Gov. Announces $250 Million Back To Business Grant Program To Accelerate Small Business Recovery

Application Opens August 18th, Nation-Leading Community Navigator Program Ready to Assist Businesses in Applying SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program to support the continued recovery of small businesses across Illinois. The first in a series…

Read More

Grundy Provides Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated

The  Centers  for  Disease  Control  and  Prevention  (CDC)  has  updated  the  Interim  Public  Health Recommendations   for   Fully   Vaccinated   People   (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully- vaccinated-guidance.html). Effective immediately, Grundy County Health Department will accept this change for the county of Grundy. Per  CDC  and  IDPH,  fully  vaccinated  people  no  longer  need  to  wear  masks  or  physically  distance  in  any  non-…

Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund registration opens Friday, applications open Monday

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) provides funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to…

Read More

Shuttered Venue grant update – apps opening today at 11

In response to stakeholder feedback about reopening the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application this weekend, the application portal will now reopen Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In preparation for the opening, potential applicants should register on the portal in advance. Applicants will also need a smartphone and a multi-factor authenticator app to register and apply. The SBA…

Read More

Applications not yet open for Restaurant Revitalization Fund but sign up for emails

According to the Small Business Administration, The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5…

Read More

Chamber Ambassador Spotlight: Dayna Manegold

Chamber Ambassadors are some of the Chamber’s top liaisons to membership. They play a vital role in member retention, recruitment, and communication. Each Ambassador has made a commitment to addressing member needs through information and support, and to ensuring that questions or concerns are heard by the Grundy County Chamber Staff and Board. Below we…

Read More

U.S. Small Biz Adm. Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applications open today at 11 a.m.

 The U.S. Small Business Administration will officially open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today, April 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. central time for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief,…

Read More

ComEd Adds $9 Million in Assistance and Extends Payment Plans to Help Customers Struggling with Electric Bills

Recognizing that many Illinois families continue to be adversely affected by economic challenges resulting from the COVID–19 pandemic, ComEd is increasing financial assistance funding by $9 million to help customers regain their financial footing. ComEd worked with the Illinois Commerce Commission staff, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, other large Illinois gas and electric…

Read More