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ICYMI: Hyper-Local Coverage on SBAC-Backed A-Frame Ordinance

Block Club Chicago – a new non-profit digital news organization focused on hyper-local coverage of Chicago’s neighborhoods – published a story on the introduction of a Chicago ordinance to legalize A-Frame signs in Chicago. Right now, despite them being relatively common on city sidewalks, these signs are illegal and the sporadic enforcement of the law … more

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Women in Business – Amazing Ambassadors for the SBAC

The SBAC Women in Business Group was established as a forum for women in business to network with each other and to work collectively to address the unique challenges that women face in the workplace. It is a dynamic community that continues to grow and is one of the most successful SBAC committees in bringing … more

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5 Tips for Implementing a Secure BYOD Policy

5 Tips for Implementing a Secure BYOD Policy Contributed By: MXOtech, INC When executed correctly, embracing a company bring your own device (BYOD) policy far outweighs the potential data security risks. Employees feel more comfortable and productive working on familiar devices, and BYOD cuts down on device and software costs. Here are five tips any … more

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Chicago Sun-Times features SBAC-Backed A-Frames Ordinance

    A-Frame signs are an extremely popular way for local restaurants and merchants to drive traffic into their establishments. However, in Chicago, these signs are illegal and using them can subject Chicago business owners to fines. Ordinance 2018-5092 was introduced on June 27th by Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward), to legalize sandwich board and A-Frame … more

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Early Bird Pricing for SBAC Golf Event Ends June 30th!

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 start at 12:00pm. Early bird pricing ends on Saturday, June 30th. Right now an individual ticket that includes a lunch, a round of golf and … more

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Small Business Backed Ordinance Introduced to Legalize A-Frame Signs

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is proud to announce the introduction of Ordinance 2018-5092 by Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward), a pro-business measure to legalize sandwich board and A-Frame signs in Chicago. The SBAC and a strong coalition of local business organizations are committed to advancing smart sign code reform in the city. This … more

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SBAC Cheers SCOTUS Ruling Allowing States to Collect Internet Sales Tax

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) supports the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. case, allowing states to collect sales tax on online transactions. Prior to this ruling, local and small businesses in Illinois were at a financial disadvantage. Now states have the authority to compel online and catalog … more

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ICYMI: SBAC Joint Op-Ed in Daily Herald Business Ledger

This week, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson, penned an op-ed with Neli Vazquez Rowland, the President/Co-Founder of A Safe Haven Foundation, in support of HB5868. This bipartisan legislation will allow health insurance companies to cover state licensed residential care, including recovery homes, for substance abuse. It passed out of the General Assembly and now awaits … more

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SBAC-Backed Initiative Supporting Treatment for Substance Abuse Disorder Passes General Assembly

This spring, SBAC Advocacy Director, Ryan Tolley, testified in the House Human Services Committee on HB5868, legislation to allow health insurance companies to cover state licensed community-based behavioral health care options, including residential recovery homes, to treat substance abuse disorder. Opioid and other forms of substance abuse have a profound impact on the small business community. This … more

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SBAC Interview on Mighty House Radio Highlights Springfield Successes

Last week marked the end of regular session for the 100th General Assembly. The SBAC was incredibly active in Springfield this session and successful in shepherding two bills through the Illinois legislature. These successes are a reflection of all the member engagement in support of the SBAC legislative agenda. This includes Members who made the … more

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