The Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce and Community Development (MPCCCD) organized a highly successful Business Resource Seminar on Tuesday, January 23, featuring an informative presentation by Diana Alfaro, Latinx Business Development Manager from the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
The event, held at the Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce, witnessed an impressive turnout with nearly 50 businesses in attendance. Diana Alfaro from the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment delivered a comprehensive presentation covering various funding opportunities, including business grants and loans, technical assistance, and essential business development resources.
Isaac Bazbaz, Executive Director of the Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce, expressed his enthusiasm about the event, stating, “We are delighted to provide our local businesses with valuable insights and resources to fuel their growth. The turnout at the seminar reflects the strong commitment of our community to thrive and prosper.”
Doug Olson, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development for the Mayor’s Office, Village of Melrose Park, commended the collaborative effort, saying, “The Business Resource Seminar underscores our dedication to fostering a robust business environment. We appreciate the partnership with Diana Alfaro and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity in empowering our local entrepreneurs.”
The seminar served as a platform for networking and knowledge-sharing, fostering connections among businesses in Melrose Park and beyond. The Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce remains committed to organizing events that contribute to the economic development and success of the local business community.