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Funding For Local Chambers of Commerce

Funding For Local Chambers of Commerce Chamber Relief Grant Program Local chambers of commerce support small businesses and local communities. Losses in membership and fundraising opportunities since the onset of the pandemic have caused many chambers of commerce to be financially impaired. With the virus causing further disruptions, many chambers continue to struggle, and some…

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Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce

Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce As a premier advocacy organization, the SBAC maintains a continuous focus on problems, red flags, and concerns that arise in all corners of the public arena. Often, the issues we keen in on are causing a negative cultural, social, or economic impact. One…

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Occupational Licensing Reform

Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses are issued to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare. The number of required licenses in Illinois has grown from a handful in the 1950’s to over 430 today. Policymakers across the political spectrum are challenging states to examine occupational licensing and its impact on reducing competition,…

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Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses.

Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses. The SBAC is advocating to ensure struggling and qualified businesses across Illinois have access to Back to Business grants. This means making sure the grant program is adequately funded. Read Elliot’s article in The State Journal-Register here. Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Events…

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Calling for IL Occupational Licensing Reform

Calling for IL Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses should protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Unfortunately, some occupational licenses are unnecessary and burdensome. They create unwarranted barriers for Illinois entrepreneurs and those interested in working in new professions. Needless occupational licenses also keep people from moving to Illinois. Needless occupational licenses, or…

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Laws You Should Know About

Laws You Should Know About Baking Good Legislation On August 27, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Home-to-Market Act.  The Home-to-Market Act allows producers of home-based food products to sell their goods directly to customers. This new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. This will foster the growth of home-based entrepreneurs, known as…

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The SBAC Small Business Package

The SBAC Small Business Package THE SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment rate remains high. Illinois politicians can partner with the small business community to enact policies that will help small businesses through this pandemic, reduce unemployment in our state, grow the Illinois…

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