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Free webinar series for small businesses to be hosted by DeKalb County UNITES

DeKalb County UNITES will offer a series of webinars featuring local speakers sharing knowledge and expertise on small business strategies during the global coronavirus pandemic.

DeKalb County UNITES stands for University and Neighbors Investing Together for Economic Success, and was created as a partnership between countywide business owners, government agencies, public officials, Northern Illinois University, nonprofit partners and agencies such as chambers of commerce, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation and the DeKalb County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

DeKalb County UNITES has a mission to support local businesses and boost economic struggle in this time of crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar series, “Getting Ready for Recovery,” will be live at 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The free webinar series will be offered through the video conferencing service Zoom. Register by using this link.    

“Getting Ready for Recovery” is a series of virtual conversations with local experts and fellow small business owners that will share their expertise and insights with small business owners to pull through the dark days and prepare for the inevitable recovery.

“Getting Ready for Recovery” will cover everything from marketing tips to applying for an SBA disaster recovery loan. Small business owners can ask questions, share their experiences and be encouraged by the support of fellow small business owners and community members invested in their success.

The first webinar on Friday, April 3, “Navigate the New Normal,” will include discussions on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). There will be time to ask questions to local professionals.

For more information about DeKalb County UNITES, visit

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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