WRCC Northside Business Opportunity Center

shared office space

The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce (WRCC) is very pleased to announce the official opening of the Northside Business Opportunity Center (NBOC) and is now accepting applications from all entrepreneurs and those interested in becoming business owners. The NBOC is the first and only business innovation center on the north side community of Chicago. The WRCC, which has long supported small businesses in the West Ridge neighborhood, believes in developing a strong business acumen by way of strategizing with entrepreneurs and providing them with the necessary resources to develop sustainable and viable business ventures. 

The NBOC members will be guided by a team of industry experts providing them with one-on-one mentoring, educational workshops, networking events, specialized programming and routine check-ins to monitor and promote the viability of their business idea in this co-working space. They will be guided through every stage of the business process and will participate in interactive programming that develop their business ideas and expectations, launch their online marketing campaigns, brand their business, find the right investors and more. 

Members will also have access to high speed internet, a new laser printer/copier/scanner, a large presentation monitor, up to date teleconferencing equipment, freshly brewed coffee and a shared refrigerator and microwave. They will be able to use the center as their business and mailing address.

The NBOC was made possible by grant money from the City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, which confirmed that a business innovation center was needed to expand business activity in the neighborhood. The WRCC firmly believes that this center will help spur economic growth in the West Ridge community and will help provide entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build successful, sustainable businesses.

All aspiring entrepreneurs should download the application and apply online.

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Please visit www.westridgechamber.org/nboc, email info@westridgechamber.org or call the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 773-743-6022.

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