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NBW Announces the Launch of North Branch River Works: A Plan for Community, Jobs & Innovation

Chicago, Illinois – North Branch Works is excited to announce the launch of North Branch River Works: A Plan for Community, Jobs, and Innovation and the first outreach meeting on Tuesday, July 15th, where the general public will be introduced to the project and be given the chance to share their ideas, issues, and concerns with North Branch Works and their consultant team. The meeting will be hosted at the Little Sisters of the Poor (Auditorium) located at 2325 North Lakewood Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Doors will open at 6pm and the meeting will begin at 6:30pm. The general public will also have the opportunity to provide feedback throughout the course of the 18-month planning process via a web application found at

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LEED on… Ted Wysocki bids farewell to North Branch Works

Today’s social media world brought me a dozen congratulations in early February from LinkedIn colleagues on my 12th anniversary as CEO of the Local Economic & Employment Development [LEED] Council. What I have not yet posted is that I am moving on.


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North Branch Works Partners with IMEC

 NBW’s Partners with IMEC 

(Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center)

New PictureNorth Branch Works has entered into a contract with IMEC to market their services and help expand and improve the capabilities of manufacturing companies in our corridors. Ted Wysocki, NBW’s CEO, notes, “We look forward to bringing IMEC’s valuable services to firms in our corridor to enhance your productivity and achieve profitable growth.”

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Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors 2014

Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors Program 2014

North Branch Works, a Delegate Agency for the City of Chicago, has been awarded our 4th Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) Grant for 2014. The SARFS Program is a free program for income eligible seniors funded by the City of Chicago- Department of Planning and Development. The purpose of this program is to help low–income seniors remain in their homes and improve the quality of their lives, with appropriate repairs and installations of safety equipment, security improvements, and other items, which make homes easier to use.  Under the SARFS Program, North Branch Works will also be installing ramps for disabled seniors, as assigned by the City.

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Illinois’ Urban Weatherization Initiative (UWI)

North Branch Works and Delta Institute are offering eight (8) training sessions in Winter/Spring 2014 for the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Building Analyst (BA) certification (also known as Home Energy Auditor Training or HEAT) and Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer (WHALCI) certification.Presentation1b

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