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.

About

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) is the leading Hispanic business, networking, advocacy, and development organization in Illinois. Founded in 1990 as the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, IHCC is now the largest community of Hispanic business owners in Illinois and the Midwest. IHCC works with business owners, providing unique and strategic one-on-one services designed to help businesses succeed, grow and create jobs for a stronger economy.

IHCC actively engages in policy issues at the local, state and federal levels on matters that affect the business community. IHCC is a leading advocate for Hispanic businesses in both the public and private sectors. IHCC also regularly hosts networking and public policy events that bring together Hispanic business owners and Hispanic professionals.

IHCC is committed to helping Hispanic-owned businesses grow by ensuring they have tools and resources necessary to succeed. IHCC’s service delivery model is rooted in the ability to provide one-on-one technical assistance to business owners. IHCC is currently funded to manage the following technical assistance programs: 

  • US Department of Transportation Small Business Transportation Resource Center
  • Illinois Small Business Development Center
  • Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center 
  • Illinois Tollway Program
  • IHCC’s Signature Coaching for Growth (C4G)
  • LatinX Incubator SBA Navigator
  • Cook County Small Business Program

Services Provided

Capture wealth

  • Plan for succession
  • Sell your business
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Meet investors

Develop ideas

  • Create forecast
  • Establish goals
  • Create business plan

Find financing

  • Apply for a grant
  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a loan

Formalize structures

  • Secure licenses
  • Register legally
  • Certify as MBE/WBE

Increase sales

  • Improve marketing
  • Establish online
  • Update forecast
  • Join accelerator
  • Update business plan
  • Develop partners
Primary Contact
Loly Toledo
Address
222 W. Merchadise Mart Plaza Suite 1212, c/o 1871
Chicago, IL 60654