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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.

The SBAC’s non-partisan approach continues to shape local, state, and federal small business legislation.

Game & Gab with SBAC Partners & Promoters

Tired of the same old lunch break? Then change up your week by joining the SBAC for a fun, relaxing midday break to refresh your mind before heading back to the office! Challenge someone to ping pong or air hockey, strike up a friendly conversation, or just take some time to step away from your computer!

2023 SBAC Golf Outing

It's official! We're going golfing again!

Registration for this year's event is now open, and so is our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Reserve your spots by March 30, 2023 for discounts on twosomes and foursomes! And visit our golf website for more info on The Preserve at Oak Meadows course, the event schedule, sponsorship opportunities and more. We'll see in you full swing on June 6th!

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.

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.

SBAC Member Directory

The SBAC has a robust membership base with businesses that span all kinds of industries. SBAC Business Supporters can be listed on our directory to be discovered by potential new clients and SBAC stakeholders.

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!

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


Relief for Small Businesses

March 30, 2023

The Back to Business (B2B) Grant: The Small Business Advocacy Council fights for legislation that…

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Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

March 6, 2023

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

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SBAC Legislative Agenda 2023

March 4, 2023

2023 SBAC Lobby Day in Springfield SBAC Legislative Agenda 2023 The Small Business Advocacy Council…

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14th Annual SBAC Golf Outing RETURNS

February 23, 2023

It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about the…   14th Annual…

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Member Directory

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Member Login

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Small Business Owner Feedback Form

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