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August 2018
Experience Make City at our Open House!
Experience the community of more than 100 small businesses in Make City! You will be able to explore the incubator on your own or take part in several guided tours.

Join us afterwards at a BBQ for networking and socializing.

Thursday, September 27th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
320 N. Damen Ave. 

Tenants can sign-up to participate in the Open House here
NEW SBDC Opportunities!
Accounting & 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!
Export Compliance 201: Reduce Risk, Cut Costs, Increase Profits
September 19th
Learn how to make sure your company is in full compliance with a host of U.S. export/import regulations. Early bird pricing until August 22nd. 

How NAFTA Benefits Small Businesses
October 11th
Canada and Mexico are our largest trading partners. We will help you analyze and streamline the export/import process.
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, August 15th - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch will be provided.  
- The Ward Powell Group, Inc., Ward Powell, August 22nd - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
- Guy Viti Insurance, Anna Maria Viti-Welch, August 30th - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Refreshments will be provided. 

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.
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 will soon begin implementation of the Secure Choice Savings Program , which establishes a statewide payroll deduction Individual Retirement Account program open to private sector employees. Learn more here.  

- We know it's warm outside, but it's time to start thinking about needing extra help for the holiday season! Take a look at some tips from our Workforce Development Department here
Community Announcements
- 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! 

- The Kinzie Corridor is getting a new Green Line station! ICNC will host a community meeting with CDOT and Perkins + Will to discuss and receive feedback on the Damen Green Line station's design. Register here
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
The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community, has 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 .