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The Small Business Development Center is hosting webinars about receiving financial assistance

Small Business Development Center Director Don Elmore will be leading webinars about the financial assistance options available to small businesses during this crisis. There will be a 30-45 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A via chat box. 

Each webinar will cover:

  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
  • State of Illinois – Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
  • State of Illinois – Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
  • State of Illinois – Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
  • Accion – Expedited Line of Credit (+ other Accion services)
  • Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program
  • U.S. Government – Keeping Workers Paid and Employed -Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

There are four options for sessions to attend. Each will cover the same material, though they will reflect any changes that have occurred in this rapidly evolving situation.

Tuesday, March 31st: 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1st: 10 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, April 2nd: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, April 3rd: 4 to 5 p.m.

The webinars are free, but you must RSVP: Online at, call 217-378-8535, or email

Image from Facebook event page.

Staff writer

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