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SBAC Women in Business: Roundtable on Small Businesses and Child Care

By sara@sbacil.org | January 26, 2023

The SBAC Women in Business hosted a virtual roundtable with Chairman Edgar Gonzalez Jr. to discuss accessibility to affordable child care and small businesses.  It was an insightful conversation and we sincerely thank Chairman Gonzalez for taking the time out of his busy schedule to join us and for championing this legislation! We look forward…

Welcome Our New BOD Member!

By Nic | January 25, 2023

Welcome Sherry Jursa! We’re happy to welcome Sherry Jursa from PNC‘s Business Banking wing to the Empower Board. Sherry holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BA from North Central College in Political Science. With over 15 years’ experience in banking, Sherry is a proven professional who strives to provide excellence while meeting…

Small Business Mayoral Forum

By emma@sbacil.org | January 11, 2023

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Legislation to Support Local Chambers Passes

By emma@sbacil.org | January 10, 2023

Many chambers of commerce were devastated by the pandemic.  However, this did not stop them from providing crucial support to local businesses. The SBAC is thrilled to report that Illinois politicians have provided 5 million dollars to support the recovery of chambers of commerce in Illinois.  The SBAC has been working to procure this funding…

Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

By sara@sbacil.org | January 9, 2023

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2023 2022 2021 2020 2023 January 8, 2023 Small business advocacy in 2023: Hitting the ground running 2022 December 11, 2022 Advancing the needs of Illinois small businesses in 2023 November 13, 2022 Swift action needed to restore confidence in our…

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