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A4CB Partners with CRF to Provide PPP Loans

A4CB and CRF are now accepting PPP applications from small businesses located in Illinois and Indiana.

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Governor Pritzker Announces $275 Million Provided To Hard Hit Businesses Across Illinois Through Largest in the Nation Grant Recovery Program

The Business Interruption Grants program provided 9,000 small business grants for hard hit industries and geographies statewide.

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Mayor Lightfoot Announces $11 Million Awarded in Grants to Nearly 1,100 Bars, Restaurants and Performance Venues Through Emergency Relief Programs

Fund provides a lifeline for local hospitality businesses hard-hit by the pandemic.

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BACP Announces Selection of Eight Regional Business Centers to Bring Business Licensing Support to the Community

City initiative will provide underserved entrepreneurs with hyperlocal access to licensing services and specialized assistance.

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Amid the pandemic, one small business successfully spices up profits

By pivoting online, leaning on industry peers, and seeking financial help, small businesses find ways to make it work.

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La importancia de que los negocios tengan un buen sistema de contabilidad y una buena relación bancaria

Unos componentes esenciales de un pequeño negocio resistente a crisis.

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Why minority-owned businesses are struggling to get PPP loans

Without significant payroll expenses or relationships with commercial banks, many minority business owners left out of federal program.

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These groups build healthier neighborhoods across Chicago. To honor them, Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards go virtual tonight.

The Hatchery honored at the awards ceremony, celebrating outstanding accomplishments in neighborhood real estate development and community building.

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Minority businesses worry they are locked out of payroll lending program

Many without existing banking relationships, minority small business owners less likely to obtain first-come-first-serve PPP funds.

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Coronavirus Across Chicago: East Garfield Park

Pandemic takes even greater toll on historically disinvested neighborhoods.

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Lanzan programa para auxiliar a pequeños restaurantes afectados por la pandemia del coronavirus en Chicago

Pequeños negocios de la industria alimentaria o hotelera pueden recibir fondos de emergencia.

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