METCO board approves $200,000 in small business loans

The Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO) Board of Directors today approved $200,000 in low-interest small business loans. METCO’s Boards of Directors meet monthly to review, discuss and vote on applications for small business loans available through the Louisville Metropolitan Government. The city’s small business loan programs are administered by Louisville …

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2022 Chicago Auto Show Dates: First Look for Charity Gala to help raise funds ahead of annual event at McCormick Place

PRESS RELEASE (WLS) — The 2022 Chicago Auto Show is less than a month away and after a pandemic hiatus last year, this year’s First Look for Charity Gala is back. Here’s a look at what you can see and eat at this event that raises millions for charity. The …

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Soul Island cooking with New Orleans flair ignites this tiny Mid-City restaurant | Where NOLA eats

The opening menu for Lisa “Queen Trini” Nelson’s new Mid-City restaurant is short, but it deserves special attention from diners. Even people familiar with the cuisine of Nelson’s native Trinidad and Tobago will find unfamiliar and singular dishes here. Lisa Nelson (left) and her daughter Jamila at Queen Trini Lisa, …

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Ascension restaurant opens its doors to employees with special needs

PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (WAFB) – A restaurant owner is opening its doors to people with special needs seeking employment. Staff shortages have been a major problem for businesses, especially restaurants. So, to help get his new restaurant off the ground, Urian Clements is giving people with special needs a chance. And …

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Government faces skeptical bench to defend campaign finance law challenged by Ted Cruz

ARGUMENT ANALYSIS By Amy Howe January 19, 2022 at 7:35 p.m. Charles Cooper, representing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responds to a question from Judge Stephen Breyer. (Art Link) Senator Ted Cruz is no stranger to the Supreme Court. In the 1990s he served as a law clerk to the late …

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Next Chicago Bars and Restaurants You Need to Know

January 18 Bronzeville: The highly anticipated wine bar and restaurant Bronzeville Winery, co-owned by Eric Williams (Silver Room), has applied for a liquor license at 4420 S. Cottage Grove Avenue. Pandemic delays have pushed back an opening, but residents are eagerly awaiting a rare wine-focused spot south of Madison Street. …

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The Surge: how to help local restaurants

Everyone is exhausted. I hardly feel like writing this, because I too am exhausted. Not just because of the omicron I currently house in my vaxed and boosted body, but because of fear, worry, confusion, and just: all of it. And yet, how not to do it? Tomorrow marks the …

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Menu Pricing: How an LA Restaurant Balances Low Prices with Profits

We often assume we understand restaurant economics because we know what a chicken breast costs at the supermarket. “I could make this dish at home for $5,” the refrain goes. Could we? Here, Eater takes a look at all the costs of a popular restaurant dish to see what’s in …

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Disbursing over 38,000 loans, how Indifi leverages technology to help small businesses grow and improve

“If we were a country of farmers 50 years ago, today we are a country of small businesses,” said Alok Mittal, MD and CEO of Indifi. Filling a critical gap in India’s lending landscape, Indifi has become a tool for startups and small businesses to seek seamless access to funding. …

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Companies cited for vaccination mandate, new CDC guidelines – NBC Chicago

Several Chicago businesses have received citations under the city’s new vaccination proof ordinance. Plus, from masking guidelines to travel advice, many are looking for the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today: Do you …

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