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Home NRC Policy Agenda NRC Calendar Gallery NRC Blog Contact Us The Small Business Advocacy Council and a coalition of engaged stakeholders have come together to revitalize, empower, and connect commercial corridors in the Chicagoland area. This is a collaborative effort involving grassroots engagement, policy advocacy, and educational initiatives. Our coalition looks to address the…

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Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2022 2021 2020 2022 September 18, 2022 Policymakers should prioritize established and new small business August 21, 2022 Defining Small Business Champions by their actions, not their words July 24, 2022…

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August 17th, 2022 – Small Business Workshop – What to ask Before You Open Your Doors

August 17th, 2022 – Small Business Workshop – What to ask Before You Open Your Doors August 17th, 2022 SBAC Empower, Groupon + the Greater Englewood Chamber Of Commerce present an open Q&A session to answer your questions on starting a business. Opening a business and have a question on business usage, zoning, banking, etc?…

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SBAC Lawyers Community

SBAC Lawyers Community SBAC Lawyers Community If you’re a lawyer looking to connect with other Illinois-based lawyers, join our SBAC Lawyers Community! The Lawyers Community is a great place meet new people and learn about the ins and outs of various legal fields.   Visit the Lawyer’s Corner of our website to find resources on…

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SBAC/BSM Town Hall This Saturday!

SBAC/BSM Town Hall This Saturday! *Heading* The Small Business Advocacy Council in partnership with Building Strong Millennials is hosting a town hall at the Kroc Center this Saturday!   Event Info:  The Kroc Center  1250 West 119th Street Chicago, Illinois 60643 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM    If you’re interested in learning more about commercial…

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Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Meet the Candidates Series

Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Meet the Candidates Series The SBAC hosted a meet the candidate series for the republican candidates running for Illinois Governor.  You can listen to the discussions here! Mayor Richard Irvin  Senator Paul Schimpf Max Solomon Jesse Sullivan Gary Rabine Senator Darren Bailey The primaries will be held on June 28th. Navigate Action…

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You’re Invited to The Rebound!

You’re Invited to The Rebound! The SBAC and A Safe Haven are thrilled to invite you for a LIVE and IN-PERSON evening you won’t forget! It will be our first big live event of the year, and with the mask mandate now lifted, we hope to see many of you face-to-face once again.   Join…

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Neighborhood Development and Investing with Community Investment Corp. & Woodlawn

Neighborhood Development and Investing with Community Investment Corp. & Woodlawn Please join the Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce and the Community Investment Corporation (CIC) via Zoom to discuss targeted investments and working with the organization. Hear about community investment ideas. Learn about the Woodlawn – specific lending program. Understanding steps to work with CIC.    …

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Our Annual SBAC Golf Outing is BACK!

Our Annual SBAC Golf Outing is BACK! IT’S OFFICIAL! WE’RE GOING GOLFING! We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 13th Annual SBAC Golf Outing is NOW OPEN! The annual golf outing is a chance to relax and have fun with fellow SBAC members and guests! And it’s in-person! So invite your golf buddies and…

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Legalization of Sandwich Signs to Help Local Businesses

Legalization of Sandwich Signs to Help Local Businesses After persistent support from the SBAC to legalize sandwich signs, in June 2021, Chicago Alderman voted to adopt a new policy on sandwich signs, which will go into effect NEXT WEEK. On March 1, 2022, Chicago small businesses can officially use “A-frame” or sandwich signs on the…

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