Chicago Treasurer Conyears-Ervin Launches Chicago Star Award to Celebrate Small Businesses

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Chicago Treasurer’s Office’s (CTO) launch of the Chicago Star Award, an initiative dedicated to recognizing and uplifting small businesses that play such a pivotal role in shaping the economic and cultural landscape of Chicago. The Chicago Star Award aims to highlight the remarkable contributions of small businesses in Chicago and foster community involvement by inviting members of the public to nominate local establishments that contribute to the vibrancy of their communities. The CTO will provide resources to the winners to help enhance their visibility, marketing, and overall success. Additionally, awardees will gain access to exclusive business workshops facilitated by the CTO’s community partners, covering essential topics like financial management, digital marketing, and growth strategies. Recipients will also receive a special invitation to the fourth annual Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow Financial Education and Empowerment Summit at the UIC Forum on October 12, where they will find networking opportunities and further professional development. To be eligible, businesses must operate within the City of Chicago, be registered with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), and have no outstanding delinquent debt or felonies. Nominations for the Chicago Star Award will be open through September 2, 2024. To submit a nomination or learn more, visit

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