Chicago Reopening and other Business Resources

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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 List of RESTAURANTS

IRA webinar 30 Restaurant Marketing Ideas in 30 Minutes Webinar HERE

IRA Nov 19th webinar replay on Exploring New Revenue streams for restaurants

RestaurantOwner.com COVID Resource Library

CSSI Culinary H.E.L.P. Resource Podcasts and worksheets HERE


Working Credit – credit score improvement

Business owners and employees can receive consulting to improve your credit score Sign up for a session with our friends at Working Credit scheduling HERE


4/29/21 City of Chicago Capacity Restrictions


March 2nd, City of Chicago Restaurant and Bars open to 50 patrons or 50% capacity, 6 per table, 1am

City Resource page


Liquor licenses extended until March 2021

Due to the hardships on liquor license holders as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all licenses with a renewal date of March 31, 2020 or after are automatically extended to March 31, 2021.
Details HERE

City of Chicago Reopening Businesses Portal

Important Chicago Reopening Notice – check out Reopening Portal


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

July 1st Chicago Minimum Wage increases