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The SBAC Supports Relief For Chicago Small Businesses Through Reimbursement of Liquor License Fees

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The SBAC supports a proposed Chicago ordinance which will reimburse small businesses a portion of the liquor license fees they paid because they could not use their license during pandemic related shutdowns.  This ordinance will help many local businesses recover from the pandemic.

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Thank you to all Participants at the SBAC Golf Outing!

By patti@sbacil.org | August 27, 2021

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the SBAC on August 18th, 2021 at Cog Hill. We all had a great time.  Miss it? Or just want to relive some memories? Take a gander at our lovely Digital booklet highlighting our volunteers and sponsors. AND – Check out our FB page for all…

The Delta Variant and the Small Business Community

By patti@sbacil.org | August 23, 2021

The small business community was increasingly optimistic this summer. The pandemic was waning, restrictions disappeared and customers were coming back in droves. Vaccinated individuals gathered without masks. While many businesses struggled to find qualified employees, their prospects for recovery looked good. Then the Delta variant came and COVID cases started to significantly increase. That optimism…

The Back to Business Grant Program

By mrevis@sbacil.org | August 20, 2021

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