More than 200 people came together to support SBAC small business advocacy efforts at this yearâ€™s 1st Annual Advocacy Awards and Dinner Celebration held April 19 at the historical Chicago Cultural Center.
In addition to cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and networking, Steve Banke, CEO and Founder of 3-Points LLC, was presented with the Advocate of the Year Award, and Jeff Richardson and Nettie Zelkowitz received the Phillip Zelkowtiz Entrepreneurship Award. State Representative Karen May was also recognized for her sponsorship of the health care cooperative legislation in the Illinois House, which ultimately led to the Illinois Department of
Insurance authorizing health care coops in Illinois.
Check out the SBAC Facebook page for more photos from the event!
SBAC President Elliot Richardson announced at the event a new partnership between the SBAC and SimpleHX, a group of surgeons, physicians and business executives. The two groups will work together to bring health care coops to Illinois businesses. Stay tuned for more health care coop developments.
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Jeff Richardson, Elliter
Advocate Table Sponsors
Steve Jaffe, eDot
Jeff Gordon, Duff & Phelps
Steve Bank, 3-Points
Michael Bromiley, Gentry Venture Partners
Joe Demarco, DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy
Steven Goldberg, Total Insurance
Brian Mack, Mack Law Group
Patrick Markey, Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C.
David Davis, Davis Audio & Video LLC
Tim Whiting, Whiting Law Group. Ltd
Corey Gasman, Gasman Design
Marc Blumenthal, Law Offices of Marc N. Blumenthal
David Frank, Somercor 504
Marco Maggiore, SaberGuard ID Theft Protection
Matthew Simpson, Strategic Document Solutions Inc.
Barbara Levinson, Barbara Balloons