Learn About the Small Business Improvement Fund Program

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Name: Learn About the Small Business Improvement Fund Program
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM CST
Event Description:
Learn about the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Program! The SBIF Program remains a vital part of Mayor Emanuel's commitment to supporting small businesses. From neighborhood business strips to the city's industrial corridors, small businesses are an essential piece in the economic and cultural fabric of the City of Chicago.

The SBIF promotes economic development by providing small businesses with financial assistance for building-improvement costs.

SBIF grants use local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue to reimburse you for the pre-approved repair or rehab of your business facilities or adjacent land acquisition. You must be located within a specific TIF district.

The maximum grant assistance for an industrial property is $150K; for a single-tenant commercial property the maximum is $100K; and for multi-tenant commercial property, it is $50K.

Grant funds are provided after an approved project is complete and all expenses are paid.

Applications for the Western Avenue South TIF District open on Friday, March 1, 2019. 

There will be a presentation by SomerCor on the SBIF Program as well as from Kate Piatt-Eckert, Executive Director of Steep Theatre Company, on their use of the Program. This event is hosted by both the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce. 
Location:
The Fit Institute
2500 W Bradley Pl Suite F
Chicago, IL 60618
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
8:30 am: doors open
9:00 am: presentation begins
Contact Information:
Melissa Franada, Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Fees/Admission:
This event is free to attend. 
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