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SBAC and Jewish B2B Business Leaders Delegation Trip to Springfield


Join the SBAC and Jewish B2B on our annual Business Leaders Delegation trip to Springfield on April 23rd! Our state elected officials influence and shape policies that directly impact small businesses and our local communities. As small business advocates and leaders, it is important to have our voices, thoughts, and ideas heard by the decision makers in Springfield.

The one-day trip will include meetings Department Chairs, State House and Senate leadership. Our day will end with a dinner reception in Springfield.

On this trip, we will actively push a non-partisan small business agenda laser-focused on improving the economic environment for small business owners and the state as a whole. Our agenda includes:

  • Lowering excessive LLC fees to match corporate fees
  • Allowing small businesses to raise capital via intrastate equity crowdfunding
  • Leveling the playing field for all businesses by curbing the excessive tax breaks handed out to retain individual companies

More trip details to follow soon including transportation and reception information. For questions, contact Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.

SBAC Young Professionals Happy Hour


Don’t miss our next Young Professionals Group Cocktail Hour at Glunz Tavern!

The Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a collaborative and supportive professional network for Chicagoland small business young professionals. Join the YPG for a great Cocktail Hour and build positive relationships with our SBAC members and guests!

Please make sure to RSVP and join our YPG Facebook Group by clicking here.

RSVP Required – SBAC Western Suburbs Chapter Happy Hour


Join us for an evening of great business connections, fantastic appetizers and cocktails. Our Happy Hours provide our members with the opportunity to meet, catch-up and share information about their businesses.

This event will be $10.00 per person and RSVP is required.

RSVP with Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.

SBAC Young Professionals Happy Hour


The SBAC Young Professionals Group will be hosting a happy hour and educational panel regarding financial issues impacting today’s young professionals. Panelists will include members of the financial industry and will focus on three particular areas: mortgages, student loans, and saving for the future. In particular, attendees will learn about:

  • Saving for mortgages, common mortgage pitfalls, and when to look into buying your first home;
  • Common student loan issues affecting young professionals and recommendations on how to manage college debt; and
  • How and when a young professional can begin investing and saving for the future, when facing the financial issues common to young professionals.

After the educational panel, attendees will be encouraged to ask follow up questions and stay to meet and mingle with other young professionals in the Chicagoland area.

RSVP is required for this event, we will need to know how many chairs, food and drinks to order. It is $15 per person in advance and $25 per person at the
door. Preregistration for this event is now closed. 

Agenda for the evening:
6:00-6:30- Open Networking
6:30-7:00- Panel
7:00- 7:20- Question for the panel
7:20- 8:00- Open Networking

Thank you to MB Financial Bank for hosting us and being a Silver Sponsor of this event.

If you would like to be added to our email list to recieve updates about our Young Professionals Group, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at Stephanie@sbacil.org.

SBAC Policy Committee Meeting


SBAC Policy Committee Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month at noon.

To RSVP or for questions, contact Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.

SBAC Hyde Park Happy Hour


Join us at our Hyde Park Happy Hour this month! The small business community is coming together throughout Chicago. These events will continue to expose members of diverse networking circles to each other with the goal of lifting all our businesses to the next level.

FREE Event. Convenient Parking available across the street from the hotel.

Please RSVP with Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.

SBAC Hyde Park Happy Hour


Join us at our Hyde Park Happy Hour this month! The small business community is coming together throughout Chicago. These events will continue to expose members of diverse networking circles to each other with the goal of lifting all our businesses to the next level.

FREE Event. Convenient Parking available across the street from the hotel.

Please RSVP with Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.

SBAC Hyde Park Happy Hour


Join us at our Hyde Park Happy Hour this month! The small business community is coming together throughout Chicago. These events will continue to expose members of diverse networking circles to each other with the goal of lifting all our businesses to the next level.

FREE Event. Convenient Parking available across the street from the hotel.

Please RSVP with Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.