SBAC to hold Signs of Change Press Conference


The SBAC and the Signs of Change coalition will be holding a press conference launching our campaign to streamline Chicago’s sign permitting process.  Please join us on August 5, 2015 at 20 S. Clark at 9:45 am.

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WHO: CEO and Founder, Elliot Richardson of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) and the Signs of Change Coalition; Small Business Advocacy Council, Chicago Leadership Alliance, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Square – Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Belmont-Central Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park & Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, NAWBO Chicago, Jewish B2B, Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce, The Bunker, West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Sign Association, International Sign Association, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

WHAT: To empower the small business community and encourage the growth of Chicago’s economy by reforming the regulations associated with displaying signs and creating a common-sense, cost-effective process for displaying a sign.

WHEN: August 5, 2015 from 9:45am – 11:00am

WHERE: 20 S. Clark 14th floor

WHY: Oftentimes, a small business’s first step when opening for business is to hang a sign or an awning with the business name, letting customers and neighbors know about the new addition to the local economy. Unfortunately, this initial step is slow, costly, and confusing in Chicago.

MEDIA ATTENTION: On camera interview with the speakers are available after the conclusion of the press conference.