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!
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 - Huron Paper Stock
After 48 years, Howard Schneider of Huron Paper Stock is passing control and ownership to his son, Eric. Huron Paper provides waste paper recycling services for Chicago area businesses since 1955. Once HPS has picked up the paper, it is sorted, compacted, and sent to paper mills around the world where it is re-pulped into recycled paper products.
HPS has been an ICNC member for decades and we would like to recognize and congratulate Howard on a successful career and wish Eric the best of luck as he leads HPS into the future. As ownership is passed to Eric, the company becomes a third generation family-owned company. Learn more about Huron Paper Stock and see our conversation with Howard and Eric here.