Our Updates and Press

Chicago community lenders among recipients of grants announced by VP Kamala Harris

A4CB is honored to receive funding through the CDFI Equitable Recovery Program so that we can provide more of the capital, coaching, and connections that entrepreneurs need.

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Northern Illinois Community Initiatives to provide access to $1 million in small business loans to support women, minority entrepreneurs over the next four years

A4CB is partnering with Northern Illinois Community Initiatives to provide capital to small business owners in south suburban Cook County, Joliet and Rockford.

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Over 70 Chicago Business Service Organizations Will Receive Funding to Deliver No-Cost Business Development Assistance to Start-Up Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Allies for Community Business is among the grantees of the BACP Neighborhood Business Development Centers program to help small businesses in Chicago build capacity and grow sustainably.

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WSU Awards $400,000 in Small Business Grants

A4CB acted as the program administrator for the West Side United 2022 Small Business Grant Program. Forty $10,000 grants were awarded to businesses on Chicago’s West Side.

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Starting a Business 101 Webinar

Did you miss our Starting a Business 101 Webinar? Watch the recording!

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Lenders can be more creative in financing food entrepreneurs

A4CB’s CEO Brad McConnell discusses inequities in lending to food and beverage entrepreneurs and how A4CB uses technology and a creative credit policy to offer more equitable solutions.

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Capital, Coaching, and Connections for Small Businesses Webinar

Did you miss our Capital, Coaching, and Connections for Small Businesses Webinar with BACP? Watch the recording!

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Access to Capital: Bank and CDFI Options for South Bend Small Businesses

Did you miss our Access to Capital Webinar for South Bend businesses? Watch the recording!

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Personal Financial Coaching Webinar

Did you miss our webinar about personal financial coaching? Watch the recording!

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Shop Small This Holiday Season with CDFI-Funded Business Gift Guides!

A4CB’s Client Marketplace was featured in Opportunity Finance Network’s list of holiday gift guides!

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Access to Capital Webinar

Did you miss our Access to Capital webinar? Watch the recording!

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Preparing to Hire Webinar

Did you miss our webinar about hiring? Watch the recording!

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