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Pritzker Creates New Tier of Punishment for Businesses Ignoring COVID-19 Order

Bars, restaurants and other businesses that open to customers in defiance of Illinois’ stay-at-home order now risk being charged with a misdemeanor. The new penalty level has been in effect since Friday afternoon when Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration quietly filed the emergency rule. While Pritzker’s executive order requires restaurants, salons and gyms to remain closed to on-site patrons due to COVID-19, the…

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Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses During the Crisis

On May 15, 2020, Larry Ivory, President and CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce participate in the Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs and Small Business During the Crisis Webinar Series. The series is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Financial Department. Yolanda Daniel, Vice President Finance and Chief Procurement Office of the Federal Reserve Bank…

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COVID-19 Survival of Black Small Businesses Is at Stake!

NBCC Call-To-Action Conference Call COVID-19 Survival of Black Small Businesses in the United States Is at Stake! Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. EDT RSVP and Get Call-In Details  The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Black lives and businesses across the U.S. While Congress has passed the CARES Act, small black businesses have been left out of funding,…

Suppliers, Buyers, Investors: Procurement Opportunities Presented by COVID-19

SI Medical Supply Call-to-Action | Suppliers, Buyers and Investors  If you have access to supplies, want supplies or want to invest or otherwise participate in the procurement opportunities created by COVID-19, contact SI Medical Supply.  We are sourcing states across the country!  Face Shields Masks Gloves Goggles Protective Clothing Sanitizers Respirators Thermometers Ventilators…and more  SI Medical Supply is a master distributor of…

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ILBCC Holds Statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Call

Engage with the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce on April 10, 2020 to discuss the future of Black businesses in Illinois during the Covid-19 pandemic in U.S. Join state leaders from across the aisle and across the state, along with business owners and leaders. Please use call-in number:+1 712-770-4160 (PIN: 168221). Mute your phones and introduce yourself/business prior to commenting.…

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Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance DCEO is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses.  These initiatives include: Hospitality Emergency Grant Program To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO launched the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds…

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