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SBAC Radio Ad on WCGO 1590AM

Have you heard the SBAC’s new radio ad running on WCGO 1590AM? Click below to hear the audio and be sure to tune in to 1590AM to hear it live!

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SBAC Op-Ed Daily Herald Business Ledger: It’s time for LLC fee reform

The SBAC has an op-ed featured in the Daily Herald Business Ledger in support of SB 867, legislation to lower LLC fees in Illinois. We are working with a robust coalition to see this measure pass the Senate and sent to the Governor’s desk for signature during the fall veto session. We know our state … more

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SBAC Talks Small Business with Cook County SA, Kim Foxx

The SBAC was proud to host a discussion with Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx. The evening in Hyde Park was lead by SBAC Executive Committee Member, Dwayne Hirsch. Per the Hyde Park Herald: Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the second largest prosecutor’s office in … more

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BCBS Pulls Out of SHOP Health Insurance Exchange for 2018

  ICYMI: Small Business Advocacy Council CEO, Elliot Richardson, on SHOP via Chicago Tribune: Less competition among insurers is bad news for small businesses in the Chicago area. Click here to read the full article.

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Small Business Owners Just Want Quality, Affordable Health Care Coverage

SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson offered the small business perspective on the news that Blue Cross Blue Shield will be leaving the public health insurance exchange for small businesses, also known as SHOP, in 2018. This will leave only one insurance option for small business owners utilizing SHOP, which was created as a result of the Affordable … more

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Sign Code Violations Spike in Chicago

The complicated nature and erratic enforcement of the sign code in the city of Chicago continues to be a hot topic for small businesses. SBAC CEO, Elliot Richardson, was quoted in DNAinfo Chicago’s most recent article in a series on this issue. Our organization is working with many stakeholders to reform the code, so that hardworking … more

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SBAC Joins Coalition of Small Businesses in Open Letter to FCC – Urging Them to Preserve Net Neutrality

“The SBAC is committed to preserving equal access to the internet for both consumers and small businesses,” said SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson. “The internet is a vital tool for businesses to reach customers, and without the current net neutrality rules in place, ISP’s could have the autonomy to choose which websites and companies have access … more

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Mighty House Radio Interview: State of Play in Springfield

SBAC CEO, Elliot Richardson, recently appeared on the Mighty House Radio Show to discuss the state of play in Springfield. Legislators may have passed a budget, but political gamesmanship colors every decision, and the state has a long way to go in implementing real reforms to strengthen our fiscal footing. Now more than ever, small … more

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Chicago’s Sign Code – No Friend of Small Business

The Small Business Advocacy Council is committed to advancing smart sign code reform in the city of Chicago. Current regulations are expansive, complicated and can result in costly fines. Small business owners want to comply with the law, but navigating the rules require valuable time and resources that should be spent on serving customers. SBAC … more

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Mighty House Radio features Elliot Richardson

SBAC Co-Founder & CEO Elliot Richardson was a guest on Mighty House Radio on Saturday, April 15th. On the show, host Ron Cowgill, Elliot and the Mighty House crew talked about the SBAC’s advocacy efforts, policies that will empower the small business community and legislation that will improve Illinois’ economy. Listen to the full show here on SoundCloud! Mighty … more

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