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Business Resources

The Chamber provides a variety of technical assistance, programs, and services for the small businesses in West Town Chicago. Here you will find business resource information such as contacts for the city and state, demographic information, financial resources, and a list of commercial spaces available in an effort to retain existing businesses and recruit new businesses to move to West Town Chicago.

WTCC is a Neighborhood Business Development Center.

Through the Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) program with the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), WTCC can help local entrepreneurs navigate City Hall as a place-based generalist. We most commonly help businesses start up, locate available real estate, connect to financial resources, find educational opportunities, and generally troubleshoot City related businesses issues on a hyper-local level.

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How can we help?

The West Town Chamber of Commerce can help local businesses by providing a variety of types of technical assistance. If you have a question related to the City of Chicago or City services, we may be able to help with that too!
 

  • Becoming a certified minority or woman owned business M/WBE

  • Bidding on City contracts

  • CAPS and neighborhood meetings

  • City service request tracking

  • City services schedules

  • Funding resources for starting a business in Chicago

  • Identification of existence of TIF, SSA, Empowerment Zone, Enterprise Zone, Planning District, Planned Manufacturing District, Landmark District

  • Identification of full ZIP code, Ward, Community Area

  • Informational resources for starting a business in Chicago

  • Liaison between business and proper City department

  • Liaison to public officials as advocate for issue

  • Local fire and police department location, contacts

  • Neighborhood school information, schedules, contacts

  • Permit tracking

  • Principal owners/operators & contact information for businesses

  • Public way use permits for items like signs, awnings, loading zones

  • Reporting and tracking abandoned/illegally parked vehicle

  • Reporting and tracking for tree trimming

  • Reporting and tracking graffiti and graffiti removal

  • Requests and tracking for installation of bike racks

  • Zoning information

Have a question? Reach out to our Team: 

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