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Taking Advantage of Your Membership

Taking Advantage of Your Membership

The SBAC is a member-driven organization, and we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your membership with us.

There are many ways for you to get involved and maximize your membership investment. Some benefits you may already know about such as our networking calls or policy committee, but others may be new to you. We're here to help you learn the ins and outs of our organization and how we can best help you.

Take a look at our member benefits chart below to discover what's available to you at your membership level:

Our Member Portal is the best place to find information on current SBAC advocacy initiatives, events, member-to-member deals, and more 24/7.

Please take a look at the tutorial below to learn how to best utilize the Info Hub:

Our SBAC Member Directory, which is available on both the Info Hub and main website, includes listings from all of our SBAC Business Supporters, Promoters, stakeholders, and sponsors. Take a moment to update your listing and get in touch with fellow SBAC members!

The Info Hub is also available through the SBAC MemberPlus App for on-the-go convenience!

SBAC Business Supporters and up also have the opportunity to showcase their business on SBAC social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) by providing SBAC staff with the preferred content.

If you have any questions regarding your membership or how to utilize your benefits, please reach out to an SBAC staff member at any time!

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SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

By patti@sbacil.org | May 5, 2022

What to Ask Before You Open Your Door SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real Estate and Funding aimed at small business owners looking to open a new business in the city of Chicago. Click on the Video to open in YouTube and jump to…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Chicago Recovery Grants

By jake@sbacil.org | May 4, 2022

“City funding will support more than $137 million in neighborhood investments.” Twenty-six new and expanded restaurants, health centers, cultural institutions and other neighborhood improvement projects will move forward through more than $33.5 million in Chicago Recovery Plan (CRP) grants announced by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City officials.   This funding is all available through…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program

By jake@sbacil.org | April 22, 2022

“The program could be renewed for up to three if this run is successful,” Hadden wrote. Dining in the streets returns Friday to Rogers Park on Glenwood Avenue. This is a part of the Chicago Alfresco initiative, which seeks to create opportunities for long term community public spaces across Chicago. Small businesses are an integral…

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