Our Updates and Press

A4CB Appears on Grow Progresando Radio Show

A4CB’s Elvin Rodriguez speaks with Rogers Park Business Alliance about how to start and grow a business.

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Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab Graduates Its Fifth Cohort

On May 25, the fifth cohort of A4CB’s Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab (NEL) graduated from the rigorous nine-month virtual accelerator program.

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Alternative Access to Capital with Allies

A4CB CEO Brad McConnell appeared on the Money Talk Radio Show with our partner NuMark Credit Union.

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President Preckwinkle announces Small Business Week to support local companies, entrepreneurs, and county’s $29M investment

A4CB is thankful for our continued partnership with Cook County to support small businesses.

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Allies for Community Business meet 10 times the demand for small-business funding with Smartsheet

A4CB’s partnership with Smartsheet helps securely and reliably connect small businesses with capital, coaching, and collaboration.

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Si tienes un pequeño negocio en Chicago y necesitas ayuda en tiempos de pandemia, esta información te interesa

Elvin Rodriguez de A4CB apareció en Univisión Chicago para hablar sobre nuestros prestamos.

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An inside look at how Kamala Harris is engaging with community lenders to support small businesses

CBS News spoke to A4CB CEO Brad McConnell about federal assistance for CDFIs.

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Chicago announces first Medal of Honor recipients

A4CB CEO Brad McConnell received the Mayor’s Medal of Honor for his leadership on the Small Business Resiliency Fund.

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Business owners of color faced greater challenges getting loans amid pandemic, report finds — even when they were a low credit risk

CBS News spoke to A4CB CEO Brad McConnell and A4CB client Latin Plate Catering on the causes and effects of inequitable lending policies.

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Faster, Safer Lending with Enhanced Signer Verification

A4CB participated in DocuSign’s Momentum Conference. Thanks to this partnership, A4CB improved capital procedures during the pandemic.

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Mayor Lightfoot announces new Medal of Honor, recognizing those who made impact during Chicago COVID-19 pandemic

A4CB recognized for work on the Small Business Resiliency Fund, the largest municipal small business loan program in the US.

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Rethinking credit risk in underserved communities

Allies for Community Business CEO Brad McConnell featured on the BAI Banking Strategies podcast.

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