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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 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

CTA Modernization Project Brings Small Business Opportunities

CTA and Walsh-Fluor recently attended a BCOE meeting to teach about opportunities to work on the largest capital improvement project in CTA’s history.

Local Businesses Show Signs of Supporting Safe Passage Program

This is a wonderful way for businesses, parents, and residents throughout the City to become involve in the community.

Mayor Emanuel’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Is Open For Applications!

The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is a new grant to help strengthen our commercial corridors on Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides. The NOF grant cycle is now open. 

006th District Business and Faith Based Subcommittee Joint Meeting Pot Luck!

We are welcoming businesses and faith based partners, in the 006th district police service area to Join in a Pot Luck for the December 13th meeting 10:00am - 11:30am, at the 006th district poiice station. If you come bring a dish to share. We have enough donations for drinks.

SNEAK PEEK at Monique Woodard

Monique Woodard has joined 500 Startups as its first African-American venture partner to increase the firm's investments in Black and Latino tech entrepreneurs, who have historically received a tiny fraction of U.S. venture funding.

Neighborhood Fireside Chat on Conflict Resolution

Please attend a Community FIRESIDE CHAT on Conflict Resolution and learn how to spot it, get help, or help someone else. Small businesses, organizations, community stakeholders (ALL) are welcome!! Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, 7801 S. State Street, Urban Partnership Bank (Second Floor), 2 pm – 4 pm. For more information or to RSVP your attendance, please call (773) 483-3696 or email

Despite Rain, Thousands Visit 79th Street Festival

A little rain wasn't enough to stop the crowds from descending onto 79th Street for the 5th Annual Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance Festival. More than 100 vendors and entertainers participated.

Asset Mapping Identifies Community's Businesses, Organizations

Local youth worked with the University of Chicago's Urban Health Initiative and the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation to research and organize information about neighborhood resources and services.