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The Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373.

November 2019
ICNC's Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, December 5th
Fifth Third Bank and ICNC cordially invite you to join us for our Annual Holiday Party at The Hatchery! There will be good food and drinks, and as always, great networking opportunities. Celebrate a successful year and the holiday season with us!

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: The Hatchery - 135 N. Kedzie
Register here!

Workforce Development Job Training Programs

Women's EMT Training Program
The program provides women who are head-of-household with training to become an EMT. After training, the students will take the national exam and be prepared for a healthcare career. Learn more.

Impact Culinary Training
The program aims to provide young adults ages 16-24 with 8 weeks of culinary training in the kitchen, followed by 4 weeks of experience working in a restaurant during an internship. Learn more.
Entrepreneurship Education at ICNC

Join the Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center at ICNC for an upcoming event!

ICNC has partnered with the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) to host a public panel discussion on Wearable Technology in Chcago. Hear from apparel and industrial designers as well as industry innovators about exciting new smart clothing. Topics discussed will include current research, in-action design initiatives, and the many ways that wearable technology is changing the human experience. 

Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: ICNC - 320 N. Damen
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.

- Illinois has enacted several pieces of legislation recently regarding equal pay, harassment, and more. Learn more

- Join the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to learn about the new employment laws that will begin in 2020 on Wednesday, November 20th. Register here

- Your business can receive money back for hiring full-time Chicago residents through the TIFWorks 50/50 Program! For more information, contact Hannah.
To discuss your HR needs, please contact Nancy or Priscilla in our Workforce Development Department!
Grow Your Business @ Make City!
Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services at ICNC's Make City incubator alongside 100 other small businesses.
Click here to view the available spaces.    
Upcoming Food Workshops
*Certain workshops are free for members of the West Side communities (Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale, and West Humboldt).
For more information, call ( 312)421-3941 or email .