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IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon

By patti@sbacil.org | August 4, 2021

IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon The SBAC and Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives hosted Senate President Harmon, Senator Castro and Senator Sims for a broad discussion about how the small business community and Illinois Senate can work together. There has never been a more important time to advocate for the small…

What Small Business Needs to Make It Through

By patti@sbacil.org | July 30, 2021

What small business needs to make it through An advocate has advice and a forecast for the sector as entrepreneurs navigate a pandemic that remains in flux. This week Chicago Comes Back welcomes Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small Business Advocacy Council, an organization dedicated to advocating for small businesses in Illinois. We…

Big win for small businesses!

By patti@sbacil.org | July 21, 2021

SBAC Applauds Mayor Lightfoot and City Council For Providing Small Businesses a Big Win For Immediate Release July 21, 2021 Statement by Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) President Elliot Richardson: The SBAC and a robust coalition of business and community organizations have been fighting to reduce the time it takes for small businesses to obtain…

Your Ideas Can Have a Big Impact!

By patti@sbacil.org | July 21, 2021

The resurgence of Illinois’ economy will strongly correlate to the recovery of the small business community. Do you have an idea? Let us know your ideas on policies, initiatives, and programs that may help the small business community by filling out this form! Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth…

Small Business Advocacy Council Applauds Niles Township Job Skills Development Grant Program

By patti@sbacil.org | July 8, 2021

Small Business Advocacy Council Applauds Niles Township Job Skills Development Grant Program “It is uplifting to see Niles Township take a proactive approach to help their businesses and residents recover from the pandemic. This program is an excellent example of how local governments can help spark economic development by supporting small businesses and creating good…

The REST Act Supports Small Businesses! (H.R.3725)

By patti@sbacil.org | June 28, 2021

The REST Act Supports Small Businesses! (H.R.3725) The SBAC is strongly supporting legislation filed by Representative Newman designed to cut taxes on entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country. The Relief and Equity for Small Businesses through Tax (REST) Act adjusts Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code to increase the deduction of qualified business…

SBAC Sponsors Run to End Homelessness

By patti@sbacil.org | June 22, 2021

July 17th – July 25th The SBAC is proud to sponsor A Safe Haven’s Run/Walk to End Homelessness! This is a virtual event where you can Run or Walk and choose your distance. We would love for you to join the SBAC Team and run/walk with us.  Help us raise money to fight to end…

Elliot Richardson speaks with FOX 32 about #ChiBizStrong on June 19th.

By patti@sbacil.org | June 21, 2021

Elliot Richardson, SBAC President, speaks with FOX 32 about #ChiBizStrong and stopping politics from derailing important reforms for business. Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva Daily Herald Tandem HR Interprenet Signature Bank Lexitas Empower Korey Richardson Open One Solutions Freeborn…

Are Illinois politicians supporting small businesses?

By patti@sbacil.org | June 15, 2021

Illinois politicians have completed their spring legislative session. The Democrats, who hold a supermajority in both legislative chambers, proclaim their budget supports the small business community. That budget allocates $300 million for the Back to Business grant program, presumably to be awarded to small businesses struggling to recover from the pandemic. The budget also includes…

Elliot Richardson’s interview with Lauren Cohn on “Connected to Chicago”

By mrevis@sbacil.org | June 7, 2021

The mayor wants to eliminate red tape for small businesses to help with reopening. Small Business Advisory Council President and Co-Founder Elliot Richardson joins Connected to Chicago” to discuss what can be done.   Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva…

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