Join Our B2B New Biz – December 2023

You didn’t let anything stop you from starting your small business during the pandemic. Don’t let anything stop you from keeping it going now. Apply for this program today at (This program is NOT a loan) We will be hosting two B2B New Biz Workshops at the White Oak Library Crest Hill Branch 20670 […]

Bilingual Employment Opportunities – In the Community

 Exciting Job Opportunities in Joliet, IL!  LEDA, the Latino Economic Development Association, is thrilled to share some amazing job opportunities within our community.  Receptionist – State Farm Agent Team Member  Joliet, IL  Apply here  Account Manager – State Farm Agent Team Member  Joliet, IL  Apply here  Retention Specialist – St. Francis  Joliet, IL  Apply here  Early […]

Tamales Korinna Applying for The B2B New Biz Grant

The B2B New Biz Grant Application is now live Today, we sat down with the owner of Tamales Korinna to make applying for the B2B New Biz Grant easy ( We provided technical assistance completing her application and we want to help you too. Need assistance or have questions about the B2B New Biz Grant? […]

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us! Explore the curated list of incredible local businesses we’ve gathered for you to support. Know a fantastic small business? Tag them or encourage them to add themselves to our list for future posts. Let’s build a thriving community together! Remember, supporting small businesses goes beyond a single day. […]

Illinois B2B New Grant Program Information

Did you open a small business during the pandemic? The Illinois B2B New Biz Grant Program is coming soon for business owners like you! Get ready to apply for the B2B New Biz Grant Check Below there is the check list of documents! Our Community Navigator at Joliet LEDA can provide you with technical assistance […]

Women Entrepreneur Day 2023

Cheers to the trailblazing women in our community, shaping the future and making waves in entrepreneurship! Happy Women Entrepreneur Day on November 19th! Let’s celebrate the strength, resilience, and innovation of our female leaders.

Oportunidad Para Dueños de Negocio de Construcción Por Parte de HACIA

Applications are now open! Join the HACIA (Hispanic American Construction Industry Association) Executive Fellows program and gain real-world tools and strategies to take your Black and/or Latinx-owned business to new heights. Thanks to the We Rise Together Grant from Chicago Community Trust, you’ll have access to 1-hour long one-on-one executive coaching sessions with subject matter […]

DCEO Community Navigator Program Retreat

Today was the DCEO Community Navigator Program Retreat with the Illinois Small Business Partnership. We had a productive retreat at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Office. The Illinois Small Business Partnership is conformed by the following organizations: – Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Greater Waukegan Development […]

Last Session for Academia Del Exito Empresarial Grupo #2

Hoy marca la conclusión del segundo grupo de la Academia de Éxito Empresarial, una iniciativa del Centro de Empresarios y Negocios del Joliet Junior College en colaboración con la Asociación de Desarrollo Económico Latino que se ofrece sin costo alguno a los empresarios. A lo largo de cuatro semanas, los empresarios profundizaron en temas sobre […]

Small Business After Hours Networking Event hosted by Old National Bank

Yesterday we attended a Small Business After Hours Networking Event at the Rialto Square Theater hosted by Old National Bank. It was a great time for small business owners to connect & learn resources available in Joliet from the Entrepreneur & Business Center at Joliet Junior College at Joliet Junior College & the Joliet City […]