Tom Walter, Keynote Speaker at Advocacy Dinner

Tom Walter is a “serial entrepreneur,” author, speaker and a principal in numerous companies. He is best known as the Chief Culture Officer (CCO) of Chicago-area Tasty Catering, a suburban corporate caterer and event planner that was recently named a Forbes Best Small Company in America. Tom has more than 40 years of experience as an … more


Announcing the Advocacy Award Recipients

  Join us for the 6th Annual Advocacy Awards Dinner & Awards Ceremony next Thursday on May 4th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM! “At this signature event, we will celebrate the hard work of all the SBAC members who have fought to empower the small business community and improve Illinois’ economy.  Two SBAC leaders will … more


Daily Herald Editorial: We must make lawmakers accountable to the public ahead of their party leaders

The SBAC participated in the Multi-Chamber luncheon to host Governor Bruce Rauner. The GOA Regional Business Association did a fantastic job of putting together an incredibly well-attended event. Elliot Richardson, SBAC CEO, addressed the crowd about how zealous non-partisan advocacy can push politicians to enact common-sense policies to improve Illinois’ economy.  He discussed how the engagement … more


Multi-Chamber Luncheon with Governor Rauner

Enjoy lunch and network with area professionals at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village before hearing from Governor Bruce Rauner at this Multi-Chamber Luncheon, open to the public. After hearing from the Governor, Elliot Richardson and Matt Gennuso will provide a Springfield update and take a few questions on the budget impasse and legislation impacting the … more


SBAC Advocacy Dinner & Awards Ceremony is coming up soon!

Celebrate with 250+ business leaders, members and guests at our 6th Annual Advocacy Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 4th! This event commemorates the achievements of our advocacy efforts in 2016 and focuses on our next steps to ensure small businesses have their voices heard. From the cocktail reception at the start of the evening, … more


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