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Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)

In 2010, Elliot Richardson, the owner of a small Chicago-based law firm, was frustrated with the uphill battle facing many small business owners in the state of Illinois. He felt his community had no voice and no representation in Springfield. Richardson wanted to be part of the solution and launched The Small Business Advocacy Council to provide small businesses in Illinois every opportunity to succeed.

The SBAC is a full-service advocacy organization and empowers its members in four distinct ways. First, it offers members a non-partisan and effective voice on their behalf in Washington, DC, Springfield and Chicago. Second, the SBAC connects entrepreneurs with other members in order to foster relationships within the community and generate mutually beneficial strategic partnerships. Third, the organization offers educational programming to promote best business practices and encourage growth. Lastly, the SBAC provides exclusive benefits to its members, including an array of discounts and rebates to help lower the costs of operating a business.

MEDIA CONTACT
Kimberly Brisky
SBAC, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
(312) 505-7032
kimberly@sbacil.org

ORGANIZATION PROFILE
Small Business Advocacy Council

120 W. Madison, Suite 520
Chicago, IL 60602
312-548-8608
SBAC One-Pager


MEDIA COVERAGE

SBAC Founder on WTTW Chicago Tonight

This week, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson, appeared on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. He participated in a panel discussion on what the business community is looking for in the next Chicago Mayor. You can read WTTW’s preview here and view the full segment below.

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ICYMI: SBAC Founder Interview on WVON about 2019 Advocacy Agenda

Last week, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson, was interviewed for the Perri Small show on WVON. He provided a comprehensive update on our Chicago advocacy agenda and our goals for working with the Pritzker Administration. You can hear the full interview here.

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Mayoral Candidates Respond on Top Small Business Issue

The Small Business Advocacy Council and our coalition partners are dedicated to making Chicago a better place to own and operate a small business. As Election Day fast approaches, our members are engaged and motivated to elect a candidate that values the small business community. One of the top issues for small businesses and entrepreneurs are the … more

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SBAC Hosts Chciago Mayoral Candidate Forum

The SBAC, along with a robust coalition of Chambers of Commerce and business associations, were proud to host the Chicago Small Business Mayoral Candidate Forum today. With more than 200 attendees on hand, it was the only opportunity to hear the candidates respond directly to questions about the issues impacting the small business community. “The … more

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Right Way Signs Makes Chicago Tribune List of Amazing Murals

Congratulations to SBAC Member, Right Way Signs Chicago, for being recognized in the Chicago Tribune’s Amazing Chicagoland Wall Murals list. The highlighted work is a mural of Abraham Lincoln at the Hotel Lincoln in Lincoln Park. According to a blog featured on the Right Way Signs website: The hand painted mural of President Lincoln measured … more

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SBAC Member Double Good Featured on the Today Show!

ICYMI – Double Good, an SBAC Premier Advocate Member, was featured this week on the Today Show for a segment titled, Food for Thought. According to a recap on the Double Good website – The segment featured some incredible non-profit organizations we work with, like Rhythm Works and The Transition Center; an interview with our buddy Izzy Paskowitz … more

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SBAC Member SomerCor featured on Comcast Newsmakers

ICYMI – SBAC Member, Manny Flores, was featured on Comcast Newsmakers talking about the work SomerCor does to support small businesses in Illinois. Watch the full video here!

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SBAC Expands Footprint in Central Illinois

Last month, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson was the keynote at the Economic Vision Luncheon hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. After great presentation to a full room, Elliot, was interviewed by WGLT Radio in Bloomington-Normal, and spoke about fair maps, workers’ compensation, pension reform and engaging with the incoming Pritzker Administration. You … more

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SBAC named to Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Transition Team

The Small Business Advocacy Council is excited to announce it will be represented by SBAC President and Co-Founder, Elliot Richardson, on Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Transition Committee! For full details, please see our full press release below.

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SBAC 2018 Roundup Interview on Mighty House Radio

ICYMI – SBAC President and Founder, Elliot Richardson, was on the Mighty House Radio Show on 1590AM WCGO. The program is hosted by longtime SBAC Member, Ron Cowgilll with D/R Services Unlimited, Inc.. The discussion focused on SBAC advocacy victories in 2018 and a forecast of what to expect in 2019. You can list to … more

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