The DNA Top 10 list of weekly events is temporarily on hold while we dedicate 100% of our efforts to supporting all Downtown Elgin businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Here are 10 ways you can help, links to local resources and fun ideas for things to do while you're stuck at home.
#1 ORDER TAKEOUT

Consider ordering food for take out, curbside pickup or delivery from a local restaurant and enter the DNA "Take Out to Win" contest on the Downtown Elgin Facebook page for a chance to WIN your next meal courtesy of the DNA.

#2 SHOP LOCAL ONLINE

Many local businesses are offering ways to shop online and/or purchase egift cards or special package deals.

Or, call/visit the website of your favorite local business to inquire directly.
#3 SHARE ON FACEBOOK

Team DNA is sharing posts from local businesses to the Downtown Elgin Facebook page. Follow us for the latest updates from all your favorite local businesses in one convenient place!

Please also share local business posts and consider leaving positive reviews!

#4 STAY UP-TO-DATE

Visit the community resource page on the Downtown Elgin website for the latest local information plus links to City, State and National resources.

#5 CITY MAPPING GUIDE

Visit the City of Elgin Interactive Mapping Guide for a listing of Human Services, School Food Distribution Centers, Open & Closed businesses.

#6 BUSINESS RESOURCES

Visit the business resource page on the Downtown Elgin website for important business resources including links to SBA resources, State of Illinois links and much more including the DNA Small Business Virtual Town Hall happening on Thursday, March 26th.

#7 GAIL BORDEN ONLINE

Gail Borden Public Library has created online library programing for all ages. New programming is loaded daily!

#8 VIRTUAL HISTORY

Browse photos of historic Elgin objects, photos and postcards from the Elgin History Museum. Check out more resources on their Facebook page .

#9 ART AT HOME

Side Street Studio Arts has launched a series of "Art At Home" videos available on YouTube offering free programming for all ages and levels.

There are several resources available to artists and arts organizations that have felt the impact of the Coronavirus.

#10 VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR

Need a fun way to network and socialize while you're stuck at home? Join the Virtual Happy Hour!


ORDER FOOD FOR DELIVERY!
Many Downtown Elgin restaurants offer delivery services.
If you’ve never tried one of these delivery services before you can learn more by visiting the websites for Grubhub , DoorDash and Uber Eats . To place an order you’ll first need to download one of their free apps to your mobile phone.
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