Media Kit

Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC): Trusted and Effective Voice of Small Business in Chicagoland

Elliot Richardson, an attorney since 1998, became frustrated with the uphill battle many small business owners face in the state of Illinois.  He felt that they had no voice and no representation in regard to lawmaking. As an owner of a small law firm himself, Richardson wanted to be a part of the solution. Equipped with his background ranging from civil rights to commercial litigation, he chose to launch an organization that would provide support for these owners in every area necessary. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was born out of a desire to provide small- to mid-market businesses every opportunity to succeed.

The SBAC touts itself as a full-service advocacy organization and empowers its members in four distinct ways. First, it offers members a non-partisan and effective voice on their behalf in Washington, DC, Springfield and Chicago. Second, the SBAC connects entrepreneurs with other members in order to foster relationships within the community and generate mutually beneficial strategic partnerships. Third, the organization offers educational programming to promote best business practices and encourage growth. Lastly, the SBAC provides exclusive benefits to its members, including an array of discounts and rebates to help lower the costs of operating a business.


Kimberly Brisky
SBAC, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
(312) 505-7032

Small Business Advocacy Council
120 W. Madison, Suite 520
Chicago, IL 60602

The SBAC is the trusted and non-partisan voice of small business in Chicagoland. We are a member driven 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organization that empowers small businesses through advocacy, fostering relationships, educational programs and exclusive benefits.