Village Receives Small Business Friendly Award

Village Receives Small Business Friendly Award
Posted on 09/27/2019
Mayor Hayes with award

The Village of Arlington Heights recently received the 2019 Partner America Small Business Friendly Community Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and its Partner America Program. Arlington Heights was chosen as an award recipient because of its ongoing commitment and support of small businesses.

Creating a business friendly environment that helps small businesses prosper and grow has always been a cornerstone of the Village’s economic development efforts. The Village has helped many small businesses by providing assistance through a variety of programs and public-private partnerships.

The award committee chose Arlington Heights for this award because of the Village’s efforts in creating a positive environment for small business growth. Highlighted as reasons for receiving the award include having a Business Development Coordinator on staff; offering a resource guide for businesses; doing retention visits, and providing business support through established partnerships with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Harper College, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and the Arlington Heights Park District.

In addition, the Village’s Arlington Economic Alliance also advocates on behalf of the small business community by hosting forums and seminars and providing ongoing communication that keeps businesses informed of impending developments, business news and available resources available.

Included in the picture is Mayor Tom Hayes, and Jeffrey Bean of the U. S. Conference of Mayors.