These are strange times we're in... but we are in them together


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Check the State of Illinois info site for accurate and up-to-date information.

What can you do NOW to help your community's situation?

Share business postings on social media

Donate blood

Shop local & small online

Buy gift certificates

Order food, productss or flowers for pickup or delivery

Offer to pick up items for people who can't go out

Check on friends, neighbors, & business owners

Offer to help clean or paint at a friend's  closed store

Donate to local food bank

Share extra sanitizer with a local business

Share temporary job opening information

Don't over buy essential or basic items

If you are sick, stay home

Pay with plastic when possible

Only share information from reliable sources

Think small before the big guys

Tip on take out orders too

Spread kindness not rumors

Volunteer at the hospital if you are low risk

Pick up trash or do yardwork for someone

Fill out the census & community surveys



DCEO Emergency Small Business Grant & Loan Assistance information here. Due April 1!

Follow the latest CDC recommendations

Check out the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC) resources 

Keep following the Jacksonville Main Street Facebook page and POST YOUR ACTIVITIES DIRECTLY  THERE

For downtown businesses ONLY, join the Jacksonville Main Street Network private Facebook group to communicate with other downtown businesses and get small business tips, articles, information, and resources. (Contact Judy through the Jacksonville Main Street public Facebook page, website, email, or phone)

Tell us about activities or events you are planning downtown at least a week ahead so we can share in "Happening Downtown" our weekly e-news by emailing Melissa Zoerner 

Check dates for other activities around town BEFORE you plan an event on the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website

Planning a property improvement? Contact Jacksonville Main Street about Jacksonville Enterprise Zone Development Corp (JEZDC) low-interest loans and possible tax credits or other incentives BEFORE you start.

See what other business services are available at the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce website

More Small Business help here - just click

See the Governor's Press Release discussing sales tax deferral for bars and restaurants. SBA Loan Application for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Check out the SBA informational slides and resources.

Fill out the Illinois DCEO impact survey here


  • Take this opportunity to deep clean your facility or rearrange furniture and displays

  • Get that loan and replace the flooring, paint, or make bigger improvements

  • Purge files, clean out the stock room

  • Take advantage of free online training

  • Get your business online & keep it up

  • Plan special events for the comeback

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