The 2023 Source Grant Launch
The launch of The 2023 Source Grant brought together many of our community partners and small businesses. The press event on July 19 featured President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, grant administrators Women’s Business Development Center and Allies for Community Businesses, the Bureau of Economic Development and the Office of Veteran Affairs and small business owners.
Cook County small business owner Dr. Ronald Sam, owner of Home Health Medical, LLC spoke to the value of The Cook County Small Business Source and said:
“I was one of the recipients of the 2020 grant where we used the funds to provide a COVID clinic for Veterans in Milwaukee. We needed the capital to get that project off the ground”.
Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, advocated for funding of the Cook County Small Business Source, which provides small businesses with no-cost business advice, resources and access to events.
“Restaurants and bars have been hit particularly hard over the past few years,” Toia said. “Most restaurants are facing two years of debt, higher food costs, supply issues and staffing challenges. Throughout all this, the Cook County Small Business Source has been a vital source of guidance, support and stability to thousands of small businesses.”
Click here to read the press release.