The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of businesses across the globe to close their doors. These precautionary closures have left individuals and businesses scrambling to cover lost income, pay existing bills, and more.
Local businesses are the heart and soul of the Village of Palatine, and they are facing a crisis. Social distancing and Government-Mandated Shutdowns are disproportionately affecting businesses that need foot traffic to survive.
Small businesses are vital to our economy and to the quality of life in our Village. Many of these businesses are unique to Palatine, Illinois and make our Village a special place. They support our schools, sports teams and organizations with donations and special offers and make the Village of Palatine a community unlike any other. As COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders continue, many local business owners are facing lease, utilities, payroll liabilities and a host of other payments that are due. Loans and SBA Funding have been difficult to come by and without help many of them may be forced to close their doors.
This GoFundMe Campaign established by The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce will be used to support Palatine Small Storefront Businesses that have been financially impacted with significant loss of income from the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent Stay-At-Home Orders.
Because we know how important our Palatine Small Businesses are we are asking for your help during this unprecedented time.
Please consider donating to the Keep Palatine Strong Fund ~ Supporting these businesses now and when things return to normal will help keep them going. When You Support A Small Business, You Support A Dream!
Who we buy from now will decide who's standing later. Let's all make sure that all the Small Businesses we love in Palatine are on that list! Keep Palatine Strong ~ It Takes A Village!
Thank You for your Donation! #PalatineStrong
- Renee Cabrera
- SHERRY DUNWOODY
- Eric Marzinke
- Larry Schmitt