Beat, or see a map of Police Beats here.


Most importantly, remember to report all crimes to the police immediately, and use ICNC as your resource to share neighborhood crime warnings and best practices. 

Western edge of the Kinzie Corridor.  Sections removed are in red; sections added are in orange. 

City Amends Kinzie Corridor Boundaries, Establishes Two New Corridors

The Chicago Plan Commission voted last month to amend the boundaries of the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, removing from it a section surrounding Carroll Avenue between Sacramento and Kedzie, as well as a Salvation Army campus on Spaulding north of Chicago Avenue. Small sections of land on Lake and Carroll have also been added to make the Corridor's boundary more contiguous. The decision brings no immediate changes to the affected lots, but removes one layer of oversight governing proposed zoning changes away from manufacturing uses.


The Commission also voted to establish the Wright Business Park Industrial Corridor and Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor, both on the city's northwest side. These are Chicago's first new industrial corridors since 2002.


City to Post Contract Procurement Details Online


Chicago's Department of Procurement Services plans to begin posting complete contract details online, in order to make the process more transparent to taxpayers. Beginning this year, both winning and losing bids for all construction and professional service contracts will be available online, instead of the total bid amount currently posted. The Department also plans to implement a new "E-Procurement" process, to allow vendors to submit bids online.

Chicago to Host 2013 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention

Chicago will play host to the 34th National Convention of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, to be held Sept. 15-17 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. The event, which draws professionals from the nation's largest Hispanic business network, anticipates about 7,000 attendees this year. Click here for more information on the event and the USHCC.

ICNC's Free EMT Training Course Returns in 2013

ICNC's No-Cost Skills Training Series


Beginning in early 2013, ICNC will offer a new skills training series to businesses located within the Kinzie TIF District, presented at no cost thanks to the City's TIFWorks program.      


The first two workshops, "Essential Management and Leadership Skills" and "Improving Internal Workplace Communication", are enrolling now. Your staff will learn key communication, negotiation, management, conflict resolution, and planning skills, ultimately increasing efficiency and boosting your bottom line. Workshops can be conducted on-site at your facility and tailored to your business's unique needs.


All ICNC Members are encouraged to learn more about this exciting opportunity.  Click the "Learn More" button to get started! 



ICNC Events
Choosing a Business Entity

Starting a business? Find the structure that works for you! Learn the benefits and drawbacks of LLCs, LLPs, Sole Proprietorships, and Corporations from managing attorney Vihar Patel of VRP Law.


Wednesday, January 23



320 N. Damen Ave.


Register Here! 

Sign-up for No-Cost  Computer Classes 
Thanks  to a grant from the State of Illinois, ICNC offers on-site computer classes at no charge. Space is limited, so sign up today. Get your employees trained in Quickbooks, Excel, Powerpoint, and more. See ICNC's website for a complete description of classes.    
          January No-Cost Classes


MS Power Point 1 & 2 

MS Word 1 & 2  

MS Access

MS Excel 1

MS Excel 2

Digital Marketing for Businesses 

QuickBooks Introduction 

Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 12pm-4pm

Thursday, Jan. 10th, 12pm-4pm

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 12pm-4pm  

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 1pm-4pm

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 1pm-4pm

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 12pm-4pm

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 1pm-4pm 



  All classes are held at ICNC: 320 N. Damen Ave.

               Click here to register for class           

ICNC Member News

Member Announcements: 
  • Freezer space for $25/pallet per month, no in/out charges. Call 312-226-0932 for information.

  • ICNC Member Marcia Schurer, author of FitDelicious: Lose the Pounds, Not the Taste, announces the new � day FitDelicious� Boot Camp. Learn from the expert how to lose weight, be fit, and make healthy and delicious meals in minutes. For details on content, dates, location and ICNC discount, contact Marcia  directly at 312-932-9694 or [email protected].
    • Marcia will be on-hand at ICNC on Tuesday, 1/22 from 9:00am to 11:00am to answer questions and speak about FitDelicious.  Interested parties are welcome to attend, and may call with questions. 
  • MotionPost is now offering $100 off its Studio Day package to ICNC Members. This service creates a web-ready photo portrait and 2-3 minute interview profile video for your marketing campaign or website content. For more info, contact Ed Pickart at 708-337-3456 or [email protected].

Affordable Space


 FCC building

Check ICNC's website for low-cost incubator space with free business assistance and resources, located at the Fulton Carroll Center. The site displays info on available spaces including prices and descriptions.






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