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The Delta Variant and the Small Business 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…

SBAC Action Call – The Back to Business Grant Program

By mrevis@sbacil.org | August 20, 2021

Urge Illinois Lawmakers to Allocate Additional Funds to the Back to Business Grant Program Small businesses and local communities have been devastated by the pandemic. Many small businesses are still struggling, and the Delta variant threatens to further hinder their recovery. No more small businesses should fail because of this pandemic. Illinois received over $8.127…

SBAC Advocacy Newsletter 8.13.21

By patti@sbacil.org | August 16, 2021

Dear Small Business Advocates, We understand that the Delta variant is causing increasing concern and uncertainty for the small business community.  Rest assured, we will continue fighting for policies that proactively address the challenges presented by the resurgence of the pandemic. Click on the link below to read more on our work on: Back to…

Illinois Announces Back To Business Grant Program – SBAC Testifies at Joint Committee Hearing

By mrevis@sbacil.org | August 13, 2021

Back to Business Grant Program AUG 13th – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity launched the Back to Business grant program for struggling small businesses on Wednesday.  On August 12th, the SBAC participated in a joint Illinois Senate hearing to learn more about the program. We explained how important it is for the…

How small businesses are being impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases

By patti@sbacil.org | August 6, 2021

Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small Business Advocacy Council, joins Anna Davlantes to talk about how small businesses are being impacted by the Delta variant and COVID-19 cases rising around the country. Has there been enough support to keep our small businesses running throughout the pandemic? Please translate this page to the language of…

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