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September 2018
Experience Make City at our Open House!
Experience the community of more than 100 small businesses in Make City! Join us for the opportunity to explore the incubator on your own, take part in one of several guided tours, and 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!
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. Only 5 spots left!
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:

- Fifth Third Bank, Karl Riley & Robert Giljen, September 19th - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch will be provided. 

- The Horton Group, Alec Wohlever & Liz Letke, HR Round Table, October 3rd - 11:30 AM - 1:30 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.
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.

- The Hatchery Chicago will be providing ServSafe Food Handling Certification Training free of charge at ICNC on Tuesday, October 2nd from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Priority registration will be given to residents of Austin, North Lawndale, Garfield Park, and Humboldt Park communities. Seating is limited. To register email Meredith  or call (312)283-5723.

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.  
Community Announcements
- CDOT and Perkins+Will held a Damen Green Line Station community meeting. Some takeaways about the station:
  • Will primarily serve as a neighborhood station

  • Special features to accommodate United Center event surges

  • Will be multi-modal (pull-in bus station & Divvy bikes)

  • Transparent design will improve safety and help with navigation

  • Construction begins in 2019 with a 2020 completion and will take approximately $50 million to build
- Splat Creative, a 3D production company, will make its debut at an Open House Rooftop Event at Lacuna Lofts on October 12th from 5 - 10 PM with live printing demonstrations, food and drinks, and live music. 
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 .