Berwyn Development Corporation seleccionada para apoyar/Berwyn Development Corporation selected to support Small Businesses

Berwyn Development Corporation seleccionada para apoyar/Berwyn Development Corporation selected to support Small Businesses

Berwyn Development Corporation seleccionada para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas suburbanas del Condado de Cook

Condado de Cook.–  El presidente de la Junta del Condado de Cook, Toni Preckwinkle, la Oficina de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Cook y Next Street, anunciaron el lanzamiento del Programa de Asistencia para la Recuperación de Pequeñas Empresas COVID-19 del Condado de Cook, un programa de asesoramiento, educación y subvenciones para pequeñas empresas a través de la pandemia COVID-19.

“Las pequeñas empresas son la columna vertebral de nuestra economía local y emplean a muchos de nuestros residentes”, dijo el presidente de la Junta del Condado de Cook, Toni Preckwinkle. “El apoyo financiero directo y la orientación estratégica ayudan a las pequeñas empresas que intentan sobrevivir a esta pandemia. Además de nuestro programa de préstamos de $ 10 millones, me complace que ahora podamos ofrecer $ 12,6 millones adicionales en subvenciones a las empresas “.

Las empresas del condado de Cook necesitarán un estimado de $ 510M- $ 1.28B en el primer año de recuperación de COVID-19, con $ 267M- $ 671M de ese total necesario para los dueños de negocios de color, según estimaciones recientes del coordinador del programa, Next Street.

A nivel local, Berwyn Development Corporation fue seleccionada como una organización de servicios comerciales de apoyo para ayudar a las empresas de Berwyn y del condado suburbano de Cook a solicitar este programa. El programa ofrecerá seminarios web grupales y asesoramiento empresarial a pequeñas empresas en todo el condado, así como subvenciones de recuperación de $ 10,000 para pequeñas empresas elegibles en los suburbios del condado de Cook. Si tiene pequeñas empresas en su red que necesitan apoyo, le recomendamos que las envíe a www.cookcountysmallbusinessassistance.com para obtener más información y presentar una solicitud.

“Estamos emocionados de ser socios en esta gran iniciativa para apoyar a nuestra comunidad de pequeñas empresas. Este programa tiene la capacidad de ofrecer no solo algún alivio financiero, sino también asistencia técnica y asesoramiento críticos que son igualmente importantes para estos empresarios ”, comentó David Hulseberg, director ejecutivo de Berwyn Development Corporation.

El programa, que es parte de la Iniciativa de Recuperación Comunitaria del Condado de Cook, fue fundado a través de una asociación entre Acción, Chicago TREND, Chicago Urban League, Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Illinois, Next Street y Women’s Business Development Center, con fondos proporcionados por el Condado de Cook. y el Fondo de Chicago Community Trust para el crecimiento empresarial equitativo, con financiación específica para este programa del Trust, la Fundación John D. y Catherine T. MacArthur, la Fundación Robert R. McCormick y la Fundación Polk Bros.

Este Programa de Recuperación de COVID-19 colaborativo también establece un precedente para un enfoque coordinado de todo el sistema que aumenta la capacidad de las organizaciones de servicios comerciales en todo el condado de Cook, basándose en los hallazgos del Informe de Evaluación del Ecosistema de Pequeñas Empresas de Chicago, que llevó a esfuerzos como el Coalición de crecimiento inclusivo de Chicago y el Fondo para el crecimiento empresarial equitativo.

Las organizaciones participantes incluyen organizaciones de cuatro categorías: 1) Coordinador del programa: Next Street, 2) Organizaciones líderes de servicios empresariales: Liga urbana de Chicago, Cámara de comercio hispana de Illinois y Centro de desarrollo empresarial para mujeres, 3) Organizaciones de servicios empresariales de apoyo: Acción, Berwyn Development Corporation, Chicago TREND, Cook County Black Chamber Corporation y Southland Development Authority, y 4) Socios de referencia: Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Chamber 57, Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council , Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Economic Strategies Development Corporation, Far South Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, Ignite Technology & Innovation, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Illinois Restaurant Association, Indo-American Center, Mid-South Business Association and Resource Center, Mujeres Latinas En Acción, Next Level Northwest, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Schaumburg Business Association, Somercor, Southwest Collective , Sunshine Enterprises y YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

 

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Berwyn Development Corporation selected to support Small Businesses in Suburban Cook County

 

Cook County.– Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and Next Street, announced the launch of the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Small Business Assistance Program, a business advising, education and grant program designed to help small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and employ many of our residents,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “Direct financial support and strategic guidance assist small businesses trying to survive through this pandemic. In addition to our $10 Million loan program, I am pleased we can now offer an additional $12.6 Million in grants to businesses.”

Cook County businesses will need an estimated $510M-$1.28B in the first year of COVID-19 recovery, with $267M-$671M of that total needed for business owners of color, based on recent estimates by program coordinator, Next Street.

Locally, the Berwyn Development Corporation was selected as a Supporting Business Service Organization to assist Berwyn and Suburban Cook County businesses in applying for this program. The program will offer group webinars and business advising to small businesses across the county, as well as $10,000 recovery grants for eligible small businesses in suburban Cook County. If you have small businesses in your network that need support, we encourage you to send them to www.cookcountysmallbusinessassistance.com for more information and to apply.

“We are excited to be a partner in this great initiative to support our small business community. This program has the ability to offer not only some financial relief, but critical technical assistance and advising that is just as important for these entrepreneurs,” shared David Hulseberg, Executive Director of the Berwyn Development Corporation.

The program, which is part of the Cook County Community Recovery Initiative, was founded through a partnership between Accion, Chicago TREND, Chicago Urban League, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Next Street, and Women’s Business Development Center, with funding provided by Cook County and The Chicago Community Trust’s Fund for Equitable Business Growth, with specific funding for this Program from the Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and the Polk Bros. Foundation.

This collaborative COVID-19 Recovery Program also establishes a precedent for a coordinated, systems-wide approach increasing the capacity of business service organizations throughout Cook County, building upon the findings from the Assessing Chicago’s Small Business Ecosystem Report, which led to efforts such as the Chicago Inclusive Growth Coalition and the Fund for Equitable Business Growth.

Participating organizations include organizations across four categories: 1) Program Coordinator: Next Street, 2) Lead Business Service Organizations: Chicago Urban League, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Women’s Business Development Center, 3) Supporting Business Service Organizations: Accion, Berwyn Development Corporation, Chicago TREND, Cook County Black Chamber Corporation, and Southland Development Authority, and 4) Referral Partners: Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Chamber 57, Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Economic Strategies Development Corporation, Far South Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, Ignite Technology & Innovation, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Illinois Restaurant Association, Indo-American Center, Mid-South Business Association and Resource Center, Mujeres Latinas En Acción, Next Level Northwest, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Schaumburg Business Association, Somercor, Southwest Collective, Sunshine Enterprises, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

 

 

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