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Dear Business Owners and Community Partners,

Supporting local businesses and enhancing the quality of life in our community is the mission of the 95th Street Beverly Hills Business Association. For the past six weeks, however, we have been dealing with an unprecedented situation that has left us feeling uneasy at best. We’ve been scrambling to provide comprehensive and timely information, knowing that these efforts cannot undo the damage to our local businesses and economy.

As we navigate the re-opening of non-essential businesses and new protocols for day-to-day interaction, we will continue to be a trusted resource for you and your business. The road ahead is sure to contain more than a few twists, turns and bumps, but we will be with you every step of the way.

Please know that we are deeply grateful for your perseverance and continued investment in your business and the community. You are important to us, and we are working to help you overcome the challenges of our new reality as we look to brighter days ahead.

Chicago Treasurer’s Office Offers “Money Mondays” Webinars

To ensure everyone has access to essential financial resources and information needed to weather the current crisis, the City of Chicago Treasurer’s office is hosting “Money Mondays with Melissa,” a series of webinars on May 4, 11, and 18. 

In the first webinar on Monday, May 4, at noon, City of Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin speaks with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Working Credit’s co-founder Amanda Carney. They will share financial tips and give advice for how to reduce expenses and save money, pay the mortgage or the rent, and help with making difficult financial decisions during the COVID-19 crisis. 
The May 4 webinar will address the following questions: 
  • What should I do if I’m unable to pay my mortgage or rent? 
  • How are mandated closures and other governmental regulations issued to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 going to impact me and my family? 
  • Which bills are the most important to pay first? 
  • What should I do if I can’t pay my utilities, student loans or other monthly expenses? 
  • How do I collect unemployment? 
  • Where can I go to look for a job? Who is hiring? 
  • Where can I find other help I may need?
Sign up for "Money Monday"

BAPA Offers Instagram Workshop May 6

BAPA kicks off its free Digital Sales and Marketing Workshop Series on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 am with Instagram!  Local entrepreneur and social media guru Maggie O'Reilly, founder and designer of Mayta Collection, will talk about how to establish brand recognition, grow your followers and drive sales through Instagram, even while social distancing. 
Register for Digital Marketing Workshop

IL Chamber Webinar Addresses Re-Opening the Economy

May 15, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Webinar

“Business as usual” will be anything but for quite some time moving forward. However, employers need to evaluate many issues and risks when attempting to return to a “new normal” and begin to sell, service and/or produce as much as they can in the coming days, weeks and months. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is offering a webinar on preparing companies for these upcoming challenges. This session will be held on May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Please join a collaboration of business-focused healthcare, corporate and labor/employment attorneys from SmithAmundsen LLC, as they deliver a timely presentation to help employers throughout Illinois get back to business as effectively as possible.

This 90-minute webinar will focus on the following topics:
  • Phasing in essential workers, the latest guidance from local, state and federal government
  • Checking temps at the door
  • Providing PPE – who pays for it?
  • Managing public transportation and commuting problems
  • Reacting to childcare issues
  • Protecting health/privacy issues
  • Avoiding discrimination claims and related pitfalls
  • Diminishing the threat of Workers Compensation claims
  • Supporting subcontractors/independent contractors without making them employees
  • Managing Public Relations
  • And More!
Register here

Because You Asked: Local Suppliers of Face Masks & Cleaning Supplies

Thank you to MPBHBA member Desi Smith of Ideal Real Estate, LLC and 95th Street Business Association member Ted Hollander of Complus Inc. for sharing the following information on suppliers who can provide masks and cleaning supplies. 

Some local businesses have expressed concern about challenges they are facing in acquiring the necessary PPE and cleaning products to protect customers and employees when businesses are allowed to reopen. 

Please contact the two suppliers below with your questions or orders. Digislate, the supplier of face masks, will waive their $75 art setup fee for custom printing. 

Also, feel free to email us with supply chain information that may be helpful for our business community. We are better together!

Ambers Cleaning & Supplies, 708-932-6423, email Darnell Boxley
Digislate, Inc., 630-615-0793, for face masks

New Survey to Gauge Local Impact of COVID-19

The 95th Street Beverly Hills Business Association and the MPBHBA have partnered to create a brief survey for our local businesses. Our goal is to gather information for our advocacy efforts and to share it with local elected officials and government agencies working on future financial aid packages for small businesses.
Take survey
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