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The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce (NWCC) is a Place Making Generalist provider of business assistance and resources to the Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park & Montclare and North Austin Communities. 

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 and assistance to start-up entrepreneurs and established businesses. 

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 Chamber of Commerce is your link to the Small Business Center under the auspices of the Chicago Department of Business & Consumer Protection, a "one-stop-shop" for business licensing, public way use permitting,and connecting businesses              and entrepreneurs to information and resources.

Click to go to BACP's Small Business Center