Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses
March 22, 2021

State announces COVID-19 'Bridge Phase'
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced a new framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan. In recognition of an increasing national vaccine supply and the state now averaging 100,000 vaccine administrations per day, all Illinois residents age 16 and older also will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 12.

These new metrics offer Illinois a bridge between the state’s current Phase 4 restrictions and the “new normal” operations of Phase 5. This “Bridge Phase” will serve as a transition period with higher capacity limits and increased business operations. All regions of the state will move together through the Bridge Phase and ultimately to Phase 5. The state’s mask mandate will continue in accordance with current CDC guidance.

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DCEO to host webinars this week
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Office of Regional Economic Development will host a series of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) webinars for small businesses owners. Upcoming webinars include:

Other DCEO webinars this week include:

  • "Government and Private Funding for Women Small Businesses" at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24; REGISTER HERE
  • "Taking Veteran-Owned Businesses into the Global Marketplace" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; REGISTER HERE
  • "Covid Tax Relief for Employers, Economic Impact Payments and Recovery Rebate Credit" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25 and 10 a.m. Friday, March 26

For a full list of upcoming webinars, visit the DCEO website.
Get your business ready for spring
The Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) will host a webinar titled "Ramping Up: Ordering, Staffing and Investing for Spring and Beyond" at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 25.

Panelists from Gordon Food Service, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and Vintro will join IRA representatives to offer practical advice on ordering and staffing up this spring, as well as investor funding opportunities to position your restaurant for the future.

Visit the event page to register or for more information.
Welcome New Businesses
Arsenal Hair Salon
17216 S. Oak Park Avenue

Cricket Wireless
16018 S. Harlem Avenue

SimonMed Imaging
7711 W. 159th Street, Ste. 100

West Town Furniture
7360 W. 191st Street
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000
Welcome New Businesses