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The RISE Grant Program

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 9, 2022

The RISE Grant Program As we approach year 3 of the pandemic, small businesses across Illinois still are facing hardship on a myriad of fronts. From learning to operate in the post-pandemic environment of evolving health mandates, and learning how to best serve an undiscovered niche of customers, one thing is abundantly clear – small…

Childcare Tax Credit

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 5, 2022

Childcare Tax Credit One issue that has lead many to put off re-entering the workforce from the pandemic fallout is the cost and difficulty in terms of finding affordable and quality childcare. The SBAC has determined it is such a significant issue that it has been added to our agenda for the 2022 Spring Session.…

CDC Shortens Quarantine Period and OSHA Updates Guidance on the ETS

By sara@sbacil.org | January 4, 2022

The last two weeks have provided a rollercoaster ride for employers as they grapple with the resurrection of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, updated guidance from OSHA on the testing protocols under the ETS and new CDC guidance shortening quarantine periods. Employers…

2021 SBAC Small Business Pitch Throwdown Photos

By sara@sbacil.org | December 23, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 SBAC Small Business Pitch Throwdown on December 2nd at Workbox! We had a blast watching the finalists pitch their business with a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winner, Mycocycle!! Special thank you to Kristi Ross for being such an inspiration and giving some incredible business advice…

Taking Advantage of Your Membership

By sara@sbacil.org | December 21, 2021

The SBAC is a member-driven organization, and we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your membership with us. There are many ways for you to get involved and maximize your membership investment. Some benefits you may already know about such as our networking calls or policy committee, but others may…

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