Small Business Advocacy Council Hosts Inaugural Rockford Area Networking Lunch

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rockford – August 6, 2013 The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is hosting an inaugural Rockford Area Lunch which will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at Ciao Bella, located at 6500 E. Riverside Boulevard, in Loves Park, Illinois, at 11:30 a.m. RSVP via email to Jake Zine at
All small business owners and advocates are encouraged to attend.

“As a member of the SBAC I’ve seen how small business advocates throughout the Chicagoland area have worked together to help each other grow and support small business issues,” said Len Janeski, with Progress through Business. “I’m really excited about introducing the SBAC to the Rockford area, and for the opportunity to build even stronger relationships locally and across the state for our small business community.”

The SBAC is a non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was established in 2010 and represents nearly 800 businesses in the Chicagoland area.

“Our mission is to empower the small business community.” said Elliot Richardson, SBAC CEO. “Through the power of critical mass, small business owners, and our employees, can impact public policy and strengthen small businesses through cost-savings programs. The SBAC is also dedicated to making meaningful business connections for its members.”

The SBAC played an instrumental role in procuring the right for small businesses to have access to the state’s first consumer owned healthcare cooperative. Currently, the SBAC is fighting to lower Illinois’ excessively high LLC fees.

For more information about the SBAC, visit the web site at

Contact: Amy Masters at or 773.354.5512

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