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We want to ensure you are getting the MOST out of your membership at the SBAC. As a member-driven organization, YOU are our top priority,

Want to know how to maximize your membership investment?

  • Get involved and join us one Tuesday for our policy committee!
  • Come join us at our Golf outing!
  • Update your information in the SBAC Business Directory so others can find you easily!
  • Check out our calendar to keep up to date on events and where you can participate!

And if you have any questions, we are here to help you. Reach out to Sara at any time.

Our member benefits chart below shows 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, and Partners. 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 their 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!

Insights Archive

Support Chicago Small Businesses By Reducing Red Tape

By natalia.borowska | May 17, 2024

Download PDF here SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE Aldermanic Endorsements: Alderman Anthony Beale Alderman Desmond Yancy Alderman Mike Rodriguez Alderman Nicholas Sposato Alderman William Hall Alderwoman Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE

Policy Committee Contact Information

By emma@sbacil.org | May 16, 2024

Policy Committee Contact Information: Alona Anspach alona.anspach@ihtwm.com Beth Kregor bkregor@ij.org Cathie Van Wert cathie@doubletakedesign.com Chris Lautenslager chris@get-looped.com Chris Allen callen@wshscpa.com Chuck Scharenberg chuck@moreprofitmorefreedom.com Danielle Petty DANIELLE@LTCONSULTLLC.COM Dean Alonis Dean.alonis@gmail.com DeRondal Bevly derondal@rubyrosestrategies.com Diana Cafi dcafi@healthproinnovation.com Gina Lipscomb gina@rjlipscomb.com Heather Jones hjones@vopf.com Ian Tobin ian@lincolnsquare.org Isaac Troncoso isaactroncoso5@gmail.com Ivy Walker ivy@askcoda.com James Smith jim@jdshomes.net Jeff Van…

What Chicago Retailers Should Know About The Kiosk Ordinance

By emma@sbacil.org | May 6, 2024

SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE An ordinance has been filed which will impose a tax on retailers that use automated self-checkout kiosks. This ordinance taxes retailers $20,000.00 for each automated self-checkout kiosk operated at their establishment. The burden for paying this tax cannot be shifted onto customers. There are record-keeping requirements and other rules set forth by…

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