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Engaging politicians during election season

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

May 1, 2022

Small businesses and formerly incarcerated citizens

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

April 3, 2022

End of mask mandate brings optimism and challenges to small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

March 6, 2022

Springfield's 2022 legislative session and small businesses

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

February 6, 2022

Will politicians answer the call of the small business community?

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

January 10, 2022

Politicians must focus on reducing property taxes in 2022

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/ Elliot Richardson

December 16, 2021

Supply chain issues are a tremendous concern for the small business community especially as the holiday season approaches.

WBEZ Chicago w/Elliot Richardson

November 23, 2021

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

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

November 8, 2021

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

Daily Herald Business Ledger w/Elliot Richardson

October 12, 2021

Advocating for Disadvantaged Commercial Corridors

Fox News Chicago w/Elliot Richardson

October 9, 2021

Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That

Block Club Chicago w/Elliot Richardson, Tonya Trice and Diane Burnham

October 4, 2021

Elliot Richardson on WGN Radio 720 Wintrust Business Lunch speaking on what legislators need to do to help small businesses

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September 17, 2021

Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses

by Elliot Richardson

September 10, 2021

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

by Elliot Richardson

September 8, 2021

The Delta Variant and the Small Business Community

by Elliot Richardson

August 16, 2021

How Small Businesses Are Being Impacted by the Rise in COVID-19 Cases

with Anna Davlantes and Elliot Richardson

August 5, 2021

What Small Business Needs to Make It Through

Crains Chicago Business

July 29, 2021

Your Ideas Can Have a Big Impact! - Elliot Richardson writes for the Daily Herald.

July 16, 2021

Elliot Richardson on WGN Radio 720 Wintrust Business Lunch speaking on #ChiBizStrong and the REST Act.

June 29, 2021

Elliot Richardson speaks with FOX 32 about #ChiBizStrong.

June 19, 2021

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

June 14, 2021

WBEZ interview with Elliot Richardson:

"Getting A New Business Sign In Chicago Takes A Full City Council Vote."

June 9, 2021

Elliot Richardson's interview with Lauren Cohn on "Connected to Chicago"

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June 4, 2021

Policies for a Post Pandemic Economy - Daily Herald Business Ledger

May 17, 2021

WGN Small Business Week with Elliot Richardson

May 6, 2021

It's Crunchtime in Springfield for Small Business!

April 20, 2021

Let's Unleash Chicago Entrepreneurs!

April 14, 2021

Press Release: Crucial Legislation Filed to Get People Back to Work

February 19, 2021

5 Organizations Working To Strengthen Local Economies

February 10, 2021

PPP Funding for Businesses and Non-Profits Webinar

January 21, 2021, Chicago IL

What 2021 Could Mean for Small Businesses

January 20, 2021, Chicago IL

2020 Business Trends & What to Expect in 2021

January 2, 2021, Chicago IL

WVON Roundtable

Univision entrevista a Neli Vasquez-Rowland

December 16 2020, Chicago IL

Muchas gracias a univision!

2021 Business & Economic Outlook Webinar

December 11 2020, Chicago IL

Elliot Richardson and Neli Vasquez-Rowland on WCPT with Joan Esposito

December 2 2020, Chicago IL

In the news

Elliot Richardson on WGN with Anna Davlantes

November 6 2020, Chicago IL

SBAC President Elliot Richardson on WGN Radio

Groundbreaking at A Safe Haven

October 22 2020, Chicago IL

SBAC Board Member Michael Bempah Discusses Minority Contracting

September 17 2020, Chicago IL

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