Glen Ellyn Chamber Members Stay Informed on Breaking News for your Business
NEW - DuPage Small Business Relief Grant Program
Applications Open Monday Morning, May 18 at 9am

There is only 7 Million dollars in this fund, which will go fast! If applicable, gather your information needed below and apply first thing in the morning.

  • Small businesses with fewer than 15 full-time employees and less than $1.5 million in annual gross revenue may apply for a grant up to $15,000.
  • Independent contractors with more than 50% of their annual gross income coming from 1099 work, and an annual gross income of less than $100,000 may apply for a grant up to $7,500.
  • Businesses and contractors that have received other funds intended for this purpose (i.e. PPP, EIDL) are not eligible.
  • A business or 1099 independent contractor located in DuPage County, Illinois.
  • In business as of February 15, 2020.
  • Your business has been affected by COVID-19, making this grant request necessary to support your ongoing operations.
  • You are a small business, have less than 15 full-time employees, and less than $1.5 million in gross annual revenue.
  • You are a 1099 independent contractor, at least 50% of your gross income come from 1099 work, and your annual gross income less than $100,000? 

The application will ask for information about your business including how it is organized, years in business, number of employees, annual revenue/income, etc. You will need to provide a description of how your business has been impacted by COVID-19 including anticipated revenue decline or less, the purpose of your loan request, and a detailed breakdown of how those funds will be used. 
If your application is conditionally approved, you will also need to provide the following:
  • Income statement for year ending in 2019 (e.g. Form 1120, Form 1065, Form 1040)
  • Proof of costs for which the funds are being requested (e.g. payroll records, rent or mortgage statements, utility bills)
  • Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing (for corporations)
  • Proof of revenue decline

Once we have received your application, it will be reviewed by a committee. You will be notified via email if your application has been approved or denied. If your application has been conditionally approved, you will receive instructions on any additional information or documentation needed, as well as how funds will be dispersed. After receiving funds, you will be required to provide proof that the funds were used for their intended purpose.  
Three new credits available to many businesses hit by COVID-19
Good news for employers affected by COVID-19: Three new credits may be able to assist them:
  • Employee Retention Credit - Designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll.
  • Paid Sick Leave Credit - Designed to allow a business to get a credit for an employee who is unable to work (including telework) because of Coronavirus quarantine or self-quarantine or has Coronavirus symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Family Leave Credit - The employer can also receive a credit for employees who are unable to work due to caring for someone with Coronavirus or caring for a child because the child's school or place of care is closed, or the paid childcare provider is unavailable due to the Coronavirus.
For more information: LINK
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The Village of Glen Ellyn Support the Motion for Governor Pritzker to Reconsider the DuPage County Boundaries of the Restore Illinois Plan

At the May 11 Village Board meeting, the Board discussed Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan. Village President McGinley and the Board generally support the efforts of the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) and the Illinois Municipal League (IML) to request the Governor to reconsider the boundaries of the regions established in the plan and treat DuPage County separately. 
Specifically, the first suggestion involves utilizing the original 11 regions of the Emergency Medical Services map to determine regional qualifications for reopening, in contrast to the four combined regions currently being used. The second suggestion involves a revision to the 28-day timeline for stability, or a decrease in hospital admissions, reducing that timeline from 28 days to 14 days. IML believes that these two modifications to the initial Restore Illinois Plan would allow regions to move into subsequent phases of reopening sooner. All the while doing so with an adequate period of time for data study and patient observation, thereby maintaining an emphasis on the plan's core public health criteria and the safety and well-being of our residents. View the complete Restore Illinois Plan here

On the May 14th press conference, Gov. J.B. Pritzker stated w ith just over two weeks left in Illinois' stay-at-home order, all regions across the state are now on track to meet the metrics needed to move into the next phase of reopening. Below is a what Phase 3 looks like.
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to be a resource during this difficult time. Please view the following business page to see the latest news shared with Chamber members regarding COVID-19 and links for further information.
Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
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Glen Ellyn, IL 60137