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Bears launch Small Business All-Pros initiative


The Chicago Bears launched their Small Business All-Pros initiative brought to you by Proven IT today.

The program will provide one Small Business All-Pro with a marketing partnership worth $100,000 during the 2020 regular season as well as a technology assessment provided by Proven IT. In addition, nine Small Business All-Pros will receive digital and social marketing exposure through Bears assets during one week in the regular season.

"We're thrilled to partner with Proven IT–a local, family-owned business–to bring this initiative to the Chicagoland community and help small businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic," said Bears vice president of corporate partnerships Doug Carnahan.

Proven IT was founded in 2003 and is based in Tinley Park, Illinois.

"We're extremely excited to help provide such a unique opportunity through Small Business All-Pros," said Proven IT CEO/president John Cosich. "Our partnership with the Chicago Bears has been absolutely fantastic and we're proud to help other companies benefit from such a great organization. Our hope is that this program provides incredible recognition to organizations who have been impacted by this pandemic."

Small businesses located within the Chicagoland area will be eligible. Applications are open now through Sept. 27 online at At least half of the ten companies recognized will be minority- or women-owned businesses.

All Small Business All-Pros will be announced the week of Oct. 12.

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