Small businesses working together to survive the pandemic
After COVID-19 shut down thousands of businesses, including Barrel Maker Printing, owner Justin Moore pulled together 18 Chicago-area businesses to start a fundraiser. They made t-shirt designs for each one, publicized them, sold them, and over three weeks, they raised more than $71,000 to evenly split between the companies. "Chicago has this sort of 'won't give up' attitude and it's something we're proud to be a part of," Co-Op Sauce owner Mike Bancroft said. "We just need to make sure that we come out of this in a way that doesn't homogenize the city."
05.20.20 | 02:38 | CC