SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will provide business loans of up to $250,00 toward small-scale cannabis businesses in an effort to provide economic opportunity to communities that were hit hard by past criminal enforcement of marijuana laws.
The city of Decatur is accepting applications for the latest round of COVID-19 small business relief, the city has announced.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison after he was accused of using federal COVID-19 relief funding on a Lamborghini, a Rolex watch and trips to strip clubs, federal prosecutors said.
Take a drive on our streets or stroll by our storefronts, and you will find many small businesses have put up trees, wreaths and lights to cel…
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida's destruction in August have a little more than a week remaining to seek individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
When you think about holiday shopping, your mind probably goes to big-box retailers before your neighborhood bookstore or antique shop. But in a time marked by widespread supply chain disruptions and inflation, underdog small businesses deserve our attention.
BEIJING (AP) — A stock exchange set up in the Chinese capital to serve entrepreneurs opened trading Monday with 81 companies amid a crackdown on tech giants that has wiped more than $1 trillion off their market value abroad.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A small-business owner, organizer for Black Lives Matter and former ward of the state, Joanna Kelley, made history in the Nov. 2 election by becoming the first Black city councilor of Portsmouth in memory.
Gill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant, 3002 Gill St. in Bloomington, is this week's pick for Eats of the Week.
Grand Café, 2205 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington, is this week's pick for Eats of the Week.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been testing small businesses. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services and marketing can be challenging even in normal times.
The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The PPP concluded on May 31,…
This week's pick for Eats of the Week is Pokeworks along with CRAFTED bar and CRAFTED Coffee Brews, at 1101 Airport Road in Bloomington.
The Windjammer Lounge, 2302 Stern Drive in Bloomington, is this week's pick for Eats of the Week.
Garden of Paradise, 1412 E. Empire St. in Bloomington, is this week's pick for Eats of the Week.
Cadillac Jack's Cantina & Grill, 1507 S. Main St. in Bloomington, is this week's pick for Eats of the Week.
For over 33 years, Hosea Knox was the proprietor of Elmo's Tombstone Service, which he bought from his employer Robert Williams in 1987, on the South Side of Chicago. The catchphrase coined by Williams for the Black-owned shop was, "Be 4 You Go See Elmo."
Decatur’s downtown restaurants have seen a revitalization
The Original Pinsaria, 211 N. Veterans Parkway, Suite 5, Bloomington, is this week's pick for restaurant of the week.
Merna Tap, a full-service bar at 15989 N. 2300 East Road in Normal, is this week's pick for Bar of the Week.