April 21, 2014 Talking Points

Sold-out crowd and special guests at SBAC Advocacy Awards Dinner

  • SBAC had a packed house with nearly 350 attending last Wednesday’s Third Annual Advocacy Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • We were excited to have both Governor Pat Quinn and Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attend and address the crowd about important small business issues including legislation to support lowering LLC filing fees
  • Congratulations to our Advocate of the Year Melissa Ryzy with Newsweb Radio, in addition to our other honorees including Rhonda Jensen/Jensen Litigation Solutions, Strategic Partner of the Year; Lynn Lionhood/LegalShield, Referral Champion of the Year; and Mason Cole/Cole Sadkin LLC, Young Professionals Referral Champion of the Year

SBAC Launches SBACed.com: your one-stop shop for all your small business education and resource needs

  • Help your business grow and succeed by finding educational events
    and webinars hosted by local business organizations and members across
    the Chicagoland area, along with business books authored by our members
  • Need to find resources to help your small business grow? Find organizations in your area that provide what you need including hiring incentives, one-on-one counseling, financing, training and more
  • If you provide educational business programming and/or resources and
    would like to share them on our site, please contact Kristin Tews at

Join us for another exciting venture pitch session featuring four diverse Chicagoland companies

  • The venture pitch session, co-sponsored by MeetAdvisors.com, will be held at Arnstein and Lehr, located at 120 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200 in
    Chicago, on Thursday, May 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • We also welcome our guest speakers, Napoleon Harris, Illinois
    Senator, business owner and former NFL linebacker, and Chuck
    Templeton, founder of OpenTable, LLC
  • Presenters will include BrokerSavant, Occasion, Compatibility and Realync
  • Advance tickets, including appetizers from Via Veneto, beer, wine and other refreshments, are $20. Head over to our calendar or click here to learn more and register.