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Welcome to the SBAC

We believe the success of small businesses is a critical component of local communities and the nation’s economy. The SBAC has spent the last decade alongside small business owners fighting for reasonable policies that foster a healthier small business environment - economically, socially, and culturally.

Our non-partisan approach continues to shape local, state, and federal small business legislation.

Advocacy Matters

The SBAC is laser focused on improving the small business environment through nonpartisan advocacy and grassroots engagement. View our full list of advocacy initiatives here.

Oktoberfest 6.10.23

Beer! Food! Games!

Dust off your lederhosen and prepare for an unforgettable night filled with traditional German music, free flowing beer and drinks, and plenty of fun German games! Prosit!

SBAC Supporter Directory

The SBAC boasts a robust Business Supporter, Promoter, and Partner database spanning a myriad of industries. Our incredible supporters are listed in our directory to be discovered by potential new clients and SBAC stakeholders.

BIG WIN re: Health Insurance Premiums

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SBAC Testimonials

"Nonpartisan", "real connections, great people and a mutual desire to help", "a bridge between everyone, "immediately impressed and drawn to their mission" ... hear from our business supporters on why they are involved with the SBAC!

Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition

The SBAC and a coalition of engaged stakeholders have come together to revitalize, empower, and connect commercial corridors in the Chicagoland area. This coalition addresses the vacant property crisis in Cook County and encourages local investment in communities.

Thank you SBAC Partners

The Partners of the SBAC are instrumental in the effectiveness of our organization. View all current SBAC Partners here or click below to become one today!

SBAC Empower

SBAC Empower was founded in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit business and community education organization. SBAC Empower focuses on areas with fewer resources and funding and works alongside the SBAC to build these communities through mentorship, education, and advocacy initiatives. Some of the communities we have helped include Greater Englewood, North Lawndale, South Shore, Cook County Jail, Logan Square, Greater Roseland, Woodlawn, and more.

Join Today!

The SBAC is community where business owners of all backgrounds come together. Joining our organization immediately gives you the opportunity to get engaged in educational events, advocacy initiatives, and networking groups.

Upcoming Events


Chamber Relief

September 25, 2023

The SBAC was thrilled that policymakers enacted a program to support Illinois chambers of commerce…

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Town Halls to Support Local and Small Businesses

August 28, 2023

We’re excited to announce a series of free community town halls focusing on policies that…

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Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

August 21, 2023

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2023…

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Small Business Grants in Illinois

August 19, 2023

It’s tough to run a small business. We know that funding is always top of…

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Member Directory

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Member Login

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Our Newsletter

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Small Business Owner Feedback Form

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