COVID-19 Recovery: Webinars and Events

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Resources

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2021 Webinars

6/8/2021 1:30 pm (CST)Help Illinois Residents Get Their Stimulus Payments - for Community Service OrganizationsCook County and Get My Payment CoalitionView website
6/10/2021 10:00 am (CST)Restaurants Restored: Best PracticesIllinois Restaurant Association and Cook County


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6/23/2021 2:00 pm (CST)Learning Community NEWS -collaboration between employers can create benefits for employers, workers, and communities. Learn more.Network of Employer-Led Workforce Solutions (NEWS). Facilitated by the Chicagoland Funder Alliance and Cook County’s Bureau of Economic DevelopmentView website
6/24/2021 10:00 am (CST)High Five To Phase 5: What The "Illinois Restored" Phase Means To RestaurantsIllinois Restaurant Association and Cook CountyView video of webinar


2021 Archive



1/28/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Mental Health and Wellness Support for Restaurant WorkersIllinois Restaurant Association

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1/27/2021      2:00 pm (CDT)

It’s Your Turn: Time to Survive and Thrive – Paycheck Protection Plan and More for Small Business OwnersNext Street and Community Recovery Initiative Partners


Financial Wellness

PPP Resource Document



1/26/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Lets Tackle the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Together: Round 2 PPP Webinar for Southland Businesses
Southland Development Authority (SDA)

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1/26/2021      11:00 am (CDT)

Paycheck Protection Program Round 2: Updates & Guidance for Non-Profit Organizations & Small Business BorrowersNational Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU) and the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) and others.

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1/22/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

PPP Application walkthrough with US Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, and others.Community Recovery Initiative Partners                    

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1/21/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Biden’s immigration bill with Chief Senate Sponsor Bob Menendez (D-NJ), introduced by former Congressman Luis Gutiérrez American Business Immigration Coalition and partners

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1/14/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Utilizing New Options for Generating RevenueIllinois Restaurant Association

Video of the webinar


2/2/2021      11:30  am (CDT)

How to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC)

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2/11/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Serving Outdoors – How Restaurants Are Using Their Space in the Winter

Illinois Restaurant AssociationIllinois Restaurant Association Resources 

2/23/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Interested in learning about Apprenticeships?

Institute for Workforce Education

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2/25/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Vaccination Rollout for Illinois Restaurants

Illinois Restaurant Association

Illinois Restaurant Association Resources


2/26/2021      1:00 pm (CDT)

Learn about resources to support economic recovery

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)

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3/11/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Managing Your Taxes, Finance, and Cash Flow
Illinois Restaurant Association

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3/9/2021      10:00 am (CDT)

Are you a commercial property owner? Find out about Cook County's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) finance program 
Cook County and related CPACE partners

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4/8/2021 10:00 am (CST)Marketing and Messaging Must-Have Strategies For Spring
Illinois Restaurant AssociationView Presentation 
4/14/2021 9:00 am (CST)Survive and Thrive: Preparing Your Business for Funding

Next Street and partners

Illinois Restaurant Association

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4/22/2021 12:00 pm (CST)Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is Still Open: Here’s What Nonprofits Need to KnowNational Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)View website 
4/26/2021 10:00 am (CST)Applying for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants - What Operators Need to KnowIllinois Restaurant AssociationRegister here 
4/27/2021 9:00 am (CST)How can I do business with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration?Cook County, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and partnersView video of the webinar
5/4/2021   9:00 am (CST)What's required to join the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) supply chain?Cook County, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and partnersView video of the webinar
5/18/2021 8:30 am (CSTMatchmaking with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and their primes!Cook County, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and partnersView video of the webinar
5/20/2021 10:00 am (CST)Staffing Help: Ideas for Finding and Hiring New Team MembersIllinois Restaurant AssociationVideo of the Webinar

5/20/2021 11:00 am (CST)

Cook County's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) finance program webinarCook County and PartnersVideo of the webinar