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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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Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses.

Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses. The SBAC is advocating to ensure struggling and qualified businesses across Illinois have access to Back to Business grants. This means making sure the grant program is adequately funded. Read Elliot’s article in The State Journal-Register here. Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Events…

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SBAC MemberPlus App

SBAC MemberPlus App The SBAC has an APP!! https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/1735/2021/05/IG-Member-App-Video.mp4 The MemberPlus App Stay up to date on SBAC Initiatives in the FORUM Register and pay for EVENTS View career opportunities, Member-to-Member Discounts, and Hot-Deals Stay informed with your events calendar, news, and announcements Access resources/files on the go Update their own profile information View other…

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Networking Success: How to Convert Your Conversations Into Business

Networking Success: How to Convert Your Conversations Into Business Networking Success: How to Convert Your Conversations Into Clients, Connections, or Cash Thinking about learning proven powerful tips, tactics, and strategies that will position you as the dominant player in your market and create a more successful business? Check out this informative webinar from John Sedej…

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The SBAC Supports Relief For Chicago Small Businesses Through Reimbursement of Liquor License Fees

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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PPP Deadline Extended To May 31st

PPP Deadline Extended To May 31st President Biden Signs PPP Extention Act Attention Small Business Owners: President Biden just signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 which extends the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months until May 31st. The Act also provides an additional 30-days for the SBA to process pending applications. Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman,…

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Are You Prepared for a PPP Loan Audit?

Are You Prepared for a PPP Loan Audit? Are You Prepared for a PPP Loan Audit? Keeping records related to the PPP funding is two-pronged.  First, the organization had to submit the application and supporting records for the PPP application.  Second, records must be maintained to prove how those accepted funds were spent to sustain…

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