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Woodlawn Coffee Chat: A Community Conversation

Woodlawn Coffee Chat: A Community Conversation A Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce event: Join Woodlawn Chamber for the Woodlawn Coffee Chat on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:00p to have a virtual conversation with local community organizations and elected officials about how research tools can be used to identify policy-relevant concerns and strengthen community practices. Supported by…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: 51st Corridor Development

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: 51st Corridor Development Vacant land being transformed to a multi-purpose unit! A development duo on the South Side of Chicago is bringing more restaurants, retail and housing to 51st Street Corridor. This multi-purpose unit will be built on a vacant space. Developments such as this are perfect examples of what can…

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Thank you for attending Rebound on the Rooftop!!

Thank you for attending Rebound on the Rooftop!! THANK YOU for attending our Rebound on the Rooftop on May 11, 2022!! It was such a beautiful evening, the weather was PERFECT, and we are so glad we got to see so many of you in person again! If you weren’t able to make it, we…

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SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

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…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Chicago Recovery Grants

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Chicago Recovery Grants “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.…

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Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Meet the Candidates Series

Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Meet the Candidates Series The SBAC hosted a meet the candidate series for the republican candidates running for Illinois Governor.  You can listen to the discussions here! Mayor Richard Irvin  Senator Paul Schimpf Max Solomon Jesse Sullivan Gary Rabine Senator Darren Bailey The primaries will be held on June 28th. Navigate Action…

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Secretary of State Candidate Forum

Secretary of State Candidate Forum Thank you State Representative Brady, City Clerk Anna Valencia, and Alderman David Moore for joining us last week at our Illinois Secretary of State Candidate’s Forum! The Secretary of State’s office provides important services to small businesses and can help improve the confidence the small business community has in our…

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Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum

Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum SBAC Presents: Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum 2022  The SBAC and a robust number of business organizations held a candidate forum for Cook County Assessor.  You can watch the forum and hear from Cook County Assessor Friz Kaegi, Commissioner Kari Steele and Mr. Tsatsoulis the individuals running for Cook County…

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