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SBAC Action Call – The Back to Business Grant Program

SBAC Action Call – The Back to Business Grant Program 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…

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ACTION CALL: Big Legislation for Small Businesses

ACTION CALL: Big Legislation for Small Businesses Big Legislation for Small Businesses President Biden has signed The American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) into law.  Accordingly, the State of Illinois is expected to receive over 7.5 billion in funds to foster recovery from the pandemic. A robust coalition of small business advocates are urging lawmakers…

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PRESS RELEASE: BIG Legislation for Small Businesses

PRESS RELEASE: BIG Legislation for Small Businesses BIG LEGISLATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES March 25, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Elliot Richardson // 847-380-4900 // Elliot@sbacil.org Illinois small businesses are fighting to recover from the pandemic.  However, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reports that out of the 40,000 businesses that applied for a Business…

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BIG Legislation for Small Businesses

BIG Legislation for Small Businesses READ H.B 1860 HERE READ S.B 1982 HERE BIG LEGISLATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES President Biden has signed The American Rescue Plan Act (H.R 1319) into law.  Accordingly, the State of Illinois is expected to receive $7.549 billion in funds to foster recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. A robust coalition of small…

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Business Interruption Grant Program

Business Interruption Grant Program IL – Many small and local businesses were devastated by the pandemic but only 20% of applicants received Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  Watch coverage of SBAC President Elliot Richardson testifying before the Illinois Senate Commerce Commission about the need for an improved and more inclusive process in the future.   Watch…

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Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants

Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants January 6, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: Small Business Community Provides Senator Murphy Crucial Input on Business Interruption Grants CHICAGO, IL – Senator Laura Murphy conducted a meeting with the Small Business Advocacy Council, small business owners and local chamber executives to discuss…

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