Six Corners Association

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

About

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

Mission 

Six Corners Association fosters the development of a thriving commercial district by mentoring and connecting community-minded businesses, attracting customers, and engaging intentional planning for the district\’s future.

Services

Six Corners Association provides one-on-one individualized services to community-minded businesses and is a City of Chicago Neighborhood Business Development Center. We engage businesses and residents in Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Old Irving Park, Dunning and Belmont/Cragin in cultivating a thriving commercial district on Chicago\’s northwest side.

Accreditations 

As a Main Street America accredited organization, Six Corners Association is a part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Six Corners is the only designated, nationally-recognized Main Street community in Chicago.

Governance 

Six Corners Association is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community stakeholders including business owners, property owners, residents, and institutional representatives. Additionally, it is supported by a community of business and resident members.

Please contact us to learn more!

Services Provided

Capture wealth

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

Develop ideas

  • Define products
  • Establish goals
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast
  • Price products

Find financing

  • Evaluate equity
  • Establish accounts
  • Manage books
  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant

Formalize structures

  • Register legally
  • Buy or rent space
  • Buy insurance
  • Secure licenses
  • Certify as MBE/WBE

Hire / retain staff

  • Write job specs
  • Implement payroll
  • Draft staff manual

Increase sales

  • Update business plan
  • Join accelerator
  • Develop partners
  • Establish online
  • Improve marketing
  • Update forecast

Optimize operations

  • Prep for wholesale
  • Write handbook
  • Measure operations
Primary Contact
Amie Zander
Address
4041 N. Milwaukee
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60641