Skip to content

The SBAC Heads to Springfield to Fight for the Small Business Community

The SBAC Heads to Springfield to Fight for the Small Business Community

Newsletter Header

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is heading to the capitol on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.  We will be focused on procuring relief for local chambers of commerce devastated by the pandemic during the short legislative session this fall.  It is imperative our policymakers support the local chambers which supported small businesses throughout the pandemic.

We will also be working to pass House Bill 3215.  This bill will support small businesses struggling to hire employees, foster opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals, improve public safety, and reduce the costs of incarceration.  This legislation will provide for wage subsidies for businesses that hire formerly incarcerated individuals and an increased tax credit for small businesses that hire returning citizens.

The best way for the small business community to have a seat at the table is to be in the room!  Look for updates from Springfield on our website and social media this Tuesday.

Follow our journey and progress by bookmarking this page for live updates: SBAC in Springfield - Small Business Advocacy Council | SBAC

Insights Archive

Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team.

By patti@sbacil.org | January 5, 2021

  Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team. In 2020, we were fortunate to have more than 15 interns supporting our small business initiatives at the SBAC. Hear why they chose to be part of the SBAC Community. And thank you to them all.   Please translate this page to…

Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda

By patti@sbacil.org | January 3, 2021

CHICAGO’S CUT RED TAPE AGENDA PUBLIC WAY USE SIGN PERMITS Small and local businesses need City Council approval to display a simple sign that protrudes over the sidewalk by less than an inch. The fight to allow small businesses to display signs that protrude over the public way without City Council approval has been ongoing…

Main Street Lending Proposal

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 2, 2021

 SUMMARY   The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program (the “Program“) to help aid small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations who were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and who were unable to get aid under any of the other COVID-19 related relief programs (e.g. under…

Scroll To Top