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BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization

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Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That

Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 79th Street, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year.

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Rebuilding Lives and Businesses Press Conference with A Safe Haven and SBAC

By steve@sbacil.org | November 14, 2020

The Small Business Advocacy Council and A Safe Haven have partnered up in the fight to Rebuild Lives and Businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing people to lose their jobs, livelihoods and their homes. The situation is tragic. Small businesses continue to struggle. With winter coming and the pandemic showing no signs of waning, small businesses…

What can politicians do right now to help businesses?

By steve@sbacil.org | November 11, 2020

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, we need politicians to support the small business community now.  The SBAC’s Elliot Richardson explains some things politicians can do right now to help in his Business Ledger article! Read Article

Chamber Stimulus

501(c)(6) Relief

By steve@sbacil.org | November 10, 2020

Stimulus for 501(c)(6) Organizations Small businesses, nonprofits, and chambers of commerce across the nation are struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.   While the CARES Act included relief for 501(c)(3) organizations, 501(c)(6)s were inexplicably excluded from this important legislation that would have provided significant aid to these crucial nonprofits, including local chambers of…

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