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The Edison Park Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), to provide hyper-local support to business owners and start-up entrepreneurs through the Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) program.


The Edison Park Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping you grow your small business by providing you the tools to support your entrepreneurial journey!


We are prepared to assist you with the following:

  • Business-to-business networking opportunities

  • Employment and workforce development assistance

  • Consumer marketing assistance

  • Connecting your business to the local community

  • Information about a particular neighborhood

  • Getting a new small business started

  • Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses

  • Connecting businesses to financial resources

The Edison Park Chamber of Commerce has an expertise in offering guidance as a place-based generalist for our community. Our services help entrepreneurs and business owners grow or sustain their small businesses.

We provide NBDC standard business development assistance, which includes but not limited to helping business owners and entrepreneurs apply for business license(s) and public way use permit(s), helping navigate City government, developing a business plan, marketing assistance, contract assistance, product/service/workforce development, access to training and resources, assistance with COVID-related business supports as well as reopening guidelines, at a hyper-local level.

Edison Park Chamber of Commerce

NBDC Specific Contact Information:
Amanda Harres

Executive Director

Chicago-based chambers of commerce and business support organizations, often referred to as Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC), assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaison between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services. They have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They can help start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners. 

Neighborhood Business Development

Centers (NBDC) Program

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