March 2017 Venture Pitch Companies Announced

Three startup companies have been selected for our SBAC Venture Pitch Session! Congratulations to Jammber, Taelur and Pay Your Selfie. We look forward to hearing these companies present on March 8 at mHUB Chicago! Register for the event here. 


New SBAC Employees!

The SBAC is excited to welcome two new employees in 2017! Raquel Burchett Membership Coordinator Raquel began working at the SBAC in February 2017. She graduated from DePaul University in 2016 with a Masters in Organizational Communication and received a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Michigan State University in 2013. In her previous work … more


Recap: Elliot Richardson on ‘The Sunday Spin’ 2/12

Elliot Richardson, Founder and CEO of the Small Business Advocacy Council, was a guest on The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson on Feb. 12. Richardson and Pearson discuss the unprecedented budget impasse in Illinois. Richardson emphasizes how the budget impasse, which has lasted almost two years, is devastating for small business owners who cannot afford to not … more


‘The Sunday Spin’ features Elliot Richardson Feb. 12

THE SUNDAY SPIN – SBAC Co-Founder and CEO Elliot Richardson will be on The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson this Sunday, February 12, after the 7:30 a.m. news update. Tune in to learn about how a coalition of business groups is urging Gov. Rauner and General Assembly leaders to end the unprecedented Illinois budget impasse. You … more


Call to Action: Contact Your Legislators & End the Budget Impasse

Illinois’ unprecedented budget impasse continues to damage our state economy and hurt small businesses, non-profits, local communities, college students and many others. We urge you to contact your legislators and encourage them to work with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass a responsible budget. They must make reforms that will revive Illinois’ economy … more


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