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We Are Here To Help! 

Supporting our small business community is a priority for the Village. We continue to offer resources and up-to-date information to support you and your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advertising and social media
We are posting daily posts highlighting our small business on social media and print ads to showcase your business to encourage customers to keep shopping locally.

Providing the most up-to-date information 
We are continually reassessing prevailing conditions and will continue to alert the community and businesses with the latest news and information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic from the VillageState of Illinois, and the Federal GovernmentSign up for the weekly E-Developments newsletter.

Connecting you to financial resources
Find out if your business qualifies for any loans or grants. We will help walk you through the loan process and connect you to resources along the way.

Direct assistance and support
The Village is working directly with small businesses like you to ensure you get the support you need to make the best decisions for your business. We are working closely with the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce to ensure every business in Winnetka has an advocate to get through these unprecedented times. Email Liz Dechant, Economic Development Coordinator or call her (847) 716-3528 with questions, concerns or inquiries.

 

Village Announcements:

Refuse and Recycling Update
As we are learning how long the COVID-19 virus is able to remain on different types of surfaces, the Village of Winnetka and its recycling contractor, Lakeshore Recycling, ask that businesses place all waste and recycling inside of refuse and recycling containers. At this time, nothing outside of waste and recycling containers will be collected. Special pickups and stickered item collections are also suspended at this time, for the same reason. We will update you when they resume. 

Curbside Pickup and Delivery of Packaged Liquor by Current License Holders is Temporarily Allowed 
The Village of Winnetka and its Liquor Commissioner has authorized all holders of a Village liquor license to offer carry-out and curb-side pickup for packaged liquor from your business for the duration of the emergency. The curbside pickup must be made adjacent to or nearby your business’s front door, and delivery of packaged liquor for consumption off the licensed premises. View the authorization (PDF).

A-Frame Signage Temporarily Allowed for Retail Businesses
Retail businesses and restaurants may place portable menu board outside of their businesses per the following standards. Self-supporting portable sign boards displayed within the commercial zoning districts are temporarily allowed without a permit and subject to specific limitations. 

Village Advertises Small Businesses
We are pushing posts of business owners on social media to showcase how hard you are working and to encourage customers to keep shopping locally. View posts on our Facebook & Instagram pages, and the Shop Winnetka page. To get posted, email Liz Dechant high res .jpgs of yourself and/or your staff in your business. Please include links to your social media pages. Every hit helps!

FAQ on Stay at Home Order 
The Village and the Chamber of Commerce have assembled an Frequent Asked Questions for the stay at home order. View it here (PDF).

Department-Specific Services and Contact Information
Access information about each Village department including the Police Department, Fire Department, Water & Electric Department, Public Works, and others. Visit the page for more information. 

 

COVID-19 News and Updates:

 

 Financial Assistance:

 

Additional Resources For Your Business:

 

Email Liz Dechant, Economic Development Coordinator or call her (847) 716-3528 with any questions, concerns or inquiries. You may also send inquires to communications@winnetka.org. 

 

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