Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses
Oct. 1, 2020

Resources available for small businesses
Resources are now available through the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program, an advising, education and grant program that's designed to help small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Available resources include:

  • Small businesses in suburban Cook County impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a $10,000 recovery grant.
  • The Business Advising Program helps businesses address their unique needs, including acquiring new capital and customers; understanding financial, change and risk management; adjusting business models, and operating under new safety regulations.
  • Webinars provide interactive sessions to get owners thinking about how to manage their businesses during the pandemic. Join the six-week series.

Applications are available online through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Businesses get creative in face of COVID
In this new world of face masks and social distancing, many businesses across the world are getting creative in how they deliver their products and services to customers.

A restaurant in St. Louis, MO is offering a drive-in tasting menu to help boost sales. Read the story on the Restaurant Hospitality website for more information.

Amsterdam is finding creative ways to ensure proper social distancing, including a restaurant that puts diners in their very own greenhouse. Read the story on the Taste of Home website for more information.

For other resources and ideas to thrive in the COVID-19 era, please visit the National Restaurant Association website.
Boo Bash sponsorships now available
The Village is looking for sponsors for the 2020 Downtown Tinley Boo Bash, which will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Oak Park Avenue train station.

This year's Boo Bash will look a bit different in order to comply with Illinois’ Phase 4 outdoor event guidelines. Village staff will guide groups of 50 participants through each activity station, which will include dancing, a juggler, a magician, a costume parade, slime, crafts and trick-or-treating with participating businesses. Each group will remain at activity stations for 5 to 8 minutes (depending on the activity). Each business will get a 10x10 area to set up a table.

For more information, please see the 2020 Boo Bash Sponsorship Form.
Business Breakfast coming Oct. 21
The Village will host a virtual Tinley Park Business Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 on Zoom.

The event will include Mayor Jacob Vandenberg's State of the Village address and an economic forecast by Rick Mattoon of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as the presentation of business longevity awards.

A link to RSVP for the event will be available next week. Make sure you mark your calendar!
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000
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