Women’s Business Development Center 
8 S.  Michigan Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL  60603
Phone: 312-853-3477
Fax: 312-853-0145
Email: fcurry@wbdc.org 
Web: www.wbdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

BOP Project 5000 NFP
644 E. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60619-3037
Phone: 773-891-5939
Fax: 773-304-1903
Email: bopbizcenter@gmail.com
Web: 
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

​AUSTIN POWER PARTNERS is committed to comply with all M/WBE requirements stated in the RFQ, Federal Standards and Special Conditions regarding M/WBE Commitment.  APP and its subcontractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of contracts.

Community Involvement

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

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

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African American Contractors Association - AACA
P.O.  Box #19670
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 312-915-5960
Email: aacanatlassoc@gmail.com 
Web: www.aacanatl.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
Phone: 312-436-0301
Email: info@contractoradvisors.us
Web:  www.contractoradvisors.us
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes 

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Far South Community Development Corporation
9923 S. Halsted Street, Suite D
Chicago, IL  60628
Phone: 773-941-4833
Fax: 773-941-5252
Email: lacy@farsouth.org
Web: www.farsouthcdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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

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Real Men Charities, Inc.  
2423 E.  75th Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: 773-678-8296
Email: realmencook2014@gmail.com
Web:  www.realmencook.com
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

St.  Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries, Inc.  (SPCDM) 
4550 S.  Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL.  60653
Phone: 773-538-5120
Fax: 773-538-5125
Email:  spcdm@sbcglobal.net       
Web:  www.stpaulcdm.org 
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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

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

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Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce 
1633 S.  Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL.   60616
Phone: 312-971-9594
Fax: 312-341-9084
Email: rmcgowan@cosmochamber.org
Web:  www.cosmochamber.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
Phone:  309-740-4430 / 773-294-8038
Fax: 309-672-1379
Email: ICONTACT@ILBCC.org
Web: www.ilbcc.org 
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Angel of God Resource Center, Inc.  
14527 S.  Halsted
Chicago, IL 60827
Phone: 708-392-9323
Fax: 708-880-0121
Email: asmith5283@yahoo.com; 
 aogrc@angelofgodresourcecenter.org
Web: www.angelofgodresourcecenter.org 
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Turn 2 Growth
15475 S. Park
South Holland, IL 60473
Phone: 708-913-4700

Fax:  708-880-1583
Email:  info@turn2growth.org
Web:  www.turn2growth.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
Phone: 708-366-1250
Email: info@wcoeusa.com
Web: www.wcoeusa.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: No

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

National Black Wall Street 
4655 S.  King Drive, Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone:  773-268-6900
Fax: 773-392-0165
Email: nationalblackwallstreet@gmail.com
Web: www.nationalblackwallstreetchicago.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
Phone:  630-926-1700
Email: info@nacc-IL.org
Web: www.nacc-IL.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

National Association of Women Business Owners 
4055 W. Peterson Ave. Ste 105
Chicago, IL 60646
Phone:  773-741-4955
Email: info@nawbochicago.org
Web: www.nawbo.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
Phone: 312-575-0389
Fax: 312-575-0544
Email: info@haciaworks.org
Web: www.haciaworks.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Greater Pilsen Economic Development Assoc.  
1801 S.  Ashland
Chicago, IL  60608
Phone:  312-698-8898
Email: greaterpilsen@gmail.com
Web:  www.greaterpilsen.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
Phone: 773-346-5658
Fax: 773-346-5659
Email: admin@bcoechicago.org
Web: www.bcoechicago.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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Association of Asian Construction Enterprises 
333 N. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 847-525-9693
Fax: 847-673-2358
Email: horizoncontractors@sbcglobal.net
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Austin Power Partners recognizes that business and industry practices affect the economic health of the communities where we work. With such an impact, Austin Power Partners reaches out to the community through inclusiveness at every level of the organization. To achieve this, Austin Power Partners is proactive in reaching out to M/WBE firms and making their information available to the entire APP team.  

Federation of Women Contractors 
4210 W. Irving Park Road, 
Chicago, IL  60641
Phone: 312-360-1122
Fax: 773-853-2042
Email: info@fwcchicago.com
Web: www.fwcchicago.com
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Fresh Start Home Community Development Corp.
5168 S.  Michigan Avenue, 4N
Chicago, IL  60615
Phone: 773-312-3797
Fax: 855-270-4175
Email: FSHML@gmail..com
Web: www.FreshStartNow.us 
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
Phone: 312-425-9500
Email: info@ihccbusiness.net
Web: www.ihccbusiness.net
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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Greater Englewood Community Development Corp.  
815 W.  63rd Street
Chicago, IL  60621
Phone: 773-651-2400
Fax: 773-651-2400
Web: www.gecdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Greater Far South Halsted Chamber of Commerce 
10615 S.  Halsted Street
Chicago, IL   60628
Phone:  518-556-1641
Fax:  773-941-4019
Email:  halstedchamberevents@gmail.com
Web:  www.greaterfarsouthhalstedchamber.org 
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Chicago Urban League 
4510 S.  Michigan Ave.  
Chicago, IL  60653
Phone: 773-285-5800
Fax: 773-285-7772
Web:  www.cul-chicago.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes 

Latin American Chamber of Commerce 
3512 W.  Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL  60647
Phone: 773-252-5211
Fax: 773-252-7065
Email: d.lorenzopadron@LACCUSA.com      
Web: www.LACCUSA.com 
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Your Community Consultants Foundation
9301 S.  Parnell Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60620
Phone: 773-224-9299
Fax: 773-371-0032
Email: allen81354@aol.com   
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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

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

Greater Southwest Development Corporation 
2601 W.  63rd Street
Chicago, IL   60629
Phone:  773-436-1000
Fax:  773-471-8206
Email:  c.james@greatersouthwest.org 
Web:  www.greatersouthwest.org  
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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

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

Public Narrative
600 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL  60605
Phone: 312-369-6400
Email: info@publicnarrative.org
Web: www.publicnarrative.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME)*
33 W.  Monroe, Suite 1540
Chicago, IL  60603
Phone:  312-425-9560
Email: grandevents1@sbcglobal.net
Web:  www.nomeonline.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Assist Agencies

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. 
105 W.  Adams, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL  60603-6233
Phone: 312-755-8880
Fax: 312-755-8890
Email: cjordan@chicagomsdc.org 
Web: www.chicagomsdc.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Business Leadership Council 
230 W.  Monroe Street, Ste 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-628-7844
Fax: 312-628-7843
Email: info@businessleadershipcouncil.org  
Web: www.businessleadershipcouncil.org 
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes 

US Minority Contractors Association, Inc.  
1250 S. Grove Ave.  Suite 200
Barrington, IL  60010
Phone: 847-852-5010
Fax: 847-382-1787
Email: admin@usminoritycontractors.org 
Web: www.USMinorityContractors.org   
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

​Elite Svc. Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network  c/o SCIGON

410 Lake Cook Road Suite #104
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 847-453-8890

Fax:  847-739-3139
Email: jscifers@scigon.com
Web: www.elitesdvob.org
Maintains list of certified firms: No
Provides training for businesses: Yes

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

Neighborhood Development Services, NFP 
10416 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL  60628
Phone: 773-413-9348
Fax: 773-371-0032
Email: neighborhooddevservices@gmail.com 
Web: www.ndsnfp.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition 
930 E.  50th Street
Chicago, IL  60615
Phone: 773-373-3366
Email: info@rainbowpush.org
Web: www.rainbowpush.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: No

Center for Community Development Initiatives
8016 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Phone: 872-205-5821
Email: info@ccdiil.org
Web: www.ccdiil.org
Maintains list of certified firms: Yes
Provides training for businesses: Yes 

In addition, Austin Power Partners is committed to working with the following community organizations which enables us to expand our network:  Federation of Women Contractors, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), Black Contractors United, Illinois, Association of Asian Construction Enterprises, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Chicago Urban League, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Development Center, Chicago Women in Trades, (CWIT), Women Construction Owners and Executives  (WCOE)  and Chicago and DuPage Small Business Development Centers and PTACs .

 

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Contact information for Assist Agencies is also provided below for your use.

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.

Partnering with a Purpose

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

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