South Side Small Business Community

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Over 50% of the business licenses in Greater Chatham (Chatham, Auburn-Gresham, Avalon Park and Greater Grand Crossing) and South Shore communities are held by Food and Beverage businesses.


Support your open local restaurants for pick-up & delivery RESTAURANTS


Restorative Practices Techniquescalming for anxiety and stress, for individuals, families, and businesses during this challenging time! Free sessions offered by Dr Pamela Phoenix, Greater Chatham Initiate More information here

Need cash fast for your business? Kabbage online no fee digital gift certificates

Customers can purchase a gift certificate, business gets the cash right away, customer uses it sometime in the future. Easy to set up on the Kabbage platform. Business gets all the certificate value ($15-$500) less credit card fees, paid in days. Kabbage Help Small Business


Have a grocery store? Below information for you.


Essential operations that can continue operating, including but not limited to:

  • Emergency City services and other essential government services
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Grocery stores, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Hardware stores/plumbers
  • Banks
  • Laundromats/laundry services
  • Transportation, including CTA and private transportation
  • Essential infrastructure, such as utilities and public transportation