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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

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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

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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

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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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Southland Chamber of Commerce & SBAC Joint Legislative Breakfast

The SBAC is proud to partner with the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce for a legislative breakfast featuring elected officials from the Southland Community. Register today at: http://web.chicagosouthlandchamber.com/events/Legislative-Member-Breakfast-1037/details          

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Governor Rauner Signs SBAC Sponsored Bill for Smarter Small Business Regulations

The Small Business Advocacy Council is proud to announce Governor Rauner signed HB5253, a bill requiring state agencies to conduct further analysis on the impact new rules have on small businesses prior to them going into effect. The SBAC worked closely with lead sponsors State Representative Carol Sente (D-59) and Senator Pamela Althoff (R-32) in … more

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2018 Golf Outing Highlights!

The SBAC community enjoyed a great day on the links in support of small business! The weather was perfect, the course was amazing and there were a ton of great prizes to take home. Check out some of the photo highlights here. Photo credit to: Michael Rataj, Bulb Brain Creative.

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SBAC featured on WGN TV for Bill Signing with Governor Rauner

Check out the bill signing coverage below on WGN TV featuring the SBAC! Last week marked the second time in less than a year that the SBAC stood with the Governor to see one of our legislative priorities signed into law. A few months ago, the SBAC spear-headed the effort to lower LLC fees in … more

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SBAC Members Save up to 34% Off UPS Shipping!

SBAC MEMBERS SAVE AT THE UPS STORE & ON UPS SHIPPING UP TO 34% OFF! Thinking about new sources of efficiency and savings for your business? Think logistics. UPS has a broad array of reliable services with customized discounts for SBAC Members to save you money. Members of the SBAC receive special UPS discounts, including … more

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Governor Rauner Signs SBAC-Backed Bill Into Law

Today marked the second time in less than a year that the SBAC stood with the Governor to see one of our legislative priorities signed into law. A few months ago, the SBAC spear-headed the effort to lower LLC fees in our state, and today’s bill signing again reflects our mission to advance common sense … more

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