August is Black Business Month and is a time to recognize the contributions of the 132,000+ black-owned businesses throughout Illinois. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will host a series of webinars "highlighting community leaders, organizations, and business enterprises through a campaign inviting Illinoisians to "Shop Black-owned Business Saturdays.""
Shop Black Saturdays Campaign is an effort to support minority-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Saturday in August, Illinois residents are encouraged to shop at local black-owned businesses. Use the hashtag #ShopBlackSaturday to promote these businesses' services and products on social media.
Learn more about Black Business Month 2022 and the Shop Black Saturdays Campaign on DCEO's website.
Also, be sure to check out these Illinois workNet resources for small businesses:
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