Key Programs that Support Business

Wow!  How things have changed since our last The Current Update!  As soon as COVID-19 began to impact our businesses community, federal, state and local officials began creating resources to help our businesses and not-for-profit agencies keep their doors open.  Below are key programs that could provide significant support for our Members and the businessContinue reading

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This is a Temporary Normal

Allow me to be honest with you. COVID-19 has upended so many aspects of our business and our lives. This is hard. This is hard professionally and personally. I don’t know about you, but my kids somehow find their way onto most of my conference calls. We are learning new ways to work, and newContinue reading

Government Affairs Brief: 4.3.2020

CARES Act & Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Roll Out As we reported yesterday (4/2/20), our Chamber Members in the banking industry warned us to expect hiccups in the roll-out of the PPP loans today.  The final rules from the CARES Act were not released to financial institutions until very late last night (April 2nd).  TheContinue reading

Government Affairs Brief: 4.2.2020

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act Opens April 3rd Yesterday, NACC hosted a webinar where Kevin Courtois, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce discussed in detail the CARES ACT and specifically, the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) – a key economic stimulus for small business.  The loanContinue reading

Government Affairs Brief: 3.31.2020

Q&A Webinar with CARES Act Expert from U.S. Chamber of Commerce April 1st NACC will be hosting a complimentary webinar with Kevin Courtois, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Congressional and Public Affairs Executive Director, Great Lakes Region. Kevin will be providing NACC members with up-to-date information about the recently passed $2 trillion federal CARES ACT and otherContinue reading

Government Affairs Brief: 3.31.2020

Federal CARES Act As we mentioned last Friday (3/27/2020), Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses (PPP- Payroll Protection Program) as part of the CARES ACT to help keep workers employed. If small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly anyContinue reading

Government Affairs Brief: 3.27.2020

Federal Legislation CARES ACT has Passed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is officially passed and was minimally changed in the U.S. House before its passage this morning.  You can review the revised summary of the CARES ACT by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce here The most significant support for small businessesContinue reading


Government Affairs Brief: 3.26.20

Long- Awaited Federal Legislation Passes Senate The U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, yesterday.  CARES is awaiting U.S. House approval which is expected tomorrow (3/27/20) A key intent of this legislation is to help businesses stay open and keep their employees working. There is extensive support for a wideContinue reading


Government Affairs Brief: 3.25.2020

Breaking News: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Offering Support Hospitality Emergency Grant Program To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is launching the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted for jobContinue reading


Help Edward-Elmhurst Health Workers Stay Safe

COVID-19 is placing significant pressure on Edward-Elmhurst Health’s ability to keep stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to the role and the risk of front line staff.  They have placed a call for donations of PPE, and if they are not able to use donated items – they will be connecting those goods toContinue reading

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