Welcome Samantha to the LEDA Team

The LEDA team is excited to welcome Samantha Ante as our new Community Navigator Coordinator. As our Community Navigator Coordinator, Samantha will be instrumental in expanding our outreach to connect with more business owners in the community. Many of you may already know Samantha from her previous role as a radio host on WJOL or […]

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood Visit

https://jolietleda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Congresswoman-Underwood-visit-2.mp4 We were honored to welcome Rep. Lauren Underwood last week! During her visit, we showed her around the innovative 3TEN Workspace, where each business/organization has their own office space but we also have shared areas for collaboration. It’s the first of its kind in Joliet, and we’re proud to be a part of a […]

CDBG Presentation at City Hall

Great news for small businesses in Joliet! Joliet LEDA is proud to announce that we are the first Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) subrecipient to provide microenterprise assistance in the City of Joliet. With the funds, we are able to offer the LEDA Business Assistance Program at no cost to small businesses located in Joliet. […]

Joliet LEDA Open House

https://jolietleda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/LEDA-Open-House-1.mp4 Thank you to everyone who came out to LEDA’s open house last night. We had a great time sharing our work with you, and we hope you enjoyed the tour of our facilities. We would like to give a special thanks to SuperMercado Joliet for providing the delicious food and beverages that fueled our […]

Homebuyer Seminar

Attention all homebuyers! Join LEDA Members, Casa Moderna Real Estate, and  Neighborhood Loans – Noriega Mortgage Team on Saturday, March 4th at Mariscos El Pulpo from 11AM to 2PM. Discover the ins and outs of buying a home and find out how to access financial assistance programs. ¡Atención a todos los compradores de casa! Unase […]

LEDA Open House

Join us for our LEDA Open House and learn about the programs and resources we have to offer for entrepreneurs! Meet local business owners, network, and discover how LEDA is committed to helping our community succeed. Let’s create a vibrant and inclusive business community together. See you there! Acompáñenos a nuestra Jornada de Puertas Abiertas […]

Neighborhood Loans – Johnny Noriega

Today we are featuring Johnny Noriega, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer at Neighborhood Loans to the LEDA Member Spotlight Series. Johnny is a dedicated professional with a passion for helping first-time buyers and DACA recipients achieve their homeownership goals. For the past six years, Johnny has used his customer-service and problem-solving skills to help clients find […]

Unidos Marketing – Cesar Cardenas

We are excited to spotlight another one of our valued members, Unidos Marketing Network (UMN), in this edition of our Membership Spotlight series. UMN is a social media and digital marketing agency based in Joliet, IL, that specializes in crafting a company’s digital strategy to help them interact with their customers, prospective customers, employees, and […]

Casa Moderna Real Estate

Welcome to our LEDA Membership Spotlight series! Today, we are featuring Casa Moderna Real Estate, a bilingual real estate brokerage serving the Joliet community. The team is made up of Ulises Huitron, Yvette Tejeda, Cynthia Chavez, and Carol Ortega all of whom are dedicated to helping their clients find their dream home or sell their […]

JPSD 86 School Board Vacancy

School board vacancy at Joliet 86

The Joliet Public School District 86 Board of School Inspectors is seeking East Side candidates for the school board vacancy. More information at https://bit.ly/3L1qWeQ.