community Development

In 2017, born out of our Quality of Life Plan, the NWSHC started engaging businesses. We provide support, technical assistance, and resources to small businesses in Belmont Cragin. We also organize the Belmont Cragin Business Association, a group that addresses issues concerning our business community.  



ScaleUp: Are you a small business owner looking for the tools to grow your business? Sign up for ScaleUp, a free and intensive 8-week program presented at the NWSHC by partners at Women's Business Development Center. Classes begin September 18th.

Sign up here.

Business Development Assistance: Whether your business is new or established, we can help you build your operational capacity, and help you acquire the knowledge and resources to own your storefront.

Wow, I don’t know what to say, I’m speechless, no one has ever helped me as a small business owner, I can see great things are happening!
— Kim long, local business owner