Celebrate the Superheroes of Small Business!

Join us for a fabulous evening with the “superheroes” of small business. September 27th is the SBAC’s annual fundraiser to help support its advocacy initiatives on behalf of small businesses in Illinois. Enjoy entertainment by the “Chicago Super Hero Troupe,” a variety-style performance team that will delight your senses, and be on hand to see who wins … more


SBAC Speaks at Public Roundtable on Occupational Licensing

The SBAC represented the Illinois small business community at a joint event hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, National Governors Association and the Council of State Governments. This event, moderated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, focused on current state policy and practices surrounding occupational licensing. IDFPR licenses and regulates … more


Sales Tax Guidance for Out-of State Sellers

This week the Illinois Department of Revenue posted resources for remote (out-of-state) sellers regarding the required collection and remittance of Illinois sales tax beginning October 1, 2018. Since the Quill v. North Dakota decision in 1992, states did not have the authority to collect sales tax from out-of-state businesses unless the company had a physical … more


Final Member Orientation of 2018

Join us for the final SBAC Member Orientation of 2018 – sponsored by UPS. Current and prospective members can attend to enjoy lunch, networking, a presentation on the benefits of SBAC membership and learn how to get engaged! You can register by clicking here. Agenda 11:30-11:45 – Open Networking with members of the Board and Membership … more


Student Loan Repayment Not Just for Big Businesses

The SBAC strongly supports H.R. 795, the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act, introduced by Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL). This legislation allows up to $5,250 of employer contributions toward student loan payments for an employee to be tax exempt – similar to the structure of a 401(k). By providing an affordable pathway for employers to … more


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