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PPP Funding Webinar for Businesses and Nonprofits

By patti@sbacil.org | January 10, 2021

PPP Funding Webinar for Businesses and Nonprofits SBAC President Elliot Richardson looks forward to participating in a webinar with Congressman Brad Schneider focused on PPP and EIDL funding opportunities for small businesses and nonprofits. Elliot will speak about opportunities and initiatives that can help the small business community recover from the pandemic. Congressman Schneider will have…

Legislation to Help Black Owned Businesses Receive a Fair Share of State Contracts

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 8, 2021

READ H.B 2629 HERE TAKE ACTION Black Owned Businesses Deserve Access to Government Contracts Illinois has failed Black and African American owned businesses by failing to provide them access to state contracts.  For too long, they have been denied a fair share of state contracts and revenue.  Legislation has been filed to ensure Black and…

Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants

By patti@sbacil.org | January 6, 2021

CHICAGO, IL – Senator Laura Murphy conducted a meeting with the Small Business Advocacy Council, small business owners and local chamber executives to discuss their experiences with Business Interruption Grants.  Many attendees expressed concern and frustration regarding the manner by which BIG grants were awarded.  Communication breakdowns impacted small businesses and left them hanging in…

Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team.

By patti@sbacil.org | January 5, 2021

  Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team. In 2020, we were fortunate to have more than 15 interns supporting our small business initiatives at the SBAC. Hear why they chose to be part of the SBAC Community. And thank you to them all.   Please translate this page to…

Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda

By patti@sbacil.org | January 3, 2021

CHICAGO’S CUT RED TAPE AGENDA PUBLIC WAY USE SIGN PERMITS Small and local businesses need City Council approval to display a simple sign that protrudes over the sidewalk by less than an inch. The fight to allow small businesses to display signs that protrude over the public way without City Council approval has been ongoing…

Main Street Lending Proposal

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 2, 2021

 SUMMARY   The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program (the “Program“) to help aid small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations who were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and who were unable to get aid under any of the other COVID-19 related relief programs (e.g. under…

PPP Funding for Businesses and Non-Profits Webinar

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 1, 2021

WATCH: Congressman Brad Schneider from Illinois’ 10th district, Bo Steiner from the Small Business Administration, and Elliot Richardson President of the SBAC spend one hour answering questions about the second round of PPP relief. The SBAC is grateful to have had the chance to participate in this webinar on PPP Funding for Businesses and Non-Profits.…

What 2021 Could Mean for Small Businesses

By patti@sbacil.org | January 1, 2021

January 20, 2021 By Elliot Richardson Small Business Advisory Council SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s column discusses the Business and Economic Outlook Forum hosted by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.  The piece highlights the need for legislation that provides financial resources for small businesses to retrain and hire Illinoisans who have lost their jobs or businesses…

2020 to 2021 The Changing Landscape for Employment, Insurance and Lending

By patti@sbacil.org | December 28, 2020

While mental health issues in the workplace have been a concern for some time, this past year, COVID-19 has shown the challenges employees are facing have spiked dramatically.  Hear from Jason Tremblay on how this will impact both employers and their employees in the video. Stephen Ball from Fifth Third discusses automatic forgiveness for PPP…

Univision entrevista a Neli Vasquez-Rowland

By patti@sbacil.org | December 18, 2020

Muchas gracias a univision para su reportaje sobre nuestra campaña conjunta con a Safe Haven Foundation para mantener a las pequenas empresas aflote y para prestar asistencia a las personas mas necesitadas durante este periodo tan dificil.

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