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2020 to 2021 The Changing Landscape for Employment, Insurance and Lending 1:02:23 – How will raising mental health issues, and substance abuse issues impact employers in an accommodation perspective? While mental health issues in the workplace have been a concern for some time, this past year, COVID-19 has shown the challenges employees are facing have…

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Univision entrevista a Neli Vasquez-Rowland Muchas gracias a univision para su reportaje sobre nuestra campaña conjunta con a Safe Haven Foundation para mantener a las pequenas empresas aflote y para prestar asistencia a las personas mas necesitadas durante este periodo tan dificil. Para ver la entrevista, haga clic aquí. Categories Action Calls Advocacy Events Information…

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Daily Herald 2021 Economic Outlook Webinar We were grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Daily Herald 2021 Economic Outlook Webinar. Elliot talked about state legislation that can help individuals, families, small businesses and local communities recover from the pandemic. To watch the webinar, visit our “In The News” section or simply CLICK HERE.…

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SBAC and A Safe Haven on WCPT Chicago Elliot Richardson and Neli Vasquez-Rowland on WCPT with Joan Esposito On December 3rd, Elliot Richardson, President and Co-Founder of SBAC and Neli Vasquez-Rowland, Founder and President of A Safe Haven were hosted on WCPT Chicago with Joan Esposito discussing the situation of homelessness and small businesses in…

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Congress Must Provide Relief to Local Chambers and Business Organizations Congress Must Provide Relief to Local Chambers and Business Organizations Local chambers of commerce and business organizations provide crucial support to the small business community.  It is imperative that Congress provide them with the support needed so they can make it through these unprecedented times…

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Home Based Businesses Jumpstarting Chicago’s Economic Recovery The city of Chicago is facing unprecedented public health and economic challenges resulting from COVID-19. By executive order, by choice, or by necessity, many Chicagoans are starting and operating businesses from home during the pandemic. However, Chicago’s regulations make the home occupation license too complicated and too restrictive…

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Property Tax Reform Platform The state of Illinois has the second highest property taxes in the nation. Illinois has 6,918 local units of government as of the latest Census Bureau data, more than any state in the nation. Redundant government entities and a flawed assessment model contribute disproportionately high property taxes. The Small Business Advocacy…

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