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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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PPP Funding Webinar for Businesses and Nonprofits

By patti@sbacil.org | January 10, 2021

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 recover from the pandemic. Congressman Schneider will have…

Legislation to Help Black Owned Businesses Receive a Fair Share of State Contracts

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 8, 2021

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Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants

By patti@sbacil.org | January 6, 2021

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