Liza Bustamante opened a tailoring shop in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago in the early 1990s. She soon discovered that banks were not providing the type of small business loans that she needed to expand her business. While exploring her options, she discovered a new organization that was reaching out to small business owners just like her. Liza became one of Accion’s first clients.
By Amy Clinton Accion is pleased to announce the expansion of its lending programs throughout the entire state of Illinois! “We are excited to broaden our service area,” says Jonathan Brereton, CEO, “and… Read More
By Sunny Lee Eugene Kimmons, Jr., founder of Old Man Johnson Bar-B-Que Sauce, was born and raised in Chicago. In his younger years, he worked at his grandfather’s restaurant, Johnson Rib Hut. This… Read More
By Sunny Lee To highlight the achievements of minority entrepreneurs, Accion Chicago is holding a Taquiza on Thursday, July 26! Join Accion for tacos and other delicious fare while networking with Latino small… Read More
By Allison Lasher “Accion San Diego was the only institution that believed in helping me.” – Maria Solano, Accion San Diego client Accion San Diego was founded in 1994 and is a member… Read More