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1 Million Cups of Northwest Indiana

1 Million Cups (1MC) is based on the notion that great ideas are discussed over a million cups of coffee. 1MC is not a pitch platform, nor is it a networking event. It’s simply a chance for entrepreneurs to tap into the knowledge and experience of the local community in a focused and encouraging environment.

Allies for Community Business

Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana is now Allies for Community Business. We’ve updated our name and strategies but our mission remains the same: we will provide the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities. Learn more on our new website at

Ascend Indiana

An initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend Indiana connects job seekers to good and promising career opportunities, while helping Indiana employers find and hire qualified candidates.


Bankable is an SBA approved organization created in order to provide capital to small businesses that are unable to secure funding from traditional banks, and then help them to become bankable.

BBB Serving Northern Indiana

BBB was founded more than 100 years ago BY businesses, FOR businesses. 100 years later, we still strive to be a resource to businesses and consumers to promote a trustworthy and ethical marketplace for all.

Business Academy @ IUN

The Business Academy @IUN (at Indiana University Northwest) Equips Entrepreneurs with Competence and Confidence while Creating a Community of Encouragement and Elevation.

Calumet College

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a private Roman Catholic college in Whiting, Indiana. It has additional campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Merrillville, Indiana. The college was founded in 1951 as an extension of Saint Joseph's College and is associated with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

Center for Creative Solutions, Inc.

The Center for Creative Solutions helps entrepreneurs, teams, businesses, other organizations and communities discover creative solutions to their everyday challenges. Trained in Creative Problem Solving, facilitators lead with proven tools to help clients clarify challenges and generate, refine and implement new ideas to solve complicated problems.

Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI)

The Center of Workforce Innovations is a multi-management nonprofit and considered a driver of workforce development in Northwest Indiana. Their understanding and expertise associated with aligning workforce skills to meet the needs of employers, and elevating talent for emerging next generation jobs is why CWI is a trusted workforce leader

City of Crown Point Planning & Zoning Department

The Planning & Zoning Department oversees all zoning, land planning development and commercial development within the City of Crown Point, IN.

City of Hammond Economic Development Department

The City of Hammond’s Economic Development Department is dedicated to promoting a healthy economy and strong community.

City of Hobart - Dept. of Economic Dev. and Redevelopment

Economic Development and Redevelopment for the City of Hobart

Community Foundation of Pulaski County, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County, Inc. is a nonprofit charity that serves donors, awards grants, and provides leadership to enhance the quality of life in Pulaski County.

Community Investment Fund of Indiana

Provides development services and microenterprise loans up to $50,000 and small business loans up to $250,000 to businesses not eligible for bank financing. Customers can apply online at

CP Coworking

CP COWORKING is a neighborhood shared office space on the Square in Crown Point. If you need a private office, open workspace or conference room then we have membership options to suit your needs. Parking, printing, and SECURE HIGH SPEED INTERNET are all available. CP COWORKING can create a workspace that is right for you!

Crossroads Chamber of Commerce

We are Northwest Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce. As a diverse network of leaders, influencers, advocates, philanthropists, and marketers, we share strategic insights and supportive tools with our members to create a more vibrant business community.

Crown Point Chamber of Commerce

Our organization aims to promote civic pride, economic development, tourism, and business leadership for the betterment of the Crown Point community.

Crown Point Community Library

The Crown Point Community Library is a community center for lifelong discovery.

Duneland Chamber of Commerce

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce serves 400 members and holds as its main objective the facilitation of the interests of the Duneland community which includes the Town of Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor, Beverly Shores, and Dune Acres.

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, IN

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana is committed to growing and attracting new industry and business to the community as well as strengthening existing business. EDCMC services, programs and one-on-one assistance clearly provides the optimum business environment — a place where commerce and industry can prosper and grow.

Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures is a private venture development organization that nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-growth businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies.


59 fully-furnished offices; 3 state-of-the-art conference rooms and co-working cafe and lounge!

Gary Chamber of Commerce

Organization of business professionals whose mission is to attract, retain, promote and lend support in all possible ways to our local businesses and the community. We are that vital link in the chain!

Hammond Development Corp. - Business Builders Loan Program

Hammond Development Corporation's Business Builders Loan Program offers low interest lines of credit and term loans to Hammond, IN based businesses

Hammond Development Corporation

Since our establishment in 1981, the Hammond Development Corporation has been developing and promoting small businesses in the City of Hammond and throughout Lake County. The Hammond Development Corporation continually strives to find new and innovative ways to help our small business community and to make downtown Hammond thrive.

Hammond Public Library

Hammond Public Library connects people to information and ideas. We offer meeting space (meetings at the library must be open to the public); business, census and demographic resources; and business courses to library cardholders.

HDC Community Kitchen

Commercial kitchen available for rent on a 24/7 basis. Also, a Pop-Cafe to rent by the day/week/month. Tours and rental details available at 219-803-6575 or [email protected]

Highland Griffith Chamber of Commerce

The Highland Griffith Chamber is a non-profit business organization since 1958, Promoting Good Business.
There are over 225 Members, mostly small businesses in Highland, Griffith, and surrounding NWI communities.

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Hobart Chamber is to create opportunities for networking, partnerships, and relationships for businesses serving the community of Hobart.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Indiana's lead economic development agency, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in A State That Works.


The Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a part of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. We provide procurement technical assistance to help you sell your products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling services and workshops at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.

Indiana Small Business Development Center

The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and thrive. Our team of advisers meets with start-ups and business owners from 7 counties at no charge to provide resources and help with business plan, financing, marketing and what you need to take the next step.

Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics

The Indiana University Northwest School of Business & Economics offers undergraduate & graduate programs in business. Faculty and students are also engaged in the community to provide assistance through consulting projects for local business and non-profit entities. The Center for Professional Development also provides non-credit training to those interested in further skill development, including the Small Business Academy.

IronWorkz Corporation

IronWorkz is a dynamic business incubator that supports minority students and small businesses regarding entrepreneurial development and entrepreneurial mindset.

IU Northwest Center for Economic Education & Research

The Center for Economic Education & Research facilitates activities that promote economic education, provide economic expertise and support, and encourage regional economic research in Northwest Indiana.

IU Northwest Center for Professional Development

Business Consultant, Leader/employee training and development

IU Northwest Center for Urban and Regional Excellence

The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) at Indiana University Northwest engages the University and the community in the creation of positive, sustainable and impactful programs and initiatives. CURE works collaboratively with organizations in all sectors to promote continued learning, solution-based interaction and mutually-beneficial partnerships in our communities.

Ivy Tech Community College

We are Ivy Tech, Indiana's Community College. We serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning.

La Porte County Community & Economic Development

La Porte County is the second largest county in Indiana between Porter and St. Joseph County.

La Porte County Public Library

The library provides information, resources, and materials to the community while creating a welcoming and accessible environment for all.

La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership

LEAP provides businesses networking, growth opportunities, advocacy and much more. The goal of LEAP is to make the greater La Porte area the best place in the Midwest to live and do business.

Lake County IN Economic Alliance

LCEA, the economic development organization for 19 communities and unincorporated Lake County, Indiana, provides economic development services; site selection/business expansion assistance; community connections; demographics, cost comparisons and other critical information when considering relocation or expansion.

Lake County Public Library

Lake County Public Library has 9 locations serving 13 communities in Northwest Indiana. We have a number of helpful professional databases to help you grow your business. Access them at any of our branches or from home for free with your library card!

Lakeshore Chamber

To be a voice for business and a forum for the exchange of ideas, and through a variety of chamber programs and services, we will strengthen the economic vitality of East Chicago, Hammond, and Northwest Indiana.

Lowell Public LIbrary

Lowell Public library has many free resources for businesses - many items in the building and databases that can be accessed outside of the building. Our new database, Reference Solutions, has many offerings related to business. Call or stop by today

Lower Lincoln

Our versatile venues provide the perfect setting for inspired events, great brainstorming sessions, presentations, workshops, and more!

LPCPL Exchange

The LPCPL Exchange will connect people and ideas by providing space and opportunity for people to learn.

MBA of Northwest Indiana, Inc.

Transforming Communities One Entrepreneur at a Time

MCAS Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor is an out of school time enrichment program which serves students in grades K-12, specializing in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Michigan City Chamber of Commerce

Michigan City Chamber serves to be a resource to its members, businesses, and the community to promote economic growth in the Michigan City area.

Munster Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Nana Clare's Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen for start up food businesses
Food Handler Certification Classes
Cooking/Baking classes from 4 yrs to adult
Food Start up entrepreneur program

Nfr Institute of Technology, Incorporated

Nfr Institute of Technology promotes sustainable quality-of-life. We focus on improving the region by improving the individual and his ability to solve problems, make decisions, and innovate.

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine's mission is to report the stories most important to the business communities of Northwest Indiana and Michiana through our bi-monthly magazine and two websites: and

Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT)

The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) is an independent, non-profit council of local firms committed to the improvement of construction and maintenance projects in Northwest Indiana. Its purpose is to promote safety, quality, and cost-effective solutions to challenges faced by owners, contractors, and labor in the region.

Northwest Indiana Forum

The Northwest Indiana Forum is the regional voice for the business community and the premier source of a full package of services that promote economic development and retention of quality jobs.

Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association

NWIIWA is the leading group in our region for the professional development of women and their careers. Our mission focuses on providing opportunities for professional growth through networking, leadership support, and education in a variety of industries. Together, we support the continuing advancement of women by bringing together the region’s most successful professionals in all areas of business, industry, and community service.

Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance

The Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance (NWIRA) is a nonprofit HUD Certified Counseling Agency that provide services in Financial Counseling, Fair Housing, Fair Lending, Affordable Housing and Entrepreneurial and Small Business Training.

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Revolving loan fund programs for qualifying businesses in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties

Portage Chamber of Commerce

The Portage Chamber of Commerce supports their community and enhances growth, connections and opportunities in a business-friendly environment for new and existing members. Community events include our annual Chamber Network Night, Community Connections Magazine, Music in the Park, Portage Community & Business Night, Progressive Dinner and Car Shows.

Portage Economic Development Corporation

Full Service Local Economic Development Organization for Portage, Indiana including Business Retention, expansion, and attraction.

Purdue Extension - Lake County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

Purdue Extension LaPorte County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

Purdue Extension, Porter County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

Purdue Northwest Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center

The Commercialization & Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout NWI and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for companies of all sizes.

Purdue Technology Center NWI

"The Studio" Co-Working Space - Office Space - Lab Space - Certified Technology Park

Regional Development Company

The RDC provides up to 90% financing for the purchase or improvement of owner occupied commercial real estate and equipment at a below-market fixed interest rate for 25 years!

SCORE | NW Indiana

SCORE | NW Indiana
We’re Here for The Life of Your Business.
We provide free and confidential business counseling by phone, email, ZOOM and in-person. We also conduct workshops for start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest contributes to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

South Shore Arts

South Shore Arts is the Regional Arts Partner for Region 1 of the Indiana Arts Commission serving artists, arts organizations, and creative professionals through Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties in Indiana.

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is a sales and marketing organization that leads the hospitality industry and aids its partners through the development and support of attractions throughout the region. The SSCVA markets the South Shore as a centrally located, reasonably priced destination for business and leisure travelers. The organization also draws conventions, meetings, sporting events and group tours from around the nation and has maintained the image of the ideal "weekend getaway" for those traveling within a 250-mile radius.

South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation

The South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation (SSNDC) will focus on rebuilding areas of Lake County, Indiana, to increase economic opportunity and mobility for residents.

Starke County Chamber of Commerce

The Starke County Chamber of Commerce iis dedicated to advocating, promoting, and attracting local business thereby supporting the overall economy and quality of life in Starke County.

Starke County Economic Development Foundation

The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is the Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) serving Starke County, Indiana. We connect businesses looking to estabish, grow, or expand locally with necessary resources to ensure success.

The Hub Kitchen, LLC

A Shared Commercial kitchen for the food entrepreneur

The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest

The Leadership Institute at PNW is the hub for leadership development in Northwest Indiana. We offer a variety of highly regarded programs and resources including the redesigned Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI) program, the Young Leaders Academy and the Explorer Academy as well as seminars, and events such as our Leadership in Action speaker series. Our mission is simple: develop emerging leaders who can grow their leadership skills through our researched-based program and customized approach.

The Town of Merrillville

Merrillville is a Town in NW Indiana Lake County

Town of Hebron

Hebron is located in northwest Indiana in the southwest corner of Porter County. We have easy access to I-65 from SR 2 and SR 231.

Valparaiso University Innovation Hub

Dushan Nikolovski is the Director of the Innovation Hub and Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Valparaiso University

Vidette Makes

We are the makerspace people... a community of technical professionals, creatives, and enthusiasts working to build a shared workspace to enrich our city through meaningful educational and social projects.

Visit Michigan City LaPorte

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is the official destination marketing organization that represents the visitor industry and communities to create economic growth from visitor expenditures.

Increased economic impact through new visitor spending
Reinforces destination brand equity
Enhances visitor experiential offerings
Invests in the agreed-to destination vision
Creates or expands partnerships

Westville Area Chamber of Commerce

Westville Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing our business atmosphere, supporting entrepreneurs and connecting tomorrow's business leaders

Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce

The Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, as a public catalyst, partner, and investor in the community, serves the citizens and merchants by encouraging, promoting, expanding, and enhancing the business area of Whiting-Robertsdale, Indiana.

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