Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
Partnering with Organizations to Support the Greater Chicago Community
PRESENTED BY FRAGOMEN
Fragomen, a leading firm dedicated to immigration services worldwide, is committed to giving back to the communities where its people live and work. Clients spanning a wide range of industries call on Fragomen’s Chicago office to help them meet their U.S. and worldwide immigration needs.
Now Available to Watch: 31st Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
On Monday, November 14, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce hosted the 31st Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner to honor United Airlines President Brett J. Hart with the Award for Distinguished Leadership. The program is now available to watch on YouTube.
Using Your Board of Directors to Define Your Organization’s Planning and Purpose
PRESENTED BY ILLINOIS SBDC
Strategic planning is the effort where boards formulate a plan to guide a nonprofit’s activities toward fulfilling its mission. On December 7, learn about your board’s role in developing a strategic plan from goal setting, tactics to reach those goals, and putting the plan into practice.
Small Business Storefront Activations Launch across Chicago Creating Unique Shopping Experiences
PRESENTED BY CHICAGO BACP
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced the opening of over 55 spaces as part of the City’s Small Business Storefront Activation Program. These storefront activations are the culmination of $2 million in grant funding the City awarded to 17 local community and economic development organizations to support small businesses by activating previously vacant storefronts across the city.
State of Illinois Launches $5 Million Grant Match Program to Spur Innovation in Cutting Edge Technologies
PRESENTED BY ILLINOIS DCEO
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced $5 million in state-funded matching grants for businesses who have received federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The federal SBIR & STTR programs provide grants for research and development (R&D) to small businesses to encourage private sector innovation in emerging technologies.
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