Community Business


 Grants – Property Improvements-Cit of Chicago

Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF)- SomerCor
The SBIF program helps owners of commercial, industrial, and mixed use properties within specific TIF districts repair or remodel their facilities for their own business or on behalf of tenants. Program participants can receive grants of 25-50-75%, depending on the size of the business, to cover the cost of remodeling work, with a maximum grant amount up to $150,000. The grant does not have to be repaid. Grants are provided to property owners after work is completed and bills are paid.
Up to $150K 312-360-3300
Streamlined TIF
The Streamlined-TIF program provides expedited access to valuable grants for the improvement of industrial, commercial, retail, or residential mixed-use properties in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts citywide. The program incorporates an easy-to-use application form and efficient approval process to pay up to 25 percent of renovation, expansion, or redevelopment costs. Assistance ranges from $25,000 to $1,000,000.
$25,000 – $1 Million

Tax Credits – Property Improvements-City of Chicago:

Provider Amount Contact
Industrial Projects
Cook County Property Tax Incentives – Class 6(b)
The Class 6b classification is designed to encourage industrial development throughout Cook County by offering a real estate tax incentive for the development of new industrial facilities, the rehabilitation of existing industrial structures, and the industrial reutilization of abandoned buildings. 6(b) incentives are renewable after 10 years.
Assessed at:
10% of market value for 10 years
15% in Year 11
20% in Year 12
Environmental Contamination
Cook County Property Tax Incentives – Class C
The Class C classification is designed to encourage industrial and commercial development throughout Cook County by offering a real estate tax incentive for the remediation of contaminated properties including abandoned property or vacant land. Commercial properties are not renewable. Industrial properties are renewable after 10 years.
Assessed at:
10% of market value for 10 years
15% in Year 11
20% in Year 12
Accessibility for Disabled
Federal Disabled Access Credit
The Disabled Access Credit allows small businesses to take an annual tax credit for making their businesses accessible to people with disabilities. A business that for the previous tax year had either revenues of $1,000,000 or less or 30 or fewer full-time workers may take advantage of this credit. The credit is available every year and can be used for a variety of costs, including accommodations for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Up to $5,000 (50% of eligible access expenditures/yr between $250-$10,250)
Accessibility for Disabled
Federal Barrier Removal Tax Deduction
This credit allows a business of any size to expense up to $15,000 per year for “qualified architectural and transportation barrier removal expenses.” In addition to improving wheelchair accessibility, this credit can also help businesses to remove physical barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired, for example, by adding Braille and large print signage.
Up to $15,000



South Shore Chamber Inc.
The real strength of the South Shore Chamber is the members’ collective thrust to pull business resources and information into the community.

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South Chicago Chambers of Commerce 

8826 S. Commerical Ave





Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce
8334 S. Stony Island



The MoonRose agency

MISSION: Our central aim is to build vibrant communities through stronger, healthier businesses. We empower business owners, non-profits and chambers of commerce with the tools and education necessary to grow and progress in the market place. We focus on helping these entities find clarity of purpose, market position, branding & identity and new sources of revenue all at an affordable, transparent price.



The Lakeside Development Site: interesting of taken advantage of this unique opportunity contact 312-873-0232



A R R E N  &    A S H A W N
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Free Business Workshop:

 City Hall’s Solution Station Offers Free Help for Entrepreneurs

Counseling provided by Score, The Law Project, WBDC, Accion, and the IRS

Jack Halpin of Score Chicago helps a budding entrepreneur at the Solution Station.

Do you need guidance with your small business or help getting a business started?


Visit the City of Chicago’s Small Business Solution Station for free one-on-one business counseling. This is where you can talk to an expert about business planning, legal issues, small business loans, tax matters, or just get expert advice. Counseling is offered at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, in Room 800.

The Solution Station is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Counseling is provided by our partner organizations SCORE, The Law Project, the Women’s Business Development Center, and ACCION Chicago.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is at the Small Business Solution Station from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the last Friday of every month. They also offer a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff who can address tax-related matters for small businesses.

An appointment to visit the Solution Station is not necessary, but can be scheduled by calling 312-744-2086 or emailing BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..”>


Information Forward by South Chicago Chamber:
However, we are pleased to announce the grand opening of
Keisha Love Boutique, featuring women’s wear and accessories at
8921 S. Commercial,  Stop by and discover this hip new store, and admire the new awning, funded in part by our Special Service Area!



Chef Sara Cafe
7201 S Exchange Ave (at 72nd St) Chicago, IL 60649 Neighborhood: South Shore (773) 359-4637


Give Me Some Sugah “Bakery Cafe'”
Reservation Only
2234 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 363-9330



House of Bing Chinese Restaurant

6930 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649 Phone: 773-363-5400


 Designer for Youth

Divas-n-Dogs Boutique

at 7142 S. Exchange! Divas-n-Dogs is a new clothing store for women and canines, created by entrepreneur Lona Reiling.


Ujamaa Network

One of the Largest Email Client List to Promote Your Business
Web Design & Advertising Co-op
Mike House, E-Marketing Specialist
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Be You. Be True. Be About It.

Not only do we help you publish your book, we even help with events planning and advertising. Why keep asking how to be published or saying you want to be published, when you can be published here today? Why settle for dreaming of being an author when you’ve kept what you’ve written over the years, or you’ve written the new messages that you have been charged with sharing, and you are in a position to be published immediately?
RAVEN-Graphic Designer
Raven Bedenfield, Owner


 Williams Financial Services– Start Your Business Here!
Sharonda Williams, Accountant, MSA” data-mce-href=”“>
Small Business Accounting, Tax Preparation & Planning Booking, Cash Flow Management, Payroll Processing

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Stony Island, Chicago


L.E. Werner & Associates
Quickbooks Pro Advisor
Lee Werner, CPA Certified or” data-mce-href=”“>

Crown Capital Management-Invest Money
Kevin Greer
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GMR Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
Gwendolyn M. Robinson, Owner
Set up Accounting Systems, Monthly Financial Report, Tax Preparation or” data-mce-href=”“>

Farmers Insurance
Warner E. Brown, Insurance & Financial Service Agent
8055 South Stony Island” data-mce-href=”“>


 Genesis Print & Copy Services-Promote Business
Joleena Ramos, Asst. Manager or” data-mce-href=”“>
8319 S. Stony Island


 Western & Southern Life /Financial Group
Ora Floyd, Sale Representative” data-mce-href=”“> or

Myra Dunbar Braggs, Nail Technician
1859 E. 87th St


 Kale Realty Sell Property
Brian Colebrook, Broker Associated or” data-mce-href=”“>
312-939-5253 or cell 773-396-4766


 Perfect Perfections Catering*Great Food*
Nikida Brock, Chef” data-mce-href=”“>


 ADP Small Business Services
Justin Brown, Senior District Manager” data-mce-href=”“>


 Tranquility+two Cleaning Services
“Your Home should be your one place of sweet serenity”
Cnantel Marsh


 WVON 1690
Deanna Burrell, Market Specialist” data-mce-href=”“>
1000 E. 87th St
773-247-6200 ext. 427


Single Girl Summer
Deanna Kimberly Burrell, Author

Iman Carter-Cowans, Associate” data-mce-href=”“> or
312-661-1222 ext 4255

Clarence McMillan, Game Deisigner Technology” data-mce-href=”“>

CopyLine Magazine
Connecting News, Business, & People
Juanita Bratcher, Journalist, Author, Publisher, Poet & Songwriter” data-mce-href=”“>
773-375-8127 or 773-437-3841


Dreamexchange Construction & Remodeling Inc.
Cordell Watkins, License & Bonded
8334 South Stony Island
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State Farm
Charles A. Cathey Jr. Agent
1700 E. 87th Street
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Lisa Kidd, Crew Chief

Homemaking Skills Institute
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Brad’s Tire, Inc
9100 S. Chicago Ave

Farmer Insurance
Lanita Ross, Agent” data-mce-href=”“>

Word of Mouth Speech Project
Gloria A. Lewis, Speech Specialist

Bernard’s Wear Hats & Clothing
9017 S. Commercial

Orlando Davis, Cash Flow Consultant
Assist Doctor’s Office with Billing
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Krazy Kake House
Homemade Cakes and More





South Side All Breed Dog Training Club  dogSS Logo

Why train your dog? Here are a couple of reasons:

Dog misbehaving? If you had to sit in a house, unable to do anything but lay around, what would YOU do? Become so bored you might chew a couch?

  • Behavior problems are the number one reason why so many dogs are in our crowded shelters today!!  Approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter a shelter nation wide and approximately 5-9  million are euthanized each year. Which can be solved with proper training and patience.
  • It is essential for a dog’s mental development to start training in a positive manner.
  • It’s good exercise!  Number 1 reason dogs developed ‘bad behavior’ is lack of exercise.
  • It keeps a great bond between you (your family) and your dog for a lasting family friend.
  • Your dog will be well mannered.
  • Bragging rights.. You can show off in front of your family and friends!
  • The possibility to show your dogs in AKC shows and receive titles.