Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses
Sept. 15, 2021

B2B grants open to small businesses
The State's $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. See the Eligibility guidelines or apply here for more information.

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 13. The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce is a Community Navigator and can assist with the application. Please contact Terri Winfree at or (708) 957-6950.
SBA announces EIDL enhancements
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms and hotels. Changes include:

  • Lending Cap: The SBA will lift the COVID EIDL cap from $500,000 to $2 million. Loan funds can be used for any normal operating expenses and working capital, including payroll, purchasing equipment and paying debt.
  • Deferred Payment: The SBA will ensure small business owners will not have to begin COVID EIDL repayment until two years after loan origination so they can get through the pandemic without having to worry about making ends meet.
  • Exclusivity Window: The SBA will implement a 30-day exclusivity window of approving and disbursing funds for loans of $500,000 or less. Approval and disbursement of loans more than $500,000 will begin after the 30-day period.
  • Eligible Use: COVID EIDL funds will now be eligible to prepay commercial debt and make payments on federal business debt.
  • Affiliation Requirements: The SBA has established more simplified affiliation requirements to model those of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Visit the SBA website for more information on the program.
Boo Bash sponsorships still available
The Village is accepting sponsorships for the 2021 Downtown Tinley Boo Bash, which will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Oak Park Avenue train station. The event generally draws about 7,000 people every year.

One presenting sponsorship is still available for $500. Business BOOth sponsorships are available for $100. Each business BOOth will need to supply either at least 2,500 pieces of candy or provide free entertainment at their booth (such as a face painter, balloon artist, etc.) There are also food and snack vendor opportunities available.

Visit the Village website to download and fill out the sponsorship forms. For other questions, please contact Special Events Coordinator Vicki Sanchez at (708) 444-5044 or
A reminder on service animals
Did you know that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), privately owned businesses that serve the public, such as restaurants, hotels and retail stores, are required to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into the business in whatever areas customers are generally allowed?

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with PTSD during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.

Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

A service animal must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal's safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Please see the ADA requirements for more information, or read a list of frequently asked questions.
Welcome New Businesses
CCC Holdings
18660 Graphic Drive, Ste. 200

Denise Wegner – State Farm Insurance Agency
8200 W. 185th Street, Unit G

Discovery Clothing
7320 W. 191st Street

Joli Tots and Teens
17722 S. Oak Park Avenue

Oak Forest Executive Center
7060 W. Centennial Drive

Pure Energy
18400 S. Convention Center Drive

Syntax, LLC
7030 Centennial Drive, No. 103

Three Oaks Hospice
18440 S. Thompson Court

Wireless Vision LLC/T-Mobile
15901 S. Harlem Avenue
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000
Welcome New Businesses