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Chicago Recovery Plan Grant launches citywide for entrepreneurs/businesses

See recap of webinar, Chicago Recovery Plan launches citywide grant application for entrepreneurs, on 1/6/22. Click the story to find details!

CTA’S RPM Project Stimulates Economic Growth for Chicago's Small, Diverse Businesses

Program assists nearly 100 businesses in building financial capacity, securing federal loan assistance

CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization Project (RPM), Walsh-Fluor Assist Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

CTA and Walsh-Fluor helped 10 small businesses working on the RPM project to secure $3.4 million in federal funds.

Mayor Lightfoot and CTA Launch "CTA Building Small Businesses Program" to Help Local Entrepreneurs Work on Largest Project in Agency History

CTA and Walsh-Fluor team up with LISC Chicago to help small firms compete for large-scale capital projects in Chicago like RPM Phase One

Positive Friday Message on Inclusive Employment from Brenda...

"...New Orleans Business Alliance and the Aspen Skills Academy are working together to create new pathways to prosperity for the economically insecure residents in New Orleans."

FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall!

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086. You also can register by emailing workshops are free and are located at the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Room 805.

County Executives Address Tax Program at BOP BIZ Center

Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore (4th District) and two Cook County
Planning & Development executives visited the BOP BIZ center January 27th to speak
to more than 40 community members about the County’s economic development
programs and the controversy beverage tax.

Fantastic: Financial Consultant Charles Evans Joins BopBiz Center

Charles Evans joins the new BopBiz Center in the Chatham community!

AOL Inc. Steve Case, Renowned Philanthropist and Entrepreneur arrives in Chicag

World-renowned author and entrepreneur Steve Case speaks at Chicago Leadership Luncheon geared toward investing in Chicago-area female and minority entrepreneurs. Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. The Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr.,  Chicago, IL.

Small Business Improvement Fund Roll-out, July 29th

This month, City of Chicago has new SBIF district funding roll-outs to announce for Auburn Gresham. Please attend a forum to learn all about it. Make sure to RSVP your businesses' attendance to this important neighborhood revitalization funding tool. It is one avenue used to help improve the success of your business. Contact GADC at 773-483-3696 to confirm attendance, at the upcoming July 29th SBIF Forum.

SSA #32 July 17 Business Workshop Recap

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and Special Service Area #32 held a Business Workshop on July 17, 2014 to assist local businesses with getting their business online and learning about the Facade Enhancement Program. Contact Cheryl Johnson or Matt Madsen at (773) 723-3557 or visit 7903 S. Racine, Chicago, 60620, for updated information on services we provide to the business community.

Websites Now Free for Illinois Businesses

Google's Illinois Get Your Business Online Program Makes it Easy for Auburn Gresham Businesses to Grow