Our Updates and Press

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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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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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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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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Chicago Nonprofit Holistically Supports BIPOC Entrepreneurs

Read about our relaunch, new strategic plan, and new lending policies.

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BACP Announces Launch of Chicago Business Center Program to Bring Business Licensing Support to the Community

Eight centers, including one led by Allies for Community Business, will help serve entrepreneurs in historically underserved locations and populations.

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BACP Webinar Recording: Capital, Coaching, and Collaboration for Small Businesses

Watch the webinar recording to hear more about A4CB’s new and updated services.

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Así es la labor de esta organización en Chicago para apoyar a pequeños negocios afectados por la pandemia

Elvin Rodriguez, de A4CB, apareció en Univisión Chicago para hablar sobre nuestro relanzamiento.

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Nonprofit lender makes changes to expand small-business loans on South and West sides

Read about our new lending policies in the Chicago Tribune!

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