Our Updates and Press

A look inside Garfield Park’s food business incubator, The Hatchery

Since opening in 2018, The Hatchery has offered classes on entrepreneurship, provided kitchen space and helped with licensing for budding restaurateurs.

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Alternative Funding to Help Grow Your Business Webinar

A4CB joined the SBDC at Chinese Mutual Aid Association and other partners for a webinar about funding to grow small businesses.

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Negocios Now Announces 7th Annual “Latinos 40 Under 40” – Chicago Recipients

A4CB’s Director of Strategy and Operations, Isabel Velez Diez, was recognized in Negocios Now’s Latinos 40 Under 40.

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Starting a Business 101 Webinar

Did you miss our webinar about starting a business? Watch the recording!

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We need to hack appraisal-based lending

A4CB Board Member Joe Neri discusses how CDFIs like IFF and A4CB break the cycle of appraisal-based lending.

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Access to Capital Webinar

Watch the recording of our webinar with BACP about our lending and coaching services!

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West Side United, JPMorgan Chase Announce 2022 Small Business Grants

Allies for Community Business administered the program, providing 46 small businesses with $10,000 grants.

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Gov. Pritzker Announces $111 Million in Back to Business Grants Distributed to Support Small Businesses

Latest COVID-19 Relief Grants Prioritize State’s Hardest Hit Sectors and Disproportionately Impacted Areas

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Over 2,000 Chicago Businesses and Nonprofits Awarded Grant Funds for the New Year Under the Chi Biz Strong Grant Program and Outdoor Dining Grant Program

The programs were administered by BACP with support from Allies for Community Business.

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Visually transforming a leader in small business lending

Read about our work with Greater Good Studio to develop our new brand.

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U.S. Treasury Awards $180.3 Million to Support CDFI Investment in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

A4CB’s Financial Assistance Award will enable us to increase our lending and coaching in low-income and racially-diverse communities.

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Chicago Business Center Video

A4CB is one of eight Chicago Business Centers offering capital, licensing support, and other services. Watch the video!

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