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July 2018
It's Cruising Time! 
Only 25 Tickets Left!
I CNC will be hosting its Annual Boat Cruise aboard the Anita Dee II!
If you're interested in an afternoon of relaxing and an opportunity to build great new relationships, the ICNC Boat Cruise is where you'll want to be. The cruise experience will include an open bar and refreshments.

*If you are an ICNC tenant or member, please contact 
Hannah Jones for  a registration cod e.  

Thursday, July 19th
2:30 PM - 4:30 (Sailing)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (At the dock)
DuSable Harbor - 150 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Make City Made the News
ICNC's manufacturing incubator Make City was featured on ABC 7 Chicago's Chicago Proud segment!
Meet the Experts
The following industry professionals will be available to you and your staff in the Make City Tenant Lounge:

- CIBC Bank, Annette Vega, July 11th - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fifth Third Bank , Karl Riley and Robert Giljen, July 18th - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Karl and Robert will provide lunch during their office hours.
- The Ward Powell Group, Inc., Ward Powell, July 24th - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Want a one-on-one conversation with one of the experts? 

Do you have questions about any of the above businesses? Please contact Jennifer by email or at (312) 421-3941.
NEW SBDC Opportunities!
Make Connections That Matter!
July 17th
Alan of Viet Nom Nom and Calvin of Channeled Resources will talk about  the 3 P's - purpose, passion, and people - that give us our energy. At the end of the day,  relationships drive
our businesses !
Finance Tips and Tricks for a Growing Business
August 15th
Are you an expert at running your business, but aren't as confident about the financial side of it? Seema and Lynn of Salo LLC
will help you identify simple items to successfully grow your business!

The HR Corner 
Are you ready to hire staff but lack the time to screen resumes? Our workforce development department can assist you!  Learn more.

- Could you use tips on phone screening potential candidates? Click here for some strategies from our Workforce Development Department! 
Community Announcements
- Unison, a modern home furnishing company in Make City, is having their Summer Sample Sale! 
The sale will take place on Friday July 13th and Saturday July 14th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. You can shop all samples, seconds and unique finds in furniture, rugs, lighting, decor, bedding, and textiles. Up to 80% off. 
Cash and credit cards only. All items sold as is. All sales final.

- The 24th Annual Stay in School Picnic hosted by the Chicago Neighbors United & the 27th Ward Alderman's Office  is taking place at Union Park on Saturday, August 25th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. There will be food, games, entertainment, immunizations (Parents must bring records), and more! More information to come. 

T he Chicago Innovation Awards will be celebrating the most innovative new products and services introduced in the Chicago region in the past three years. Nominees can be from all industries, from large corporations to start-ups, for-profit and non-profit, public and private sector, high tech and low tech. The key is innovation! Nominations are free and can be submitted online . The deadline is  July 31st.
Available Make City Space
Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services.
Click here to view the available spaces.    
Upcoming Food Workshops
Technical assistance to food entrepreneurs made possible by our sponsors Bank of America and the United States Small Business Administration.
For more information, call 312-421-3941 or email .