SBAC News

Women in Business & Young Professionals Host Happy Hour

The two fastest growing communities in the SBAC – Women in Business and Young Professionals – hosted an amazing happy hour out on the patio at the Wishbone restaurant. Stay tuned for more chances to connect over cocktails this summer!

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SBAC President Featured on The Matt Laricy Group Podcast

SBAC President and Co-Founder, Elliot Richardson, was interviewed for the Matt Laricy Group Podcast.  Matt Laricy is the managing broker of the Matt Laricy Group, a top boutique real estate firm in Chicago that focuses on providing outstanding customer service. The group also focuses on expanding its marketing footprint and effectiveness through their podcast. As … more

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SBAC Featured in Crain’s Chicago on the Lightfoot Administration

Crain’s Chicago Business is doing a feature series on the first 100 days of the Lightfoot Administration. The coverage includes a variety of topics and advocacy priorities for organizations across the city. SBAC President and Co-Founder, Elliot Richardson, submitted a piece for the series that focuses on cutting red tape by amending the code as … more

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SBAC Hosts First Lawyers’ Community Educational Forum for Business Owners

Last month the SBAC Lawyers’ Community hosted an educational forum for business owners at Cliff Dwellers. The purpose of the event was to offer business owners an opportunity to ask our panel of legal experts the questions they always wanted to ask their attorney, but haven’t! The SBAC is proud to have many attorneys in … more

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Summertime in Chicago = Patio Happy Hours!

What’s better than summertime in Chicago? How about a happy hour on a patio with free apps and drink specials? Join the SBAC Women in Business and Young Professionals Groups on July 11th at the Wishbone Restaurant in the West Loop to connect with the fastest growing networks in the SBAC. There is no fee … more

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New website launched for SBAC Empower!

The SBAC is a non-partisan, member driven organization empowering small business through advocacy, networking and educational programs. When it comes to our policy agenda, our focus is on initiatives to level the playing field for small business, promote a functional government and encourage economic development in all communities. To increase our engagement with new and … more

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Top Issues Women Still Face in the Workplace: What Can WE Do About It

This week Minna Pomeroy, Founder and Principal of Leverage People, spoke at the SBAC Women in Business North Shore Networking Luncheon. Her presentation, “Top Issues Women Still Face in the Workplace: What Can WE Do About It?” was an interactive discussion that left every attendee with some actionable ideas about what can be done differently … more

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SBAC ACTION CALL: Bring Back an Important Small Business Tax Credit

It is extremely disappointing that SB1232, which would reauthorize the popular small business job creation tax credit, was not passed this spring. Reinstating this $2,500 tax credit for businesses with under fifty workers who hire net new employees will spark economic growth in our state. We must send a clear message to legislators that passing … more

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Lightfoot Announces CPD/Business Community Collaboration

Earlier this month, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the launch of a new collaborative initiative between the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and local small businesses. The program will assign a designated Business Liaison Officer to each of the 22 police districts, who will be in direct communication with the CPD District Commander and the Department of … more

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Poll Shows 67% Support Fair Maps in Illinois

The SBAC  is committed to the Fair Maps initiative, which would create an independent commission to draw representative maps, because entrepreneurs are reluctant to expand when they are not confident in their government or ability to weigh in on policies that impact their businesses. A recent poll completed by the Simon Public Policy Institute showed … more

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