FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Aurora, IL - June 8, 2020 – Invest Aurora, the City of Aurora’s non-profit economic development office, along with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce are establishing the Restore Aurora Business Relief Program to help businesses clean up and rebuild following the civil unrest that occurred in the region on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, 2020. The fund will begin accepting financial donations on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and is expected to start accepting applications from businesses on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
“We’ve heard from many businesses and community members over the last week about the challenges they are facing,” said Bryan Gay, president/CEO of Invest Aurora. "Invest Aurora andhave been hard at work creating a program to facilitate the community’s eagerness to come together.”
Jessica Linder Gallo, president/CEO of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce added, “
Not only have local businesses had to deal with the challenges of closing and reopeningRestore Aurora Business Relief Program will help aid the recovery process.
“We understand the difficulty businesses are facing, which is why it is so important that we make the application process as simple as possible for business owners,” said Karina Garcia, president/CEO of the Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to distribute grants to damaged businesses as efficiently as possible to help get them through this difficult time.”
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Invest Aurora is a 501c3 public/private economic development partnership dedicated to expanding economic opportunities in Aurora, Illinois. The organization is focused on the attraction, retention and promotion of businesses within the City of Aurora, and provides small-business grants and loans through its Finish Line Grant and John C Dunham Revolving Loan programs.