October 27, 2014 Talking Points


The SBAC Candidate Survey results will be posted to the SBAC website this week and also a Press Release will run this week in order to help raise awareness.

  • An SBAC issues survey was been distributed to all the candidates running for state elected office asking whether they will not only support, but attempt to sway their leadership, to move on issues important to the small business community. 
  • With Election Day around the corner, we want to highlight candidates who actually are pro-small business and will go on the record supporting issues important to our community.
  • 24 candidates responded to our survey.
  • The results of the survey will be promoted via our website and the media leading up to the November 4th elections.
  • Click here for survey results.

The Candidate Survey amongst is a step in the right direction to give our members and citizens of this state a platform for transparency and accountability for our elected officials.


The SBAC has a large footprint throughout the Chicagoland area and strives to bring members together that share common business interests through our growing communities. 

  • Commercial Real Estate Community
  • Residential Real Estate Community
  • Lawyers Community
  • Artist Community
  • Non-Profit Community
  • Young Professionals Committee
  • Finance and Estate Planning Community
  • Construction Committee and
  • Women’s Committee

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the above communities please contact Stephanie at stephanie@sbacil.org.


NAWBO- CrossGenerational Bootcamp

Take advantage of this dynamic, one-day workshop and discover how stepping outside your generational age group can help you:

  • Expand your understanding and acceptance of other age groups
  • Work more effectively and develop more business with other age groups
  • Recognize the value of mentorship, influence and wisdom

The SBAC received the NAWBO membership price for this event

Click here for more information!

The Business Event 

  • SBAC and Jewish B2B team up to empower and connect small businesses at The Business Event!
  • Join us this Thursday from 10am-3pm at Block Thirty-Seven in the heart of Chicago’s Loop.
  • The Business Event provides a fantastic forum to introduce your business, make valuable connections, learn and grow as a community.
  • Join dozens of vendors, business networkers and prominent workshop presenters that will be participating at this amazing and FREE event.
  • Click here to register.
  • If you are interested in volunteering at this event, contact Blanca at Blanca@sbacil.org.