Dear Business Owner

You may recall during the stay-at-home order we conducted a consumer survey that resulted in more than 700 consumers sharing concerns about spacing between tables as restaurants reopened post COVID-19. We were able to share those findings with you so you could adapt your plans to demonstrate your sensitivity to the concerns expressed by your customers.

We are reaching out to Restaurant/Bar Owners and Managers to ask about your concerns now that dine in service is returning. We have developed a brief survey for you to express your concerns about reopening. If y ou reside somewhere between I've got this and I'm not sure how we're going to make it; Central Illinois has long been a bellwether for sentiment and concerns. Take a moment to share your thoughts here. Restaurant Concern Survey

Restaurants, Bars and local entertainment all contribute to the quality of life we experience here in the region. We are committed to support your industry as much as we can. Please respond asap. We expect to close this survey within the next 10 days.

We will report back our findings.

Reminder: Small Business Assistance Program - City of Peoria

City of Peoria is currently accepting applications for financial assistance. If your business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 you can apply for financial assistance. For more details visit Small Business Assistance Program This program is available for businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Applications may be submitted until July 2, 2020 at 3 p.m.

This notice (BCC19-20) is our fifteen , and many more will follow to inform you of resources available through the City, County, State, Federal Agencies, and other partners. So please share this with other businesses that would benefit. Our next notice (BCC19.16) will focus on Peoria Stabilization funding for local area businesses.

We encourage all to comply with the stay at home order and practice social distancing.


Kevin S Evans
Kevin S. Evans
Senior Economic Engagement Specialist