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!
Member Spotlight - On Tour Brewing Company
On Tour Brewing Co. is a business that has been in the making for four years and finally opened their brewery and tasting room in January of 2017. The tasting room, located in West Town, is centered around the industrial elements of the barrels and other brewery materials. They make a German Pilsner, Indian Pale Ale, Irish Stout, and much more.
On Tour holds a wide variety of events in their tasting room such as Saturday brewery tours by the owner, Mark Legenza, Om Tour Yoga Class, and live music sessions. Learn more about On Tour here.
Annual Boat Cruise
ICNC will be hosting its Annual Boat Cruise aboard the Anita Dee II with special performance by the Jamiah Rogers Band in celebration of our 50th anniversary on Wednesday, July 19th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM! Connect with other ICNC companies as the boat cruises around Lake Michigan for two hours and docks for an hour, while enjoying beverages and light refreshments. All ticket sales will go to support ICNC's no-cost business development services.
Make City Small Business Pitch Event
Have an idea to start or expand your business? Pitch it to us and have a chance to win cash prizes up to $5,000, marketing and branding services, and much more! In collaboration with Groupon, ICNC celebrates its 50th year by promoting Chicago small businesses. Open to all Chicago consumer goods small businesses! For more details, visit www.industrialcouncil.com/groupon. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 30th.