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2021 grant recipients announced: $40K to downtown businesses

Aurora Downtown approved small business grants totaling nearly $40,000 this week. The announcement serves as a bellwether that downtown businesses are ready for post-pandemic growth. Aurora Downtown, the nonprofit group that oversees the downtown Special Service Area, will distribute grant

Aurora Downtown offering grants to support small business efforts

Aurora Downtown’s Business Attraction and Retention (BAR) Committee is excited to offer a variety of grants established to help support businesses, property owners, and initiatives taking place in the downtown special service area (SSA One).  In 2021, Aurora Downtown’s BAR

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We invite you to explore downtown Aurora while living in a socially responsible world. Dine outdoors. Order take-out. Enjoy curbside service. Shop our small businesses online or in person with masks on. Order gift cards. Tune into virtual events. Join us in staying strong and supporting local. We've got this.

About Downtown Where it's @

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit organization of downtown business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) #One  in downtown Aurora, Ill. Aurora Downtown is governed by a volunteer board with specific goals to enhance the downtown area.
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