COVID-19: Business Information & Resources
We continue to assemble resources and information regarding COVID-19. We are working to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. Please visit http://www.cusbdc.org/covid-19-business-information-resources/ for a complete list of business & community resources and send any questions to info@cusbdc.org .
State of Illinois
Today Governor Pritzker announced that he will extend the state's disaster declaration, stay-at-home order and suspension of schools and on-site learning through April 30, 2020.

Visit Coronavirus.illinois.gov for all the latest information from the state of Illinois.

Have questions? Email  CEO.support@illinois.gov
Upcoming Webinars
COVID-19 Financial Assistance for IL Small Businesses
April 1, 2020
10 AM - 11 AM
With information rapidly changing, we are committed to providing accurate training, information sharing, and guidance on the different financial assistance options available to small business in Illinois. This webinar, led by SBDC Director Don Elmore, will provide details about the financial options available, including eligibility requirements, what documents are necessary to apply, program terms, and more. The webinar will be approximately 30-45 minutes of presentation time followed by Q&A. Participants will be able to ask questions in the chat box, which will be moderated by a member of our team.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act): How Employers Can Take Advantage  
April 2, 2020
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Hosted by the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, this program is for companies that are struggling with paying their bills. Topics presented: how to get funds from the SBA which may be forgivable, about enhanced unemployment benefits, about additional government funding, and how to have these discussions with your banker.
CU Tech Small Business Employment Law: Responding to COVID-19
April 2, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Employment law questions about the COVID-19 pandemic are multiplying fast. Employers are facing questions on workplace safety, government or employer imposed quarantines, remote work policies, sick leave, layoffs, furloughs, travel restrictions, HIPAA privacy rules, and implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Join us in a webinar with Champaign-Urbana attorney, Lorna Geiler, shareholder at Meyer Capel. Lorna Geiler concentrates her practice on employment and labor law, representing primarily employers in ensuring compliance with applicable laws. She has been providing regular updates and answers for local employers concerned about employment guidelines in this unprecedented and quickly evolving time. This session will include a presentation followed by limited Q&A to help local tech employers. This webinar is co-hosted by the University of Illinois Research Park, CU Tech CEO Roundtable, and the Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC.
COVID-19 Financial Assistance for IL Small Businesses
April 2, 2020
11 AM - 12 PM
With information rapidly changing, we are committed to providing accurate training, information sharing, and guidance on the different financial assistance options available to small business in Illinois. This webinar, led by SBDC Director Don Elmore, will provide details about the financial options available, including eligibility requirements, what documents are necessary to apply, program terms, and more. The webinar will be approximately 30-45 minutes of presentation time followed by Q&A. Participants will be able to ask questions in the chat box, which will be moderated by a member of our team.
COVID-19 Financial Assistance for IL Small Businesses
April 3, 2020
4 PM - 5 PM
With information rapidly changing, we are committed to providing accurate training, information sharing, and guidance on the different financial assistance options available to small business in Illinois. This webinar, led by SBDC Director Don Elmore, will provide details about the financial options available, including eligibility requirements, what documents are necessary to apply, program terms, and more. The webinar will be approximately 30-45 minutes of presentation time followed by Q&A. Participants will be able to ask questions in the chat box, which will be moderated by a member of our team.
We're Here to Help
If you have a question, want to share information about your company’s situation, and/or are in need of resources, please contact us:

  • Carly McCrory-McKay, Executive Director - Champaign County EDC
  • carly@champaigncountyedc.org / 217-649-2586
  • Jordan Landeck, Marketing & Events Director - Champaign County EDC
  • jordan@champaigncountyedc.org
  • Don Elmore, Director - Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC
  • don@cusbdc.org
  • Mariel Huasanga, International Trade Center Director - Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC
  • mariel@cusbdc.org