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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: 51st Corridor Development

By jake@sbacil.org | May 20, 2022

Vacant land being transformed to a multi-purpose unit! A development duo on the South Side of Chicago is bringing more restaurants, retail and housing to 51st Street Corridor. This multi-purpose unit will be built on a vacant space. Developments such as this are perfect examples of what can be done with the large number of…

Thank you for attending Rebound on the Rooftop!!

By sara@sbacil.org | May 13, 2022

THANK YOU for attending our Rebound on the Rooftop on May 11, 2022!! It was such a beautiful evening, the weather was PERFECT, and we are so glad we got to see so many of you in person again! If you weren’t able to make it, we missed you! And we hope we’ll see you…

Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum

By jake@sbacil.org | May 13, 2022

Join the SBAC and our partners on Thursday, June 9th for our Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum! We will be joined by Assessor Fritz Kaegi, Commissioner Kari Steele and Nico Tsatsoulis and explore their views on stability, fairness, equity and transparency as it pertains to the Cook County property tax system. We will also discuss…

Secretary of State Candidate Forum

By diego@sbacil.org | May 12, 2022

Thank you State Representative Brady, City Clerk Anna Valencia, and Alderman David Moore for joining us last week at our Illinois Secretary of State Candidate’s Forum! The Secretary of State’s office provides important services to small businesses and can help improve the confidence the small business community has in our government. Hear opening statements from…

SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

By patti@sbacil.org | May 5, 2022

What to Ask Before You Open Your Door SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real Estate and Funding aimed at small business owners looking to open a new business in the city of Chicago. Click on the Video to open in YouTube and jump to…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Chicago Recovery Grants

By jake@sbacil.org | May 4, 2022

“City funding will support more than $137 million in neighborhood investments.” Twenty-six new and expanded restaurants, health centers, cultural institutions and other neighborhood improvement projects will move forward through more than $33.5 million in Chicago Recovery Plan (CRP) grants announced by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City officials.   This funding is all available through…

Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

By sara@sbacil.org | May 2, 2022

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2022 2021 2020 2022 May 1, 2022 Engaging politicians during election season April 3, 2022 Small businesses and formerly incarcerated individuals March 6, 2022 End of mask mandate brings optimism and challenges to small businesses February 6, 2022 Springfield’s 2022 legislative…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program

By jake@sbacil.org | April 22, 2022

“The program could be renewed for up to three if this run is successful,” Hadden wrote. Dining in the streets returns Friday to Rogers Park on Glenwood Avenue. This is a part of the Chicago Alfresco initiative, which seeks to create opportunities for long term community public spaces across Chicago. Small businesses are an integral…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: City Leaders Announce 15,000 Jobs for Teens and Young Adults

By jake@sbacil.org | April 13, 2022

New summer opportunities available for Chicago’s teens and young adults. Jobs, volunteer opportunities and arts programs will be available at Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Libraries and other city agencies. This comes after the pandemic has sidelined these programs over the past two years.   These programs making a return provide a…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: City Announces New Ways to Partner with the City on Improving Public Safety

By jake@sbacil.org | April 8, 2022

“Through these bold new initiatives, all of our residents can play a critical role in keeping our communities safe,” said Mayor Lightfoot. The City of Chicago on Monday announced new city-led initiatives designed to aid residents and businesses in promoting safety within their communities and the city. The initiatives include a Home and Business Protection…

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