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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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Our Annual SBAC Golf Outing is BACK!

By sara@sbacil.org | February 24, 2022

IT’S OFFICIAL! WE’RE GOING GOLFING! We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 13th Annual SBAC Golf Outing is NOW OPEN! The annual golf outing is a chance to relax and have fun with fellow SBAC members and guests! And it’s in-person! So invite your golf buddies and join us on Wednesday, June 29, 2022…

Legalization of Sandwich Signs to Help Local Businesses

By sara@sbacil.org | February 23, 2022

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By jake@sbacil.org | February 23, 2022

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