The Greater Englewood Chambers Foundation and other business support organizations that have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. We help implement the City’s Neighborhood Small Business Growth Strategy.


We can help start-up entrepreneurs, and existing business owners, with:

  • Information about a particular neighborhood

  • Getting a new small business started

  • Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses

  • Connecting businesses to financial resources

  • Business-to-business networking opportunities

  • Employment and workforce development assistance

  • Consumer marketing assistance

  • Connecting your business to the local community

Visit our resources page here to learn more about our programs and resources.


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The GECC Retail Incubator's

Ecommerce Readiness  Program 

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The GECC Retail Incubator's E-commerce Readiness Program is a 5 month cohort designed to educate & prepare entrepreneurs for e-commerce growth. This program includes ten 37 Oaks University courses; 1:1 coaching & mentoring with industry experts: sales on an e-commerce marketplace; warehousing & order fulfillment services; product photography; marketing support and more! 

To apply click here

For more details click here

Who can apply:

  • Product-based business

    • ​Food, beverages, clothing, accessories, beauty, health, art, books, etc.

  • Currently have an inactive, ineffective or no e-commerce site.

  • Selling your own branded product (no resellers).

  • Mass produced products

  • Active business social media account.

  • At least 1 year of active sales.

Key Dates


  • Aug 9 -22: Application Window

  • Aug 25: Cohorts Announced

  • Aug 30 @ 4:00: Orientation​

  • Sept - Jan: 

  • Jan: Graduation

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Greater Englewood will become a vibrant commercial and retail area within the City of Chicago. This will happen through on-going support and collaboration between the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce and the businesses within Greater Englewood.