Places for Business Assistance

There are many resources in the Chicago metropolitan area to assist start-up as well as existing businesses. This section contains just a few of them to get you started.
  1. Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNSCVB) is the state-certified destination marketing organization promoting tourism, meetings and leisure activities on Chicago’s North Shore. It markets the region to individual business and leisure visitors, tour professionals and meeting planners.

  2. Development & Planning Services Department

    The Development and Planning Services Department is the municipal office to contact when an individual or business requires assistance from the Village of Northbrook regarding business activities. The Department has access to information and individuals throughout the village organization and will assist those involved in pursuing business endeavors.

  3. IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

    The State of Illinois has extensive websites dedicated to each of its departments, with many resources to help start a business.

  4. IL Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

    SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.

  5. Northbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    With more than 675 members, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce has served as an advocate for the business community for more than 50 years. The Chamber is organized to advance the interest and serve as the voice of the commercial, industrial and retail communities of the Village of Northbrook and its trade area.

  6. Northbrook Public Library

    The Northbrook Public Library provides a variety of resources to begin researching business related topics. Popular resources include business magazines and articles, directories for suppliers, potential customers, competitors, and major area employers are available with your library card.

  7. SCORE

    SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.