Chicago Innovators: Portage Park Woman Opens Business Incubator To Uplift Other Creatives

“It can be used for whatever your imagination comes up with,” said Michelle Morales, owner of The Joy Room Chicago.

Chicago Innovators: Michelle Morales
Michelle Morales, owner of The Joy Room Chicago at 4837 W. Irving Park Road. Courtesy of The Joy Room Chicago
Chicago Innovators: Michelle Morales
Michelle Morales, owner of The Joy Room Chicago at 4837 W. Irving Park Road. Courtesy of The Joy Room Chicago

Chicago Innovators: Portage Park Woman Opens Business Incubator To Uplift Other Creatives

“It can be used for whatever your imagination comes up with,” said Michelle Morales, owner of The Joy Room Chicago.

After losing two jobs during the pandemic last year, Michelle Morales thought about what brought her joy. That’s when she came up with the idea of opening The Joy Room Chicago, a coworking and event space in Portage Park for creatives, entrepreneurs and the community at large.

Reset learns more about the business incubator and what it was like to start a new business during the pandemic.

GUEST: Michelle Morales, owner of The Joy Room Chicago

Chicago Innovators: The Joy Room Chicago
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