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Your One-Stop Shop for Business

I’m excited that my inaugural blog post coincides with the launch of Lake County Partners’ new website. We began work on the site at the beginning of the year, with no real understanding of the many COVID-19 related changes to come over the course of a few short months. There’s no question that we’re in a different world now, and we’ve all had to quickly adapt to the circumstances and find new ways of doing business. Lake County has certainly risen to the occasion.

Through our partnerships at the state and local levels, relationships with our friends in real estate and finance, and close involvement in Lake County’s strong life sciences and advanced manufacturing businesses, we have seen the rollout of new programs, financing opportunities, and life-saving technology on a scale and at a speed never before seen. Side by side, we have steadily walked through phases while navigating new guidelines and preparing for what the future holds.

Since the onset of the epidemic, we have hosted countless webinars and municipal briefings, issued business alerts, coordinated grant programs, assembled recovery resources, connected stakeholders and pushed information out across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Our unique role as the connector between the public and private sectors is perhaps more important than ever before. We have seen firsthand the importance of having a one-stop shop for valuable information on doing business in Lake County, and we hope that this new website is exactly that. We invite you to explore it—if you’re an existing business, it’s a great place to rediscover Lake County and ignite your plans to grow. If you’re new to the area, you’ll quickly see why life is better here, inside and out of the office. Regardless of your needs, you’ve come to the right place, and we look forward to connecting and helping to drive your business forward.