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The SBAC Supports Relief For Chicago Small Businesses Through Reimbursement of Liquor License Fees The SBAC supports a proposed Chicago ordinance which will reimburse small businesses a portion of the liquor license fees they paid because they could not use their license during pandemic related shutdowns.  This ordinance will help many local businesses recover from…

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PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Small Business Advocates Call For Funding and an Improved Business Interruption Grant Program Illinois Small Business Advocates Call For Funding and an Improved Business Interruption Grant Program March 25, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Elliot Richardson // 847-380-4900 // Elliot@sbacil.org Illinois small businesses are fighting to recover from the pandemic.  However, the…

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Crucial Relief for Small Business READ H.B 1860 HERE READ S.B 1982 HERE CRUCIAL RELIEF 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 $7.549 billion in funds to foster recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. A robust coalition of small…

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Rebuilding Starts Now REGISTER Rebuilding Starts Now – Register Today! https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/1735/2021/02/Save-the-Date-RLB.mp4 Categories Action Calls Advocacy Events Information Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 February 2020 January 2020 Please translate this page to the language of your…

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PANDEMIC MAKES STUDENT DEBT RELIEF CRUCIAL Pandemic Makes Student Debt Relief Crucial Over 45 million Americans collectively owe an approximate $1.6 trillion in student loans. This exorbitant debt stifles our economy and impedes the mobility of young Americans who thought going to college would provide financial security. The economic impact of the pandemic has put…

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Press Release – Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda March 2, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliot Richardson // 847-380-4900 // Elliot@sbacil.org Cutting unnecessary and burdensome red tape will help Chicago’s small and local businesses recover from the pandemic.  Much of this red tape should have been eliminated long ago.    The…

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New PPP Rules for Sole Proprietors and Businesses with 20 or fewer Employees New PPP Rules for Sole Proprietors and Businesses with 20 or fewer Employees From February 24th to March 9th, the Small Business Administration will accept applications for PPP loans for sole proprietors and businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The move is…

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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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Business Interruption Grant Program IL – Many small and local businesses were devastated by the pandemic but only 20% of applicants received Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  Watch coverage of SBAC President Elliot Richardson testifying before the Illinois Senate Commerce Commission about the need for an improved and more inclusive process in the future.   Watch…

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Summarization of EEOC Vaccine Guidelines December 16th – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has addressed the most common employer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. As of now, there are currently no state or federal laws that prohibit employers from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment, however, employees can refuse to get the vaccine…

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