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SBAC and Jewish B2B 2014 Business Leaders Delegation Trip to Washington, D.C.


SBAC and Jewish B2B members meet with Congresswoman Jan Schakowski.

Our two-day schedule included meetings with Congressional Leaders, Senate staff, and members of President Obama’s administration.


Our delegation and Congressman Brad Schneider.


Among our focus issues were the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and recent developments on equity crowdfunding. Our members also provided input on how to improve federal contracting opportunities for small businesses.


SBAC staff meet with the National Small Business Association while in DC to compare notes on Marketplace Fairness Act and other federal policy initiatives that level the playing field for small business.


Lowering LLC Filing Fees Press Conference


SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson talks about SBAC efforts to lower LLC fees and the work of thousands of small business advocates in our Coalition to reduce fees.

(L-R) Illinois State Representative Marcus Evans, DCEO Chair Adam Pollet, Secretary of State Jesse White, SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson, Senators Heather Steans, Tom Cullerton, and Michael Frerichs.


Secretary of State Jesse White talks about how LLC legislation will benefit entrepreneurs across the state.



SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson and Senator Tom Cullerton and Senator Michael Frerichs after the press conference.


SBAC member Dwayne Hirsch talks about how the LLC legislation will help his own entrepreneurial initiatives and other small businesses.


Adam Pollet, DCEO Director talks about LLC legislation and positive impact on small business.

Senator Heather Steans, sponsor of SB 2776, speaks about this important legislation.


SBAC and Jewish B2B 2014 Business Leaders Delegation Trip to Springfield

SBAC and Jewish B2B members head to Springfield to talk with legislators about importance of small business issues.

Meeting with House Majority Leader Representative Barbara Flynn Currie. Rep. Flynn Currie agrees to co-sponsor our LLC legislation.


SBAC and Jewish B2B members on the House Floor with Representative Laura Fine.


Left to Right: Scott Baskin, Senator Biss, Representative Carol Sente, and Elliot Richardson at our Springfield reception.


On our way to Springfield


SBAC Gubernatorial Candidates Meet and Greet

As the March primary nears, Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates are making their rounds. On January 10th, it was the turn of small business owners to speak out. All GOP candidates, with the exception of Bruce Rauner, joined the SBAC and our partners for a candid dialogue about the key issues that impact the small business community in our state.

Treasurer Rutherford and Senators Dillard and Brady engaged with our audience and answered questions including those pertaining to economic development, taxes, and LLC fees, amongst others.