Thank you to the Collectivo Funding Opportunities and Diana Alfaro from DCEO for providing us with these opportunities. Click on the pink title to visit each website related to the grants. Please review each opportunity and feel free to contact us for technical assistance with any application by calling 815-200-1065 or emailing Samantha at […]

Small Business Financing Workshop

La semana pasada, el Centro de Emprendedores y Negocios del Joliet Junior College organizó un excelente taller sobre financiación de pequeñas empresas, presentado por Jennifer Rigual de Wintrust Community Bank. La presentación cubrió aspectos esenciales como la solicitud de un préstamo comercial, la preparación, la comprensión de los acuerdos de préstamo y más. Estamos encantados […]


Be sure to visit our website for a comprehensive list of grant opportunities from various sources. Take the time to carefully review all guidelines, and if you meet the criteria and require technical assistance to complete the application, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our technical assistance services are provided at no cost to […]


On Thursday, March 28th 2024, we hosted our Quarterly LEDA Social celebrating the 3rd Cohort of the Academia del Éxito Empresarial in partnership with Entrepreneur & Business Center at Joliet Junior College. Thank you to our local business owners, professionals, and community leaders for joining us! Special thank you to D’Arcy Buick GMC, DoorDash Impact, […]

Member Spotlight – Jessica Sanchez

Meet Jessica Sanchez, an entrepreneur level member at LEDA! Jessica is an independent Life Insurance and Retirement Specialist, and Founder of Marathon Wealth Coverage in Joliet/Shorewood! Jessica’s mission is clear: to educate people about different insurance policies, giving them peace of mind and helping them secure their financial future. At Marathon Wealth Coverage, Jessica’s team […]

2nd Annual Latina Heritage Day

While we wrap up Women’s History Month, on March 29th we attended the 2nd Annual Latina Heritage Day Brunch hosted by the Illcf – Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. Thank you Representative Avelar for inviting the LEDA ladies to be a part of this impactful event. We are grateful for the amazing Latina elected officials […]


¡Este Jueves es THE LEDA SOCIAL! Prepárese para una tarde llena de buenos momentos. Esto es algo de lo que vas a experimentar: Retratos por nuestros amigos de The XR Space para que los uses en tu marketing Cena por parte de Baci Ristorante And Pizzeria Música por DJ Mateo ¡Traigan sus tarjetas de negocio […]

Beam Signing Ceremony at the Old Joliet Prison

Thank you, Joliet Area Historical Museum for inviting LEDA to be part of this moment. The Beam Signing Ceremony at the Old Joliet Prison was a historical milestone, showcasing the power of collaboration and preservation. Let’s continue to honor the past while building a brighter future together. Español: Gracias al Museo Histórico del Área de […]

Member Spotlight- Oscar A Santacruz

#MemberMonday spotlighting Oscar A Santacruz, owner of A1 Pro Painters & Renovating LLC—a family-owned small business offering high-quality painting and renovating services. Did you know? The painting industry contributes over $30 billion annually to the US economy, driving growth and prosperity.

03/19/2024 – Reunion de Los Negocios Latinos

Thank you to the Joliet City Center Partnership for inviting us to participate in “La Reunión de Negocios Latinos” for businesses in Downtown Joliet, Collins Street, and Cass Street (special service area). We appreciated the opportunity to showcase the programs available to support business owners in thriving and continuing their businesses in Joliet. Our LEDA […]