• Annual Meeting and High Five Awards Ceremony

    Our Annual Meeting took place at Gifford's Kitchen and Social off Randall Road in Elgin on January 30. The venue was packed with members to celebrate EAC's 2019 success and to recognize those who have contributed greatly to our success.  The event began at 4 p.m. with networking until 5 p.m. followed by our program hosted by EAC Board Chair Yaneth Medina of Elgin State Bank, Past Chair Tony Sanders with School District U-46, and EAC's CEO Carol Gieske. This brief program featured the formal installation of our board members: ReJena Lyon, President/CEO, Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick; Mike Bilyk, American NTN Bearings; Linda Siete, Reflejos; Jim Companik, Motorola Solutions and Leslie Maloney, Chase Card Services.
    We shared our success stories for the past year and recognize our High Five award-winning members and organizations who helped contribute to our success in 2019.

  • Award Winners 2020

  • Small Business Award - Andy's Frozen Custard

  • EDG Business Development Award - Conor Commercial

  • EDG Workforce Development Award - Elgin Sweeper Company

  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Dan Fox, Don Waters and Ruth Munson for Elgin Area Leadership Academy

  • Large Business Award - American NTN Bearing

  • Leadership Award - Tony Sanders, School Dist U-46

  • School District U46 Business Partner of the Year - Windy City Bulls

  • Showcase Business Award - Watermark at the Grove

  • Community Partnership Award - Reflejos

  • Nonprofit Award - Alignment Collaboration for Education 

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  • SBA disaster assistance for the recent civil unrest SBA disaster assistance for the recent civil unrest

    In response to a request by Governor Pritzker, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued a disaster declaration, making low-interest loans available to cover uninsured or underinsured losses related to civil unrest. Anyone affected by these events – homeowners or renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations – is eligible to apply.

    How To Apply

    U.S. SBA Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans

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