Here's the Story

In 2010, Elliot Richardson, the owner of a small Chicago-based law firm, was frustrated with the uphill battle facing many small business owners in the state of Illinois. He felt his community had no voice and no representation in Springfield. Richardson wanted to be part of the solution and launched The Small Business Advocacy Council to provide small businesses in Illinois every opportunity to succeed.

 

The SBAC is a full-service advocacy organization and empowers its members in four distinct ways. First, it offers members a non-partisan and effective voice on their behalf in Washington, DC, Springfield and Chicago. Second, the SBAC connects entrepreneurs with other members in order to foster relationships within the community and generate mutually beneficial strategic partnerships. Third, the organization offers educational programming to promote best business practices and encourage growth. Lastly, the SBAC provides exclusive benefits to its members, including an array of discounts and rebates to help lower the costs of operating a business.

Board of Directors

Our Team

ELLIOT RICHARDSON 

Founder & President 

SCOTT BASKIN

Chief Executive Officer

STEVE BANKE JR.

Chief Operating Officer

KIM BRISKY

Director of Communications and Public Affairs

RYAN TOLLEY

Advocacy Director

REMI PURNELL

Project Assistant

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