Join us on our 21st Annual Golf Outing
A fun-filled day of golfing, green grass, blue skies,
games, and food await you and your friends.
Members of the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council
Invite you to treat yourself, your employees, and your
clients to an event which not only raises funds for the
BYNC’s mission of “Creating a Better Place”, but also
helps you build contacts and relationships
in the community.
New Option! Corporate Sponsor - $1,500
(foursome, signage on two holes, dinner, and goodie bags)
Golf Foursome - $1,000
(foursome, dinner and goodie bags)
Individual Golfer - $250
(dinner and goodie bag)
Hole Sponsor - $300
Dinner only - $100
For more information contact Edwin Garcia at (773) 523-4416 ext. 106 or email@example.com
In 2012, several projects designed to attract and retain local businesses have been completed in the four Special Service Areas (SSAs) managed by the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC). The SSAs, which are areas designated by the city of Chicago, are an economic tool that provide special services to businesses in addition to regular city services. To date, there are 44 active SSAs in the city.
In SSA #7, the Kedzie Industrial Tract, major clean-up projects were undertaken in 2012. Partnering with the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP), the entire area was cleared of debris, which greatly reduces instances of flooding and rodent infestation. In 2013, the BYNC maintenance crew has been budgeted to perform regular clean-up of the area.
SSA #10, the Back of the Yards retail district, has partnered with Detour Community Maps to provide a comprehensive map that features local retail businesses, community calendar events and community public services, along with a section that focuses on areas of entertainment, recreation and other local activities. The map is designed to promote businesses to consumers in need of their specific product and services, ultimately increasing sales for the local small businesses.
In SSA #13, the Stockyards Industrial Park, major beautification projects have been completed at two primary entrances to the area, 47th Street and Racine Avenue, and Pershing Road and Morgan Street.
New sidewalks have been installed at locations that previously did not have walkways, greatly increasing pedestrian safety in the heavy-traffic area. Also, weathered light poles lining the perimeter of the Industrial Park were painted black to make them more attractive.
In 2013, SSA #13 plans to provide Wi-Fi internet to all Stockyards businesses, which will increase efficiency and improve business operations.
SSA #39, Brighton Park/Archer Heights, has completed the planning phase for major façade reconstructions at five retail businesses. The reconstructions are scheduled for completion in 2013. Also, in 2012, over 1,000 cases of acid etching and graffiti were resolved by the SSA.
For more information about the SSA program please contact the BYNC at 773-523-4416.
Looking for employment?
Then you don’t want to miss the Back of the Yards Quality of Life Plan job fair on August 2, 2012 from 9am-1pm hosted by Special Service Area 13.
Small Business Improvement Funds
Learn about the Small business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and how your business can use SBIF to rehab your business. SBIF is a City of Chicago grant adminstered by SomerCor 504 Inc. and designed to help cover the cost of up to 75% of eligible rehab costs up to $150,000.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Bohica Bar & Grill at 5518 S. Archer Ave. (parking on the side)
REGISTER: With Miguel Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-523-4416 ext. 121.
The City of Chicago’s Local Industrial Retention Intiative (LIRI) funds local non-profit industrial councils to provide planning and stewardship to the city’s 24 industrial corridors and business retention services to the companies that operate within them. LIRIs provide varied services including facilitating city services, marketing and assisting with public incentives, providing educational and networking opportunities, promoting the area and local business and planning and advocating for the long-term vitality of the industrial corridors.
The Mother’s Day promotion gives shoppers the opportunity to shop locally and see what the businesses have to offer. Businesses benefit too by bringing in new customers and having an ad posted in various newspapers. More than 300 vouchers were passed out, and 158 people claimed their roses.
“The goal of the Mother’s Day Promotion is to help promote and advertise the businesses, as well as to have shoppers shop locally,” SSA 39 Program Director, Miguel Moreno said. “Business owners have said to me that various customers didn’t even know that the store was there.”
Businesses who participated are : Café el Meson, 4631 S. Kedzie Ave; Tierra Caliente Restaurant, 4070 S. Archer Ave; Pants Box, 4216 S. Archer Ave; Shoe Palace, 4246 S. Archer Ave; Restaurante El Campestre, 4226 S. Archer; Lucy’s Women and Mens Wear, 4243 S. Archer Ave; Ely Hair Studio, 4432 S. Archer Ave; The New Pindos Restaurant, 4955 S. Pulaski Rd; Studio 2000, 4250 S. Archer Ave; Sandra’s Unisex, 4250 S. Archer Ave; Vicky’s Pet Grooming Shop, 4609 S. Archer Ave; Victor Mauricio Salon, 4235 S. Archer; Pastel Cakes and More, 4814 S. Pulaski Rd.
For more information about the promotion or to find out how to be a part of our next promotion please contact Miguel Moreno or Cynthia Munoz at (773) 523-4416.
By Lucia Anaya – The Gate Newspaper
Romualdo Martinez, Luis Gaytan and Manuel Corral are friends who just opened Chicago First Transport (CFT), a diesel repair shop located on 2249 W. 47th Pl. The shop, which provides an assortment of services including tractor washes, washouts, tire suspensions and air brake services, handles all tractor and trailer needs.
While opening a new business can be difficult, Martinez said it all comes down being recognized in the community.
“It’s like any new business, you have to go out there and look for business, it’s just not going to come to you,” he added.
The shop also provides mobile service in cases where the trailer is disabled as long as the location of the trailer is not too far from the shop.
Martinez, Gaytan and Corral hope that with a lot of effort their business will remain in Back of the Yards for a long time.
For more information about CFT call 773-376-8037.
Food and drinks were served throughout the night provided by local restaurants. For information about the next networking event and participate contact Roger Sosa or Fabiola Flores at 773-523-4416 or email Roger at email@example.com or Fabi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder!
Commission meeting will be on April 18 at the BYNC office located at 1751 W. 47th Street at 9:00 a.m.
Click HERE to view meeting minutes and agendas.
Do note on your agenda the following dates as these are 2012 Commission meetings.
April 18, 2012
August 15, 2012
October 17, 2012
December 12, 2012
Learn how to protect yourself against a foreclosure. Find out what are your rights and responsibilities and how best to protect your family. This seminar will be presented by Christian Giannotti of Financial Rescue. Mr. Giannotti will use his experience as a mortgage banker to help homeowners understand the foreclosure process and how to avoid being defrauded by your mortgage company.
NHS Home Ownership Education Center
1823 W. 47th Street
April 25th at 5:30 p.m.