Beyond the business resources available through the Chamber and in the Members Information Center, there are a number of organizations, many which we partner with, that can provide helpful information.


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Small Business Administration — Chicago Office

Resources for small businesses

8(a) Business development program for minority-owned firms

City of Evanston

Securing a business license

Available properties

Incentive programs

Innovation Technology Center — Skokie

Support for technology-based businesses

Evanston Public Library

Resources for small businesses

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Access to business advice through counselors and mentors

Educational Resources

Northwestern University
Research Affiliates, Associates & Partners at Northwestern University
Center for Technology Transfer
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Oakton Community College
Corporate Training Opportunities

Merchant Associations

Central Street Merchant Association
Downtown Evanston*
The Main-Dempster Mile*
Evanston West End

*Special Service Area (SSA) designation.