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¡Buen Provecho! Taste of Pilsen

Sample over 25 local restaurants, cafes and bakeries participating in this exclusive Pilsen restaurant tour, providing visitors with their delectable dish.

Tickets to this event are $20 in advance and $25 for late purchase. All proceeds benefit ESDC, non-profit organization, dedicated to community and economic development in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

If you have any questions, please contact or (312) 733 - 2287. Thank you!

6th Annual El Grito de Chicago 
If you would like to become a vendor at El Grito on Saturday, September 14th, at Harrison Park please email or visit the ESDC office Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM to pick-up an application. 
Ribbon Cutting 
The Pilsen Chamber of Commerce at ESDC welcomes businesses with a ribbon cutting this Thursday, August 8th! Please feel free to join us on this special day for the business community. 
How to Start Your Business in Illinois
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at ESDC will present a workshop on the process to starting a business in Illinois. If you have any questions please contact Joseph de la Garza,

Thursday, August 29th 
Wintrust Bank Pilsen 
1800 S. Blue Island Ave
2 PM - 4 PM

ESDC's 18th Annual Golf Outing
Our 18th Annual Golf Outing at the Lost Marsh Golf Course was a successful event! Thank you to everyone who joined us. Special thanks La Casa del Pueblo for providing breakfast and the sponsors - Condor Partners, Henricksen, Mortensen, Ozinga, Studio ARQ, LLC. Also, thanks to Senator, State of Illinois, Antonio "Tony" Muñoz for coming!
Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Workshop
Thank you Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez, Reuben Waddy and Savannah Allen from SomerCor, and the Chicago Department of Planning & Development for informing the community about the resources available to those in the TIF district at our SBIF workshop!
SBIF Grant Opportunity
ESDC advocates and supports small businesses along with the industrial businesses. If you are located in the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, you may apply for the SBIF grant. If you would like to learn more about the qualifications or have any questions please contact Natalie Velazquez, Program Coordinator at (312) 773 - 2287 x3 or email 

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