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Laws You Should Know About

By patti@sbacil.org | September 8, 2021

Baking Good Legislation On August 27, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Home-to-Market Act.  The Home-to-Market Act allows producers of home-based food products to sell their goods directly to customers. This new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. This will foster the growth of home-based entrepreneurs, known as the cottage food businesses. Prior…

The SBAC Small Business Package

By mrevis@sbacil.org | September 8, 2021

THE SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment rate remains high. Illinois politicians can partner with the small business community to enact policies that will help small businesses through this pandemic, reduce unemployment in our state, grow the Illinois workforce and generate revenue. There…

Conversation on Property Taxes with Commissioner Cabonargi

By patti@sbacil.org | August 30, 2021

Conversation on Property Taxes with Cook County’s 2nd District Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi The SBAC hosted Cook County’s 2nd District Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi and his Chief of Staff Roland Lara to discuss property assessments and tax appeals. It is important to remind small business owners of their right to appeal…

Thank you to all Participants at the SBAC Golf Outing!

By patti@sbacil.org | August 27, 2021

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the SBAC on August 18th, 2021 at Cog Hill. We all had a great time.  Miss it? Or just want to relive some memories? Take a gander at our lovely Digital booklet highlighting our volunteers and sponsors. AND – Check out our FB page for all…

The Delta Variant and the Small Busines Community

By patti@sbacil.org | August 23, 2021

The small business community was increasingly optimistic this summer. The pandemic was waning, restrictions disappeared and customers were coming back in droves. Vaccinated individuals gathered without masks. While many businesses struggled to find qualified employees, their prospects for recovery looked good. Then the Delta variant came and COVID cases started to significantly increase. That optimism…

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