Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC )Resource Assistance

The City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) program provides grants to   Chicago-based chambers of commerce and business support organizations, otherwise known as NBDC delegate agencies, to assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaisons between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services.

When to Contact Your Neighborhood Business Development Centers
Chambers of commerce and business support organizations have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They help implement the City’s Neighborhood Small Business Growth Strategy.  They can help start-up entrepreneurs, and existing business owners.  Learn more…

Business Education Workshop Calendar

Greater Chatham is comprised of the Chicago Communities of Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Avalon Park, and Auburn Gresham.

Greater Chatham Initiative’s team of experienced professionals is ready to support
your continued growth and development.

The Greater Chatham Initiative Team

Rene Thomas
Nedra Sims Fears                        LaShawn Hoffman                       Ethan Lassiter                        John Handler                                  Edgar (Faheem) Willis                  Rene Thomas

City of Chicago Resources
Area Aldermanic Resources

Alderman
Roderick Sawyer

Ward 6
700 E. 79th Street

Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 635-0006
6th Ward Website

Alderman Jenatte B. Taylor
Ward 20
5707 S. Wentworth
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 966-5336
20th Ward Website

Alderman
Michelle Harris

Ward 8
8539 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 874-3300
8th Ward Website

Alderman Howard Brookins Jr.
Ward 21
9011 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 881-9300
21st Ward Website

Alderman
David Moo
re

Ward 17
1344 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 783-3672
17th Ward Website

Cook Couty Resources
Cook County Commissioner

Cook County Comissionner
District 4 Office

Stanley Moore
8658 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Suite 404C
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 783-2412
District 4 Website

Important Departments

Animal and Rabies Control
Assessor
Board of Review
Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chief Judge
Clerk of the Circuit Court
County Clerk
County Treasurer
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Health & Hospitals System
Human Resources
Human Rights Commission
Public Defender
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Public Health
Recorder of Deeds
Sheriff
State’s Attorney
Veterans Assistance
Women’s Issues

Important Numbers

708-974-6140
312-443-7550
312-603-5542
708-485-0263
847-835-5440
312-603-6000
312-603-5030
312-603-5656
312-443-5100
312-603-8200
800-870-3666
708-492-2000
312-603-3300
312-603-1100
312-603-0600
312-603-0800
708-492-2000
312-603-5050
312-603-6444
312-603-1880
312-433-6010
312-603-1100

Illinois General Assembly Resources

Senator Jaxquline Y. Collins
District 16

District Office:
1155 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 224-2830

Representative Mary E. Flowers (D)
31st District

District Office:
2525 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 471-5200

Representative André Thapedi (D)
32nd District

District Office:
4651 W. 79th Street. Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 581-9250

Senator Elgie Sims Jr.
District 17

District Office:
8658 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 933-7715

Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D)
33rd District

District Office:
8539 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Suite B
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 783-8492

Representative Nicholas K. Smith (D)
34th District

District Office:
113 E. 95th Street, Suite A
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 783-8800

Small Business Resources