Please Join SBAC for the Advocacy Awards Celebration!!

Please join us for the 2019 Advocacy Awards Celebration! Equal parts passion, creativity, and entrepreneurship, the Advocacy Awards is our esteemed distinction in honoring advocacy and empowering transformation. Our event will recognize the people and small business that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation, and achievement in support of Illinois’ economy and the Small Business community. … more


SBAC: Lawyers Virtual Town Hall

The SBAC is hosting a virtual lawyers town hall Q&A on Wednesday (9/23,) from 11:00 AM-12:15 PM. Our esteemed panel of experts will cover topics on the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued impact on small businesses, families, and schools. Our panelists include: Erich Buck-Adelman & Gettleman Ltd. Kate Curler-Law Office of Kate Curler Mohammed Lahkani-Kriha Boucek LLC … more


SBAC, Business Interruption Insurance and Risk & Insurance Editorial

The Small Business Advocacy Council has been keeping a keen eye on business interruption insurance. Recently an article was published by Risk & Insurance talking about some of the carrier support that has been given to the idea of a federal backstop for insurance claims regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. SBAC’s own Scott Baskin was featured … more


SBAC Graduated Income Tax Town Hall 9-24-2020

You have likely been inundated by commercials about the graduated income tax constitutional amendment.  Those supporting and opposing the graduated income tax are pulling out all the stops before people vote on this important issue. The resounding success of our last Graduated Income Tax Town Hall has prompted the IACCE and SBAC to partner on … more


Small Business Community Hears Arguments on the Graduated Income Tax

The SBAC and the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE) hosted a virtual town hall regarding the ballot initiative for the proposed graduated income tax. This nonpartisan town hall offered perspectives in favor and opposition to the proposed initiative. Our panel included Leslie Munger, former Deputy Governor and Comptroller of Illinois, and Ralph … more


Chicago and Public Way Use Permits

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting small and local Chicago businesses. This is the time to eliminate the need for Chicago’s full City Council to approve public way use permits. Businesses should not have to wait for City Council to approve a simple sign permit. View our plan here.


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