WRCC Northside Business Opportunity Center

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In 2018, the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce (WRCC) submitted a proposal for funding from the City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, in order to establish an "Innovation Center." In November 2018, the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $25,000 contract to provide seed money to launch the Northside Business Opportunity Center (NBOC). While an innovation center can mean many things, the NBOC will be a co-working space with programming to support aspiring entrepreneurs in all business segments. The WRCC firmly believes that this center will help spur economic growth in the West Ridge Community. We will promote and grow the startup community in Chicago through development programs, partnerships, and help run projects that provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build successful, sustainable businesses. All interested persons should download the application to apply.


  1. Establish at least one new business per year
  2. Reach 8 members by the end of 2019
  3. Work closely with various community organizations including the Indo-American Center, Jewish Neighborhood Development Council and Asian Human Services to recruit entrepreneurs to apply to the center
  4. Partner with other Innovation Centers to replicate best-practices


  • The NBOC is located at 6445 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60645 in the Devon Bank Building Suite 304
  • The NBOC will feature high-speed internet access, laser printer/copier/scanner, presentation monitor, teleconferencing equipment and coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave

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