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BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization

HYDE PARK, WOODLAWN, SOUTH SHORE

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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R.I.S.E. Act

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

READ HB-0801 HERE READ SB-2490 HERE TAKE ACTION Recovery Initiative to Support Employment Small businesses in many industries are struggling and as a result, have no choice but to layoff valued employees. Entrepreneurs and independent contractors in the fields most impacted by the pandemic are also losing their businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has been unforgiving…

SBAC Women in Business Present Part 2 – Racial Injustice

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

Post content here. Talking Candidly About Anti-Racism   What is My Role, My Business’ Role and the Greater Community’s Role?   On July 21st, the SBAC WIB held a very well-received virtual event on better understanding racial injustice. We heard from four engaging and prominent black and brown female panelists who candidly shared their perspectives…

Michael Bempah speaks about Minority Contracting on WVON

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

Michael Bempah, SBAC Board Member and owner of Pinpoint Precision Engineering, speaks with Perri Small on WVON about minority contracting.  The SBAC is pushing forward reforms to help minority contractors receive their fair share of government contracts.  These reforms are needed now! To listen to the interview, click HERE. To learn more about our efforts,…

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