Community Resources

🌟 Community Resources Spotlight! 🌟 Looking to enhance your skills or explore new opportunities? Check out these fantastic resources available in our community: Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)đź“… Event Date: Monday, February 12th⏰ Time: 12:00PMDon’t miss the Contractors Development Program Informational Webinar! Discover how your business can benefit from specialized courses tailored for small […]

Launching Entrepreneurial Success Academy #3

Launching Entrepreneurial Success Academy #3! In collaboration with LEDA, Joliet Junior College, and the JJC Entrepreneurship and Business Center, we are excited to welcome our largest group yet. With 19 students from diverse industries such as fashion, catering, landscaping, and flooring, we are eager to witness their progress over the next 4 weeks. Those interested […]

Member Spotlight – Sherwin Williams

Spotlight: Embracing the start of the week with gratitude! Today, we shine a light on our corporate member, “Sherwin Williams,” located at 2707 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435. Their generous sponsorship of our breakfast at the recent Industry Roundtable, featuring landscaping, construction, and remodeling companies, made it a success. A big thank you for your […]

EscoCocktails Visits LEDA

Carlos Escobar, the creator behind “EscoCocktails”, has been bringing his idea to life for two years, always with the mentality of “If we don’t have it, we create it.” With the Community Navigator program at LEDA, powered by IHCC and DCEO, Carlos has been learning about the licenses necessary to register his liquor brand at […]

Love is in the air, and so are great deals!

Love is in the air, and so are great deals! Promote your Valentine’s Day items with us. Email your flyer showcasing your products and contact details to Let’s spread the love together! SPN El amor está en el aire, ¡y asĂ­ son grandes ofertas! Promociona tus artĂ­culos para el DĂ­a de San ValentĂ­n con […]

LEDA Visits Pollo Loco Latino Bar-Restaurant

Today we had the pleasure of visiting a new Latino-owned business in Joliet! Pollo Loco Latino Bar – Restaurant is now open! Their menu focuses on authentic dishes that mostly originate in South America. Congratulations to the owner Elizabeth Dominguez, her husband Gonzalo Aguirre and chef Jose Dominguez in their new venture! We wish them […]

Joliet a Youthful Latino Hub Driving Economic Prosperity and Regional Collaboration

Joliet’s economy is thriving, fueled by youth and the burgeoning growth of our Latino community.Doug Pryor, CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, highlights the young spirit of Joliet, where the average age is 33.5 years, 5 years younger than the national average. Mayor D’Arcy sees a promising future with 43,000 under 19s.The […]

Navigating “MyTax” Illinois 2024 Workshop

A big thank you to business owners who joined us at the Navigating MyTax Illinois Workshop hosted at Crest Hill Library by LEDA and presented by the Illinois Department of Revenue. We appreciate your time and commitment! Special thanks to these amazing business owners: Katerine Villegas, “Matthew Tienda Virtual” Ricardo Quiroz, “Quiroz Landscaping” Elizabeth Quezada, […]

Member Spotlight -Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®

On Member Monday we would like to highlight our corporate-level member: Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® They enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and to promote the preservation of the right to own, transfer, and use real property. Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®: Speaks to and […]

Grow with LEDA’s Networking Events!

Ever wondered how collaborating with other business owners could significantly boost your company’s growth and resilience? Collaborating with fellow business owners is vital for growth and sustainability. It opens doors to opportunities, shares knowledge, and optimizes resources. By pooling skills, overcoming challenges becomes more efficient, fostering mutual support. This collective approach enhances individual businesses and […]