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…

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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…

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 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,…

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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…

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March 25, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Elliot Richardson // 847-380-4900 // [email protected] Illinois small businesses are fighting to recover from the pandemic.  However, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reports that out of the 40,000 businesses that applied for a Business Interruption Grant, only about 9,000 received funding.  Business owners hanging on by…

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Dear Members, The governor announced today a bridge plan that is meant to move us from our current Phase 4 to Phase 5. Once the state’s senior population reaches 70% with is first COVID-19 vaccination, maintains a 20% or lower ICU bed availability rate, and holds steady on COVID rates over a 28-day monitoring period,…

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The governor announced today a bridge plan that is meant to move us from our current Phase 4 to Phase 5. Once the state’s senior population reaches 70% with is first COVID-19 vaccination, maintains a 20% or lower ICU bed availability rate, and holds steady on COVID rates over a 28-day monitoring period, many businesses…

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The Grundy County Health Department provides information about a local vaccination. The State of Illinois is expanding mass vaccination efforts throughout the State, and Grundy has been selected to host an on-going mass vaccination clinic. The site will be managed by the Grundy County Health Department, but supported through the Illinois National Guard and contractual…

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