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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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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 Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 February 2020 January 2020 Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Press Release…

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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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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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Ordinance Makes It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Operate Home-Based Businesses in Chicago January 25, 2021 RE: Ordinance Makes It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Operate Home-Based Businesses in Chicago  The pandemic has cost Chicagoans jobs and recently unemployed individuals may explore starting their own business. However, these budding entrepreneurs may not have the funds to rent…

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Crucial Legislation Filed to Get People Back to Work RISE Action Call – SIGN HERE PRESS RELEASE: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz has filed the RISE Act in the General Assembly.  The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) urges legislators to pass the RISE Act (Recovery Initiative to Support…

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Business Interruption Insurance WHAT IS BUSINESS INTERUPTION INSURANCE? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities. The pandemic is also causing tremendous financial hardship on small and local businesses. Typically, businesses will carry business interruption insurance to cover for potential extended closures caused by extraordinary circumstances. Competent business owners have…

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SBAC PPP Townhall Wondering what the new PPP stimulus entails and if you can apply? Does it include 501c6s? How is EIDL factored into the PPP this round? This SBAC Townhall answers these questions and more. Click on the youtube timestamp in the description below for a direct link to the answer to the question.…

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SBA Press Release: PPP The Small Business Association and Treasury have provided important information about the next round of PPP loans.  READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE   More information from the SBA about the second round of PPP is here. READ MORE ABOUT PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM SECOND DRAW LOANS HERE The SBAC will continue to…

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