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Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Chesney to host online Back to Business Grant webinar

blankState Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is partnering with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to help local businesses receive recovery funding through a state grant program implemented to help those greatly impacted by forced business shutdowns and other regulations tied to COVID-19.

The webinar will take place online via Zoom on Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m., and representatives from DCEO will be available to provide information and assist businesses with the application process.

“Restaurants, hotels, and creative arts organizations were among the hardest-hit since 2020, and these grants will go far in helping return these businesses to solid financial footing,” said Chesney. “Any owner of an above-mentioned business is encouraged to register and participate in this informational webinar.”

The Back to Business program’s new round of grants has $175 million available to provide to qualifying restaurants, hotels, and creative arts organizations. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements and submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program.

Registration is required for this webinar, and prior to the May 3 event, registrants will receive the Zoom link that enables access to the online event. Those wishing to participate should send an RSVP email to RSVP@sgop.ilga.gov. The email must include the business owner’s name as well as their business name, address, and phone number.

WHAT: Back to Business Grant Webinar

WHO: Eligible Business Owners

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Virtual. Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Applications for the Back to Business program are due by Wednesday, May 10. More information on the program can be found here.

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