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  • Regional Economic Development Webinar Opportunities

     
     
    Regional Economic Development
    Webinar Opportunities
     
     
    The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Office of Regional Economic Development (RED) hosts a series of webinars each month covering a wide range of topics to assist Illinois small businesses owners access state and federal programs - including financial assistance, COVID-19 relief, and resources specifically targeted to minority- and women-owned businesses.
     
    PPP Webinars
    Presenter: Austin Grammer, East Central Regional Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity with special guest Fernanda Pedraza-Schmitt, Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Tuesday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE
     
    Presenter: Kala Lambert, Southeast Regional Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
    • Tuesday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. Register HERE
     
    Presenter: Joe McKeown, Northeast Region Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity with special guest
    • Wednesday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE
     
     
    Government and Private Funding for Women Small Businesses
    In the State of Illinois, there are nearly 440,000 women owned businesses with over 300,000 employees. Chicago has the most female entrepreneurs in the United States, it has a 30% rate of start-ups. One of the substantial hurdles for women owned businesses is access to capital. We know that accessing funding is not always easy to navigate and we’re here to help. Learn about grants and programs to help your business thrive. Together, this panel will provide you with a toolkit of resources in government and private funding to explore opportunities in some cases unchartered waters.  
    • Wednesday, March 24, at 11:00 a.m. Register HERE   
     
    Taking Veteran-Owned Businesses into the global Marketplace
    Presenter: SBA's Office of International Trade (OIT) and the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at Old Dominion University
     
    Join us for this 2-hour event. Our U.S. veterans have unique experiences and contact networks that can help facilitate global sales success.
    •  Wednesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. Register HERE
     
    Covid Tax Relief for Employers, Economic Impact Payments and Recovery Rebate Credit
    Presenter: Lee Trotter, Northwest Region Account Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Mike Mudroncik , Senior Stakeholder Liaison at the Internal Revenue Service
     
    These webinars will be scheduled for an hour and a half, allowing for two separate topics to be discussed. Namely; (1) Co-Vid Tax Relief for Employers and (2) The Economic Impact Payments and Recovery Rebate Credit. Mike Mudroncik; Senior Stakeholder Liaison at the Internal Revenue Service; will lead the presentation. Please share with anyone you deem appropriate. 
    • Thursday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m. Register HERE
    • Friday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE
     
    EmpowHERed: How Women Trailblazers are Shattering the Glass Ceiling & Leading COVID-19 Recovery Efforts in Illinois 
     
    Please join the Offices for Minority Economic Empowerment and Regional Economic Development for a webinar exploring how women economic leaders in Illinois are driving COVID-19 Relief efforts and economic recovery with an equity lens.
    • Wednesday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. Register HERE
     
    Overview of WIOA Workforce Business Services
    Presenter: Manny Lopez, Northeast Regional Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
     
    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar to learn more about Illinois Workforce Programs that can benefit both Employers and Employee's with items like hiring, training, Apprenticeship programs, and other Business Services.
    • Tuesday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. Register HERE
     
    Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Overview
    Presenter: Joe McKeown, Northeast Region Senior Account Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
     
    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar as we give an overview of the agency
    and talk about the programs available to help businesses. 
    • Friday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE
     
    Delta Regional Authority SEDAP Overview
    Presenter: Kim Watson, Southern Region Account Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
     
    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar to learn more about the Delta Regional Authority’s SEDAP grant.
    • Tuesday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE Password: DCEO21
     
    Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA)
    Presenter: Jacqui Bevelheimer, West Central Account Manager of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
     
    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar to learn more about the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Pre-Award Process. 
    • Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE
     
    Advantage Illinois Loan Program for Small Businesses
    Presenter: Sal Garza, West Central Region Manager, Office of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
     
    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar to learn more about the Advantage Illinois Loan Program. 
    • Wednesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. Register HERE
     
    Advantage Illinois Loan Program for Small Businesses
    Presenter: Jacqueline Franklin, Assistant Deputy Director, Office of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
     
    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Regional Economic Development for a webinar to learn more about the Advantage Illinois Loan Program.  
    • Wednesday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. Register HERE
     
    For a full list of upcoming available webinars, please visit... 
     
     
    Regional Economic Development Available Webinars
     
     
     
    Additionally, connect with the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment to learn more about resources and opportunities available for minority-, women-, persons with disabilities-, and veteran-owned businesses.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    COVID-19: Help for businesses, workers and residents:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Every day we do things that keep us safe, like buckling a seat belt or putting on a bike helmet. But if we forget, or don’t do them (even once), we put ourselves and others at risk. A mask is no different. It only works if you wear it. So always wear a mask when you’re out in public to protect yourself and others. We’re all safer and stronger when we go all in, Illinois.
     
     
    Go #AllinIllinois
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The State of Illinois could use your support with much-needed personal protective equipment as well as other supplies for our first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    To Donate: ppe.donations@Illinois.gov
    To Manufacture PPE in Illinois: ima@ima-net.org
    To Sell PPE: covid.procurement@illinois.gov
    To Volunteer: serve.illinois.gov or email dph.serveillinois@illinois.gov
    
     
     

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    A Division of the Elgin Area Chamber

    31 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120
    847-741-5663
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