Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses
August 3, 2020

Cook County Recovery Initiative webinar
Tinley Park businesses are invited to participate in a Cook County Recovery Initiative webinar at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. The free webinar will provide information on:

  • COVID-19 relief and resources from experts, including updates from federal, state and county recovery program representatives
  • Key deadlines and guidance for grant applications
  • Detailed guides with expert advice and links to applications, resources and more

Register today to participate in this webinar.
Learn how to maximize guest space during Aug. 6 webinar
The Illinois Restaurant Association will host a webinar titled "Maximize Your Guest Space: Architects and Planners Offer Reopening Guidance" at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

Register to learn how to open and maximize your indoor and outdoor space. From permits to design, architects and planners from City Open Workshop will offer expert advice for restaurants and bars looking to optimize their space for guests.

The webinar is part of the Illinois Restaurant Association's Webinar Series for Restaurants. This webinar is provided in partnership with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Community Recovery Initiative.

Register now to take part in this informative webinar!
Apply for Child Care Restoration Grants
The State has directed at least $270 million of its Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund to support the economic health of child care providers as the Illinois economy reopens in the coming months. As part of CURE, the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program is specifically designed to support businesses that endure lost revenue due to COVID-19.

To apply for Child Care Restoration Grants, log in to the Gateways Registry and enter your Director Portal. Access the application by clicking on the Child Care Restoration Grants Application box and then click on "Apply Now" to begin your application.

Applications will be available through August 14. Learn more on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.
Community Development Spotlight:
Malvi Shah, Health and Consumer Protection Officer
My work responsibilities include conducting food safety and health inspections at all businesses in Tinley Park that serve food. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, day cares, outdoor events and concerts. I strive to educate the public and businesses on food safety and following the best practices to serve food safely. I also investigate all complaints that come in and work on achieving compliance.

With all that is going on right now, we can all see how public health plays a critical role in all of our lives. I lead my job with education first and foremost. The community and environment are constantly changing, and I work hard on staying current with all the information, which I provide to Tinley Park. Constant staff, culture and innovation changes sometimes provide inconsistencies and poor food handling, which can result with people becoming ill.

My job is to help eliminate foodborne illness outbreaks, protect the public and help businesses to keep up standard with the FDA food code.
Save Aug. 26 for PPP webinar
The Village will host a webinar on Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The webinar will also cover other key CARES Act considerations and will be presented by Megan Angle from PorteBrown Accountants and Advisors. Save the date!
Village seeks 80th Avenue station vendor
The Village of Tinley Park is requesting qualifications from commercial business owners interested in operating an approximately 800-square foot café within the 80th Avenue Metra train station, located just east of 80th Avenue along the Metra Rock Island commuter rail line.

The 5,400-square-foot brick station features a clock tower, a full kitchen, a great hall with a 25-foot-high ceiling, a covered drop-off area and veranda, interior booth seating, two restrooms and a fireplace.

The selected vendor will have direct access to the entire station, including the great hall. The Village is seeking a high-quality retail or service firm with an excellent operating record whose use of the train station will, in addition to serving the more than 2,400 daily Metra commuters, create a destination for residents and visitors during off-peak train station hours.

Respondents are encouraged to submit plans they believe will be in the best interest of Metra riders and the Village. The Village also encourages creative plans envisioning a variety of café services.

For more information, please visit the Village's  Open Bids and Contracts page.
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000
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