The Daily Herald Business Ledger covered Next Level Northwest and how it has adapted its processes to support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Next Level Northwest, a nonprofit business accelerator founded by five northwest Chicagoland municipalities in 2017, recently celebrated its seventh program graduate and renewed its commitment to support local businesses by offering the program virtually during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
Next Level Northwest was recognized in the 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger Annual Awards for Business Excellence in the Economic Development category for its work supporting local business growth. Read more.
Relish Catering, a Next Level Northwest participant, was recently recognized for its sixth business anniversary in the Daily Herald. Read the full article.
Thomas Tkaczyk, owner of Rada Auto, was the very first participant to complete the Next Level Northwest accelerator program. NLNW is a not-for-profit public-private partnership that helps local businesses grow through strategic coaching and mentorship. In a recent episode of the Strictly Business podcast, Tom is joined by his coach, Sybil Ege, to discuss the process and how quickly he saw improvements in his business from culture to sales. Listen to the podcast here.
In January 2019, Next Level Northwest earned the 2019 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. To reach the Platinum level, Next Level Northwest added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission.
In the Daily Herald article "Northwest suburban mayors look ahead to 2018 expectations" mentions Next Level Northwest as an initiative to support local small businesses. Read the full article.
The launch of the Next Level Northwest program in July 2017 was featured in the Daily Herald. Read the full article.
Next Level Northwest is excited to announce that Rada Auto was selected as the first participant in its accelerator program. Thomas Tkaczyk, owner of Rada Auto, participated in a competitive pitch night program and was selected by a judging panel of community business leaders.