Springfield & Western MA

Inner City Capital Connections

ICCC is returning to Springfield & Western MA for a third time in 2020 thanks to our lead sponsors, MassMutual Foundation and Berkshire Bank. Massachusetts is home to 465 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 41% growth in revenue, created 1,497 jobs, and raised $90.3M in capital.

In light of the current situation, we have decided to offer the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Springfield & Western MA Opening Seminar as a virtual two-day seminar series that will take place the afternoons of August 11th and August 13th.

For questions regarding the 2019 Springfield & Western MA cohort, reach out directly to Amber Reano, Senior Program Coordinator, at (617) 238-3050 or areano@icic.org.

“I was very impressed with the organization of the program, what was going to be covered, the explanation about the various areas of business information that would be shared, it was all-encompassing. I thought it would be invaluable to my clients to attend such a program to get their business to the next level.” 

Samalid Hogan, Regional Director, MA Small Business Development Resource Center

Resources for Small Business Affected by COVID-19

We’ve created the Small Business Resource Center, which hosts a wide range of national and local resources aimed at supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find local Massachusetts resources here.

2020 Springfield & Western MA Recruitment Schedule

  • Kick-Off Breakfast: Tuesday, May 12th
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 26th
  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 17th
  • ICCC Springfield & Western MA Virtual Opening Seminar (2-day series): Tuesday, August 11th and Thursday, August 13th

Nominate for the 2020 Springfield & Western MA Cohort

ICCC has created the 2020 Springfield & Western MA Nominator Process Packet to best assist you through the nomination process. It outlines the various ways you can get involved as a nominator, the nomination and application timelines, best practices, and FAQs.

You can nominate business owners using our online Nomination Form, or by uploading your nominations to the ICCC Nomination Template and emailing it to iccc@icic.org by Friday, June 26th.  For questions about the nomination process, contact Amber Reano at (617) 238-3050 or areano@icic.org.

Apply for the 2020 Springfield & Western MA Cohort

Are you a business owner from Baltimore and surrounding communities looking to pivot your business and to gain insights to help your business survive, recover and grow? If so, apply to participate in ICCC today! The application deadline is Friday, July 17th.

The next step after completing the application is to complete a phone interview with ICCC. For questions about the application process, contact Amber Reano at (617) 238-3050 or areano@icic.org.

“I loved the experience. It was directly valuable to my business. The homework exercises from today offer another level of clarity for growth. Thank you!” 

Simply Divine Beauty, 2018 ICCC Springfield & Western MA Participant



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