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SBAC Advocacy Update: Graduated Income Tax Town Hall

SBAC Advocacy Update: Graduated Income Tax Town Hall to be held in Orland Park The first in a series of town halls regarding the proposed graduated income tax will take place Tuesday, September 17th, between 9:00-11:00 A.M, in conjunction with the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce. Our members will discuss the proposed amendment with state … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: Brian Kastle

Brian Kastle SBAC Premier Advocate since 2016 SBAC is pleased to introduce Brian Kastle, Vice President of Business Banking Relationships for Fifth Third Bank, as this month’s PA spotlight. Brian graduated with a BS in Finance from Western Illinois University, and later earned his MBA from DePaul University. Upon graduating, Brian joined MB Financial’s Leadership … more

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SBAC ACTION CALL: Reduce Student Debt and support the Small Business Community

SBAC Action Call:  Reduce Student Debt and support the Small Business Community   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 … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: Drake Smith

Drake Smith SBAC Premier Advocate since 2018 Meet Drake Smith: a young professional who enjoys the everyday challenge of business banking. Drake joined the SBAC in 2018 as credit analyst for Signature Bank. Soon after, in 2019 Signature Bank became a proud sponsor of the SBAC. When discussing the SBAC, Drakes states, “The SBAC is … more

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Please join us 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

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SBAC Advocacy Update: Graduated Income Tax Town Hall

SBAC Advocacy Update: Graduated Income Tax Town Hall to be held in Orland Park The first in a series of town halls regarding the proposed graduated income tax will take place Tuesday, September 17th, between 9:00-11:00 A.M, in conjunction with the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce. Our members will discuss the proposed amendment with state … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: Jennifer Kurland

Jennifer Kurland SBAC Premier Advocate since 2017 Meet Jennifer Kurland: a self-motivated, young professional who loves learning! Jennifer joined the SBAC in 2017 as an employee of MXOtech, a Chicago IT support team. Jennifer is an active member of the Women in Business Board in an Educational and Professional Development role. When discussing her career … more

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City Council Committee Passes Lightfoot Ethics Package

The SBAC is a strong proponent of enacting good governance and ethics reforms which will increase the confidence the small business community has in Chicago’s government. Yesterday, the Chicago City Council Committee on Ethics and Government oversight passed an ethics reform ordinance sponsored by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Lightfoot rejected criticisms … more

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Right Way Signs featured on IJ-Clinic’s Postcast – How’s Business?

Our friends at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship recently launched a podcast highlighting interviews with Chicago small business owners. The conversation focuses on the challenges and opportunities that are unique to our city. This week, SBAC Premier Advocate, Alex Perry, with Right Way Signs, was featured on the ‘How’s Business?’ podcast. He provided … more

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SBAC Lawyers Community Presents CLE Course on Restrictive Covenants

SBAC Member Amit Bindra will be speaking on “Restrictive Covenants: Legal Trends, & Negotiation and Drafting Tips” in July’s CLE course. Register today to reserve your spot and earn 1 hour of general CLE credit.  July 23rd, 2019 // 11:30-1pm 20 S. Clark Street 4th Floor Conference Room Chicago, IL 60602 Amit Bindra is a partner at the … more

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