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Hear From our NRC Coalition Partners

By patti@sbacil.org | September 22, 2022

The Small Business Advocacy Council and a coalition of engaged stakeholders have come together to revitalize, empower, and connect commercial corridors in the Chicagoland area. This is a collaborative effort involving grassroots engagement, policy advocacy, and educational initiatives. Our coalition looks to address the vacant property crisis in Cook County, cut red tape that burdens…

Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

By sara@sbacil.org | September 19, 2022

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2022 2021 2020 2022 September 18, 2022 Policymakers should prioritize established and new small business August 21, 2022 Defining Small Business Champions by their actions, not their words July 24, 2022 Crucial time for politicians and small business community to collaborate…

August 17th, 2022 – Small Business Workshop – What to ask Before You Open Your Doors

By patti@sbacil.org | August 27, 2022

August 17th, 2022 SBAC Empower, Groupon + the Greater Englewood Chamber Of Commerce present an open Q&A session to answer your questions on starting a business. Opening a business and have a question on business usage, zoning, banking, etc? Already have a business and have questions? Listen in, and our panelists will answer freely. With:…

SBAC Lawyers Community

By sara@sbacil.org | August 22, 2022

SBAC Lawyers Community If you’re a lawyer looking to connect with other Illinois-based lawyers, join our SBAC Lawyers Community! The Lawyers Community is a great place meet new people and learn about the ins and outs of various legal fields.   Visit the Lawyer’s Corner of our website to find resources on frequently discussed legal…

Coalition Engagement Sparks New Chicago Zoning Guide

By patti@sbacil.org | August 18, 2022

Navigating the zoning rules in Chicago just became easier.   The newly released Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Chicago Business Zoning Guide will help small businesses and property owners more easily navigate the zoning process in Chicago.  This was crucial as chambers of commerce and small business advocates advised that clear,…

GCG | Course on Benefits Administration

By sara@sbacil.org | August 5, 2022

The Course on Benefits Administration is a 4- week, live, online course created and taught by Marcus Newman, RHU where you will learn the important details of administering insurance benefits. This course makes information accessible and covers best practices, plan implementations, record keeping, state and federal regulations, how to make your insurance plan work for…

SBAC Policy Committee

By patti@sbacil.org | July 27, 2022

The SBAC policy committee formulates policies that will support the small business community.  Our agenda is HERE, but more will undoubtedly be added! Drop us a line and let us know what policies might support your small business. SPONSORS Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Tandem HR Interprenet Signature Bank Lexitas Korey…

A Great Week with the Community!

By jake@sbacil.org | July 25, 2022

Thank you Rodgers Park Business Alliance for having us! The SBAC and our Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition had the pleasure of attending the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival this past this Sunday. We had a great time talking to some of the fantastic people of Rodgers Park about or efforts to revitalize, empower and connect Cook County’s…

NRC Events This Week

By jake@sbacil.org | July 25, 2022

We Are Coming to Your Neighborhood! The Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition will be at local events this week promoting our robust agenda to revitalize, empower, and connect Cook County business districts! Here is a link to our Calendar:  NRC Calendar | SBAC We will be attending the following events: Logan Square Farmers Market 3107 W Logan…

NRC This Weekend: Hyde Park Farmers Market July 24th

By jake@sbacil.org | July 22, 2022

Come join us this Sunday! Come join the Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition this Sunday at the Hyde Park Farmers Market! We will be at the market promoting the NRC’s robust agenda and talking to the amazing community of Hyde Park.   Information for the event is below. We hope to see you there!     Hyde…

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