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The value of traveling to the state Capitol for small business advocates

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

April 26, 2024

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Policymakers should embrace small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

March 31, 2024

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Growing the workforce supports small businesses and increases workplace productivity

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

March 3, 2024

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Let’s keep bad regulations from hurting small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

February 4, 2024

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Robust engagement by the small business community paved the way for big legislative victories last year.

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

January 14, 2024

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Politicians should remember Small Business Saturday

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

December 10, 2023

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How small businesses can leverage candidates seeking election

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

October 15, 2023

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Time for politicians to tackle property taxes

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

September 17, 2023

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Illinois should focus on helping small businesses, not giveaways to major corporations

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

August 20, 2023

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The small business community's fight for resources

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

July 23, 2023

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Big wins made for Illinois and its small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

June 25, 2023

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Small business advocacy this summer

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

May 28, 2023

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The Springfield experience: Lobby Day is our way of making small business voices heard

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

April 30, 2023

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The power of nonpartisan advocacy being shown in Springfield this term

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

April 2, 2023

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Transparency will empower the small business community

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

March 5, 2023

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Making economic incentives available to small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

February 5, 2023

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Small business advocacy in 2023: Hitting the ground running

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

January 8, 2023

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Advancing the needs of Illinois small businesses in 2023

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

December 11, 2022

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Swift action needed to restore confidence in our government

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

November 13, 2022

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Advocating during the fall legislative session

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

October 16, 2022

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Policymakers should prioritize established and new small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

September 18, 2022

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Defining Small Business Champions by their actions, not their words

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

August 21, 2022

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Crucial time for politicians and small business community to collaborate

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

July 24, 2022

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Improving the Illinois narrative

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

June 26, 2022

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Rethinking economic development in Illinois

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

May 29, 2022

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Engaging politicians during election season

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

May 1, 2022

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Small businesses and formerly incarcerated citizens

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

April 3, 2022

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End of mask mandate brings optimism and challenges to small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

March 6, 2022

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Springfield's 2022 legislative session and small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

February 6, 2022

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Will politicians answer the call of the small business community?

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

January 10, 2022

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Politicians must focus on reducing property taxes in 2022

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

December 16, 2021

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Policymakers should adopt an economic strategy focused on local businesses and communities

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

November 8, 2021

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Crucial time for politicians to grow the workforce and support small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

October 12, 2021

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Policymakers can grow Illinois workforce and tax base by passing occupational licensing reforms

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

September 8, 2021

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The Delta Variant and the Small Business Community

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

August 16, 2021

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Your Ideas Can Have a Big Impact!

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

July 16, 2021

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Are Illinois Politicians Supporting Small Businesses? The Verdict is Out.

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

June 14, 2021

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Policies for a Post-Pandemic Economy

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

May 17, 2021

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It's Crunchtime in Springfield for Small Business!

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

April 20, 2021

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What 2021 Could Mean for Small Businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

January 20, 2021

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