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SBAC Mentoring Program

By patti@sbacil.org | November 17, 2022

We are thrilled that one of our very own Mentees is the recipient of such an award! We are so proud of you Walter Mendenhall IV and wish you continued success!! #sbacempower #smallbuisness #sbacempowermentoring #MaleMogul And check out Walter’s Linked In Post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6999124047074648064 Learn more about the SBAC Empower Mentoring Program by clicking here. SPONSORS…

New SBAC Empower Educational Webinars

By patti@sbacil.org | November 16, 2022

SBAC Empower strives to provide up to date resources to assist in your small business growth. We are proud to announce new Educational Webinars viewable at your leisure focused on helping small businesses open brick-and-mortar establishments in underserved communities. These webinars review programming that pertains to navigating the process of zoning, licensing, and leasing space…

The SBAC Heads to Springfield to Fight for the Small Business Community

By emma@sbacil.org | November 14, 2022

The SBAC Heads to Springfield to Fight for the Small Business Community The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is heading to the capitol on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.  We will be focused on procuring relief for local chambers of commerce devastated by the pandemic during the short legislative session this fall.  It is imperative our…

SBAC 2022 Legislative Agenda

By emma@sbacil.org | November 9, 2022

SBAC 2022 Legislative Agenda The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is laser-focused on formulating and fighting to pass policies that support small businesses and local communities. Learn more about our 2022 Legislative Agenda here: Legislative Agenda SPONSORS Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Tandem HR Interprenet Signature Bank Lexitas Korey Richardson Open…

We’ve been busy advocating for you!

By patti@sbacil.org | October 6, 2022

We’ve been busy advocating for the small business comunity! It’s been a busy past few weeks for the SBAC. Our fight to revitalize local business districts continues fervently.  We are committed to meeting our Illinois Alders individually to discuss our SBAC Agenda and how to build a better Illinois. Small businesses are the heart of…

NRC New Look, New Logo, Same Mission

By patti@sbacil.org | October 6, 2022

New Look, New Logo, Same Mission In our 2nd year of actively and ardently working to revitalize neighborhoods throughout Chicago, we thought we’d bring a fresh new look to the incredible work that the SBAC and a robust group of chamber partners have spearheaded. We continue to advocate for policy reform to reduce vacancies, cut…

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…

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,…

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…

Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition Agenda

By jake@sbacil.org | July 7, 2022

Revitalize, Empower, and Connect The NRC is working hard to support and revitalize neighborhood business districts.  You can find some of the policies we are advocating for here: NRC Agenda SPONSORS Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Tandem HR Interprenet Signature Bank Lexitas Korey Richardson Open One Solutions Freeborn and Peters Founders…

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