Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC)

BACP - Neighborhood Business Development Centers

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to be part of the Neighborhood Business Development Program (NBDC). The City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) provides hyper-local support to business owners and start-up entrepreneurs through the NBDC grant program.

The Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) grant program funds Chicago-based nonprofit business service organizations, located throughout the City, to provide free business development assistance. In addition to being a Place-Based Specialist, the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) is also a Peer-to-Peer Trainer providing training, professional development, and/or technical assistance to fellow NBDCs.

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2022 Programs

Master Class Series: Make the Most of Your Digital Marketing Tools
With limited budgets and increased competition, it’s more important than ever for organizations to make the most of their marketing tools.

Master Class: Email Marketing
Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
From growing your audience to creating engaging content, this class will help you master your email marketing strategy and better connect with your community and customers.

In this session, we will discuss:
– Make the most of your platform
– Copywriting and email design
– Build and segment your lists
– Analyzing Your Results

Master Class: Social Media Marketing
Wednesday, June 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Create and implement an effective social media marketing strategy to promote your organization and engage with your audience.

In this session, we will discuss:
– Using automation tools to schedule posts and engage with followers
– Creating digital content for social media
– Social Media advertising
– Using analytics tools to measure performance

Master Class: PR & Media Training Workshop
Wednesday, August 17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Learn how to deliver your message to a wider audience and be an effective spokesperson for your organization.

In this session, we will discuss:
– Interview best practices
– Press relation essentials
– Crisis communication basics
– Set the stage for a great Zoom interview

Master Class: Managing Your Digital Storefront
NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Join us to learn essential steps you can tackle right now to clean up your digital storefront, expand your internet presence and improve your SEO.

In this session, we will discuss:
– Search and keywords
– Website Enhancements
– Digital Customer Service

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Contact Us

Interested in learning more or setting up a free marketing consultation? Contact Robin Hammond at 773-880-5200 to set up an appointment.

Subject areas include:
– Social Media Content Planning and Strategy
– Email Marketing Tips and Strategy
– Website Review and Recommendations
– PR & Media Training
– Social Media Platform Deep Dive (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn)


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