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November 7th, 2011

The SBAC is currently in the middle of a major effort to bring affordable Healthcare to Illinois, and the statistics achieved by our membership has been amazing:

Here is the score card:

Chambers and Associations

The GOA

The Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (Chicago’s second largest Chamber

The Skokie Chamber of Commerce

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce

The Highland Park Chamber of Commerce

Illinois PIRG

The Big Ooga

Jewish B2B Networking

Local First Chicago

Sponsoring Senators

1. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg

2. Susan Garrett

3. Jacqueline Y. Collins

4. R. Collins

5. Michael Noland

6. Heather A. Steans

7. Martin A. Sandoval

8. Ira I. Silverstein

9. Dan Kotowski

10. John G. Mulroe

11. Linda Holmes

12. Terry Link

The most amazing thing about this list is the size of the coalition of business leaders, and associates of the SBAC, that were simultaneously engaged to make this happen.

We need 18 more sponsors to ensure passage of HB 3236, and everyone reading this can play a part. Here is how:

1. Find out who your Illinois State Senator is

2. Call their office

3. Ask them to sponsor HB 3236

You would be amazed at how many of these sponsors were signed up this way.

The SBAC wants to thank all the members of the SBAC Healthcare Committee for their drive and energy. If you are looking to join an engaged group, this is surly one of them.

Next week we move into the final 3 days of the 2011 Illinois State Legislative season, and we are pushing hard to turn HB 3236, the Healthcare Co-Op bill, into law, and you can make a difference by making that call. Many hands make light work.

— About the Author —

Steven Banke is the CEO and founder of 3-Points, LLC, a 25 employee business serving the Information Technology needs of small and mid-sized businesses in the greater Chicago market since 2002. Steve lives in the Western Suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two boys, and has been a resident of Illinois since 1972. You can learn more about Steve’s business, 3-Points, LLC, at www.3points.com; and you can watch a 2 minute animation video about their mission by clicking here.

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