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

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

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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

Univision entrevista a Neli Vasquez-Rowland

By patti@sbacil.org | December 18, 2020

Muchas gracias a univision para su reportaje sobre nuestra campaña conjunta con a Safe Haven Foundation para mantener a las pequenas empresas aflote y para prestar asistencia a las personas mas necesitadas durante este periodo tan dificil.

Daily Herald 2021 Economic Outlook Webinar

By patti@sbacil.org | December 11, 2020

We were grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Daily Herald 2021 Economic Outlook Webinar. Elliot talked about state legislation that can help individuals, families, small businesses and local communities recover from the pandemic. To watch the webinar, visit our “In The News” section or simply CLICK HERE.

SBAC and A Safe Haven on WCPT Chicago

By steve@sbacil.org | December 11, 2020

Elliot Richardson and Neli Vasquez-Rowland on WCPT with Joan Esposito On December 3rd, Elliot Richardson, President and Co-Founder of SBAC and Neli Vasquez-Rowland, Founder and President of A Safe Haven were hosted on WCPT Chicago with Joan Esposito discussing the situation of homelessness and small businesses in Chicago. With the pandemic affecting small businesses on…

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