Partner Agencies

Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing
The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing helps northeast Illinois manufacturers compete through:
  • Assessment of Business Needs and Opportunities
  • Business Analysis, Benchmarking and Strategic Planning
  • Implementation of focused, integrated solutions that match goals for business growth with non-profit and taxpayer supported grants, loans, incentives and business services.

Illinois workNet Center


Visit the Illinois workNet website for program announcements and also find information for job seekers.

Individuals


  • Find a job or change jobs
  • Plan for your career and job search
  • Connect to work support services
  • Contact career advisors for assistance
  • Help for Laid Off Workers
  • File for Unemployment Insurance

Businesses


  • Search for talent
  • Find training resources
  • Locate information and resources for managing your business
  • Connect with business service representatives

Wheeling/Prospect Heights Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry


The WPH Chamber is an active, membership-based organization committed to maintaining a healthy and progressive business environment in the Wheeling and Prospect Heights, Illinois area.

Harper College&Rsquo;S Small Business Development Center



Our mission is to contribute to the growth and prosperity of existing business, and enhance the success rate of new business formation.

We offer free, 1-on-1 counseling is a hallmark service of the SBDC at Harper College. We offer excellent one-on-one counseling to existing and prospective small business owners. We work with you to provide you personalized and confidential counseling at no cost.

Areas of concentration include:
  • Business start-up assistance
  • Opportunity assessment
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude
  • Business planning
  • Market research
  • Management and operations
  • Access to capital
  • Marketing plan development
  • Finance and accounting
  • Regulation and taxation
  • Production and operations
  • Technology and e-Business basics
  • website development
  • General business management issues

Career Resource Center


The Career Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that provides professional assistance to individuals in employment transition - a unique service that would otherwise be lacking in the community and one that is delivered exclusively by a cadre of 110 plus volunteers.

SCORE


SCORE can give you a personal business coach to help you with every step of your business. Whether you are a longtime owner of a floral shop in your hometown or managing a new temporary employment agency-we can be a resource for you. SCORE will help with any of the following items for businesses:
  • Business start-up assistance
  • Opportunity assessment
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude
  • Business planning
  • Market research
  • Management and operations
  • Access to capital
  • Marketing plan development
  • Finance and accounting
  • Regulation and taxation
  • Production and operations
  • Technology and e-Business basics
  • Website development
  • General business management issues
Here are just a few ways SCORE can help you:
  • Receive online mentoring and business advice. ASKSCORE is an online resource that connects you with a personal advisor who can advise you based on specific questions you may have concerning your business. They are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Find a mentor in your local community. Visit your local SCORE office or set up an appointment with a SCORE mentor. Find your chapter now.
  • Participate in a workshop. SCORE offers both online and onsite workshops for business owners beginning their businesses to marketing your business and managing the financial aspects of it.
  • Connect you with other SCORE volunteers. With a membership of over 12,000 volunteers, we can refer you to someone who offers a wide range of expertise-from finance to branding and marketing.