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 […]

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 […]

Joliet Latino Music and Food Festival Performers

We are excited to announce our performers for the Joliet Latino Music and Food Festival! Enjoy special performances from Dareyes de la Sierra, Grupo chioax, Sangre Norteña, and many more. Buy your tickets now at https://bit.ly/JLatinoFest People of all ages are welcomed to this family event! Free admission for kids 11 and under. For more […]

El Estado y Su Negocio – June 21, 2022

Representatives of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development presented resources to Joliet small business owners

Representatives of the Illinois Development of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) provided valuable resources to our local business owners at the El Estado y Su Negocio event. Diana Alfaro, Latino Business Development Manager, and Manny Lopez, Northeast Regional Manager, informed latino business owners about state funding and grant opportunities. If you missed this opportunity, sign […]