Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)

IHCC’s mission is to cultivate knowledge, connections and collaboration to effect transformational social change and achieve sustainable economic impact through entrepreneurship.


IHCC empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses through the cultivation of knowledge, connections, and collaboration. Each year, IHCC supports more than 3,000 entrepreneurs with mentoring, specialized one-on-one training and networking opportunities through its 8 centers and programs, including the Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship. IHCC was established in 1990 and is a 501(c)(6)2 not-for-profit organization.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Diversification

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Policies and Templates
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • Tax Registration


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
Primary Contact
Loly Toledo
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212 c/o 1871
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 425-9500