SBAC News

SBAC named to Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Transition Team

The Small Business Advocacy Council is excited to announce it will be represented by SBAC President and Co-Founder, Elliot Richardson, on Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Transition Committee! For full details, please see our full press release below.

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Important UI Update from the IL Department of Employment Security

On November 30, 2018 The Illinois Department Of Employment Security, (IDES) mailed the 2019  Rate Determination.  Check the Rate Determination as soon as it is received, as the employer has until December 17, 2018 to protest if the rate is incorrect.  The 2019 minimum and maximum rates were reduced from the 2018 rates. 2019 Minimum … more

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SBAC 2018 Roundup Interview on Mighty House Radio

ICYMI – SBAC President and Founder, Elliot Richardson, was on the Mighty House Radio Show on 1590AM WCGO. The program is hosted by longtime SBAC Member, Ron Cowgilll with D/R Services Unlimited, Inc.. The discussion focused on SBAC advocacy victories in 2018 and a forecast of what to expect in 2019. You can list to … more

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Politicians Should Pass Legislation to Empower Small Businesses and College Graduates

The SBAC strongly supports bipartisan legislation that will empower small businesses to compete for top talent and address the student debt crisis. This is exactly the type of work politicians should be focused on in DC. According to the personal finance website, Make Lemonade, over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt is owed by more than … more

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SBAC Chicago Holiday Party Set for December 13th

  We already have snow, so we might as well have a celebration! Join us for the SBAC Chicago Holiday Party on December 13th at the Make Offices in River North. There is no fee to attend, but donations are appreciated! Click here to register. Interested in sponsoring the event? Click here!

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The 2018 Election Results Are In!

The midterm election results are in and the SBAC has you covered on what you need to know! Democrat JB Pritzker beat Republican incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner Illinois republicans lost two congressional seats: Democrat Laura Underwood defeated Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) Democrat Sean Casten defeated Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6) Democrats now have a veto-proof super … more

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Small Business Saturday is Coming!

As you know, Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 24th. This nationally recognized event started in 2010 as a marketing campaign, but less than a year later, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day. Looking for some tips? Check out this article on 2017 Small Business Saturday from … more

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Ask Your State Rep to Support the Regulatory Sunrise Review Act!

Obtaining a license to do business in Illinois should not create unnecessary barriers for entrepreneurs or be an overly burdensome process.  An Illinois state license is now required for roughly 400 occupations.   While public health and safety must come first, new licenses should not be created unless they are necessary to protect the safety and welfare … more

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ICYMI: SBAC Interview on 1160AM

Last week, SBAC’s Director of Communications, Kimberly Brisky, went on AM 1160 to talk about the issues impacting small businesses. She was interviewed by Whit Brisky, an SBAC Member, partner at Mauck & Baker, LLC and her dad! The full audio can be heard below:

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SBAC Board Members Recognized as Influential Women in Business

Congratulations to Sue Kramer Harrawood (Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance) and Danielle Ozer (Tandem HR) for being recognized as Influential Women in Business by the Daily Herald Business Ledger! The Business Ledger’s Influential Women in Business Awards are given to suburban business women who share a commitment to professional excellence and their communities. The SBAC … more

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