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July 19th, 2021:
CHIBIZ Strong: How it affects businesses - Cityscape Launches R.E. Equity Platform - Day Tripping: Grownups Only or Kid Friendly - Golf Industry Turnaround? - Avoid 'Greenwashing'
Learn how the Initiative affects you, your business, or your employees
BACP is pleased to announce that Chicago’s City Council passed the Chi Biz Strong Initiative on June 25, 2021. This bold legislative package contains a number of initiatives to help jumpstart recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set businesses, workers and consumers on the path towards a stronger future.
Designing a Real Estate Equity Platform,
Cityscape Launches Data Equity Cohort

Chicago Cityscape is launching a grant-supported program to design a real estate information platform designed to develop more equitable development in overlooked and underinvested neighborhoods.  

The Searle Fund awarded a capacity building grant through the Chicago Community Trust for Cityscale to 
  • Coach focus organizations and individuals o leverage current tools on the Cityscape platform — for free — in exchange for their feedback
  • Learn from them what needs to be added, adjusted, and improved on our platform to co-design solutions to meet their missions.
  • Continue to reduce barriers to access data and technology in the community development process.
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Steven Vance, Chicago Cityscape, 6/17/2021
The 90s boom for golfing edged downward over the last 15 years with 1,645 of 4,567 courses closing, per the National Golf Foundation, some of which were redeveloped as residential or mixed-use properties. Yet, according to a BisNow article the game, and the business, might make a comeback.
"The Great Golf Course
Contraction Might Be Over"
Dees Stribling, BisNow National 7/14/2021
With the growing demand for sustainable products, unscrupulous businesses are looking to grab a piece of the action with greenwashing - exaggerating the green features of a product, service, or even an entire business operation. This article defines and outlines greenwashing and avoiding it with insight from the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides for ethical marketing.
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What is Greenwashing and How to Tell Which Companies are Truly Environmentally Responsible
Dwight Pavlovic, HP Tech@Work - 7/9/2021
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DAY TRIPPING - Grownups Only to Family Friendly

Pack a Picnic, Bottle of Wine and "Raviniate"

From Rafting the Vermillion to A Historical Look Back

Family Friendly Fun - Click for 20 Day Trips Near Chicago for Kids This Summer
Maureen Wilke, MommyPoppins - 6/18/2021
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07/21 SBDC Webinar: Restaurant 101 - 11 AM to Noon
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