ICNC is Hiring!
ICNC is hiring a director of development to help us raise funds to expand our small business assistance programming. Click here to see the job description.
ICNC Wins SBA Competition
On August 4, 2015, the ICNC Incubator was named one of the winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. ICNC will receive $50,000 to expand its services to food entrepreneurs including providing additional technical assistance and incubator space that is conducive to food manufacturing. Click here to learn more.
For almost 5o years, 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.
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Member Spotlight: Chicago Raw
Chicago RAW is a health-conscious cafe offering over 140 raw vegan items, including a selection of super food smoothies, sunflower sprouts, vitamins, wheat grass shots, coconut water and rejuvelac.
Chicago Raw was started by two savvy foodies, Carole Jones and Polly Gaza at a small farmers market in New Buffalo, MI. They met at a raw food restaurant and shared a passion for raw food and wanted to share that with the world. Polly researched raw food to further her knowledge on the subject, and to get to know the raw food lifestyle. Carole was a kitchen manager in a raw food restaurant and also taught raw food prep classes.
Carole and Polly have both been exposed to this way of life and have witnessed the healthy benefits first hand. They would like to share with as many people as possible the benefits of incorporating raw living food into their daily diet. For your convenience, a weekly takeaway plan is available so you can have food for one week. Their products can be found online and the Chicago French Market.