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.
Member Spotlight: Adam Siegel
Adam Siegel has been in the business of creating art for over 40 years. After graduating college, he applied for and received both an Illinois Arts Council Grant as well as a prestigious fellowship from the State of Illinois, launching his career in a dramatic fashion. He moved into the ICNC incubator because he wanted to be in a community where professionals were developing their business model and trying to reach a larger audience. He uses his space as a studio and showroom for his paintings and mixed media artwork.
Adam recently completed two projects with the Alinea Restaurant Group. One of his large paintings, titled "Boars Head", is in their new restaurant Roister. The other project, called The Progression, was an experimental restaurant that combined dining with art installations and was open for three weeks. He collaborated with Chef Grant Achatz, who gave him complete creative freedom to develop the art works for this project. Read more here.