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SBAC Action Call – Urge Chicago Aldermen to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape Urge Chicago Aldermen to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape! Chicago politicians must put small businesses and Chicago’s economic recovery over politics. There has never been a more important time for policymakers to work together to cut unnecessary red tape that hurts small businesses and…

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ACTION CALL: Big Legislation for Small Businesses Big Legislation for Small Businesses President Biden has signed The American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) into law.  Accordingly, the State of Illinois is expected to receive over 7.5 billion in funds to foster recovery from the pandemic. A robust coalition of small business advocates are urging lawmakers…

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Black And African American Owned Businesses Should Receive Their Fair Share Of State Contracts  Black And African American Owned Businesses Should Receive Their Fair Share Of State Contracts Illinois has failed many Black and African American owned small businesses because they have been unable to procure their fair share of state contracts or receive a…

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ACTION CALL! Legislation To Get People Back To Work Legislation To Get People Back To Work State Representative Gong-Gershowitz has filed the RISE Act.  This legislation will get people back to work and support small businesses.  The RISE Act (House Bill 0801) creates a tax incentive for businesses that retrain and hire employees who have…

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Rebuilding Lives and Businesses Hard-working Americans had no idea what was coming in February of 2020.  It seemed unfathomable that many small businesses would face the possibility of permanently closing or their employees would be without jobs in the spring.   With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the situation for both small businesses and their…

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Urge Politicians to Make PPP Loans Deductible ACTION CALL: Urge Politicians to Make PPP Loans Deductible to Support Small Businesses The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, or PPP, was passed in order to provide small businesses across the United States crucial relief during widespread government shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans…

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SBAC Action Call – Support the R.I.S.E. Act! Urge Politicians to Help Create Jobs and Support Small Businesses With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Illinois, our politicians must act quickly to help those who have lost their jobs or businesses get safely back to work.  State Senator Ram Villivalam has filed legislation that will…

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