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R.I.S.E. Act – A Word from RISE Fest Performers

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

COVID19 has had a devastating impact on many gig workers and independent contractors. During our SBAC Rise Fest, we had a chance to speak candidly with our local performers on how they’ve been affected by the pandemic. They explain the loss in their community, in their work, and how their jobs have shifted. Their stories…

Recommendation for Legislation on Minority Contracting

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

Illinois has failed to ensure that Black owned businesses procure their fair share of government contracts and revenue from government projects. Loopholes must be closed and reforms be made now! Read the SBAC’s recommendations for legislation to reform the process. Read the Recommendations here

SBAC and Fifth Third Bank Present: Post Election Commentary by Jeff Korzenik

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

A Post Election Commentary Presented by: Jeff Korzenik Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist,  Fifth Third Investment Management Group Discussion Points: Post-Election Policy and Market Implications Current State of the U.S. Economy: Differences and Similarities with Past Downturns The Impact of Monetary and Fiscal Intervention Health Risks and Unintended Consequences The Post Pandemic Economy: Disrupted Industries, Disrupted…

Graduated Income Tax Town Hall Recording 9/24/2020

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

The resounding success of our last Graduated Income Tax Town Hall has prompted the IACCE and SBAC to partner on a follow-up forum.  Ralph Martire and Leslie Munger returned to answer your questions about the proposed graduated income tax. Ralph Martire is the Executive Director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Rubloff Professor…

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R.I.S.E. Act

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

READ HB-0801 HERE READ SB-2490 HERE TAKE ACTION Recovery Initiative to Support Employment Small businesses in many industries are struggling and as a result, have no choice but to layoff valued employees. Entrepreneurs and independent contractors in the fields most impacted by the pandemic are also losing their businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has been unforgiving…

SBAC Women in Business Present Part 2 – Racial Injustice

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

Post content here. Talking Candidly About Anti-Racism   What is My Role, My Business’ Role and the Greater Community’s Role?   On July 21st, the SBAC WIB held a very well-received virtual event on better understanding racial injustice. We heard from four engaging and prominent black and brown female panelists who candidly shared their perspectives…

Michael Bempah speaks about Minority Contracting on WVON

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

Michael Bempah, SBAC Board Member and owner of Pinpoint Precision Engineering, speaks with Perri Small on WVON about minority contracting.  The SBAC is pushing forward reforms to help minority contractors receive their fair share of government contracts.  These reforms are needed now! To listen to the interview, click HERE. To learn more about our efforts,…

A SAFE HAVEN

By patti@sbacil.org | February 2, 2020

OUR MISSION: ASPIRE, TRANSFORM AND SUSTAIN A Safe Haven Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a…

AZRA PRODUCTIONS

By patti@sbacil.org | February 2, 2020

Azra Productions is a premier international video production company. Founded in 2018, they have had the privilege of working with organizations both locally and internationally. Yelp, United Airlines, Ford Next Generation Learning, Colorado State University, Arms of Love International and Spotless Cleaning Chicago are just a few of the amazing partners we’ve been able to…

CRMIG

By patti@sbacil.org | February 1, 2020

  Records Management Services CRMIG is based in the Chicagoland area of Illinois. We offer professional services focused on Records Management and Information Governance. With well over 25 years of experience in the records management field. When it comes to records, most organizations are overwhelmed.  This is typically due to the fact that they don’t have…

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