Greater Southwest

Greater Southwest Welcome to Greater Southwest Development Corporation. In light of COVID-19 and an effort to help keep our community safe, our physical offices are currently closed.

We will be available here or through our website to support and answer questions. SUPPORT US! ❤️

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Greater Southwest Development Corporation is a community development organization that has been around for over 35 years, and is focused on reviving the business and residential neighborhoods throughout the southwest side. The 63rd Stre

We will be available here or through our website to support and answer questions. SUPPORT US! ❤️

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Greater Southwest Development Corporation is a community development organization that has been around for over 35 years, and is focused on reviving the business and residential neighborhoods throughout the southwest side. The 63rd Stre

Operating as usual

Make this the year your dream of business ownership comes true! Register today 🙌🏽https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-y...
05/12/2021

Make this the year your dream of business ownership comes true!

Register today 🙌🏽

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-your-business-in-illinois-tickets-154022462331

Advisers from Greater Southwest Development Corporation SBDC will be available to discuss resources for starting or growing your business in Illinois.

Make this the year your dream of business ownership comes true!

Register today 🙌🏽

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Advisers from Greater Southwest Development Corporation SBDC will be available to discuss resources for starting or growing your business in Illinois.

This past weekend Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce  hosted a Pet Parade and we happily participated! How could we resi...
05/11/2021

This past weekend Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted a Pet Parade and we happily participated! How could we resist these faces?! 🐶🐶

El pasado fin de semana Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce organizó un desfile de mascotas y ¡hemos participado felizmente! ¿Cómo podríamos resistirnos a estas caras? 🐶🐶

Restaurant owners: financial help has arrived! The SBA is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization F...
05/07/2021
Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant owners: financial help has arrived! The SBA is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This fund will provide emergency assistance for restaurants and bars impacted by COVID-19. Learn more: http://sba.gov/restaurants.

Propietarios de restaurantes: ¡ha llegado la ayuda económica! La SBA ahora está aceptando solicitudes para el Fondo de Revitalización de Restaurantes. Este fondo proporcionará asistencia de emergencia para restaurantes y bares afectados por COVID-19. Aprende más:
http://sba.gov/restaurants.

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

05/04/2021
#nationalteachersday

Today is #NationalTeachersDay 🎉 We wanted to give a shout out to one of the teachers from our community, Nail Sabanagic. He works at Hubbard Highschool HHSGreyhounds and teaching is his passion 🙌 Make sure to give your teachers all the love because they deserve it!!!

Hoy es #NationalTeachersDay 🎉 Queríamos dar un saludo a uno de los maestros de nuestra comunidad, Nail Sabanagic. El Trabaja en Hubbard Highschool y see profesor es su pasión 🙌 Asegúrense de dar a sus profesores todo el amor porque se lo merecen!

Do you want to learn how to improve the way you manage your employees? Then you don’t want to miss this new training des...
05/03/2021

Do you want to learn how to improve the way you manage your employees? Then you don’t want to miss this new training designed for business owners and entrepreneurs 🙌🏽 GE Chamber
Click on this link to register TODAY

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¿Quieres aprender a mejorar la forma en que manejas a tus empleados? Entonces no quieres perderte este nuevo entrenamiento en español diseñado para dueños de negocios y emprendedores 🙌🏽

Haz clic en este enlace para registrarte HOY

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Restaurant owners: financial help has arrived! The Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting applications for...
05/03/2021
Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant owners: financial help has arrived! The Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This fund will provide emergency assistance for restaurants and bars impacted by COVID-19. Learn more: sba.gov/restaurants.

Propietarios de restaurantes: ¡ha llegado la ayuda financiera! La Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) está aceptando ahora solicitudes para el Fondo de Revitalización de Restaurantes. Este fondo proporcionará asistencia de emergencia para restaurantes y bares afectados por COVID-19. Más información: sba.gov/restaurantes.

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Happy #NationalArborDay!! 🌲🌎 Some of our staff planting to make this community a bit greener!!  Feliz Día Nacional de Ár...
04/30/2021

Happy #NationalArborDay!! 🌲🌎 Some of our staff planting to make this community a bit greener!!

Feliz Día Nacional de Árbol! 🌲🌎 Algunos de nuestros empleados plantando para hacer esta comunidad un poco más verde!

On May 4th, from 5pm to 6pm, the Forum is hosting a second Facebook Live in Spanish to explain, step by step, the new st...
04/27/2021

On May 4th, from 5pm to 6pm, the Forum is hosting a second Facebook Live in Spanish to explain, step by step, the new state’s rental assistance 🏡Latino Policy Forum

El 4 de mayo, de 5pm a 6pm, el Foro va tener un segundo Facebook Live en español para explicar, paso a paso, la asistencia de alquiler del nuevo estado 🏡

On May 4th, from 5pm to 6pm, the Forum is hosting a second Facebook Live in Spanish to explain, step by step, the new state’s rental assistance 🏡Latino Policy Forum

El 4 de mayo, de 5pm a 6pm, el Foro va tener un segundo Facebook Live en español para explicar, paso a paso, la asistencia de alquiler del nuevo estado 🏡

Meet Elizabeth Boitsov, founder of Boitsov Classical Ballet School and an alumni from GSDC’s Business Academy. Her schoo...
04/26/2021

Meet Elizabeth Boitsov, founder of Boitsov Classical Ballet School and an alumni from GSDC’s Business Academy. Her school offers a unique Ballet program for children 3 years old and up. She loves her business and wants to make a difference in future performers. If you are interested make sure to follow them at Boitsov Classical Ballet School & Company ! 🩰

Conozcan a Elizabeth Boitsov, fundadora de Boitsov Classical Ballet School y alumna de la Academia de Negocios de GSDC. Su escuela ofrece un programa Ballet único para niños de 3 años. Ella ama su negocio y quiere marcar la diferencia en los futuros intérpretes. Si está interesado, asegúrese de seguirlos en @BCBS1980

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In celebration #NationalEarthDay the GSDC staff came together to help clean the community and contribute to the well bei...
04/22/2021

In celebration #NationalEarthDay the GSDC staff came together to help clean the community and contribute to the well being of the Earth 🌎

En celebración #NationalEarthDay, los empleados de GSDC se reunió para ayudar a limpiar la comunidad a contribuir al bienestar de la Tierra 🌎

More places where you can get vaccinated! 🙌🏽Más lugares en donde pueden ponerse la vacuna! 🙌🏽
04/20/2021

More places where you can get vaccinated! 🙌🏽

Más lugares en donde pueden ponerse la vacuna! 🙌🏽

We want to give a warm welcome to our new Accounting Manager, Estefany Ruiz. She has lived in the southwest side all her...
04/19/2021

We want to give a warm welcome to our new Accounting Manager, Estefany Ruiz. She has lived in the southwest side all her life and is excited to join us in helping our community! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Welcome to the GSDC family Estefany 🎉

Queremos dar una cálida bienvenida a nuestro nueva Directora de Contabilidad, Estefany Ruiz. Ella ha vivido en el lado sudoeste toda su vida y está emocionada de unirse a nosotros para ayudar a nuestra comunidad! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Bienvenida a la familia de GSDC Estefany 🎉

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04/15/2021

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Some info guys!! Información para ustedes!!
04/13/2021

Some info guys!!

Información para ustedes!!

Does your next business venture require a liquor license, but you are unsure of the process to obtain a liquor license in the City of Chicago? Join BACP on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 PM for a webinar entitled Obtaining a Liquor License in the City of Chicago. Attendees will learn about the different types of liquor licenses available and an overview of the application process. To register visit Chicago.gov/BusinessEducation

We have a celebrity in the HOUSE! 🙌🏽If you need anything that deals with business licensing Betty is here to help!!  🎉¡T...
04/12/2021

We have a celebrity in the HOUSE! 🙌🏽

If you need anything that deals with business licensing Betty is here to help!! 🎉

¡Tenemos una celebridad en la CASA! 🙌🏽

¡Si necesita algo relacionado con las licencias comerciales, Betty está aquí para ayudarlo!🎉

We have a celebrity in the HOUSE! 🙌🏽

If you need anything that deals with business licensing Betty is here to help!! 🎉

¡Tenemos una celebridad en la CASA! 🙌🏽

¡Si necesita algo relacionado con las licencias comerciales, Betty está aquí para ayudarlo!🎉

The deadline for the NOF has been extended to April 16th! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 El fin de plazo del NOF se ha extendido hasta el 16 de Ab...
04/08/2021

The deadline for the NOF has been extended to April 16th! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

El fin de plazo del NOF se ha extendido hasta el 16 de Abril! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

BIG NEWS: The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is accepting new applications through Friday, April 16th! The City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development provides NOF grants - up to $250,000 - to support new and existing businesses located in commercial corridors on Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides. Visit http://www.chicago.gov/nof to learn more!

04/07/2021
Info series: The SSAs

Did you know that GSDC manages Special Service Areas (SSA)? You might be wondering: what that does that even mean?!🤔🙋🏽‍♀️

To find out, check out this short video!!

For more information don’t hesitate to go to our website or contact our Outreach Manager, Courtney Brunson at [email protected]

City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development Chicago Mayor's Office Greater Southwest News-Herald Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

Sabías que GSDC administra áreas de servicio especial (SSA)? Podría preguntarse: ¿qué significa eso? 🤔🙋🏽

Para saberlo, echa un vistazo a este breve vídeo.

Para obtener más información, no dude en visitar nuestra página web o póngase en contacto con nuestro Supervisor de Extensión Commercial, Courtney Brunson, en [email protected]

04/06/2021
Betty Romo and Univison

“Look MOM I’m on TV!”
Check out our Chicago Business Center Manager Betty Romo’s interview with Univision Noticias. She talks about GSDC services and the new centers that will be helping small businesses with their city licensing!! Click on the link below to watch the segment! 🎉

https://www.univision.com/local/chicago-wgbo/ofrecen-ayuda-gratuita-para-pequenos-negocios-en-chicago-que-necesiten-renovar-sus-licencias-o-sacar-una-nueva-video

"¡Mira mamá, estoy en la televisión!"
Consulte la entrevista de Betty Romo, gerente del centro de negocios de Chicago, con Univision. ¡Ella habla sobre los servicios de GSDC y los nuevos centros que ayudarán a las pequeños negocios con sus licencias de la ciudad! ¡Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para ver el segmento! 🎉

04/05/2021
#gettheshot

This is our Executive Director, Adrian Soto! He has been helping raise awareness of the Covid 19 vaccine benefits. Thank you Sinai Chicago for protecting our neighbors and family! #gettheshot

Nuestro Director Ejecutivo Adrian Soto ha ayudado a generar conciencia acerca de los beneficios de la vacuna para COVID 19 ¡Gracias Sinai por proteger a nuestros vecinos y familiares! #gettheshot

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04/05/2021

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With support from the Illinois Partners In Hope , Marquette Bank will be participating in a Mobile #Food #Pantry at our Chicago-Western branch on Friday, April 9 at 11AM and at our Chicago-Pulaski branch on Friday, April 16 at 11AM. Food is available to all neighbors and families in need. Drive in and we will provide a box of food per family!

This is Mr. and Mrs. Razik, they have been residents of the southwest side for more than a decade. They are part of our ...
03/31/2021

This is Mr. and Mrs. Razik, they have been residents of the southwest side for more than a decade. They are part of our SARFS program. Our Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors program helps renovate damaged property for their homes. Our housing support, David Zepeda, is in charge of helping our senior residents get the help they need to live safely in their homes 🙂

Chicago Department of Housing

Este es el señor y la señora Razik, han sido residentes del sudoeste durante más de una década. Forman parte de nuestro programa SARFS. Nuestro programa de Pequeñas Reparaciones Accesibles para Personas Mayores ayuda a renovar la propiedad dañada para sus hogares. Nuestro apoyo a la vivienda, David Zepeda, se encarga de ayudar a nuestros residentes mayores a obtener la ayuda que necesitan para vivir con seguridad en sus hogares.🙂

FREE Covid testing! 🙌👀Pruebas GRATUITAS de Covid! 🙌👀
03/30/2021

FREE Covid testing! 🙌👀

Pruebas GRATUITAS de Covid! 🙌👀

03/30/2021

Marquette Bank is hiring guys!! 🙌🏽 👀

Marquette bank está contratando!! 🙌🏽👀

03/30/2021

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Here's some info guys! 🙌
03/29/2021

Here's some info guys! 🙌

There are four days left to apply for our Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Submit your application today at https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/covid-19-recovery-rental-assistance-program

☎️If you need assistance completing the online application or with language services, please contact the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helpline at 877-426-6515.

➡This rental assistance program is for suburban Cook County. The State and City will be launching their own program soon. Be sure to check out this website for information on their upcoming program: https://chicookilrenthelp.org/

If you are ready to start a business, we are here to help with your BUSINESS license! Please contact our Chicago Busines...
03/29/2021

If you are ready to start a business, we are here to help with your BUSINESS license! Please contact our Chicago Business Center Manager, Betty Romo at [email protected]. LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER 🎉💪🏽💪🏽

Si usted está listo para iniciar un negocio, estamos aquí para ayudar con su licencia BUSINESS! Por favor contacte a nuestro gerente de Chicago Business Center, Betty Romo en su email [email protected]. HAY QUE HACERLO JUNTOS! 🎉💪🏽💪🏽

Greater Southwest’s International Trade Center Director Alyssa Swartzer partnered with Africa Global Chamber of Commerce...
03/26/2021

Greater Southwest’s International Trade Center Director Alyssa Swartzer partnered with Africa Global Chamber of Commerce’s Olivier Kamanzi on an “Access to capital for small business export to Africa” webinar 📊If you want to learn more about exporting make sure to contact Alyssa at [email protected]

Illinois Small Business Development Center Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development
Export-Import Bank of the United States

La directora del Centro de Comercio Internacional del Gran Sudoeste, Alyssa Swartzer, se asoció con el presidente de la Cámara Mundial de Comercio de África, Oliver Kamanzia, en un seminario web “Acceso al capital para la exportación de pequeñas empresas a África”. 📊 Si desea obtener más información sobre la exportación, póngase en contacto con Alyssa en [email protected]

Greater Southwest’s International Trade Center Director Alyssa Swartzer partnered with Africa Global Chamber of Commerce’s Olivier Kamanzi on an “Access to capital for small business export to Africa” webinar 📊If you want to learn more about exporting make sure to contact Alyssa at [email protected]

Illinois Small Business Development Center Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development
Export-Import Bank of the United States

La directora del Centro de Comercio Internacional del Gran Sudoeste, Alyssa Swartzer, se asoció con el presidente de la Cámara Mundial de Comercio de África, Oliver Kamanzia, en un seminario web “Acceso al capital para la exportación de pequeñas empresas a África”. 📊 Si desea obtener más información sobre la exportación, póngase en contacto con Alyssa en [email protected]

We are proud to host Covid vaccine clinics that prioritize our seniors! GSDC’s Property Manager, Cynthia Grant, has been...
03/24/2021

We are proud to host Covid vaccine clinics that prioritize our seniors! GSDC’s Property Manager, Cynthia Grant, has been doing an amazing at spearheading safety and vaccination efforts during these hard times! Thank you Cynthia 🙌

Estamos orgullosos de acoger clínicas de vacunas de Covid que priorizan a nuestros ancianos! La Gerente de Propiedad de GSDC,Cynthia Grant, ha estado haciendo un gran esfuerzo para liderar los esfuerzos de seguridad y vacunación durante estos tiempos difíciles! Gracias, Cynthia 🙌 👏

Hi guys!! Remember that this whole week we are doing a one-on-one counseling to see how we can help you with your credit...
03/22/2021

Hi guys!! Remember that this whole week we are doing a one-on-one counseling to see how we can help you with your credit card finances!! Make sure to sign up for a FREE consultation 🙌
https://bit.ly/3tli89E

¡Hola chicos! Recuerden que toda esta semana estamos ofreciendo una consulta individual para ver cómo podemos ayudarlo con las finanzas de su tarjeta de crédito! Asegúrese de registrarse para una consulta GRATUITA 🙌
https://bit.ly/3tli89E

Hi guys!! Remember that this whole week we are doing a one-on-one counseling to see how we can help you with your credit card finances!! Make sure to sign up for a FREE consultation 🙌
https://bit.ly/3tli89E

¡Hola chicos! Recuerden que toda esta semana estamos ofreciendo una consulta individual para ver cómo podemos ayudarlo con las finanzas de su tarjeta de crédito! Asegúrese de registrarse para una consulta GRATUITA 🙌
https://bit.ly/3tli89E

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2601 W 63rd St
Chicago, IL
60629

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(773) 436-1000

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Any word on the Walgreens on 59th and Pulaski or is it going to move to a location on Pulaski
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*Open House Spring Special Pre-Mother's Day! On Saturday May 12th from 1:30p-3:30p at 6929 S. Maplewood Avenue. Come see this two-flat building with a 4 BD/1.5 BA apartment on 2nd floor for $1,650 rent per month (security deposit $1,650). It's newly rehabbed with in-unit washer-dryer hook-up; open concept living/dining/kitchen area; S/S appliances stove, refrigerator, microwave; hardwood floors throughout. Tenant pays electric and gas. NO SMOKING - NO PETS. A 10% discount off rent for current Federal, State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago, airline employee or active military with approved credit and background check as part of online application process. ALL potential renters welcome. No RSVP needed, just arrive during Open House hours. More info and photos on 4 BD/1.5 BA go to https://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/44186
*Open House Spring Special Pre-Mother's Day! On Saturday May 12th from 1:30p-3:30p at 6929 S. Maplewood Avenue. Come see this two-flat building with a 3 BD/1.5 BA apartment on 1st floor for $1,350 rent per month (security deposit $1,350). It's newly rehabbed with in-unit washer-dryer hook-up; open concept living/dining/kitchen area; S/S appliances stove, refrigerator, microwave; hardwood floors throughout. Tenant pays electric and gas. NO SMOKING - NO PETS. A 10% discount off rent for current Federal, State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago, airline employee or active military with approved credit and background check as part of online application process. ALL potential renters welcome. No RSVP needed, just arrive during Open House hours. More info and photos on 3 BD/1.5 BA go to https://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/44722