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SBA Defers EIDL Loans 

SBA Defers EIDL Loans 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced an additional deferment period of principal and interest payments for existing COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Borrowers have a total of 30 months of deferment period from loan origination...
Support Police Memorial Foundation Fundraiser

Support Police Memorial Foundation Fundraiser

The 2022 Paint the Town Blue Campaign is hoping to raise over $50,000 for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Interested businesses are asked to sell stars (blue for $1, silver for $5 and gold for $10) and create a star wall. Each star has an area for purchasers...
Beverly-themed Apparel to Benefit Local Businesses

Beverly-themed Apparel to Benefit Local Businesses

Show off your South Side pride with this sweet line of St. Paddy’s inspired athletic wear. It’s available for pre-order now through Tues., Feb. 22 & you’ll have it in time for the SSIP! And the best part is, Marathon Sportswear will donate a portion of proceeds to...
Welcome to Winterlude

Welcome to Winterlude

Welcome to Winterlude, a new way of approaching the coldest months of the year. Winterlude is a partnership between the MPBHBA, local businesses, and YOU. It offers an online catalog filled with local products, services, and experiences that make the most of the...
Feeling Festive? Let’s Decorate!

Feeling Festive? Let’s Decorate!

It’s time to make your businesses merry and bright! The MPBHBA is hosting its annual Holiday Decorating Contest, and you could win our $300 cash prize. Even better, you’ll attract more customers when you decorate your business for the holiday season. Participating is...

City Brings Back Indoor Mask Mandate for Public Spaces

Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and based on Chicago’s current local COVID-19 data, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear...
‘Project Windows’ Brings Art to City Neighborhoods

‘Project Windows’ Brings Art to City Neighborhoods

The MPBHBA invites member businesses to participate in an exciting opportunity called Project Windows. It is a window design contest that celebrates visual display and is inspired by the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The contest is coordinated by Oak...