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As a THANK YOU for their participation in the Smart Communities BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) pilot initiative - 8 local businesses earned a free, desktop computer.

Some of these businesses have been in the community for nearly half a decade and their products and services are greatly appreciated. Please join me in celebrating these local businesses as they receive their great incentive for participating in our program.

#8 - Leverette's Barber Shop

#9 - New Pisgah DayCare

#10 - Curves Auburn Gresham

#11 - DnZ Funeral Escort

#12 - Sally's Food and Liquors

#13 - Selvam Medical

#14 - Unique Car Wash / South Side Taco

#15 - Auburn Mechanical Heating & Cooling

If you are in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Humboldt Park, or Pilsen and you want to know how YOUR business can earn a free, desktop computer for participating in our Smart Communities Business Resource Networks - please contact us today! Time is running out. The earned computer program ends December 1, 2012.

Computers are issued on a FIRSTCOME/FIRST SERVED basis. Only businesses with complete, approved paperwork will qualify. YOU MUST provide your current state ID/Driver's License, Valid/Current Business License, and 2010 or 2011 BUSINESS TAXES. No exceptions or substitutions allowed - period. Submission of paperwork is NO guarantee for a computer - all paperwork must be valid and approved before a computer is purchased and given out. If you do NOT have all the required documents, please don't submit a request. THANK YOU!

Even if you don't qualify for a computer, if you are a start-up, new business, or seasoned business - you can still participate in any of our free classes and services as a small business owner.

BTOP is part of the Economic Stimulus under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is helping to revitalize our communities.