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NRC Community Survey Has Been Extended!

Thriving commercial corridors and neighborhood business districts can support local communities across Chicago and Cook County.  However, many commercial corridors are struggling.  We are looking for your feedback and insight on how to revitalize and empower commercial corridors.  Please take a moment to fill out this short survey so we can better understand the needs of the community and the initiatives that will make the biggest impact!

Thank you for your engagement!

 

Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/r/xpv7SR7ek4

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Byline Bank – Insights

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