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Thank you for attending Rebound on the Rooftop!!

Thank you for attending Rebound on the Rooftop!! THANK YOU for attending our Rebound on the Rooftop on May 11, 2022!! It was such a beautiful evening, the weather was PERFECT, and we are so glad we got to see so many of you in person again! If you weren’t able to make it, we…

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Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum

Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum Join the SBAC and our partners on Thursday, June 9th for our Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum! We will be joined by Assessor Fritz Kaegi, Commissioner Kari Steele and Nico Tsatsoulis and explore their views on stability, fairness, equity and transparency as it pertains to the Cook County property tax…

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Secretary of State Candidate Forum

Secretary of State Candidate Forum Thank you State Representative Brady, City Clerk Anna Valencia, and Alderman David Moore for joining us last week at our Illinois Secretary of State Candidate’s Forum! The Secretary of State’s office provides important services to small businesses and can help improve the confidence the small business community has in our…

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SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

What to Ask Before You Open Your Door SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real Estate and Funding aimed at small business owners looking to open a new business in the city of Chicago. Click on the Video to open in YouTube and jump to…

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Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2022 2021 2020 2022 May 1, 2022 Engaging politicians during election season April 3, 2022 Small businesses and formerly incarcerated individuals March 6, 2022 End of mask mandate brings optimism and…

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General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform!

General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform! General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses can create unnecessary barriers for Illinois residents looking to start new jobs. Occupational licenses can also create roadblocks for entrepreneurs that would like to start new businesses. House Bill 5576 unanimously passed the Senate and will go to the Governor! This…

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Regulatory Sunset Act Amendment to Help Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Regulatory Sunset Act Amendment to Help Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs We did it!  Legislation amending the Regulatory Sunset Act passed the Senate unanimously! This bill lowers barriers for licensed applicants while still addressing genuine public safety concerns.  After passing in the House – it now moves on to the Governor.  Click here to read more about…

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You’re Invited to The Rebound!

You’re Invited to The Rebound! The SBAC and A Safe Haven are thrilled to invite you for a LIVE and IN-PERSON evening you won’t forget! It will be our first big live event of the year, and with the mask mandate now lifted, we hope to see many of you face-to-face once again.   Join…

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Back to Business Grants Action Call

Back to Business Grants Action Call Illinois Policymakers Should Support Small Businesses The pandemic and COVID-19 mitigations began inflicting immense damage to small businesses in March 2020.  Thousands of small businesses initially applied for Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  While these grants helped some small businesses, approximately 80% of applicants were not awarded a grant. Illinois…

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Our Annual SBAC Golf Outing is BACK!

Our Annual SBAC Golf Outing is BACK! IT’S OFFICIAL! WE’RE GOING GOLFING! We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 13th Annual SBAC Golf Outing is NOW OPEN! The annual golf outing is a chance to relax and have fun with fellow SBAC members and guests! And it’s in-person! So invite your golf buddies and…

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