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1871 exists to inspire, equip, and support founders, growth scalers and innovators building extraordinary businesses.

Deena Siegel

Phone: (312) 239-0310

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago , IL 60654

1921 Coworking & Incubator, NFP

1921 Coworking & Incubator, or 1921 for short, is a space where small business owners and tech startups get trained, mentored, funded, and launched. In addition, we offer Virtual Mail service to help businesses have an actual business address.

James Parker

Phone: (773) 612-1478

11001 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL 60628


2112 is Chicago’s creative industries business incubator, providing fertile ground for the development of businesses in the creative sector.

Scott Fetters

Phone: (312) 300-7996

4245 N Knox Avenue
Chicago , IL 60641

51st Street Business Association

Assisting businesses with planning, resource development, grant writing and educational workshops, delegate agent and liaison to the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection.

Sandra Bivens

Phone: (773) 285-3401

220 E. 51st Street
Chicago , Il 60615

Advocates for Urban Agriculture

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) empowers urban growers to foster thriving communities through sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems. We envision a flourishing food system that promotes urban agriculture in the Chicago area as an integral part of community economic development, food security, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life for the region, and in which practitioners, organizations, and residents can reap the benefits.

Viviana Gentry Fernandez-Pellon

Phone: (708) 629-1425

PO Box 168083
Chicago , IL 60616

Albany Park Community Center, Inc- Business Dept.

APCC serves as a catalyst for economic growth, assures a stable atmosphere among our many ethnic businesses, provides leadership for the business community, and connects businesses to larger, citywide technical assistance programs.

Jin Lee

Phone: (773) 509-5657 Ext: 450

5101 N. Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL 60625

Allies for Community Business

Allies for Community Business provides the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities.

Mary Tritsis

Phone: (312) 924-2179

135 N Kedzie
Chicago , IL 60612

Ampersand Cowork

Ampersand Cowork is a coworking & event space in Logan Square. We’re all adults, here. Voted best coworking space in Logan Square by @logansquarist!

Mary Nisi

Phone: (773) 687-8844

3317 W Fullerton
CHICAGO , IL 60647

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; provides business support services and advocacy; and engages in business attraction and economic development.

General Contact

Phone: (773) 728-2995

5217 N. Clark Street
Chicago , IL 60626

Apparel Industry Board, Inc.

Apparel Industry Board, Inc.: the only organization in IL dedicated to the sewn products industry! Shared manufacturing space, digital patterning software, workshops and seminars.

Ambar Campos

Phone: (312) 836-1041

2150 S. Canalport Ave. #5C-1
Chicago , IL 60608

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s mission is to develop leadership, the business of arts, and the art of business in Chicago.

Kristin Larsen

Phone: (312) 372-1876 Ext: 101

1 W. Monroe
Chicago , IL 60603

Austin African American Business Networking Association

AAABNA works with local stakeholders to help create and advocate on behalf of the Austin business community.

Malcolm Crawford

Phone: (773) 626-4497

5820 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago , IL 60651

Austin Chamber of Commerce

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to expanding economic growth and making Austin the most business-friendly community area in the city of Chicago.

Melody Lewis

Phone: (773) 854-5848

645 S. Central Ave
Chicago , IL 60644

Austin Coming Together

Austin Coming Together is a collective impact organization in Austin, a westside community in Chicago.

Alicia Plomin-Spitler

Phone: (708) 627-0570

5049 W Harrison St
Chicago , IL 60644

Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility

The Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility promotes social business in the service of a just, humane, and sustainable world. Through education, engagement, and research, we prepare students and leaders to tackle society’s most pressing challenges.The center is a member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub within Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.

Emily Nordquist

Phone: (312) 915-6406

16 E. Pearson St.
Chicago , IL 60611

Belmont-Central Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce for the Belmont, Cragin and Portage Park community areas.


Phone: (773) 647-1644

Chicago , IL 60641

Benefit Chicago

Benefit Chicago aims to raise and invest $100 million in patient, flexible, and risk-tolerant capital, in for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises throughout the region, that are working to build wealth, create jobs, and enhance job readiness. Individuals, corporations, and philanthropies, can support our efforts by investing in our community investment notes.
Benefit Chicago was created through the collaboration of The Chicago Community Trust, the MacArthur Foundation and Calvert Impact Capital.

Sybil Baxa

Phone: (312) 800-8912

225 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL 60601

Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois

We are committed to helping businesses and consumers foster a marketplace of trust. From our home base in Chicago, we work to serve you in an area that spans from Northwest Illinois across the State to Kankakee and all the areas in between. We are on the road visiting communities, collaborating with local businesses, educating consumers and promoting relationships built on trust.

Nathan Echols

Phone: (312) 245-2528

330 N Wabash
Suite 3120
Chicago , IL 60611

Beverly Area Planning Association

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) works to connect commercial investors and business entrepreneurs to opportunities in Chicago’s Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. Known for its outstanding vintage homes, well-educated and high income residents, and robust schedule of cultural, athletic and social activities, Beverly/Morgan Park is the perfect pairing for eager, discerning shoppers and businesses that want to succeed.

Susan Flood

Phone: (773) 233-3100

1987 W. 111th St.
Chicago , IL 60643

Bossy Chicago

Bossy Chicago’s Women-Owned Directory helps consumers, companies, and organizations shift their purchasing power to women-owned small businesses.

Sam Letscher

Phone: (612) 655-0685

3432 W Diversey Ave, Floor 2
Chicago , IL 60647

Bronzeville Incubator

The Bronzeville Incubator™ is a marketplace of ideas and collaboration for entrepreneurs. It offers over 3,000 square feet of working space within the Bronzeville Cookin’ facility at 51st street and the CTA Green Line as well as a unique rooftop patio. Embedded within a diverse mix of social and business enterprises and startups, the Incubator is an attractive location to work and a supportive and nurturing community of people striving to rebuild Bronzeville’s economy through small business success.

Bernard Loyd

Phone: (773) 891-4159

5055 S Prairie Ave
Chicago , IL 60615

Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring that the military-connected community has the network, tools, and opportunities they need to start successful ventures.

Dan Biga

Phone: (312) 480-0965

125 S. Clark St.
CHICAGO , IL 60603

Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Since 1923 Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown has offered expert support in three key areas: networking & introductions, access to capital, and special events & promotions. The Chamber for Uptown can aid you in small business compliance and advocacy at the city and state level.

John Blick

Phone: (773) 878-1184

4753 N Broadway, Suite 822
Chicago , IL 60640

Business Services Collective, NFP

The Business Services Collective is a nonprofit working with diverse entrepreneurs in the
construction trades to create a shared back office. By lowering the cost to delegate services,
we enable entrepreneurs to focus on growth.

Kyle Johnson

Phone: (612) 554-8989

Polsky Exchange North 1452 E 53rd St
2nd Floor
Chicago , IL 60615

Calumet Area Industrial Commission

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

Tracy Murray

Phone: (773) 928-6000 Ext: 275

1000 E 111th St.
Chicago , IL 60628

Catapult Chicago

It’s no secret that entrepreneurs who work together, thrive together. The founders of Catapult wanted to build more than just an incubator for tech companies. They wanted to build a peer-selected community where startups would have the opportunity to leverage experience from not only their peers, but also Chicago’s incredible business network. And that’s exactly what they did. Through mentors, service providers, investor referrals, and fellow founders, the connections at Catapult open doors that help startups grow their business.

Kelly Pease

Phone: (312) 224-8006

227 W Monroe Street
Suite 5200
Chicago , IL 60606

Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship empowers creatives at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and relationships necessary for business success.

Scott Fetters

Phone: (312) 300-7996

4245 N Knox Avenue
Chicago , IL 60641

ChiBizHub- World Business Chicago


World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.

Jazmin Garcia

Phone: (312) 589-5782

177 N. State St. Suite 500
Chicago , IL 60601

Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

BACP ensures a fair and vibrant market place for both businesses and consumers. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, provides business education and access to resources, enforces the Municipal Code, and protects consumers from fraud.

BACP Outreach

Phone: (312) 744-2086

121 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago City Hall - Room 805
Chicago , IL 60602

Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF)

Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) provides flexible, affordable, and responsible financing and technical assistance for community stabilization and development efforts and initiatives that benefit low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, families, and individuals throughout metropolitan Chicagoland.

Pamela Graves

Phone: (312) 252-0455

29 E. Madison Street
Suite 1700
Chicago , IL 60602

Chicago Community ToolBank

The Chicago Community Toolbank provides tools to groups and organizations seeking to do good deeds in the community. We are extending an invitation to small businesses, groups and individules to lend our tools to reduce the cost of your next project.

Kimberly Grigsby

Phone: (773) 620-6046 Ext: 7736206046

CHICAGO , IL 60608-1828

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is an umbrella organization providing workforce services to both employers and jobseekers, for Chicago and Cook County region. Employers use our services to help train, hire and access a skilled workforce.

Phaedra Leslie

Phone: (312) 603-0200

69 W. Washington Suite 2860
Chicago , IL 60602

Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC)

CMMC supports and strengthens the region’s metal manufacturing cluster by promoting the Chicago metro region as a leading center for manufacturing, strategically and efficiently aligning stakeholder efforts, and offering manufacturers resources to grow their businesses.

Vanessa Uribe

Phone: (312) 603-1053

69 W Washington
Chicago , IL 60602

Chicago Regional Growth Corporation

Chicago Regional Growth Corporation ("CRGC") is the regional economic development organization that drives collaboration between public and private sector partners to drive inclusive economic growth and prosperity across northeastern Illinois.

Thomas Hulseman

Phone: (312) 589-5789

177 N. State Street, Suite 500
Chicago , IL 60601

Chicago Urban League

The Chicago Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation was founded in 2007 to help African- Americans launch, grow, and sustain businesses.

Jason Johnson

Phone: (773) 451-3547

4510 S. Michigan
Chicago , IL 60615

Chicagoland Black Chamber of Commerce Inc

Mission Statement is to serve as an economic vehicle that helps drive the economic engine in black communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activities.

Arness Dancy

Phone: (708) 964-9761

6201 S Sangamon Street
Chicago , IL 60621

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a community of business and civic leaders working on behalf of Chicagoland businesses. Members represent a diverse cross-section of our economy, including small and emerging businesses, mid-market companies, large corporations, and multi-nationals.

Stacey Pitts Caldwell

Phone: (312) 494-6790

410 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL 60611

Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network

We bring industry players together, provide a forum for collaboration and support, and better connect the 4,500 companies in the industry across Chicagoland to drive innovation and growth in the region.

Alan Reed

Phone: (312) 525-9653

1 W. Monroe St
4th Floor
Chicago , IL 60603

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is the contracting, certification and compliance authority for the City of Chicago.

DPS Public Affairs

Phone: (312) 744-4900

121 N LaSalle Street
Rm. 806
Chicago , IL 60602

Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center empowers students, alumni and our community members to build sustainable businesses that do good and do well in Chicago. We are the hub to connect, advise and inspire entrepreneurship and innovation in creating businesses with purpose and passion. Our experiential programs, vibrant ecosystem and academic curriculum cultivate a foundation for entrepreneurial success for our entire DePaul community.

Bruce Leech

Phone: (312) 362-6489

1 East Jackson Blvd Suite 7900
Chicago , IL 60604

Collective Initiatives Inc.

Collective Initiatives Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on economic development. Our work includes Business Management & Operations Support Services and Community Development Initiatives.

Lenise Lee

Phone: (312) 600-4915


Colony 5

Colony 5 is a business accelerator collaborating across public/private teams to establish a cyberinfrastructure for distressed communities.

Steven Philpott

Phone: (312) 344-3037

815 W 63rd
4th Floor
Chicago , Il 60621

Communities Empowered Through Construction

Construction Placement Agency. We work directly with General Contractors, subcontractors, and Elected Officials to ensure that the community residents are able to work on the construction projects in their community.

Rachel Ivy

Phone: (312) 989-3903

2532 W. Warren Blvd
Chicago , IL 60612

Community Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

The Community Law Project helps to build, strengthen, and support community-based organizations and small businesses in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods. We work with law firms to help nonprofits and small businesses spur equitable development.

Bonnie Allen


100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 600
Chicago , IL 60602


The Connect2Capital Marketplace was developed by Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, a leading national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), to help small businesses connect to community lenders that offer transparent and responsible financing options designed to help them grow and thrive.

Patrick Davis

Phone: (612) 225-9592

801 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1700 West
Minneapolis , MN 55402


Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) is a national non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities through innovative financial solutions. A leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), CRF increases economic mobility, and builds strong local economies through the development of solutions aimed at creating an equitable financial system. CRF has injected more than $2.4 billion to help stimulate job creation, economic development, and support community facilities.

Maureen Mckenna

Phone: (630) 452-4660

801 Nicollet Mall
Suite 1700W
Minneapolis , MN 55402

Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures Illinois is a nonprofit with a vision to cut recidivism in half by leveraging entrepreneurship to increase economic opportunity and transform lives.

Melissa O'Dell

Phone: (800) 680-6343

3550 Wilshire Blvd
Defy Headquarters
Los Angeles , CA 90010

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

DCEO’s mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. DCEO delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through its various offices.

Kristi Dula

Phone: (312) 833-7483

100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 3-400
Chicago , IL 60601

Disability:IN Chicagolan

Disability:IN Chicagoland is Illinois’ only business-to-business association that promotes disability inclusion in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain. Disability:IN Chicagoland is the local affiliate of Disability:IN.

Laura Wilhelm

Phone: (312) 480-6623

3000 Potomac Ave.
Alexandria , VA 22305

DishRoulette Kitchen

A Chicago 501 c3 focused on the food and beverage industry. Our mission is to support restaurants from the ground up.

Jackson Flores

Phone: (312) 593-0072

4252 N Cicero Ave
Chicago , IL 60641

Economic Strategies Development Corporation

ESDC will work with businesses to empower them to grow. It will also work to attract fast growing businesses by leveraging the community’s assets: an ideal central location, rich in culture and arts, delicious food/restaurants, a close proximity to world class universities and medical district, in a Hubzone, with resources like TIF, SBIF, and Federal Empowerment programs.

ESDC has served the Pilsen community on the Lower West Side of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois for over 40 years and hopes to add to its legacy.

Yuriko Chavez

Phone: (312) 733-2287

1843 S Carpenter St
Chicago , IL 60608

Edgebrook~Sauganash Chamber of Commerce

We serve, grow and advocate for businesses in the Edgebrook~Sauganash community on the far Northwest side. With Sauganash SSA #62, we provide large-scale business district management. We partner with chambers across Chicago to stay current on economic development trends and tools.

Jennifer Herren Gatesman

Phone: (773) 545-9300

6023 N. Cicero - ESCC
Chicago , IL 60646

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce supports small businesses in the Edgewater community or those looking to do business in Edgewater.

Christina Pfitzinger

Phone: (773) 561-6000

1210 W Rosedale
Chicago , il 60660

Edgewater Development Corporation

Non-profit business attraction agency for the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago.

Lauren Guydan

Phone: (773) 506-4016

1055 W Bryn Mawr
Suite G
Chicago , IL 60660

Enlace Chicago


Enlace Chicago convenes, organizes, and builds the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and social access.

Katya Nuques

Phone: (773) 542-9233

2756 S. Harding Ave.
Chicago , IL 60623


FamilyFarmed is a non-profit organization committed to expanding production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities. Naturally Chicago, our new initiative, seeks to accelerate growth in the Good Food and Natural Products sector.

Carly Herron

Phone: (312) 874-6784

225 W Hubbard St
Suite 650
Chicago , IL 60654

Far South Community Development Corporation

The Far South Community Development Corporation (Far South CDC) is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 1977 to foster economic development and eradicate slum and blighted conditions in its service area.

Florence Hardy

Phone: (773) 941-4833

9923 S. Halsted Street
Suite D
Chicago , IL 60628


Forefront is building a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois.

Suzy Lee

Phone: (312) 327-8914

208 S LaSalle Street
Suite 1540
Chicago , IL 60604

French-American Chamber of Commernce

Founded in 1978, the FACC-Chicago is an independent, non-profit that seeks to foster a thriving economic relationship between the United States and France and to welcome and support French businesses and entrepreneurs in the Chicago region.

Andrea Jett

Phone: 312-578-0444

35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 670
Chicago , IL 60601

Future Founders

Future Founders partners with entrepreneurs to advance their businesses in the best way possible through age- and stage-appropriate entrepreneurship programs. We don’t take equity, don’t charge for our programs, and protect new founders from the predatory nature of profit-driven service providers. Instead, we create a supportive, trustworthy rapport that encourages open and honest discussions. We also instill a sense of community and encourage our alumni to give back by mentoring the aspiring entrepreneurs we serve.

Scott Issen

Phone: (312) 350-0334

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suit 1212
Chicago , IL 60654

Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce

We are the Chamber of Commerce in Garfield Park, a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize networking events, fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

Siri Hibbler

Phone: (312) 970-9036

4223 West Lake Street
Suite 328
Chicago , IL 60624

Garfield Park Community Council

The Garfield Park Community Council is a community-building organization made up of residents and allies working together to develop leaders and create programs that build a vital Garfield Park community.

Mike Tomas

Phone: (773) 948-8989 Ext: 100

300 N Central Park
Chicago , IL 60624

Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce

Southwest side Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce since 1959.

Mary Ellen Brown-Carreon Brown-Carreon

Phone: (773) 767-0014

6165 S Archer
Chicago , IL 60638

Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce

We serve, grow and advocate for businesses in the Gladstone Park community on Chicago’s far Northwest side. We partner with chambers across Chicago to stay current on economic development trends, tools and opportunities.

Cathy Voight

Phone: (773) 756-6206

6348 N. Milwaukee Ave. PMB 318
Chicago , IL 60646

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses offers a practical business education and a supportive network of peers and advisers—at no cost to participants.

Randy Kravitz

Phone: (312) 553-5972

30 E Lake Street
Chicago , IL 60654

Good Food Accelerator

Supporting the success of Chicago’s food-focused entrepreneurs throughout their business journey.

Carly Herron

Phone: (319) 651-6011

225 W Hubbard St.
Chicago , IL 60654

Grants Financial Services

Empower and Educate Women and Entrepreneurs about their financial statements and taxes

DeAnna Grant

Phone: (312) 265-1414

2008 S. Wabash
Chicago , il 60616

Great Lakes ADA Center

The Great Lakes ADA Center is a federally funded technical assistance Center on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We offer consultation and training on issues across all titles of the ADA. We promote voluntary compliance with the law.

Robin Jones

Phone: (312) 996-1059

1640 W Roosevelt Road
Room 405
Chicago , IL 60608

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) works to foster and promote revitalization of low-to-moderate income communities that we serve using comprehensive community development strategies.

Norma Sanders

Phone: (773) 483-3696

1159 West 79th Street
Chicago , IL 60620

Greater Chatham Initiative

Our mission is to strategically invest in the Chicago Communities of Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Avalon Park, and Auburn Gresham, so that they can
re-emerge as communities of opportunities and choice.

Nedra Fears

Phone: (773) 644-1451

7822 S. Dobson Avenue
Lower Level
Chicagi , Il 60619

Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce is To transform Greater Englewood into a popular commercial and retail destination by (a)dvising, (d)eveloping and (s)howcasing its established businesses and acting as a comprehensive economic development partner while creating a favorable social environment for chamber members.

Felicia Slaton-Young

Phone: (312) 880-9674

815 W. 63rd St.
2nd Fl
Chicago , Il 60621

Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation

Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation (GECDC) mission is to rebrand, rebuild and revitalize the Greater Englewood and surrounding area providing support through business advising services, workshops and referrals to other resources.

Tamora Hughes

Phone: (773) 651-2400

815 W. 63rd Street
4th Floor
Chicago , IL 60621

Greater River North Business Association

The GRNBA is made up of hundreds of local businesses who share a wide variety of interests and needs. It’s the mission of our Association to promote and support members in every way possible, and to help improve the quality of life within the community.

We also work hard to keep the Greater River North area a top-of-mind destination for visitors, touting the area as a unique place to explore, shop, dine, take in the nightlife, and stay at one of our great hotels.

Kyle Flynn

Phone: (312) 645-1047 Ext: 13

330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago , IL 60611

Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce

Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) provides economic programs designed to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses through economic programs designed to strengthen and enhance financial opportunities to grow their businesses.

Andrea Reed

Phone: (773) 785-4000 Ext: 7737854000

1000 E 111th St
Chicago , IL 60628

Greater Southwest Development Corporation

Greater Southwest Development Corporation is a business resource center on the southwest side of Chicago, with local and regional expertise to support the launch and/or development of your business, regardless of industry.

Christine James

Phone: (773) 362-3373

2601 W. 63rd Street
Chicago , IL 60629

Green City Market

Green City Market is securing the future of food by deepening support for sustainable farmers, educating our community, and expanding access to locally-grown food.

Taylor Choy

Phone: 773-880-1266

2613 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL 60657

Greenwood Archer Capital

Greenwood Archer CapitalTM is a mission driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that works to reverse the impact of institutional racism by providing lending capital up to $200,000 to Black and other underserved entrepreneurs throughout the metropolitan Chicago area, its adjacent suburbs, and greater Cook County Illinois.

Natosha Johnson

Phone: (773) 341-2060

1000 East 111th Street, 10th Floor
Chicago , IL 60628

Greenwood Project

Greenwood Project is a non-profit organization that exposes minority students to career pathways in finance. We have served over 300 students, and many have gone on to obtain full-time roles in finance.

Bevon Joseph

Phone: (164) 620-8912

118 N. Clinton St
Suite 202
Chicago , IL 60654

HACIA (Hispanic American Construction Industry Association)

A 501 (c) (6) organization founded in 1979, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) works to ensure the equitable participation of its constituents in the construction industry, while also promoting the growth, quality of work, professionalism and integrity of these individuals and businesses.HACIA, a 41-year-old, not-for-profit business organization works to provide technical assistance to MBE, WBE and DBE firms with the goal of developing long-term sustainability & capacity. HACIA represents more than 300 companies that include everything from professional service firms to construction-related businesses, collectively employing approximately 7,000 workers with an annual economic impact of over $400 million

Juan Calahorrano

Phone: 31257503893 Ext: 105

650 W. Lake St
Unit 415
Chicaog , IL 60634

Honeycomb Credit

Honeycomb unlocks growth opportunities to build vibrant, financially empowered communities. We are a Reg CF debt crowdfunding platform that allows small businesses to borrow directly from their friends, neighbors, family, community and super fans.

Dora Rankin

Phone: 440-570-1311

615 Broad St
Pittsburgh , PA 15106

HOPE Inside Bright Star -Operation HOPE

HOPE inside is a financial empowerment program of Operation HOPE.

We serve adults, youth, disaster survivors, and employees with financial dignity programming and coaching to equip them with the financial knowledge and tools to create a secure future.

Vivian Harper

Phone: (773) 992-6490

735 E. 44th
HOPE Inside Bright Star
Chicago , IL 60653

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce (HPCC) is celebrating 100 years (1920 – 2020) of service to the Hyde Park business community. HPCC is committed to being an advocate for our members, creating opportunities for exposure and to bring timely, relevant business information to our members.

Wallace Goode

Phone: (773) 288-0124

1715 E. 55th St.
Chicago , Ill 60615


IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return.

Victoria Lakes-Battle

Phone: (312) 521-7375

333 South Wabash Ave.
Suite 2800
Chicago , IL 60604

Ignite Technology and Innovation

Ignite Technology and Innovation is a not for profit that works with small businesses and startups. Our innovative program called Launch 100 was created to provide resources for small businesses in under resourced communities.

Mr. Tracy Powell

Phone: (312) 778-6374

2150 Canalport
2nd Floor
Chicago , IL 60608

Illinois Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects

The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects creates a platform of inclusion and growth to support all minority designers; as defined by ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation. Our programming stems from three initiatives, Project Pipeline, Minority Leadership & Professional Development and the 2018 NOMA National Conference which we are honored to host.

Smitha Vasan

Phone: (786) 326-6100

4051 S. Michigan Ave. Apt 2N
Chicago , IL 60653

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.

Loly Toledo

Phone: (312) 425-9500

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212 c/o 1871
Chicago , IL 60654

Illinois SBDC International Trade Ctr at Women's Business Development Ctr Chicago

The International Trade Center at the WBDC assists companies who want to start or grow their exports. Helps with planning, targeting markets, building processes. We are the gateway to connect you with resources and experts in international business.

Bill McNamara

Phone: 312 853 3477

8 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 400
Chicago , IL 60603

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Illinois SBDC provides relevant information, confidential business guidance and timely business training to pre-venture and existing small businesses through a statewide network of 32 Illinois SBDC locations. Go to for info.

Mark Petrilli

Phone: (800) 252-2923

500 East Monroe
Springfield , IL 62701

Illinois Technology Assocation

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region’s strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving business forward.

Julia Kanouse

Phone: (312) 924-1443

20 N Upper Wacker Dr.
Floor 12
Chicago , IL 60606

Illinois Women in Cannabis

IWC is a nonprofit that seeks to serve, support, and advance women within the Illinois cannabis industry. As the industry continues to mature, we are using networking, education, and mentorship to facilitate opportunities for women who are exploring, connected to, and/or employed in the regulated cannabis industry.

Amor Montes de Oca

Phone: NA

4245 N Knox Ave
at 2112 incubator
Chicago , IL 60630

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

The Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago’s Make City incubator is one of the largest and oldest incubators in the country. Built in the 1890s, at 416,000 square feet, the incubator is unique in its manufacturing focus. ICNC 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.

Enrique Rubio

Phone: (312) 421-3941

320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago , IL 60012


Redefining the workplace experience in the heart of Evanston, IL.

Elisabeth Foran

Phone: (847) 739-7900

909 Davis Street
Suite 500
Evanston , IL 60201

Industrious Central Loop

Ideally located in the The Loop, this newly renovated office offers 52,000 square feet of space in the second largest commercial business district in the United States. Enjoy best-in-class amenities, sun-filled spaces, and a warm, welcoming environment designed to boost your productivity.

Hannah Vatch

Phone: (773) 645-0605

231 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago , IL 60604

Industrious Chicago Gold Coast

Dayna Krushlin

Phone: (312) 243-8800

1165 N. Clark St
Ste 700
Chicago , IL 60610

Industrious Fulton Market

Steps away from Morgan Station in the Fulton Market District, this thoughtfully-designed office is in the creative hub of the West Loop. The warm, welcoming, and professional space boasts a modern warehouse aesthetic with sun-flooded interiors and exposed brick.

Brooke Stratman

Phone: (312) 276-1900

171 N Aberdeen Street
Suite 400
Chicago , IL 60607

Industrious Office West Loop

This elegant office space in Chicago’s most desirable, up-and-coming neighborhood is ideally located between luxury lofts, boutique retail, and the CTA blue line. The space — featuring a lush interior and best-in-class amenities — is thoughtfully-designed with your productivity in mind.

Kerry Butz

Phone: (312) 462-1001

600 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 100
Chicago , IL 60661

Industrious Ogilvie

Ideally situated in the heart of the booming West Loop submarket, sitting right on top of Ogilvie Transportation Center, this elegant office space in Chicago features a lush interior and best-in-class amenities including a state of the art gym, and building lounge space — thoughtfully-designed with your productivity in mind.

Jasmine Cienfuegos

Phone: (312) 661-5050

500 W Madison St
Suite 1000
Chicago , IL 60661

Industrious River North

Bordering the Magnificent Mile and just across the bridge from the Loop, this newly renovated office offers over 21,000 square-feet of space in Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhood. Enjoy best-in-class amenities, sun-filled spaces, and a warm, welcoming environment designed to boost your productivity.

Jacyara de Oliveira

Phone: (312) 600-5951

320 W. Ohio
Chicago , IL 60654

Inner City Capital Connections

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment.

Marynee Pontes

Phone: (617) 238-3035

56 Warren St
Roxbury , MA 02119

Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

The IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship provides free legal assistance, support and advocacy for low-income entrepreneurs in Chicago. The IJ Clinic also trains the next generation of attorneys to be vigorous and creative advocates for entrepreneurs.

Erik Castelan

Phone: (773) 834-3129

6020 S University Ave
Chicago , IL 60637

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center is a one stop service for business owners to find all they need. The offers resources to small businesses with assets under $10 million and taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106.

Yolanda Ruiz

Phone: (630) 493-5194

2001 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove , IL 60515

International Trade Association of Greater Chicago

Founded in 1977, the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago’s focus is on practicality: on building knowledge and enabling relationships that help people do international business.

Richard Paullin

Phone: 7737251106

4610 N Kenton Ave
Chicago , IL 60630

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty.

JARC provides high quality skills training and support services to help lower-income and unemployed workers achieve self-sufficiency. JARC provides economic and workforce development to businesses to improve their competitiveness.

James Yoo

Phone: (773) 751-7131

4432 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago , IL 60640

Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce

We are a membership based not for profit organization serving the Jefferson Park business community.

Brian Nadig

Phone: (773) 736-6697

5214 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago , IL 60631


Kiva ( is a mission driven technology non-profit. We run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded. Loans that change lives.

Porter Montgomery

Phone: (872) 256-2375

20 West Kinzie
Chicago , IL 60654

Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce

Lakeview East is the birthplace of many successful businesses that have expanded locally and/or nationally such as Intelligentsia Coffee, Wilde, DryHop Brewery and Reckless Records. We invite you to be part of Lakeview East, a neighborhood guaranteed to welcome, grow and sustain your business.

Courtney Smith


3138 N Broadway
Chicago , IL 60657

Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

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

Becca Girsch

Phone: (773) 472-7171

1409 W Addison
Chicago , IL 60613

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois promotes economic opportunities for the LGBT community. We fulfill this mission by providing the LGBT business community (and allies) by providing networking, advocacy, and education.

Jerome' Holston

Phone: (773) 303-0167

3179 N. Clark Street
2nd Floor
Chicago , IL 60657

Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce

The Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce serves the business district of Lincoln Avenue from Foster to Peterson, Peterson from Lincoln to Western and Western Avenue south to Foster. Come out and see what’s around "the bend."

Mimi Acciari

Phone: (773) 334-0614

5700 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago , IL 60659

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce supports and celebrates the Lincoln Park community, helping to make it a thriving destination to live, work and play.

Kim Schilf

Phone: (773) 880-5200

PO Box 14345
Chicago , IL 60614

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1948, the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) is a not-for-profit association of businesses, institutions, and professionals in Chicago’s Lincoln Square and Ravenswood neighborhoods. The LSRCC supports local business with a variety of community events, educational workshops, consumer incentive programs, and more.

Ryan Warsing

Phone: (773) 728-3890

2611 W Lawrence Avenue
Chicago , IL 60625

LISC Chicago

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago is the local office of the nation’s leading community development support organization, working in Chicago neighborhoods since 1980. With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Marcus Yancey

Phone: (312) 422-9571

10 S Riverside Plaza
17th Floor
Chicago , IL 60606

Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to support, promote and enhance the growth and success of our local businesses and to leverage the community’s assets, contributions and unique Mexican cultural identity to generate new business opportunities.

Blanca Soto

Phone: (773) 521-5387

3610 W. 26th St
2nd Fl
Chicago , IL 60623

Little Village Community Foundation

We Eempower residents to achieve equitable livelihood

Cristy Calderon

Phone: 773-521-5387

3610 W. 26th Street
Chicago , IL 60623

Logan Square Chamber of Commerce

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit community organization and a membership association with a mission to advance the civic and commercial interests of Logan Square.

Nilda Esparza

Phone: (773) 575-1912

3147 W Logan Blvd
Suite 12
Chicago , IL 60647

Loyola Family Business Center

The Family Business Center is a community of business-owning families dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge to repair, sustain, and grow successful family businesses. Learn more about our mission and vision.
The center is a member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub within Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business. For over 25 years, we have served as an indispensable network for families in search of a confidential sounding board of like-minded individuals. We provide this through peer advisory groups, learning institutes, and annual events.

Anne Smart

Phone: (312) 915-6490

Loyola University Chicago, The Family Business Center
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL 60304

Loyola University - Executive Education

Loyola’s Executive Education is in the business of lifelong professional development. We deliver high-quality professional education that is characterized by excellence, innovation, justice, and leadership.

Colleen Reaney

Phone: (312) 915-6761

Quinlan School of Business
16 E. Pearson Street, Suite 818
Chicago , IL 60601

Loyola University Chicago - Business Leadership Hub

Harness the Insights of Loyola University Chicago: The Loyola Business Leadership Hub is your gateway to the best of academic thought and practical solutions. The hub cuts across disciplines to find the answers and connections you need to accelerate your business, while our specialized centers bring a deep understanding of your organization and its unique challenges.

Carolyn Ogrey

Phone: (312) 915-6614

16 E Pearson St
Chicago , IL 60611

MBDA Business Center Chicago

MBDA Business Center is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency and operated by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. We help MBE business grow through education,advocacy, and access to capital and procurement opportunities.

David Thomas

Phone: (312) 755-2563

105 W. Adams Street
Suite 2300
Chicago , IL 60603

Melanated Queen Productions, LLC

Melanated Queen Productions, LLC is a co-working and social space that provides a safe and culturally-influenced environment for visionaries. creatives, and entrepreneurs who desire to share a community with like-minded individuals.

Lauren Meeks

Phone: (708) 668-6223 Ext: 7086686223

2023 Ridge Road
Suite 2NW
Homewood , IL 60430


mHUB is an innovation center. Our goal is help entrepreneurs and startups turn their ideas into prototypes, prototypes in products, and eventually turn those products into sustainable businesses.

Manas Mehandru

Phone: (312) 248-8701

965 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago , IL 60642

Mid South Business Association & Resource Center

MSBARC will take responsibility for developing our economy and businesses, promoting the assets of our community, and attracting investment. We will develop strategies and goals, and support and enlist the assistance of, elected officials to secure external resources, tools, and relationships that will help us achieve these goals.

Phillip Beckham

Phone: (773) 893-0052

3720 S Dearborn
Suite 205
Chicago , IL 60609

Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association

The Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association is a non-profit organization that advocates for, promotes, connects and educates the businesses of Beverly/Morgan Park to help strengthen the economic foundation of the community.

Caroline Connors

Phone: (773) 779-2530

10827 S. Western Ave.
Chicago , IL 60643

Mount Greenwood Community and Business Association

To help the business community, thrive and grow through cooperation between the business and residences of the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. By working together we will achieve economic vitality and a stable social and business environment

Mary Gill

Phone: (773) 880-0622

3400 W. 111th St. #496
Chicago , IL 60655

Mox.E Chicago | Entrenuity

Mox.E has state-of-the-art coworking facilities and business development opportunities. We are here to build a strong business-focused community that supports ethnic diversity and fosters the spirit of entrepreneurial collaboration for success.

Angela Madaha

Phone: (312) 842-3800

1449 S Michigan
Chicago , IL 60605


Ms.Tech is a social impact focused, membership organization with a learning community that provides women in technology ventures and innovative companies the inspiration, knowledge and connections to reach their full potential.

Nicole Yeary

Phone: (773) 809-4681

318 W Adams St
Fl 16
Chicago , IL 60606

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Empresarias del Futuro (EDF) es un programa único en español dedicado a proveer educación financiera, liderazgo y emprendimiento para las mujeres interesadas en iniciar o expandir su microempresa, con el fin de ayudarlas a obtener independencia financiera.

Alicia Espinosa

Phone: (773) 890-7673 Ext: 7738907673

2124 W 21st Pl
Chicago , IL 60608

National Black MBA Association - Chicago Chapter

The National Black MBA Association® is the premier business organization serving black professionals.

The mission of the National Black MBA Association® is to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Melinda Jordan

Phone: (312) 458-9161

p.o. box 8513
Chicago , IL 60680

Native American Chamber of Commerce

We are dedicated to the establishment, advancement and support of the American Indian entrepreneur. We educate, mentor, connect and advocate on behalf of Natives businesses, students and those that wish to start a new enterprise.

Andrew Johnson

Phone: (630) 926-1700

100 North Riverside Plaza, Suite 1670
Chicago , IL 60606

NAWBO Chicago

Through excellence in vision, leadership, and continuous outreach to the diverse community of women entrepreneurs, we:
-Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development
-Create innovative and effective changes in the business culture
-Build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations
-Transform public policy and influence opinion makers

Melissa Lagowski

Phone: (773) 741-4955

4055 W. Peterson Ave.
Suite 105
Chicago , IL 60646

Near South Planning Board

The mission of Near South Planning Board –Catalyst For Growth – is to plan, guide and encourage a program of development for the near south area while creating, supporting and promoting a thriving business district.

Bonita Sanchez-Carlson

Phone: (312) 987-1980

2600 S. Michigan Ave., LL-C
Chicago , IL 60616

New Covenant CDC

New Covenant CDC was launched to sponsor economic revitalization to bring financial empowerment to the Lawndale Community. Economic Development will take place through working with entrepreneurs/small business owners. We assist with starting and development of their business.

Rodney Brown

Phone: (773) 826-1356

3936 W. Roosevelt Rd.
2nd Floor
Chicago , IL 60623

North Branch Works

North Branch Works is a membership-supported nonprofit neighborhood organization that for more than three decades has promoted balanced, job-creating economic development along the North Branch of the Chicago River. North Branch Works has long been a City of Chicago “delegate agency” providing an array of services to local businesses.

Jonathan Snyder


2545 W Diversey Ave. Ste. 225
Chicago , IL 60647

North River Commission

North River Commission is the nonprofit community and economic development corporation for the northwest side of Chicago, from the Chicago River to Cicero and Addison to Devon. Founded in 1962 by concerned residents and neighborhood institutions, NRC unites over 100 civic associations, businesses, schools, institutions and places of worship to improve the quality of life in our community by creating affordable housing, quality education, arts & cultural endeavors, open spaces, and thriving neighborhood businesses.

Thomas Applegate

Phone: (312) 860-6121

3403 W Lawrence Ave Ste 201
Chicago , IL 60625

Northalsted Business Alliance

Since 1980, Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA) has worked collectively to enhance the entertainment district known as Boystown. Representing over 100 In & Proud businesses, NBA is recognized by the City of Chicago, national media outlets and residents for its leadership of advancing economic vitality and quality of life for the total community. To this end, NBA provides programs and services that will increase investment, security, opportunity and activity in our district.


Phone: (773) 883-0500

3656 N. Halsted Street
Chicago , IL 60613

Northside Business Opportunity Center

The Northside Business Opportunity Center (NBOC) is a business incubator for planning, development and support of entrepreneurs and their business ideas. NBOC members will have access to a team of business experts providing NBOC members with one-on-one mentoring, essential workshops, networking opportunities, specialized programming and check-ins to monitor and promote the viability of your business idea in a co-working environment.

Edin Seferovic

Phone: (773) 743-6022

6445 N. Western Avenue
Chicago , IL 60645

Northwest Connection Chamber of Commerce

To provide technical business services to small Chicago Businesses on CHicago’s Northwest side ranging from Advocacy to Marketing.

Pete Schmugge

Phone: (773) 558-8743

3924 West North Avenue
Chicago , IL 60647

Northwest Side CDC

Our mission is to provide the Northwest Side and Belmont Cragin with the tools and resources to preserve affordable housing, prevent displacement, and provide business development assistance to local small businesses.

Nuestra misión es proporcionar a Northwest Side y Belmont Cragin las herramientas y los recursos para preservar viviendas asequibles, prevenir el desplazamiento y brindar asistencia para el desarrollo comercial a las pequeñas empresas locales.

Jason Estremera

Phone: (773) 283-3888

5233 W Diversey Ave
Chicago , IL 60639

Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce

A historical town on Chicago’s Northwest Side, this hidden gem is home to beautiful Victorian homes and thriving businesses.

Alyssa Triptow

Phone: (773) 763-3606

6133 N. Northwest Hwy, Suite A
Chicago , IL 60631

Oak Park Economic Development Corporation

OPEDC works with Business Owners that want to operate storefront businesses in Oak Park, IL to make the process as smooth as possible from site selection through the Village process.

Eric Mazelis

Phone: (708) 383-3838 Ext: 205

104 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park , IL 60301


OFFIX is a co-working space designed with your company’s success in mind. Having two sites in Wicker Park and Pilsen with future plans of expanding soon. Building strong communities by encouraging serendipitous moments and organic conversations around the office.

Jessie Towns

Phone: (708) 307-7085

1200 N Ashland Av
Wicker Park , Illinois 60622

Old Town Merchants and Residents Association

Since our establishment in 1971, OTMRA has served as the voice of the Old Town community advocating city services for businesses and residents. Working in partnership with our local aldermen, the OTMRA addresses issues concerning development in the neighborhood, streetscape maintenance, business development, and promotion of the neighborhood as a destination in Chicago. The OTMRA also hosts regular social events, informational workshops, business roundtables, and the Wells Street Art Festival every June.

Ian Tobin

Phone: (312) 951-6106

1543 N Wells Street
Lower Level
Chicago , IL 60610

Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey facilitates Micro-Internships between companies and college students and recent grads. Through these short-term, paid, professional assignments, companies can both gain immediate support and enhance their full-time hiring efforts.

Jeffrey Moss

Phone: (312) 283-4480

227 W Monroe
Suite 5200
Chicago , IL 60606

Plant Chicago

Plant Chicago is a nonprofit organization working to cultivate local circular economies. We offer small business support, hands-on workshops for students, and various other learning opportunities for anyone interested in the circular economy!

Liz Lyon

Phone: (773) 847-5523

4459 S Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL 60609

Polish American Chamber of Commerce


The Chicago-based Polish American Chamber of Commerce is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States dedicated to fostering the interests of Polish American and Polish-owned businesses, business owners and professionals on a local, national and international level.

Bogdan Pukszta

Phone: (773) 205-1998

5214 W. Lawrence Ave., Suite 1
Chicago , IL 60630

Puerto Rican Cultural Center Business Initiatives

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center’s Business Initiatives Department supports small business growth and encourages entrepreneurship by providing bilingual (English/Spanish) business advising, training and necessary support at no cost.

Carlos Carlos

Phone: (773) 698-7233

2606 W. Division St.
Chicago , IL 60622

Pulaski Elston Business Association (PEBA)

We are a local not for profit organization that provides business assistance and marketing to businesses located in the Independence Park, West Walker and Mayfair communities.

Amie Zander

Phone: (331) 248-7127

4000 W. Montrose
Chicago , IL 60641

Quad Communities Development Corporation

Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) promotes and celebrates commerce in Bronzeville by support, attracting and partnering with the local business community to grow and strengthen our eco-system. QCDC host business educational, networking and resource events, area-wide marketing campaigns, and provides one-on-one specialized support.

Yvette Warren

Phone: (773) 268-7232

4210 South Berkeley Avenue
Chicago , IL 60653-3012

re:work Training

Companies need a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Chicago’s underserved communities are full of intelligent and motivated individuals with diverse backgrounds. The mission of re:work is bridge the gap for those two groups and help individuals, organizations, and communities in the process.

Shelton Banks

Phone: (312) 702-0622

1 S Dearborn St
20th Floor
Chicago , IL 60603

refine collective (refinecltv)

at refinecltv, we recognized a gap between the growing purchasing power of people of color, women, & members of the LGBTQ+ community and the advancement of our businesses. refinecltv is a digital community that makes it easy to engage with other business leaders, and publicize your business, with a mission to put money back in the hands of the underrepresented. refinecltv

the monthly collective membership provides the following benefits:
??listing on refinecltv directory to promote your business
??promotions on refinecltv’s Instagram & Facebook
??access to a digital community via the Circle app with an organized network of minority + woman-owned business owners & freelancers
??virtual workshops with Chicago business coaches
??office hours/AMAs with tax experts, finance pros, and marketing gurus
??networking events: happy hours, lunch chats, and co-working watercooler sessions
??monthly newsletter with marketing tips, policy updates, and city networking resources

Stefanie Groner

Phone: (617) 528-9659

Chicago , IL 60613

Rogers Park Business Alliance

Rogers Park Business Alliance is a nonprofit economic development organization that provides expert technical assistance, entrepreneurial training and access to capital for businesses. We partner with community organizations, city agencies and residents to cultivate inclusive economic growth.

Sandi Price

Phone: (773) 508-5885

1448 W. Morse
Chicago , IL 60626

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce represents business in Rogers Park. We are volunteers who devote our time to preserving great local businesses and boosting Rogers Park business.

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide leadership and representation in order to benefit the members operating businesses in the Rogers Park community.

VISION STATEMENT: To guide businesses, service organizations, institutions, and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community. To create and stimulate an orderly economic growth, thereby enriching Rogers Park’s diverse community.

Bill Morton

Phone: (773) 850-0049

6902 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago , IL 60626

ROI Business Funding, LLC

ROI Business Funding is a Chicago-based company that provides small businesses with alternative sources of funding. Our team advocates for entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital and offers them technical assistance to become fundable.

Hannah Fernandez

Phone: (312) 780-1450 Ext: 888

332 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1032-R664
Chicago , IL 60604

SCORE Chicago

SCORE Chicago’s 100+ mentors and consultants provide services from over 30 locations in Cook and part of Will County.

We offer free business mentoring, consulting and low-cost business education workshops on a wide range of topics, from insurance and financing to website and social media marketing, in the downtown office and in community locations.
SCORE mentors can advise clients about options for loans and other types of business financing. SCORE and the SBA do not provide financing directly.

Hanna Fernandez

Phone: (312) 353-7724

500 West Madison Street
Suite 1150
Chicago , IL 60661

Single Mother's Navigating Parenting | Careers | Entrepreneurship INC

#SMNPCEINC reduces poverty among single parent homes by providing support via career development focused and related resources for Single Mother’s between the ages of 18-40.

Catherine McNeil

Phone: (773) 606-3866

2 Plaza Drive
PO Box 5504
Woodridge , IL 60517

Six Corners Association

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

Kelli Wefenstette

Phone: (773) 685-9300

4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago , IL 60641

Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority is a national non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Small Business Majority advocates for policy solutions that create a strong, job-creating economy for all. We provide a suite of educational programs and resources to small business owners, their employees and self-employed entrepreneurs. We conduct extensive research on the attitudes and concerns of small business owners and freelance and communicate our findings and message directly to stakeholders and through the media.

Geri Aglilpay

Phone: (312) 487-1899

318 West Adams - 16th Floor
Chicago , IL 60606


For more than a quarter century, we have helped entrepreneurs like you obtain the financing they need to realize their business dreams. We are a non-profit, small business lender that offers SBA 504 and SBA 7(a) Community Advantage loans, and we administer the City of Chicago’s Small Business Improvement Fund and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants.

Savannah Allen

Phone: (312) 360-3327

601 S. Lasalle St.
Suite 510
Chicago , IL 60626

South East Chicago Commission

Connecting our five communities for a better future.

Diane Burnham

Phone: (773) 324-6926 Ext: 2314

1511 East 53rd Street
2nd Floor
Chicago , IL 60615

South Loop Chamber of Commerce

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce continues its original mission to beautify and revitalize the 35th Street Business District. We offer services, such as, identifying potential sites for redevelopment, assistance with city services, while providing advertising opportunities.

Colleen Mancari

Phone: (773) 254-7225

3538 South Halsted Street
Chicago , IL 60609

South Shore Chamber of Commerce

The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that supports local businesses by offering technical assistance, business development and training, networking opportunities as well as access to public and private sector resources.

Tonya Trice

Phone: (773) 955-9508

1750 E. 71st Street
Chicago , IL 60649

Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce

Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce enriches small business by providing tools and resources that feed growth through informative programs and engaging events.

Frankye A. Payne

Phone: (773) 734-0626

8334 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago , IL 60617

Sunshine Enterprises

Sunshine Enterprises’ mission is to empower local entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities to grow their business and transform their communities. We strategically partner with individuals in the community who are operating or seeking to start a business.

Ryan Pederson

Phone: 3126089521 Ext: 6

503 E. 61st St
Chicago , IL 60640

Teamwork Englewood

Teamwork Englewood was formed in 2003 as part of the New Communities Program, sponsored by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the MacArthur Foundation. Its goal is to unite the many organizations serving Englewood residents and work toward the common goal of building a stronger community.

Mark Thompson

Phone: (773) 488-6600

815 W 63rd Street
Suite 2
Chicago , IL 60621

The 95th Street Beverly Hills Business Association

The 95th Street Beverly Hills Business Association provides support for business owners located on 95th Street between Ashland and Western Avenues.

Erin Ross

Phone: (773) 238-4094

2100 W. 95th Street
Chicago , IL 60643

The Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP)

The JEP is a network of independent lawyers who are committed to making quality legal services accessible and affordable for regular people. They charge set fees, offer unbundled options, and focus on their clients’ needs.

Jessica Bednarz

Phone: (312) 546-9939

208 S. Jefferson
Suite 204
Chicago , IL 60661

The Gray Matter Experience

The Gray Matter Experience is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that teaches minority youth
about entrepreneurship and helps them launch socially conscious businesses (essentially: a
business incubator for teens). In addition to programming, they serve as investor for teen
companies that launch from the program and currently have 5 companies under their belt that
they’re helping to grow.

Britney Robbins

Phone: (217) 721-2021

1011 W. 19th St.
Chicago , IL 60608

The Hatchery

The Hatchery is a Food and Beverage Incubator for Start Up companies looking to grow their business. We provide onsite tools, educational classes and events, and commercial grade kitchen space to ignite your dream into reality.

Dani Zuchovicki

Phone: (312) 283-5723

135 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago , IL 60612

The iCAN Collective

The iCAN Collective is a coworking, business incubator and event space for diverse entrepreneurs in Chicago’s South Loop.

Afenya Montgomery

Phone: (312) 646-9228

2036 S. Michigan
Chicago , IL 60438

The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc

26 year old non-profit supportive service agency with a self sufficient focus. The agency was sponsored by four historic and ecumenical churches in Bronzeville in 1992.

Patricia Abrams

Phone: (773) 924-9270 Ext: 240

3757 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago , IL 60653

The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce


The Chamber Builds community knowledge, business wealth, and social well being through business ownership, education, resource directories, corridor beautification, signage, storefront and façade restoration, and employment training. We aim to decrease resident unemployment, crime, vacancy, and blight throughout the corridors in order to achieve a vibrant, safe environment for all in Woodlawn.

Loren Williams

Phone: (630) 345-0438

6429 S King Drive
Chicagi , IL 60637

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA is the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government. It empowers entrepreneurs with the support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover after a disaster.

Jessica Mayle

Phone: (312) 353-4528

500 W. Madison, Suite 1150
Chicago , IL 60661

UIC Entrepreneurial Support Program

The Entrepreneurial Support Program helps new and established business owners start, scale and succeed! We work with you to find and access the tools and resources necessary. We work with both Chicagoland entrepreneurs, and the UIC community.

Steve Bob

Phone: (312) 413-3278

815 W Van Buren St, Suite 400
Chicago , IL 60123

University CoWork

University CoWork provides a convenient, fun, affordable, & productive work space for entrepreneurs. Located in Woodlawn / Hyde Park, we offer downtown-quality amenities (+ free coffee), beautiful office / coworking / event space, a supportive and talented community, and the expertise to help you reach your goals!

David Lubin

Phone: (773) 800-9751

6127 South University Avenue
Chicago , IL 60637

University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

At the Polsky Exchange, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides significant resources and programming for community entrepreneurs, as part of the University of Chicago’s commitment to supporting strong, vibrant communities in the neighborhoods surrounding its South Side campus.

EJ Reedy

Phone: (777) 702-2076

1452 E. 53rd St
2nd Floor
Chicago , IL 60615

Uptown United

Uptown United is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community economic development organization survey Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood. Our mission is to build a strong, unified business environment; facilitate economic development; and strengthen community—all to nurture a diverse, vibrant, thriving, and strong Uptown.

Martin Sorge

Phone: 773871064

4753 N Broadway
Suite 822
Chicago , IL 60640

Washington Park Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce, NFP (WPCC) is to create and sustain economic opportunities in the Washington Park community that improves the quality of life for all of its residents, businesses, and institutions through advocacy, initiatives, and partnerships for community and economic development.

Donna Hampton-Smith

Phone: (773) 955-0199

331 E. 56th Street
Unit D
Chicago , IL 60637

West Central Association

The West Central Association (WCA) Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1918 to promote business and support the community in the geographic areas west of downtown (from Wells to Kedzie and from Grand Avenue to 16th Street).

Roderick Burch

Phone: (312) 902-4922

406 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago , IL 60642

West Humboldt Park Development Council

West Humboldt Park Development Council VISION to promote and improve the quality of life for people and businesses in the community. Advocate for community growth and sustainability. Encourage business attraction, development, retention and growth.

Adrienne Whitney

Phone: (773) 342-0036

3620 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , Il 60651

West Loop Community Organization

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit delegate agency of the City of Chicago that coordinates public planning, supports economic development, and cultivates community programming within the West Loop.

Carla Agostinelli

Phone: (312) 666-1991

159 N. Sangamon
Suite 202
Chicago , IL 60607

West Ridge Chamber of Commerce

We are an association representing the interests of the business community in Chicago’s West Ridge neighborhood.

Edin Seferovic

Phone: (773) 743-6022

6445 N. Western Ave., Suite 304
Chicago , IL 60645

West Side Forward

West Side Forward’s goal is to create economic opportunity and provide access to resources and support for the business community on the West Side of Chicago that lay the foundation to create living wage jobs in the community for residents.

Roxanne Charles

Phone: (773) 694-3018

1140 N. Lamon Avenue
Chicago , IL 60651

West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce

The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to strengthen its business community so that West Town continues to be a destination for shopping, dining, professional services, nightlife and culture.

Kara Salgado

Phone: (312) 850-9390

1819 W Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL 60622

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

The WPB Chamber strives to develop innovative ways to increase commerce among our Members through a variety of Member Benefits. In addition to being a Member of the National Concierge Association and a City recognized Delegate Agency, the Chamber recommends various business assistance resources and programs available to serve local businesses and strengthen the vitality of Wicker Park Bucktown as a whole.

Pamela Maass

Phone: (773) 384-2672 Ext: 213

1414 N Ashland
Chicago , il 60622

Women in Entrepreneurship Institute

The Women in Entrepreneurship Institute provides business development programs for companies 51%+ woman-owned throughout Chicago.

Abigail Ingram

Phone: (312) 362-6480

1 E Jackson Blvd
Suite 7900
Chicago , IL 60604

Women's Business Development Center

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) supports and accelerates business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

Maura Mitchell

Phone: (312) 853-3477 Ext: 100

8 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL 60603


Workbox is a Coworking Accelerator that provides bold companies with the resources to grow faster, smarter and together. We offer much more than an office. We are an ecosystem of innovation, problem solving and idea sharing and a center of gravity for companies looking to connect.

Kelly Pease

Phone: (312) 300-0850 Ext: 404

420 N Wabash
Suite 500
Chicago , IL 60611

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

The SBDC offers support in the areas of:

Business plan development
Financial and lending assistance (access to capital)
Market research assistance
Supplementary trainings through our Innovation Technology Institute (ITI)
One-on-one counseling for business owners and entrepreneurs
Childcare Business Training

Brandon Evans

Phone: (773) 496-5659

6600 Cottage Grove
Chicago , IL 60637

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