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Summarization of EEOC Vaccine Guidelines December 16th – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has addressed the most common employer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. As of now, there are currently no state or federal laws that prohibit employers from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment, however, employees can refuse to get the vaccine…

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Rebuilding Lives and Businesses Hard-working Americans had no idea what was coming in February of 2020.  It seemed unfathomable that many small businesses would face the possibility of permanently closing or their employees would be without jobs in the spring.   With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the situation for both small businesses and their…

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Ordinance Makes It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Operate Home-Based Businesses in Chicago January 25, 2021 RE: Ordinance Makes It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Operate Home-Based Businesses in Chicago  The pandemic has cost Chicagoans jobs and recently unemployed individuals may explore starting their own business. However, these budding entrepreneurs may not have the funds to rent…

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Crucial Legislation Filed to Get People Back to Work RISE Action Call – SIGN HERE PRESS RELEASE: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz has filed the RISE Act in the General Assembly.  The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) urges legislators to pass the RISE Act (Recovery Initiative to Support…

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Business Interruption Insurance WHAT IS BUSINESS INTERUPTION INSURANCE? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities. The pandemic is also causing tremendous financial hardship on small and local businesses. Typically, businesses will carry business interruption insurance to cover for potential extended closures caused by extraordinary circumstances. Competent business owners have…

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SBAC PPP Townhall Wondering what the new PPP stimulus entails and if you can apply? Does it include 501c6s? How is EIDL factored into the PPP this round? This SBAC Townhall answers these questions and more. Click on the youtube timestamp in the description below for a direct link to the answer to the question.…

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SBA Press Release: PPP The Small Business Association and Treasury have provided important information about the next round of PPP loans.  READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE   More information from the SBA about the second round of PPP is here. READ MORE ABOUT PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM SECOND DRAW LOANS HERE The SBAC will continue to…

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PPP Funding Webinar for Businesses and Nonprofits PPP Funding Webinar for Businesses and Nonprofits SBAC President Elliot Richardson looks forward to participating in a webinar with Congressman Brad Schneider focused on PPP and EIDL funding opportunities for small businesses and nonprofits. Elliot will speak about opportunities and initiatives that can help the small business community…

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Minority Contracting Reform QUICK FACT SHEET RECOMMENDATION FOR LEGISLATION Illinois has failed many Black and/or African American owned businesses because they have been unable to procure their fair share of government contracts or receive a fair share of the revenue associated with government contracts. This proposed legislation makes the reforms necessary to ensure that Black…

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Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants January 6, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants CHICAGO, IL – Senator Laura Murphy conducted a meeting with the Small Business Advocacy Council, small business owners and local chamber executives to discuss…

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