June 23, 2014 Talking Points


Advocacy Update

  • Click here to read Elliot Richardson’s recent op-ed “How Springfield turned its back on Small Biz” in Crain’s Chicago Business!
  • For more information about getting involved with advocacy issues and the SBAC Policy Committee, please contact Blanca Campos at blanca@sbacil.org.

Handful of tickets left for our Rooftop Summer Soiree!

  • Mix and mingle at our Summer Soiree this Wednesday, June 25 where you can enjoy exquisite sparkling Rose wines produced in the French Riviera, unique spirits, delicious food and fabulous prizes including a bottle of the world’s most unique and rare champagne, Armand de Brignac
  • Enjoy gorgeous downtown Chicago views of the lake, city and Navy Pier fireworks
  • Special thanks to our host Blake Berish with Mid-America Building
    Maintenance, Platinum Sponsor Movere (Maurice Vincent) and Gold
    Sponsors, James Elvord with RBC Wealth Management and John Gotschall with Coaching Financial Concepts.
  • Click here for more details including sponsorship opportunities and ticket reservations – note space is limited to 100!
  • Also tickets are now available for our 5th Annual Golf Outing at Ravinia Green on August 4! Click here for more details, registration and sponsorship opportunities.

With MB Financial Bank’s My Bank… My Rewards program, this summer’s business trip is covered

  • SBAC and MB Financial Bank have partnered to bring SBAC members an
    MB Platinum MasterCard Business Card for small businesses that offers
    several of the consumer protections available on personal cards with the
    more robust online account management business people need
  • Reduce the cost of business travel by using your rewards points. You receive one My Bank…My Rewards
    program point for every dollar spent on purchases, and you’ll get 
    5,000 bonus rewards points for making the first purchase with the card
    within 60 days of opening the account
  • Airline travelers can take advantage of no blackout dates, advance notice requirements or round trip requirements
  • Redeem your rewards points for merchandise, gift cards or cash – pick what works best for your business!
  • Apply today at www. sbacil.org and click on the banner ad for the MB Business card.

Have you made valuable connections through the SBAC? Share your story!

  • Have you found a client, benefited from another member’s
    products/services, partnered with another company, shared resources or
    found other ways to find real value from SBAC networking for you and
    your company?
  • We want to hear your story!
  • We are promoting member testimonials on our Facebook page
    (www.facebook.com/smallbusinessadvocacycouncil) and web site and we want to include yours!
  • If you have a short testimonial about a member connection or
    valuable SBAC benefit you would like to share, please contact Amy
    Masters at amy@sbacil.org.