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SBAC takes on Minority Contracting in Illinois

The SBAC is fighting t ensure that minority contractors receive their fair share of government contracts.   Read more about our plan here.

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SBAC: Lawyers Virtual Town Hall

The SBAC is hosting a virtual lawyers town hall Q&A on Wednesday (9/23,) from 11:00 AM-12:15 PM. Our esteemed panel of experts will cover topics on the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued impact on small businesses, families, and schools. Our panelists include: Erich Buck-Adelman & Gettleman Ltd. Kate Curler-Law Office of Kate Curler Mohammed Lahkani-Kriha Boucek LLC … more

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SBAC, Business Interruption Insurance and Risk & Insurance Editorial

The Small Business Advocacy Council has been keeping a keen eye on business interruption insurance. Recently an article was published by Risk & Insurance talking about some of the carrier support that has been given to the idea of a federal backstop for insurance claims regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. SBAC’s own Scott Baskin was featured … more

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SBAC Graduated Income Tax Town Hall 9-24-2020

You have likely been inundated by commercials about the graduated income tax constitutional amendment.  Those supporting and opposing the graduated income tax are pulling out all the stops before people vote on this important issue. The resounding success of our last Graduated Income Tax Town Hall has prompted the IACCE and SBAC to partner on … more

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Small Business Community Hears Arguments on the Graduated Income Tax

The SBAC and the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE) hosted a virtual town hall regarding the ballot initiative for the proposed graduated income tax. This nonpartisan town hall offered perspectives in favor and opposition to the proposed initiative. Our panel included Leslie Munger, former Deputy Governor and Comptroller of Illinois, and Ralph … more

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Chicago and Public Way Use Permits

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting small and local Chicago businesses. This is the time to eliminate the need for Chicago’s full City Council to approve public way use permits. Businesses should not have to wait for City Council to approve a simple sign permit. View our plan here.

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SBAC Partners with Resolute Strategic Services

SBAC has partnered with Resolute Strategic Services (RSS), a risk-analysis and cybersecurity advisory firm under the elite stewardship of Ron Moultrie, former National Security Agency’s (NSA) Director of Operations. The RSS team of trusted advisors offers real-world experience to the C-suite and boards in business, non-profit and public sector who need a strategic, holistic approach … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: TeamMerchant

The SBAC is proud to be a member-driven organization. In honor of our Premier Advocate Members, we have added a unique benefit to spotlight each and every one of them. Today – the SBAC Premier Advocate Spotlight commences with SBAC Affinity partner and Premier Advocate ~ TeamMerchant! TeamMerchant can help reduce your fees, educate on PCI … more

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SBAC Action Alert: Support Struggling Small Businesses and Prevent Foreclosures

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the small business community. Many small businesses are struggling to pay their rent and employees. Small commercial property owners cannot cover their mortgage payments when their small business tenants cannot pay rent. The small business community needs swift action from Congress to prevent foreclosures and more small businesses … more

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Join the SBAC at No Cost

The small business community has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Local communities are struggling and we have heard too many stories about small businesses on the verge of closing. In response to this situation, the SBAC is offering every small business owner, professional, entrepreneur and advocate a free SBAC Advocate Membership. Our advocate members … more

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