The Community Foundation of Grundy County and the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry are excited to announce 35 local small businesses have been selected to receive $1,000 grants to support their efforts to serve the community during this pandemic. “Yes, we gave a few grants to small businesses as a result of the…

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Dear Chamber Members, It’s been awhile since we’ve sent a COVID-19 update. We continue to stay on the forefront of information and discussions that impact our local business community. Grundychamber.com continues to be updated regularly with the latest information and resources. Today we are communicating a grant opportunity for businesses located in a brick and…

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President Trump recently extended the Payment Protection Loan program so applications have been reopened. Applications are now being accepted through Aug. 8, 2020. Applications for the federal loan are done through your local bank. To find a local bank check the Chamber’s business directory. For details on the application requirements and on the forgiveness opportunity…

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Chamber & GEDC survey local businesses on impact of COVID-19 A recent survey conducted by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and the Grundy Economic Development Council yielded positive news from the business community. Over 70 percent of the respondents indicated they were “very confident” their business would survive the recent hardships caused by the…

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The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Community Foundation of Grundy County have teamed up to offer $1,000 small business grants to local businesses and Chamber members impacted by COVID-19. Through the contributions of Community Foundation donors, Grundy County Chamber members, community members and a sponsorship from LyondellBasell, the two organizations have…

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Dear Members, The State of Illinois has released Phase 4 Guidelines starting Friday, June 26 for doing business in various industries. The details for Phase 4 and several industries will be linked throughout this email below. For overall information visit Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Phase 4 site here. If you and your employees…

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During his press conference today, Gov. Pritzker announced several funding opportunities, including a new one specific to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Business Interruption Grants will given to 3,500 businesses that “experienced a limited ability to operate due to COVID-19 related closures.” Applications for the grant are supposed to be made available Monday, June…

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The Small Business Administration is offering a free webinar tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. on several funding programs, including the Paycheck Protection loan and the recent changes made. These changes include an extension of the loan forgiveness period for those who have already received the PPP funds and for those who apply in the future. The…

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With Illinois moving into Phase 3, many of our local businesses are reopening tomorrow, including the Grundy County Chamber! Per the guidelines for offices, we will be staggering our employee shifts, but we’ll be in office Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We were excited to do our very own “Reopening Ribbon Cutting,”…

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