Serving Businesses in Chicago's Cragin, Hermosa,

Humboldt Park & Montclare and N. Austin Communities

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The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce (NWCC) is a Place Making Generalist provider of

business assistance and resources.  It maintains a strong neighborhood-based network comprised

of local Aldermen, City Departments, and community partners and organizations.  As a Neighborhood

Business Development Center, it provides counseling to start-up entrepreneurs and established

businesses. It can assist with all aspects of your business, including...


  • Information about a particular neighborhood

  • Assisting start-ups and established businesses

  • Troubleshooting City-related issues 

  • Connecting & referrals to financial resources

  • Networking for business-to-business opportunities

  • Referrals for employment and workforce development & training

  • Marketing information & assistance

  • Connecting your business to the local community


The NW Connection - Your link to the Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer

Protection's Small Business Center (BACP) - the City's "one-stop-shop" for business licensing,

public way use permitting, and connecting entrepreneurs to business resources.

Click Here to go to the BACP's Small Business Center