DCEO COVID-19 Emergency Relief Webinars 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 & 5/15

Dear Valued Partner, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Regional Economic Development Team, Office of Minority Economic Empowerment, and the Small Business Association will be hosting technical assistance webinars to support businesses and workers across Illinois. Panelist(s) Include: Matthew Simpson, African American Business Development Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce Jonathan McGee, Acting Deputy […]

Long Grove Confectionery #LovinLongGrove

#LovinLongGrove What have our merchants been up to? Long Grove Confectionery Confectionery launched its www.curbsidechocolate.com campaign April 1 to accommodate its loyal customers and a community that is eager to support local businesses.  During the crisis, Confectionery has been shipping its small-town magic throughout the country, helping spark smiles.  In addition, the growing strain on medical heroes, food pantries […]

Long Grove Village Tavern #LovinLongGrove

#LovinLongGrove Long Grove Village Tavern is adapting and updating: As the owner of Illinois’ oldest restaurant and tavern, the first thing that came to Mary Ann Ullrich’s mind after the shelter-in-place took effect last month was expressing gratitude to her local patrons that are not only supporting them with carry out orders but with their […]

Ma & Pa’s Candy #LovinLongGrove

#LovinLongGrove Ma & Pa’s Candy: Everyone still needs candy, whether for their own comfort or a special gift for a loved one.  As such, Long Grove’s classic candy emporium, Ma & Pa’s, launched a candy curbside pickup initiative and is offering free delivery to make purchasing convenient and safe for their patrons. A big part […]