Surviving the Pandemic for Small Businesses in Hancock County Small businesses everywhere have been adversely impacted by the pandemic especially restaurants, bars, retailers, and event spaces. The presenter, Pam Schallhorn is an Extension Specialist with University of Illinois Extension. In the first part of this virtual workshop, she will briefly discuss strategies for restructuring business finances to deal with shrinking cash flows. She will also talk about the need to expand both … [Read more...] about Surviving the Pandemic for Small Businesses in Hancock County
The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. Applications for a second round of funding are set to go live September 17. A total of $220 million will be made available for small businesses of all types in Illinois. BIG continues to prioritize equity by setting aside a substantial portion of funds for businesses located in … [Read more...] about Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program
“The mission of the Hancock County Economic Development Corporation is to enhance the economic vitality of Hancock County” As the Executive Director of Hancock County Economic Development I understand and feel deep empathy and concern for the people of Hancock County, the cities and villages of Hancock County and their leaders, and the business owners of Hancock County, Illinois for all they have been through and are still going through since COVID-19 has forced all of us to change the way we … [Read more...] about Message from HCED Director, Belynda Allen
“The mission of the Hancock County Economic Development Corporation is to enhance the economic vitality of Hancock County” Today, as I sit down at my computer and begin to type this letter, I first want each of you to understand that I am not writing this simply as the Executive Director of Hancock County Economic Development. I am writing these words as a mother of two, a grandmother of four small children, and a sister to siblings who due to organ transplants and dialysis treatments are … [Read more...] about Message from HCED Director, Belynda Allen
Article: Hancock County officials busy preparing for upcoming 2020 Census. Click here to read article. … [Read more...] about 2020 Census: Your Response Counts!