March 31 SBAC Talking Points

Critical time for lowering LLC fees – Contact your legislators today to support LLC legislation

  • Illinois LLC fees are the highest in the nation
  • Over 40 business groups across the state have joined our Coalition to Lower LLC Fees; we welcome our newest coalition members Schaumburg Business Association and Alsip Chamber of Commerce
  • Your help and outreach is crucial to passing legislation this year that lowers LLC filing fees from $500 to $39 (SB 2776 and HB 4361)
  • The LLC bill will be called in the Illinois Senate in the weeks ahead – please contact your senator to ask for support and to co-sponsor
    the bill
  • Click here to easily email your legislators and governor about this important issue or look for the LLC banner ad on our home page at
  • Like our new Facebook page “Lower LLC Filing Fees: Empower Illinois Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs” to keep up to date on this issue

SBAC Member Directory Pages

  • Did you know that each of our SBAC members has an individual business directory page on the SBAC web site?
  • This is a great way for our members to connect with each other for business opportunities, referrals, and strategic partnerships!
  • Find your member directory page under MEMBERSHIP > MEMBER DIRECTORY at or search your business name in our search field at the top right of the screen.
  • Don’t forget to review your own page to ensure it’s updated – if you have any changes to your directory page, please email
    Phil Randazzo, Membership Director, at

Reserve your tickets for April 16 Advocacy Awards Dinner

  • Our third Annual SBAC Advocacy Dinner & Awards Ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center is right around the corner – April 16 from 6-10 pm 
  • Join us to celebrate SBAC successes and honor our business leaders who have dedicated their time and energy to level the playing field for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • This year we are honoring Melissa Ryzy with Newsweb Radio as Advocate of the Year and SBAC President Mike Cavanaugh will be the emcee
  • We also have some amazing silent auction items – including boat cruisees on Lake Michigan, hotel stays, sports tickets, packages for kids, and more!
  • Last year’s event sold out, click here to reserve your tickets today and learn more about sponsorship opportunities!