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SBAC-Backed Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit Introduced in IL Senate

Big news! A key bill in the SBAC’s state advocacy agenda was introduced in the Senate! State Senator Heather Steans (D) dropped SB1232, the Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit on February 6th. According to the Small Business Administration, in 2018, Illinois small businesses employed 2.5 million people or 45.5% of the private workforce. Encouraging job growth … more

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Right Way Signs Makes Chicago Tribune List of Amazing Murals

Congratulations to SBAC Member, Right Way Signs Chicago, for being recognized in the Chicago Tribune’s Amazing Chicagoland Wall Murals list. The highlighted work is a mural of Abraham Lincoln at the Hotel Lincoln in Lincoln Park. According to a blog featured on the Right Way Signs website: The hand painted mural of President Lincoln measured … more

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SBAC Member Double Good Featured on the Today Show!

ICYMI – Double Good, an SBAC Premier Advocate Member, was featured this week on the Today Show for a segment titled, Food for Thought. According to a recap on the Double Good website – The segment featured some incredible non-profit organizations we work with, like Rhythm Works and The Transition Center; an interview with our buddy Izzy Paskowitz … more

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SBAC Member SomerCor featured on Comcast Newsmakers

ICYMI – SBAC Member, Manny Flores, was featured on Comcast Newsmakers talking about the work SomerCor does to support small businesses in Illinois. Watch the full video here!

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Next Level Networking and Advocacy with the SBAC

The mission of the SBAC – providing networking, non-partisan advocacy and educational programs for the small business community in Illinois – is only possible because of the commitment of our amazing members. Did you know that in addition to the standard membership, the SBAC offers the opportunity to take your commitment to the next level … more

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Overcoming Fear of Rejection: How to Break Barriers and Achieve Success

No one wants to fail, but are you letting that impact how you run your business? Join the SBAC Women in Business Group on February 6th for a great opportunity to network and learn. This luncheon will feature a presentation titled, “Overcoming Fear of Rejection: How to Break Barriers and Achieve Success.” 11:30 am – … more

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SBAC Hosting Chicago Mayoral Forum on Small Business Issues

The Small Business Advocacy Council, along with a robust coalition of Chambers of Commerce and business associations, is hosting the Chicago Small Business Mayoral Candidate Forum to hear from the candidates for Mayor on how they intend to empower small businesses across the city of Chicago. The forum will be an exclusive opportunity for business … more

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SBAC Expands Footprint in Central Illinois

Last month, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson was the keynote at the Economic Vision Luncheon hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. After great presentation to a full room, Elliot, was interviewed by WGLT Radio in Bloomington-Normal, and spoke about fair maps, workers’ compensation, pension reform and engaging with the incoming Pritzker Administration. You … more

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Ready to Jumpstart Your 2019?

The start of the new year is a great time to plug into a new community and network with other high caliber professionals. In addition to all the advocacy and professional development work we do, the SBAC connects entrepreneurs with other members in order to foster relationships within the community and generate mutually beneficial strategic … more

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Is Your Company One of the Best Places to Work in IL?

Are you looking to raise the profile of your business? Or perhaps get a better sense of where you stand with your employees? If so, the Best Places to Work program may be an option for you and your team. The Best Places to Work in Illinois is a survey and awards program dedicated to … more

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