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Forum on Small Businesses and Child Care

The cost of affordable and quality childcare has kept people from re-entering the workforce. This has significantly impacted many small businesses that continue struggling to find employees to support their operations. Join us for a virtual forum with Chairwomen Carol Ammons and Representative Edgar Gonzalez to discuss how to help get people struggling with childcare back into the workforce and support small businesses. Illinois legislation that will provide a childcare tax credit will be part of this important conversation.

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SBAC’s Elliot Richardson on WGN Radio

By growthzone | November 9, 2020

SBAC’s Elliot Richardson talks with Anna Davlantes on WGN Radio about the impact the pandemic has had on the small business community. There has never been a more important time to stand with small business than right now! Listen to the whole 8-minute interview here: Listen to the Interview Here

Restart Act

By growthzone | November 9, 2020

THE RESTART ACT The RESTART Act provides a new loan program to fund six (6) months of payroll and fixed operating expenses. Some, or the entirety of the loan, is eligible for forgiveness. The amount that is not forgiven is to be repaid over seven years with favorable interest rates. The loan is 100% guaranteed…

R.I.S.E. Act – A Word from RISE Fest Performers

By growthzone | November 9, 2020

COVID19 has had a devastating impact on many gig workers and independent contractors. During our SBAC Rise Fest, we had a chance to speak candidly with our local performers on how they’ve been affected by the pandemic. They explain the loss in their community, in their work, and how their jobs have shifted. Their stories…

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