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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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Advocating for disadvantaged commercial corridors

Advocating for disadvantaged commercial corridors SBAC President Elliot Richardson discusses a policy that will reduce vacant properties in struggling neighborhood business districts.  Replacing commercial vacancies with small businesses will support local communities. WATCH HERE: https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/988007 Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Empower Events Information Lawyers Corner Member Communities Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Small Business…

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BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization

BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS HYDE PARK, WOODLAWN, SOUTH SHORE Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On…

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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 Empower…

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Thank you to all Participants at the SBAC Golf Outing!

Thank you to all Participants at the SBAC Golf Outing! Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the SBAC on August 18th, 2021 at Cog Hill. We all had a great time.  Miss it? Or just want to relive some memories? Take a gander at our lovely Digital booklet highlighting our volunteers and…

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Illinois Announces Back To Business Grant Program – SBAC Testifies at Joint Committee Hearing

Illinois Announces Back To Business Grant Program – SBAC Testifies at Joint Committee Hearing Back to Business Grant Program AUG 13th – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity launched the Back to Business grant program for struggling small businesses on Wednesday.  On August 12th, the SBAC participated in a joint Illinois Senate hearing…

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How small businesses are being impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases

How small businesses are being impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small Business Advocacy Council, joins Anna Davlantes to talk about how small businesses are being impacted by the Delta variant and COVID-19 cases rising around the country. Has there been enough support to keep our small businesses…

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What Small Business Needs to Make It Through

What Small Business Needs to Make It Through What small business needs to make it through An advocate has advice and a forecast for the sector as entrepreneurs navigate a pandemic that remains in flux. As posted in Crain’s Chicago Business This week Chicago Comes Back welcomes Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small…

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Big win for small businesses!

Big win for small businesses! SBAC Applauds Mayor Lightfoot and City Council For Providing Small Businesses a Big Win For Immediate Release July 21, 2021 SBAC Applauds Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago City Council for Providing Small Businesses a Big Win Statement by Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) President Elliot Richardson: The SBAC and a…

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Your Ideas Can Have a Big Impact!

Your Ideas Can Have a Big Impact! The resurgence of Illinois’ economy will strongly correlate to the recovery of the small business community. Small business owners and advocates know what the small business community needs at this crucial time. Legislators are asking for input and recommendations. This is precisely the time for small business advocates…

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