The Monroe Foundation
1547 South Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois 60162
773-315-9720
omonroe@themonroefoundation.org
www.themonroefoundation.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Chicago Urban League 
4510 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL  60653
773-285-5800
jjohnson@chiul.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Contractor Advisors Business Development Corp. 
1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 906
Chicago, IL.  60615
312-436-0301
info@contractoradvisors.us
www.contractoradvisors.us
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Sustainable Options for Urban Living, Inc. (SOUL)
11603 S. Throop Street
Chicago, IL 60643
773-250-1770 Ext 702
773 250-1770
Cyndi@soul-program.com
www.soul-program.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

JLM Business Development Center
2622 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL  60612
773-826-3064
773-359-4021 Fax
lady930@prodigy.net    
www.jlmcenter.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Black Contractors Owners and Executives 
7811 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649
773-346-5658
773-346-5659
admin@bcoechicago.org
www.bcoechicago.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: No

Fresh Start Home Community Development Corp.
5168 S. Michigan Avenue, 4N
Chicago, IL  60615
773-312-3797
855-270-4175
Info@FreshStartNow.us
www.FreshStartNow.us
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Far South Community Development Corporation
837 W. 115th Street
Chicago, IL   60643
773 831-7107
773 380-0109
crystal@farsouthcdc.org
www.farsouthcdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) 
650 W. Lake St., Unit 415
Chicago, IL  60661
312-575-0389
312-575-0389
info@haciaworks.org
www.haciaworks.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT)
2444 W. 16th Street
Chicago, IL  60608
312-942-1444
jvellinga@cwit2.org
www.chicagowomenintrades2.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Federation of Women Contractors 
4210 W. Irving Park Road,
Chicago, IL  60641 
312-360-1122
info@fwcchicago.com 
www.fwcchicago.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: No

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition 
930 E. 50th Street
Chicago, IL  60615
773-255-9067
773-256-2768
jmitchell@rainbowpush.org
www.rainbowpush.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce
1631 S. Michigan Avenue Unit 101
Chicago, IL.  60616
312-971-9594
eroper@cosmochamber.org
www.cosmochamber.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Do For Self Community Development Co. 
8659 S. Ingleside Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60619
773-356-7661
dennis@doforself.org
www.doforself.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Association of Asian Construction Enterprises (AACE) 
712 W. Root Street
Chicago, IL 60609
312-595-2010
admin@aacechicago.com
www.aacechicago.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: No

BOP Project 5000 NFP
644 E. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
773-891-5939
773-304-1903
bopbizcenter@gmail.com  
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Better Business Bureau of Chicago/Northern Illinois
330 N Wabash, Suite 3120
Chicago, IL 60611
312 832-0500
tjohnson@chicago.bbb.org
www.bbb.org/chicago
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

AeroStar Avion Institute
18270 Anthony Avenue
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
312 883-6386
www.avioninstitute.org
aai@avioninstitute.org/tholmes@aerostarcorp.com Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Black Contractors United 
12000 S. Marshfield Ave.
Calumet Park, IL  60827
708-389-5730
708-389-5735
www.blackcontractorsunited.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Council of Black Architecture and Engineering Companies (Formally NOME)
1 South Wacker, Suite 2650
Chicago, IL  60606
312-960-1239
msutton@infrastructure-eng.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

African American Contractors Association – AACA 
P.O. Box #19670
Chicago, IL 60619
312-915-5960
aacanatlassoc@gmail.com
www.aacanatl.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Women Construction Owners & Executives (WCOE) 
Chicago Caucus
308 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL  60130
708-366-1250
mkm@mkmservices.com
www.wcoeusa.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: No

51st Street Business Association 
220 E. 51st Street
Chicago, IL  60615
773-285-3401
773-285-3407
the51ststreetbusinessassociation@yahoo.com
www.51stStreetChicago.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Construction Cares
2532 W Warren   
Chicago, IL 60612
312-989-3908
info@communities4construction.com
http://www.constructioncare.org/  
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Inc.
216 West Jackson Blvd Suite 600
Chicago, IL  60606
312-755-8880
312-755-8890 Fax
info@chicagomsdc.org
www.chicagomsdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

ASSIST AGENCIES

Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network
420 Lake Cook Rd, Ste 104
Deerfield, IL 60015
847-453-8890
john@scifers.net
https://scifers.net
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Turn 2 Growth
15475 S. Park
South Holland, IL 60473
708-913-4700
info@turn2growth.org  
www.turn2growth.org   
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

NDIGO Foundation
329 W. 18th Street, Ste 613
Chicago, IL 60616
312-264-6272
hhartman@ndigo.com
www.ndigo.com
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

South Shore Chamber, Inc. 
1750 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL  60649-2000
773-955- 9508
773-955-9554
info@southshorechamberinc.org
www.southshorechamberinc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce 
411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1404
Peoria, Illinois 61602
309-740-4430
309-672-1379
finance@ILBCC.org
www.ilbcc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Chatham Business Association Small Business Dev.
800 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL  60619
773-994-5006
773-855-8905
admin@cbaworks.org
www.cbaworks.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
100 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1670
Chicago, IL 60606
630-926-1700
info@nacc-il.org
www.nacc-il.org  
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 c/o 1871
Chicago, IL  60654
312-425-9500
info@ihccbusiness.net
www.ihccbusiness.net
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Angel of God Resource Center, Inc. 
14527 S. Halsted
Riverdale, IL 60827
708-392-9323
708-880-0121
info.aogrc@gmaiil.com
www.angelofgodresourcecenter.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Assist Agencies are comprised of not-for-profit agencies and/or chamber of commerce agencies that represent the interest of small, minority and/or women owned businesses.


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Greater Southwest Development Corporation
2601 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL   60629
773-362-3321
j.moreno@greatersouthwest.org
a.soto@greatersouthwest.org
www.greatersouthwest.org 
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois 
3179 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL  60657
773-303-0167
773-303-0168
admin@lgbtcc.com  
www.lgbtcc.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

HIRE360
2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Lakeside Center
Chicago, IL  60616
312 575-2500
info@HIRE360Chicago.com
www.HIRE360Chicago.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Corporation
875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100
Chicago, Illinois 60610
312 794-7765
siri.hibbler@illinoisblackchamberofcommerce.com
www.illinoisblackchamberofcommerce.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Revolution Workshop        
3410 w. Lake Street        
Chicago, IL 60624
773-934-3014      
mrodriguez@revolutionworkshop.org 

www.revolutionworkshop.org
Maintains list of certified firms:
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Chicagoland Associated General Contractors
One Oakbrook Terrace, Suite 210 Oakbrook Terrace Chicago, Illinois 60178
773-444-0465
tcuculich@chicagolandagc.org
www.chicagolandagc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Women’s Business Development Center 
8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL  60603
312-853-3477x220
312-853-0145
edimenco@wbdc.org
www.wbdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

RTW Veteran Center 
7415 E. End, Suite 120
Chicago, IL 60649
800-974-2808
866-873-2494 Fax
rtwvetcenter@yahoo.com
www.rtwvetcenter.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Business Leadership Council 
230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
312-628-7844
312-628-7846
info@BLCchicago.com
Avis.l@businessleadershipcouncil.org
www.businessleadershipcouncil.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: No

Austin African American Business Networking Assoc.
5820 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
773-626-4497
info@aaabna.org
www.aaabna.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

US Minority Contractors Association, Inc. 
1250 S. Grove Ave. Suite 200
Barrington, IL  60010
847-352-5010
847-382-1787
larry.bullock@usminoritycontractors.org
www.USMinorityContractors.org  
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes