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We’ll Keep You Informed City of Chicago Updates Regarding COVID-19

The leaders of the business associations across the City of Chicago are engaging in a weekly conference call with the leaders of the city's Business Affairs and Consumer Protection division and Mayor Lightfoot's chief of staff. These calls will take place each Monday at 3 p.m. We will share any information we learn with our business leaders as these next weeks unfold.

The city’s BACP has created an online Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Businesses, Consumers and Employees page with the latest information related to the outbreak and resources for businesses during this time. 

The City of Chicago also has an online Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response Center with helpful information.

Yesterday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund, which will help to provide small businesses with emergency cash flow during this immediate health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans.
Learn more about fund

Meanwhile, Let Us Help Promote Your Adjusted Hours & Services

Business owners, please share any specials you are running, changes in hours, etc., on the 95th Street and Live 19 Facebook pages. Live 19 is a collaborative page shared among all of the business associations in the 19th Ward. Social media is available for them to help keep their customers informed. We simply ask that each business limit their posts on these pages to once a week.  

Our Welcome Sign is Missing

Unfortunately, our "Welcome to Beverly Hills" sign on the east end of 95th Street was stolen earlier this week. We are working with the 22nd District but so far don't have any leads. We are working quickly to replace this sign. 

State Seeks Input from Businesses on Coronavirus Impact

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is conducting a survey of businesses to evaluate the effects of the coronavirus epidemic on the state’s economy. 

Policy makers in Springfield are contemplating several proposals to help mitigate the financial damage being experienced by Illinois businesses, including delaying sales tax payment schedules, shoring up the unemployment insurance trust fund with federal dollars, and delaying the phase-in of the minimum wage increase. It is important to emphasize these are just ideas at this point—they’ve yet to be debated in any meaningful way, let alone enacted. But by participating in the attached survey, businesses can help provide information and opinions that will help inform the discussions that are occurring right now in the State Legislature. 
Take survey
We continue to work closely with Alderman Matt O'Shea, BAPA, and our neighboring business associations to support your business. Please feel free to contact Erin at any time if you need immediate assistance. We are here to support you!
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