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The resurgence of Illinois' economy will strongly correlate to the recovery of the small business community.

Small business owners and advocates know what the small business community needs at this crucial time. Legislators are asking for input and recommendations. This is precisely the time for small business advocates to collaborate and put together a strong policy agenda.  Read more from Elliot's Daily Herald article HERE.

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SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 17, 2022

SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS BY REDUCING COMMERCIAL VACANCIES Struggling neighborhood business districts are often plagued by vacant properties. These commercial vacancies impact local economies, foster criminal activity and devastate communities. Local governments can reduce the property taxes owed by commercial property owners when their properties, or a portion of those properties, are vacant. While most…

SBAC Business Buzz – January 2022

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 17, 2022

SBAC Business Buzz – January 2022 Welcome to the inaugural episode of our new video series, SBAC Business Buzz, featuring Elliot Richardson’s update on SBAC initiatives impacting the Illinois small business community. Today’s 3-minute recap focuses on Back to Business Grants, Workforce, Occupational SPONSORS Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva Daily…

Press Release: Illinois Legislative Leaders Support a Small Business Agenda

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 15, 2022

JANUARY 18, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Patti Zikmund // 773-459-3301 // patti@sbacil.org The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC), and a coalition of 50 state-wide business organizations, is working with Illinois political leadership on multiple pieces of legislation supporting small business for the upcoming General Assembly. The legislation will foster the recovery of small businesses,…

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