Chatham Retail Thrive Zones Application Rollout
Retail Thrive Zones
Retail Thrive Zones is an initiative from Mayor Rahm Emanuel for targeted use of the Small Business Improvement Fund, better known as SBIF. SBIF is a long-time City of Chicago grant program available to commercial and industrial businesses. The initiative is a vital part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s commitment to supporting Chicago’s small businesses. SBIF grants are intended to help small business owners renovate, expand or start-up businesses along commercial and industrial corridors in Chicago.
Small business owners and property owners that lease to businesses in the Chatham Retail Thrive Zone can receive reimbursement grants of up to $250,000 for commercial projects to cover the cost of eligible remodeling work.
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
WHERE: CBA & QBG Building, 800 E. 78th St.
The Application Period for the Chatham Retail The event is hosted by Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th Ward) and the Chatham Business Association.
Staff will present program information from noon to 1:30 p.m., and City officials from the Departments of Buildings, Business Affairs, and Public Health will be available until 3 p.m. to answer questions relating to start-ups, licensing, permitting, food safety and more.
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