During these tough economic and divisive times. The North Avenue Business Association wants to remind and reaffirm the North Avenue community that it’s 20 year long mission to represent and support the businesses and residents interests in the North Avenue Business District is stronger than ever.
The North Avenue Business Association also strongly denounces any business, organization or individual that discriminates on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
NABA will continue to work hard to equally help those in both Chicago and Oak Park succeed in their endeavors.
If you know of any cases of discrimination or bias listed above, please contact NABA President Lee Owens by calling 773-610-3800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Avenue Business Association is also here to help with any businesses or organizations that have suffered due to the Covid-19 Pandemic or the George Floyd Protests. NABA Mission Statement
Verizon and LISC are accepting applications for round two of the Small Business Relief Grant. The program offers grants of up to $10,000 with priority given to minority-, women-, and veteran-owned small businesses. Non-profit’s are ineligible.
Beyond Hunger (Formerly Oak Park Food Pantry) and the Chicago Public Schools continue to feed those in need during the Covid-19 Outbreak. Beyond Hunger has expanded it’s services by delivering to seniors who can not come to its. For more information call Beyond Hunger at 708-386-1324.
Chicago Public Schools is offering meals between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at all CPS district schools, as well as select charter schools. For information on this and school day care click link below. Official Chicago Public Schools Link
| All Chicago Public Schools will offer free meals for students starting Tuesday during the nearly two-week school closure due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all schools to close through March 30 statewide in order to help contain the rapidly spreading virus.Free meals will be offered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at all CPS district schools, as well as select charter schools, according to a news release. For information on this and school day care click link below. |
Chicago Public Schools Official Website
Despite these tough times many North Avenue Businesses are still open for business during the Covid-19 shutdown. Some are offering carry out and delivery services. Others are offering discount sales on items and gift cards.
Our friends at the North Avenue District were kind enough to send us a list to circulate. Please circulate to others and if possible do business with the businesses on this list attached below. If you know of others, let us know at email@example.com
North Avenue Open Businesses and Sales
More Covid-19 Business Disaster Relief Websites, Loans and Unemployment and other information
Here are several links to help you whether you are a Chicago or Oak Park business or individual dealing with hardships from Coronavirus. You may encounter busy signals and trouble signing on and downloading. But keep at it. If you need more help or have other resources, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Oak Park Chamber Covid-19 Web Page below which has business information no matter where your business is including applying for disaster relief loans.
Oak Park Chamber Covid-19 Disaster Relief Page
Oak Park Education Development Corporation Resource Website
Click here for even more business links courtesy of the Oak Park Economic Development Corporation
Illinois Non-Profit Relief Program
$250 Million is available to help Illinois non-profit organizations in need. For more details read below.
Illinois Covid-19 Relief Fund for Non-Profits
Illlinois Covid Response Fund Info
More Covid-19 Financial and Personal Help Links
Here are other links to help you with business and personal solutions like unemployment benefits and cabin fever for dealing with Covid-19 shutdowns and changes.
Illinois Unemployment Benefits During Covid-19
Tips for Approaching a Lender For Financial Help
Five Ways To Help Small Business Survive Coronavirus
100 Things To Do If Trapped Inside Due to Epidemic
North Avenue residents and businesses got valuable information at the North Avenue Business Association’s Home and Business Safety Seminar January 27th at Redeemer Church Chicago. Representatives of Village of Oak Park Emergency Preparedness, Chicago Police Department CAPS District 25, Illinois State’s Attorney Office and ADT Security showed valuable ways to keep North Avenue homes, families and businesses safe.
“All our presenters had great information that will help everyone not only stay safe but save money on homeowners and business owners insurance.” said Lee Owens President of the North Avenue Business Association. “We hope to make this an annual event every January.”
NABA would like to thank the following sponsors and presenters for taking part.
ADT Security Systems
City of Chicago Police
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Minuteman Press of Oak Park
Redeemer Church Chicago
Village of Oak Park Emergency Preparedness
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Check here for information about next year’s event and future safety events. you can also send questions and comments to NABA at email@example.com or NABA President Lee Owens at 773-610-3800.
Fourth Tuesday of every other month (unless otherwise posted) 4:30-5pm at Sassetti LLC 6611 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org