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 Director, Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce
  • Bo Steiner, Illinois District Director, Small Business Administration

Registration is required for the webinars listed below

Friday, April 24, 2020 – Northeast (Chicago’s Westside, Southside, Rockford, Dekalb)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


Friday, May 1, 2020 – Southern, Southwest Region: (East St Louis, Centerville, Carbondale, Cairo)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


Friday, May 8, 2020 – North Central, Northern Stateline, Northwest, West Central, East Central( Peoria, Decatur, Champaign, Quad Cities, Galesburg)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


Friday, May 15, 2020 – Northeast (Chicago South Suburbs, Dolton, Riverdale, South Holland, Thornton, Lansing)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


For minority-owned business related questions contact OMEE at CEO.OMEE@illinois.gov or visit our website at www.illinois.gov/dceo.

For help reducing the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, please visit: https://bit.ly/2z1u35x


Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity