In response to COVID-19, SECC leverages new media to meet the needs of businesses & residents in its community

In response to COVID-19, SECC leverages new media to meet the needs of businesses & residents in its community


SECC announces its official COVID-19 response including a dynamic resource list, increased social media activity and virtual business consultations

CHICAGO – The Board of Directors of the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) and Executive Director, Diane Burnham, have officially responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a formal statement and timely outreach strategy.

We’re increasing our service offerings by leveraging live video and social media — enabling our team to continue serving our community, now more than ever.  SECC is committed to growing our list of online resources and championing our communities’ causes.  ~Tiffany Mikell, Program Director

Please engage with our team via mailing list, social media and/or via an upcoming video consultation/live online event.

Follow SECC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn:


Resource Links for SECC Community Area Residents & Business Owners

Restaurants in the SECC communities offering delivery or takeout:

Restaurant data is sourced from Chicago based team Dining at a Distance. We recommend all area restaurants submit data there and tag their community area for listing. We’ll update our list weekly.

Virtual Business Consultations

Small businesses in our communities can get advice on website setup, shifting to selling online/offering services remotely, hiring virtual assistants and other technology-based tools to help them maximize revenue and reach during this global pandemic. 

To continue our role as a Neighborhood Business Development Center, SECC is launching “Virtual Tech Triage for Small Businesses & Creative Entrepreneurs”. Sign-up for our mailing list or follow us on social media for updates.