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Allies for Community Business

Allies for Community Business provides the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities.

Apparel Industry Board, Inc.

The only official organization in Illinois specifically dedicated to the needs of the sewn products industry.

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (AACCIL) is a resource for Asian American and other minority-owned firms and those seeking to do business with them.

Austin Coming Together

Austin Coming Together (ACT) provides backbone support for a 50+ network of non-profit, faith-based, public, and private entities with the shared mission of increasing collective impact to improve the quality of life in Chicago’s Austin community.

Belmont-Central Chamber of Commerce

Membership organization devoted to assisting businesses in the Belmont Cragin and Portage Park community areas of Chicago.

Business Services Collective NFP

Business Services Collective is a nonprofit focused on developing the financial health of diverse construction businesses.

Calumet Area Industrial Commission

A non-profit organization supporting local small business expansion and entrepreneurship in the South Chicago and Southeast Chicago region.

Changing Oasis Inc

Changing Oasis is your source for support & leadership development. We empower women through self-discovery to obtain their personal and professional goals.

Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant marketplace for businesses, workers and consumers in the City of Chicago.

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

CRF's vision is a just economy that works for all.

Defy Ventures

Defy’s mission is to shift mindsets to give people with criminal histories their best shot at a second chance. Our vision is to cut the recidivism rate in half by leveraging entrepreneurship to increase economic opportunity and transform lives.

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Since 1985, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 nonprofit, has worked to create and support a thriving business environment, while attracting new commercial business, contributing to a vibrant Edgewater community.

Entrepreneurial Support Program at UIC

The Entrepreneurial Support Program at UIC helps Chicagoland entrepreneurs, both on and off UIC campus to succeed in business!

Far South CDC

Far South Community Development Corporation (Far South CDC) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides specialized and strategic community development services to Chicago’s far south side neighborhoods and south suburban Cook County.

Foundation of Little Village

Empowering residents to achieve equitable livelihood.

Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce

We are the Chamber of Commerce in Garfield Park of Commerce is a business support agency focused on increasing businesses in the local community, providing business advising, employee training and retention, match-making, workshops and events.

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) works to foster and promote revitalization of the communities that we serve using asset-based comprehensive community development strategies.

Greater Southwest Development Corp.

GSDC works to create, attract, retain, and expand commercial and manufacturing businesses on Chicago’s Southwest Side. We assist businesses with finding capital, business and marketing plans, government contracts, certifications and licensing.

Green City Market

Green City Market is a nonprofit organization with a mission to secure the future of food by deepening support for sustainable farmers, educate our community, and expand access to locally-grown food.

HACIA

Dedicated to advocating for equal access and removing barriers in the construction industry by providing programs and training opportunities for underrepresented contractors, engineers, small businesses, and newcomers to the industry.

IFF

IFF is a mission-driven lender, developer, and consultant working at the nexus of facilities and finance to help nonprofits in the Midwest create safe, inspiring spaces that enable them to achieve their missions and strengthen their communities.

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) is the leading Hispanic business, networking, advocacy and development organization in Illinois. IHCC is now the largest community of Hispanic business owners in Illinois and the Midwest.

Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at WBDC

The International Trade Center @WBDC helps small and medium sized companies start or grow exports to foreign markets.

Illinois SBDC Network

Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide information, no-cost confidential business guidance, training, and other resources to early-stage and existing small businesses.

Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce is a community of entrepreneurs working together and supporting each other to create a stronger neighborhood and business environment, through advocacy, promotion, networking, and education.

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) supports and celebrates Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, helping to make it a thriving destination to live, work and play.

LISC Chicago

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago works to build community wealth and catalyze opportunities in communities across Chicago by investing in people and places through housing, businesses, jobs, schools, safety, and more.

Make City

Make City provides growing companies in a wide variety of industries affordable space, business assistance, and an entrepreneurial community that they can both benefit from and contribute to.

National Black MBA Association

A professional organization that serves as a resource for Black executives, entrepreneurs, educators, and students in the Chicago area who are interested in improving the effectiveness of Black businesses and professionals.

Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

We provide opportunities for networking and support of American Indian businesspeople in Illinois - a mentor's environment for those individuals beginning new endeavors and education and growth opportunities specific to Native Americans.

NAWBO Chicago

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

North Branch Works

A membership-supported nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic and community development along the North Branch of the Chicago River.

North River Commission / Albany Park Chamber of Commerce

We help small businesses (at any stage of business) thrive through our programs: Albany Park Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Business Center, Neighborhood Business Development Center, and the Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area (SSA #60).

Pulaski Elston Business Association

We are the local business association serving businesses on the northwest side of Chicago in the Mayfair, West Walker, Old Irving Park and Albany Park Communities.

Quad Communities Development Corporation

QCDC promotes the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy mixed-income community, QCDC drives the development of commercial projects, supports and attracts small businesses, and creates an environment supportive of private investment.

Rogers Park Business Alliance

Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) works in the areas of business, community and economic development. We employ a professional staff and are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business owners, residents and stakeholders.

SBDC at CMAA

The SBDC at CMAA is part of a nationwide network of centers that promote entrepreneurship and small business growth through no-cost, confidential consulting for new and established businesses and entrepreneurs.

SCORE Chicago

SCORE provides free and confidential, 1:1 mentoring to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. We also offer many business education workshops and webinars, and free tools and templates on our website.

Six Corners Association

Six Corners Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit economic development organization located on Chicago's northwest side.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

SomerCor

SBA Certified Small Business Lender – Originates SBA 504 and Community Advantage Loans and administers Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) Grants.

Sunshine Enterprises

Sunshine Enterprises is a NFP organization that focuses on equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to start and grow their business.

The Hatchery

The Hatchery, part of the Industrial Council for Nearwest Chicago, is a nonprofit food and beverage incubator in East Garfield Park. We provide the tools, resources, guidance, and commercial kitchen space to launch in the culinary industry.

Uptown Business Center

The Uptown Business Center (UBC) is managed by Uptown United, and aims to support new and existing Chicago-based business owners with licensing, permitting, and additional specialized business assistance in collaboration with BACP.

Uptown Chamber of Commerce

The Uptown Chamber of Commerce exists to promote the business community in Uptown. Its members are supported with programs focused on marketing, strategic partnerships, City permitting, district events, advocacy, and economic development.

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest

USPAACC Mid­west Region­al Chap­ter, locat­ed in Chica­go, sup­ports small busi­ness­es with­in the city and the sur­round­ing sub­urbs through coun­sel­ing and train­ing ser­vices.

WBDC - Little Village

WBDC's Little Village location, in the Little Village Chamber of Commerce, specializes in assisting Spanish-language entrepreneurs through all phases of business development: start-up, licensing, funding, growth plans, and more.

Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)

The WBDC ignites business growth, providing education to current and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Chicagoland. We provide technical assistance around business plans, accessing capital, government contracts, certification and more.

Women's Entrepreneurship Hub Powered by Women Employed

The Women's Entrepreneurship Hub intends to be a community and connective tissue between organizations that provide business resources and women, particularly women who are Black, Latinx and in low-wage roles.

Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce

The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business development in order to improve the quality of life of Woodlawn residents.

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