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  • A Message from the Chamber President  January 2021 A Message from the Chamber President January 2021

    Hello BGLCC Members and Happy New Year:

    A year ago was the start of 2020 and the jokes about a year of perfect vision were plentiful. No one predicted what was on the horizon. We, as a community, as a country and planet, were blindsided. Now we enter 2021 with new hope for health, happiness and a desire for connection and to leave the state of almost hibernation that has enabled us to endure.

    The business environment has changed. Some of our members have thrived while others have been forced to close their dreams in an unexpected way. Beyond the Corona Virus, there was upheaval and a re-examination of social norms and mores that benefited some, as others were harmed.

    As we begin a New Year, let us focus the efforts of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce to building back better. We all need to focus on our businesses, but let’s also commit to each other by supporting our community, the businesses and the people that make this a special place to live and work. President John F. Kennedy is famous for almost saying, “Ask not what your [community] can do for you – ask what you can do for your [Community]”.

    So what can the BGLCC do to help you?
    What can I do for you?
    What can we do for each other?




    May 2021 be filled with success, health and justice for all.
    Bradley L. Schencker, President, BGLCC


    Law Office of Bradley L. Schencker
    400 West Dundee Road, Suite 6   Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
    (847) 686 - 3626    www.blslawoffice.com
  •  Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program

    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. BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. FAQs (Updated 10/7/2020)
    Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)
  • UPCOMING EVENTS - Illinois Chamber UPCOMING EVENTS - Illinois Chamber

    Can you Ask Employees Medical Questions during a Pandemic? The EEOC’s Guidance on Complying with the ADA during COVID-19
    By: Allison P. Sues, SmithAmundsen LLC
    As COVID-19 rates are rising throughout the country, employers may want to review the safety measures they are taking to prevent spreading the coronavirus in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released additional guidance on the interplay between COVID-19 and an employer’s legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Key questions and answers regarding steps that employers can lawfully take to safeguard their workplace are summarized in the article.

  • The Institute of Dermatology and Aesthetics and The Institute of Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery
  •  Ribbon Cutting Event November 19:      The Institute of Dermatology and Aesthetics and                 The Institute of Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery Ribbon Cutting Event November 19: The Institute of Dermatology and Aesthetics and The Institute of Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery

    Village of Lincolnshire Mayor Elizabeth Brandt (R) and
    Nick Wians, (L) BGLCC Board Member, complete the 
    official ribbon cutting with business owners
    Dr. Alexander Katsnelson and Dr. Julia Katsnelson.
    Mayor Elizabeth Brandt presenting plaque and official
    decree welcoming The Institute of Dermatology and
    Aesthetics and The Institute of Oral Maxillofacial and
    Implant Surgery to the Lincolnshire Business Community.
    The Institute of Oral
    Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery
    Dr. Alexander Katsnelson
    Board-Certified Oral
    Maxillofacial Surgeon
    Phone: (847) 279-5200
    The Institute of Dermatology and Aesthetics
    Dr. Julia Katsnelson
    Board-Certified Dermatologist
    Phone: (847) 303-8900
    231 Olde Half Day Rd.
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
  • CHAMBER EVENTS are listed in the events section at the top of this web page. CHAMBER EVENTS are listed in the events section at the top of this web page.

    Contact Pat McGettrick to have your event added to the calendar or publicized.



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    ComEd Media Relations

    Newest ComEd Program Provides Bill Assistance to Struggling Small Businesses During Pandemic

    Small-Business Assistance Programs offers one-time grants and flexible payment options

    CHICAGO (Nov. 11, 2020) – With many restaurants, bars, retailers and other small businesses across northern Illinois struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd today announced a new bill-assistance program to help eligible small businesses facing financial difficulties.

    “Small and family-owned businesses are the backbone of our communities.  When they struggle, our neighborhoods struggle.” said ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez. “By offering a new bill-assistance option targeting small and family-owned businesses, we hope to do our part to ensure that the businesses that we all love and depend upon continue to be a part of our lives.”

    ComEd’s Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small-business customers that are past due on their energy bills with a one-time grant equal to 30 percent of their total ComEd balance (up to $1,000) for a limited time. Customers whose electric service has not been disconnected can then set up their remaining balance due on a payment plan of up to six months.

    Small-business customers can visit ComEd.com/SmallBizAssistance or call 1-877-4-COMED-1 (1-877-426-6331) to learn more or apply for the Small Business Assistance Program.

    Earlier this week, ComEd announced its new Helping Hand program to provide more immediate aid to eligible residential customers most in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For a limited time, this financial-assistance program provides an additional one-time grant of up to $300 to help reduce past-due balances of income-eligible customers.

    Assistance through the Helping Hand program is administered directly through ComEd, which expedites the verification process so that customers can receive grants more quickly. Residential customers can apply for Helping Hand grants at ComEd.com/PaymentAssistance.

    Assistance Options to Help Residential Customers

    Helping Hand and the Small Business Assistance Program are the latest in a number of assistance options ComEd has developed since the pandemic to help customers, including a $18 million bill-payment assistance program for residential customers announced earlier this summer.

    ComEd has continued the suspension of service disconnections for low-income customers and those who express a financial hardship through March 31, 2021. For other customers, it’s important that they continue to stay current to avoid higher past-due balances into the spring that will be harder to address.

    ComEd’s bill-assistance programs also include flexible payment options, financial assistance for past-due balances and usage alerts for current bills. Any customer who is experiencing a hardship or difficulty with their electric bill should call ComEd immediately at 1-800-334-7661 (1-800-EDISON-1), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to learn more and enroll in a program.

    ComEd also offers usage alerts and energy-management tips to help customers manage energy use to save money now and on future energy bills. For information, visit ComEd.com/OnlineTools.

  • Indian Trails Public Library Indian Trails Public Library

        Indian Trails Public Library - Main Library       55 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090                (847) 459-4100









    Don’t Let Covid Stop Your Career
    Indian Trails Library  offers programs for those with seasoned careers and those just starting out. And yes, it’s free!


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  • Vernon Area Publlc Library Vernon Area Publlc Library

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    November news & events from your library
    Arriving once a month to keep you informed and connected. 
    Chat or text a helpful librarian
           300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069     MAIN: 847-634-3650
    Get school work help on Scholastic GO! or World Book Online, learn new skills on Lynda, brush up on a language with Mango, get investment insights on Morningstar, research your family history on Ancestry.  
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