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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 May 1, 2022 Engaging politicians during election season April 3, 2022 Small businesses and formerly incarcerated individuals March 6, 2022 End of mask mandate brings optimism and…

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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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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Two Locally Owned Grocery Stores Underway on West Side

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Two Locally Owned Grocery Stores Underway on West Side This comes after decades of disinvestment. After decades of disinvestment, two new grocery stores are being built on Chicago’s West Side – something residents have long awaited as other grocery store chains close up shop.   The SBAC and our robust collation…

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OpEd: Crains Chicago Business

OpEd: Crains Chicago Business February 08, 2022 11:34 AM A Labor Shortage Creates an Opportunity to Help the Homeless Illinois politicians should engage those leading the fight against homelessness and also engage small-business advocates to explore how to prepare homeless individuals for a return to the workforce. ​​​​​​​ NELI VAZQUEZ ROWLAND ELLIOT RICHARDSON Read the…

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Revitalization in the News: Chicago Recovery Plan Funding Available!

Revitalization in the News: Chicago Recovery Plan Funding Available! There’s still funding bids available through the City of Chicago and the Chicago Recovery Plan. “The Chicago Recovery Plan invests over $1.2 billion in new and existing initiatives. Over the lifespan of the Chicago Recovery Plan, there will be frequent opportunities to partner with Chicago organizations…

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NRC Community Survey Has Been Extended!

NRC Community Survey Has Been Extended! Thriving commercial corridors and neighborhood business districts can support local communities across Chicago and Cook County.  However, many commercial corridors are struggling.  We are looking for your feedback and insight on how to revitalize and empower commercial corridors.  Please take a moment to fill out this short survey so…

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SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS

SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS BY REDUCING COMMERCIAL VACANCIES Struggling neighborhood business districts are often plagued by vacant properties. These commercial vacancies impact local economies, foster criminal activity and devastate communities. Local governments can reduce the property taxes owed by commercial property owners when their properties, or a portion of those properties,…

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