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Wednesday, 6/9 Webinar at 3:00 PM

Media Basics For Small Business

Presented By Lilia Chacon, Journalist

Lilia Chacon is a long-time TV Journalist and Communications expert. She’ll have tips for getting coverage for your small business or service. This 1 1/2 hour webinar will include advice on how to be ‘newsworthy,’ how to become the go-to person in your area of expertise, how to manage your image on Zoom meetings and interviews. Question and answer period during the last 1/2 hour to help you get the most from this session.

Register for the 6/9 Webinar

Thursday, 6/10 Webinar at 1:00 PM

Chicago’s New Online Portal for Shared Housing Registration

Presented by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

On June 1, 2021, Chicago launched a new online portal for Shared Housing Registration Applications. Join this webinar for an overview of the new portal and how to register as a Shared Housing Host.

Register for the 6/10 Webinar

Friday, 6/11 Webinar at 9:30 AM

Thinking About Launching A Storefront Business?

Presented by 37 Oaks Consulting

A storefront is a great way to grow sales, connect with customers and create winning brand experiences. But, if you are not prepared, then it can have negative impacts on your business. Join a panel of industry experts and small business owners that will share considerations, best practices, trends, top mistakes, advice and more.

Register for the 6/11 Webinar

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Are you a Hispanic food and beverage business owner in need of capital and business coaching? Apply for a grant today through The PepsiCo Foundation’s new program designed to celebrate and support Hispanic-owned small food & beverage businesses.

The program will provide $10,000 grants to 150 Hispanic-owned food and beverage businesses. Eligible businesses must have earned less than $1 million in 2020 and be located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Miami, Denver, New York City, El Paso, Orlando, Phoenix, Albuquerque, or Las Vegas. Grant applications will be accepted through June 25. 

To celebrate the Hispanic community and ensure that the businesses that play a fundamental role in shaping our society continue to thrive and grow, The PepsiCo Foundation is working with Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) partners Allies for Community Business, Accion Opportunity Fund, Ascendus, DreamSpring, and LiftFund to support Hispanic-owned small food & beverage businesses.

The program also includes free business coaching in English and Spanish for 500 Hispanic-owned food and beverage businesses. The program is designed to help business owners at every level retain employees and construct long-term business plans to support their economic recovery and set them on the path to generational wealth.

Apply Today!


ComEd offers help to military families who are past due on their energy bills. The CHAMP program provides grants to activated or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and veterans. Learn more at 


Eligible businesses can take advantage of the Small Business Assistance program that offers a grant, once every 12 months, up to $1,000 towards a past-due balance. Enrolled businesses may also place a remaining balance on a payment plan of up to 6 months. Visit


Customers who demonstrate a financial hardship may be eligible for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship program, which provides a grant of up to $500 to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn more at


Financial assistance is available for eligible nonprofit organizations through ComEd’s Nonprofit Special Hardship program. Grants up to $2000 are offered to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn about program eligibility at 

LEARN Campbell Campus (located inside Marillac at 212 S. Francisco) has been ranked the #1 top elementary school that is "beating the odds" per a recent report from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. We are so proud of LEARN Campbell Campus students and staff for this prestigious recognition. A "beat the odds" school is one that serves a student population that is at least 90% students of color, at least 90% free- or reduced-price lunch eligible, and earned a Level 1/1+ on CPS’ School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP).

Of the 644 CPS schools evaluated in 2019, 159 serve a high-needs population, but only 58 “beat the odds”. We're so proud to have the #1 spot.

A link to more information on the study can be found by visiting the following link: 

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