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IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon

IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon

The SBAC and Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives hosted Senate President Harmon, Senator Castro and Senator Sims for a broad discussion about how the small business community and Illinois Senate can work together. There has never been a more important time to advocate for the small business community.

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The Back to Business Grant Program

By | August 20, 2021

Supporting Struggling Small Businesses The pandemic and Covid-19 mitigations began inflicting immense damage to many small businesses in March of 2020.  Thousands of small businesses initially applied for Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  While these grants helped some small businesses, approximately 80% of eligible small businesses which applied were not awarded a grant. Subsequently, Illinois received…

SBAC Advocacy Newsletter 8.13.21

By | August 16, 2021

Dear Small Business Advocates, We understand that the Delta variant is causing increasing concern and uncertainty for the small business community.  Rest assured, we will continue fighting for policies that proactively address the challenges presented by the resurgence of the pandemic. Click on the link below to read more on our work on: Back to…

Illinois Announces Back To Business Grant Program – SBAC Testifies at Joint Committee Hearing

By | August 13, 2021

Back to Business Grant Program AUG 13th – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity launched the Back to Business grant program for struggling small businesses on Wednesday.  On August 12th, the SBAC participated in a joint Illinois Senate hearing to learn more about the program. We explained how important it is for the…

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