Since 1967, the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago has been driving business growth on Chicago’s vibrant Nearwest side. ICNC works with start-ups and established businesses in industries such as manufacturing, food processing, and technology. We provide a full range of services tailored to meet individual business needs, at no cost. In addition, ICNC is home to one of the largest business incubators in the country with over 110 tenants in its 416,000 square foot facility. Check out testimonials from some of ICNC's members.
The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community. To learn more, contact Natalie Shmulik at Natalie@thehatcherychicago.com or follow The Hatchery on Facebook.
2016 Year in Review
To see a recap of our 2016 successes, take a look at our Annual Report!
ICNC Incubator Open House
Find out what happens at the ICNC incubator! Visit small businesses and entrepreneurs from a
wide range of industries, followed by a BBQ and networking.
Make City Small Business Pitch Event
In collaboration with Groupon, ICNC celebrates its 50th year by promoting Chicago small businesses and hosting the Make City Small Business Pitch Event. The top 5 finalists will pitch their ideas on October 5th in front of a live audience! For more details, visit www.industrialcouncil.com/groupon.
Member Spotlight - Wabash Seafood Co.
John of Wabash Seafood Co. grew up working in seafood with his dad and wanted to get back to that, leading to the creation of their family seafood distribution business in 1989. They offer a wide variety of fresh fish, shellfish, salmon, and much more, while focusing on working with sustainable, eco-friendly companies that work to keep the oceans healthy.
Wabash Seafood Co. imports fresh fish and seafood from all corners of the world each day that are hard to find in the area, as well as taking advantage of the fresh water fish available nearby in the Great Lakes. In the last couple of months, they have opened a retail store on the first floor of their building in West Town where customers can get high quality fresh seafood six days a week. Learn more about Wabash Seafood Co. here.