March 20, 2020

Much is pleased to announce it is among the first law firms to donate to the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund, a new initiative by the City of Chicago to support local businesses devastated by the COVID-19 crisis.

The $25,000 donation underscores Much's commitment to ensuring the welfare of Chicago's business community. The Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund, announced yesterday, March 19, by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, will provide targeted, low-interest loans to highly impacted small businesses.

"We are passionate about supporting the survival of these businesses – many of whom are our long-standing clients, friends and partners," Much Managing Partner Mitchell Roth said. "We view it as our responsibility to partner with the Chicago community and participate in Mayor Lightfoot's initiative."

Much encourages other area law firms to join the cause and help the city's small business neighbors.

"Chicago has been our firm's home for 50 years. Small businesses contribute to the vibrancy of the city, and enrich our lives in this incredible city," said Steven Blonder, head of Much Community, the firm's social responsibility initiative. "We very much hope our donation provides some essential support to those businesses that make Chicago one-of-a-kind."

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