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SBAC Interview on WVON Urban Business Roundtable

On Saturday, SBAC President and Founder, Elliot Richardson, was interviewed on WVON’s Urban Business Roundtable. The discussion focused on SB2436, the SBAC-backed initiative to amend outdated language in the Liquor Control Act of 1934. This bill is now scheduled for consideration in the House Executive Committee. Listen to the full interview below.

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SBAC Featured as Inland Bank Partner on WBBM

The SBAC is proud to count Inland Bank as a key partner in our mission to empower the small business community in Illinois. As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration, WBBM Radio is promoting the work of Inland Bank and their community partners via on-air vignettes. SBAC President and Founder, Elliot Richardson, was featured in one … more

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ACTION CALL: Ask Your Legislator to Co-Sponsor SB2436

Following the unanimous passage of SB 2436 in the Senate in February, the SBAC published an op-ed in Crain’s Chicago in March outlining the importance of amending this outdated statute. It does not make sense that legislators from all corners of the state have a hand deciding the fate of a business hundreds of miles … more

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WGN Radio Interview on the 84 Year Old Law Holding Economic Development

This week, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson was interviewed on WGN Radio’s Opening Bell to discuss SB 2436. This bill would that by amend the antiquated regulations of the 1934 Liquor Control Act, which prohibits the sale of alcohol within 100 feet of a religious institution.  The small business community believes that we can … more

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ICYMI: SBAC Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article on the challenges of protecting your business and employees from sexual harassment, featuring commentary from SBAC CEO Scott Baskin. Click here to read the full article. Looking for more information? Check out the blog post by Arthur Ehrlich entitled, 5 Tips to Protect Your Business & … more

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How to Protect Your Small Business From Cybercrime

How to Protect Your Small Business From Cybercrime By: Steve Banke By 2021, cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually; that’s more than the GDP of Japan, the world’s third-largest economy. Here are a few helpful insights to better prepare your business to deal with the realities of cybercrime: Human Error is Fatal Statistics show … more

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It’s National Small Business Week!

Every day is small business appreciation day at the SBAC, but did you know that April 29th through May 5th is National Small Business Week? According to the Small Business Administration, since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week to recognize the critical contributions of America’s … more

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ICYMI: SBAC Joint Op-Ed with CHANGE IL on Fair Maps

The SBAC continues the fight on behalf of the small business community to end gerrymandering in Illinois. This week, we partnered with CHANGE Illinois on an op-ed published in the Daily Herald, emphasizing the importance keeping communities together. Click here to read the full piece online or view the pdf copy below.

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Save Now with Early Bird Pricing for the SBAC Golf Event!

Early Bird pricing for the SBAC Golf Event is live for a limited time! Register now and save! Join us on Thursday, July 26th, at the White Deer Run Golf Club for a fun-filled day of golf, lunch and a dinner reception! Registration and lunch open at 10:30am. Shotgun starts at 12:00pm. Questions? Interested in … more

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SBAC Springfield Lobby Days

This week SBAC leadership, members and staff spent two days in Springfield to advance our state legislative priorities. We met with over a dozen elected officials including Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin. The following day, … more

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