Grant program for small businesses and enterprises impacted by COVID-19 across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital. Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants. Learn more and apply.
A new website, donated by a local Springfield business, will consolidate business information across Sangamon County to keep consumers apprised of the status of their favorite local businesses and their services in one, easily searchable place.
The website is SpringfieldZoom.com. Any Sangamon County business or organization can simply click on “Register My Business” to get started.
It takes less than three minutes for a business to create a free account. Plus they can update their status as the situation changes.
For the public, they can easily search for their favorite businesses to find out their status and whether they can purchase gift certificates, get take-out, etc.
This one-stop website was built and is being donated by Springfield businesses GoWeb1 and AlertsMadeEasy.com, who built it in two days. They are donating this effort for the entire business community in Sangamon County as a free tool to help businesses and organizations quickly communicate their operational status to the public.