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The U.S. Small Business Administration released a database last week showing 38 businesses and nonprofits in Forest Park that applied for and received funds from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which helps businesses and nonprofits suffering from financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPP is part of the federal government’s CARES Act and was rolled out in March.

The list of Forest Park businesses and nonprofits receiving funds includes car dealerships, landscaping companies and not-for-profit organizations. The Forest Park Review reported in May that its parent company, the nonprofit Growing Community Media, had received a $242,500 PPP loan.

Recipients of the biggest government award were Remedial Environmental Manpower, Inc. (REM), a staffing services company at 7239 Roosevelt Rd. and Farmington Foods at 7419 Franklin St. Both received aid in the $2M to $5M range.

Nonprofits benefiting from the loans include three related organizations: Bill Winston Ministries, Living Word Christian Center, and The Joseph Center. Other local nonprofits listed are Sarah’s Inn and Chicago Inner-City Business Development out of 819 Marengo Ave. All received loans in the $150,000 to $350,000 range, except for Living Word Christian Center, whose loan was in the $1 million to $2 million range.

McAdam Landscaping received aid in the $350,000 to $1 million range. President Scott McAdam said, “The money helped retain employees that might otherwise not be retained or re-hired because of the shutdown. We were very cautious in our re-hiring.  Once we received the money, we re-hired everyone.”

He added: “Our costs have risen greatly because of COVID-19.  Our crews have hand sanitizers and disinfectants in each vehicle. Our office is in a partial shutdown mode with many working remotely. We have the entire office area disinfected daily at all touch points and entry to the building is restricted to employees only. The only crew members that enter the offices are the managers and foreman unless something is necessary. All are required to wear masks when on properties where client interaction could happen, and our employees are asked not to engage in discussions with our clients but to refer them to the office. The foreman retains the same vehicle at all times. Our sanitation protocols have been in place since March 15.”


Database shows which Forest Park businesses received PPP loans

The following businesses and nonprofit organizations applied for and received Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal government as part of the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the information below was contained in an SBA database released of those receiving loans in excess of $150,000.

Businesses receiving $2 to $5 million

Organization*Jobs retained

Farmington Foods, Inc., 7419 Franklin St.*213

Remedial Environmental Manpower, Inc, 7239 W. Roosevelt Rd.*500

Businesses receiving $1 to $2 million

Organization*Jobs retained

American Security Services, 1515 S. Harlem Ave.*328

Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center, 8200 Roosevelt Rd.*167

Brookwood Builders, Inc., 7332 Harrison St.*30

Currie Motors Chevrolet, Inc., 8401 Roosevelt Rd.*65

Ideal Facilities Services, LLC, 7239 Roosevelt Rd.*110

Lakewood Carpentry Services, Inc., 1540 Hannah Ave.*62

Living Word Christian Center, 7306 Madison St.*147

Sievert Electric Service & Sales, 1240 Hannah Ave.*75

Sponte Sales, Inc., 7911 Roosevelt Rd.*not provided

Businesses receiving $350,000 to $1 million

Organization*Jobs retained

Body-Solid, Inc., 1900 Desplaines Ave.*55

Curfin Oldsmobile, Inc., 8401 Roosevelt Rd.*20

ICOMM, Inc., 7321 Madison St.*71

McAdam Landscaping, Inc., 2001 Desplaines Ave.*80

National Roofing Corporation, 1237 Circle Ave.*42

Patrick Development Group LLC, 7311 Roosevelt Rd.*33

Weinstein Wholesale Meats, Inc., 7501 Industrial Dr.*28

2XL Corporation, 7550 Industrial Dr.*17

Businesses receiving $150,000-350,000

Organization*Jobs retained

Bill Winston Ministries, 7306 Madison St.*27

Blue Rose Shoe Corp., 7415 Madison St.*48

Body Builders Discount Outlet, Inc., 1900 Desplaines Ave.*25

Chicago Inner-City Business Development, 819 Marengo Ave.*not provided

Classic Screen Printing (DBA Energy-Tees), 1401 Circle Ave.*16

Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, 900 Desplaines Ave.*14

Dartmouth Business Services, 7243 Madison St.*46

Davis Tree Care and Landscape, Inc., 7459 Franklin St.*15

Forest Agency, Inc., 7310 Madison St.*16

Forest Printing Co., 7214 Madison St.*21

GCC Company, LLC, 7520 Roosevelt Rd.*34

Illinois Dental Providers, 7235 Madison St.*10

Little Teeth Big Smiles, 1129 S. Harlem Ave.*not provided

Mohr Oil Company, 7340 Harrison St.*10

New Forest Home Cemetery, LLC, 863 Desplaines Ave.*19

Sarah's Inn, 1547 Circle Ave.*32

The Joseph Center, 7306 Madison St.*12

Tim Stefl Inc., 1015 Troost Ave.*12

Wuensche USA, Inc., 801 Circle Ave.*23