West Ridge Chamber of Commerce

We are an association representing the interests of the business community in Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood.


The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization for businesses and organizations who seek through their united efforts to improve the business community in the West Ridge Neighborhood, attract new businesses and shoppers and improve the appearance of the neighborhood. We are a 501(c) 6 agency that is funded in part by the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.


Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Insurance
  • Recruiting

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements


  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactEdin Seferovic
Address6445 N. Western Ave., Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone(773) 743-6022