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Thanks to a collaborative agreement between the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) and the renowned SCORE Chicago organization, small Latino businesses throughout our state of Illinois will have access to free legal, financial, and operations advice from experienced managers and executives who are recognized as experts in various industries.

SCORE Chicago will offer IHCC members, partners, and clients a volunteer collaboration of experienced professionals to help many small Hispanic businesses start, develop, and/or grow their businesses.

We are always looking for different ways to help our small businesses. Our message is clear: you are not alone, we are here to help you and to offer access to the best technical assistance available, without having to pay for it,” said IHCC’s Jaime di Paulo, President & CEO.

This way the IHCC multiplies its assistance programs through SCORE Chicago agreement, more Hispanic entrepreneurs can receive the technical assistance they need to grow.

“The future of our organization, which in 2020 turned 30, lies in technical assistance to businesses. Helping small businesses ensure thousands of jobs and the economic growth is driven in a smart way,” added di Paulo

On behalf of SCORE Chicago, we are delighted to partner with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) to support Hispanic entrepreneurs and other minority business owners by giving them the mentoring they need to survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic to thrive during these challenging times,” said Hannah Fernandez, Chairwoman, SCORE Chicago.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, SCORE experts will be meeting remotely with Hispanic small business owners who require assistance.

More than 200 mentors are available to participate in remote sessions by phone, email, or video.

If you are interested, contact Ivette Trevino, Small Business Recovery Program Covid’s-19 Director at the IHCC: or by phone (312) 425-9500.

SCORE Chicago has a long list of mentoring experts. Depending on the type of business, the IHCC will try to connect our small businesses with the right mentor to help their small business thrive.


Wintrust Bank, IHCC’s a corporate member, selected several of its clients to receive consulting from SCORE Chicago.

Watch the videos to understand what they offer and the quality of professionals helping this organization, which will be available now to IHCC members, partners, and clients at no cost.

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