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SBAC Policy Committee

SBAC Policy Committee The SBAC policy committee formulates policies that will support the small business community.  Our agenda is HERE, but more will undoubtedly be added! Drop us a line and let us know what policies might support your small business. Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Empower Events Information Lawyers Corner Member Communities Member Relations…

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Secretary of State Candidate Forum

Secretary of State Candidate Forum Thank you State Representative Brady, City Clerk Anna Valencia, and Alderman David Moore for joining us last week at our Illinois Secretary of State Candidate’s Forum! The Secretary of State’s office provides important services to small businesses and can help improve the confidence the small business community has in our…

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General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform!

General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform! General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses can create unnecessary barriers for Illinois residents looking to start new jobs. Occupational licenses can also create roadblocks for entrepreneurs that would like to start new businesses. House Bill 5576 unanimously passed the Senate and will go to the Governor! This…

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Regulatory Sunset Act Amendment to Help Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Regulatory Sunset Act Amendment to Help Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs We did it!  Legislation amending the Regulatory Sunset Act passed the Senate unanimously! This bill lowers barriers for licensed applicants while still addressing genuine public safety concerns.  After passing in the House – it now moves on to the Governor.  Click here to read more about…

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Childcare Tax Credit

Childcare Tax Credit Authors:   Minna Pomeroy, Leverage People Leslee Cohen, All Rise Legal Counsel Employers across our state are struggling to find enough employees to support their businesses.  Indeed, some businesses have been forced to scale back their operations because of a lack of employees in the workforce.  The Small Business Advocacy Council is championing…

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2021 SBAC Small Business Pitch Throwdown Photos

2021 SBAC Small Business Pitch Throwdown Photos Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 SBAC Small Business Pitch Throwdown on December 2nd at Workbox! We had a blast watching the finalists pitch their business with a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winner, Mycocycle!! Special thank you to Kristi Ross for being such an…

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Byline Bank Recognizes Small Business Saturday with Small Business Advocacy Council Contribution

Byline Bank Recognizes Small Business Saturday with Small Business Advocacy Council Contribution CHICAGO, IL (November 2021) – This Small Business Saturday, November 27, Byline Bank, Illinois’ top Small Business Administration lender, is recognizing the work of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) of Illinois with a $5,000 sponsorship contribution. The SBAC is a nonpartisan member-driven…

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IACCE Conversation with Speaker of the House, Chris Welch

IACCE Conversation with Speaker of the House, Chris Welch The SBAC’s Elliot Richardson had the distinct pleasure of moderating the IACCE – Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives call with Emanuel Chris Welch and Office of State Representative Carol Ammons last Friday. Watch the entire conversation addressing issues such as Back to Business Grants…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS : South Shore

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS : South Shore REVITLIZATION IN THE NEWS Residents in the South Shore are taking revitalization into their own hands, revitalizing vacant spaces in their community.   Crain’s residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks with host Amy Guth about news from the local housing market, including neighbors taking a redevelopment project…

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The Small Business Package

The Small Business Package Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment rate remains high. Illinois politicians can partner with the small business community to enact policies that will help small businesses through this pandemic, reduce unemployment in our state, grow the Illinois workforce and generate revenue. There…

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