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Join Senator Villivalam, Representative Gong-Gershowitz and Small Business Advocates for The Introduction of Small Business Empowering Legislation

Senator Ram Villivalam and Representative Gong-Gershowitz will unveil legislation reinstating an extremely effective tax credit for small businesses. While politicians often overlook the small business community, Senator Villivalam and Representative Gong-Gershowtiz are putting it front and center with legislation providing businesses with under 50 employees a $5,000.00 tax credit for creating new, full-time jobs. These … more

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Congratulations to MXOtech, a SBAC Premier Advocate

A long standing supporter of the SBAC, Premier Advocate, and innovative IT MSP in Chicago, MXOtech has been announced as an Inaugural Peer of the Year by ChannelPro Network. Check out the article here and special congratulations to Joanna Sobran, and the rest of the team at MXOtech!

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Special Guest: Cook County Board of Review Commissioner, Dan Patlak

The SBAC will be joined on February 11th for a special presentation on Real Estate taxes from the Cook County Board of Review Commissioner, Dan Patlak. The event will be at Jasper’s Cafe in Glenview, from 7:30AM-9:00AM, and will include a presentation, Q/A, and networking with SBAC members and guests. If you are planning to … more

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Game Time: Student Debt Small Business Bill

Reduce student debt and empower the small business community!  Sign our petition to urge Senate leadership to pass legislation that will allow employers to make an annual $5250 payment towards their employees student debt tax free and take a deduction for those payments.  It is bipartisan,  important legislation! Sign the petition here, and support Small … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: Rachelle Jervis, MBA

Rachelle Jervis, MBA Welcome to our newest Premier Advocate!  Rachelle Jervis is president and CEO of the Executive Service Corps (ESC), a 41-year-old consultancy with a mission to help make nonprofits successful. Before leading the ESC, Rachelle served as regional director, Illinois chapter director, and Chicago area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. … more

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ACTION CALL: Senator McConnell & Senator Schumer Sponsor Student Debt-Small Business Bill

The $1.5 trillion student debt crisis continues to crush millions of Americans and stifle our economy.  If you are reading this, you likely know family, friends or colleagues saddled with student debt.   Small businesses struggle to hire and retain talented employees.  While larger enterprises may be able to make payments towards their employees’ student … more

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11th Annual FORE ADVOCACY Golf Outing- Tickets NOW on SALE!

The Small Business Advocacy Council presents it’s 11th Annual Golf Outing- FORE ADVOCACY! Early Bird tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are now available! June 25, 2020     Registration starts at 1030AM, Shotgun Start at 12PM White Deer Run Golf Course 250 W Greggs Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL Please contact lisa@sbacil.org for sponsorship opportunities Register to … more

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SBAC Venture Pitch Session- “Shark Tank” Without the BITE!!

Network. Learn. Pitch. Pitch session contestants receive constructive feedback from our panel of judges An expert panel discussion geared towards small business owners Networking Reception- Before & After the competition March 10, 2020 530pm-730pm Located at mHUB 965 W. Chicago Ave Apply to participate in our pitch session competition at https://tinyurl.com/Spring2020Pitch Want to just watch the … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: Michael Reddy

Michael Reddy Welcome our new Premier Advocate! Michael Reddy serves as president of Digital Authority Partners (DAP), a full-service digital agency that brings next-gen digital transformation solutions to clients. Prior to his role at DAP, Michael worked with Fortune 100 companies in a variety of leadership positions across product management and website analytics. His expertise … more

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ACTION CALL: NAWBO Supports Legislation That Tackles Student Debt Crisis and Empowers Small Businesses

Millions of Americans continue to be saddled with crushing student debt.  Indeed, total student debt now exceeds $1.5 trillion, affecting over 44 million Americans.  Small businesses often have difficulty recruiting and retaining talent in today’s economy.  Providing small business owners with a way to help employees reduce their student debt will allow them to attract … more

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