City of Chicago Business Webinars October 2020!








The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! 


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Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:00 AMWebinar:


Illinois Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program


The State of Illinois has created the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program for small businesses in Illinois suffering losses as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as communities impacted by the recent civil unrest. Applications are now open and will offer over $220 million in funds for small businesses hit hardest by the ongoing pandemic, with a focus on economically distressed communities across Illinois.


Please join us as we bring together the following partners to provide an overview of the program and how to apply.

- Ciere Boatright, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

- Brad McConnell, Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana

- Marcus Yancey, Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago


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Wednesday, September 23rd at 3:00 PMWebinar:


How to Open a Concession at O’Hare and Midway International Airports


Presented by the Chicago Department of Aviation - Concessions Department and Unison Retail Management


Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O'Hare or Midway International Airport, but don't know where to begin? Come and learn about the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and how to operate a business at the airport. This workshop will also provide an overview of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program.


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Friday, September 25th at 9:30 AM



How To Save Your Business!


Presented by Bruce Montgomery, Sunshine Enterprises


Learn the steps you can take to secure your business success when failure is not an option. Most businesses start with too little money and lack of a well developed business plan but fixing your business can’t happen unless you make it happen. This workshop will introduce you to the principles used to turn around any business. Gain an understanding of the tools and techniques you can use to jump start the process of rebuilding your business to not only survive but to thrive! Don't Give Up! Stay In It To Win It!


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All webinars are free. To register for a webinar visit


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