Happy Monday and Happy New Year!!


We hope you have all had a restful holiday season, and a good first week of 2022!


If you missed our policy committee meeting last Tuesday, here's a recap of the issues discussed:

  • Small Business Agenda sent to Legislative Reference Bureau
  • Meetings with legislators on SBAC agenda for this session
  • SBAC Policy Update video to be released 1/15/2022
  • Property taxes in Springfield for 2022

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Will politicians answer the call of the small business community?


Read Elliot's latest article in the Daily Herald Suburban Business.


Are you a small business owner looking to make a difference? Are you concerned about the number of properties that remain vacant in your neighborhood? Take our community survey! We NEED to hear what your community needs.


We are 84% of the way to our goal. Take the survey by Wednesday, January 12th!


SBAC VIRTUAL Upcoming Events

Friday, January 28th, 12pm

Women in Business

"Build, Back, Better: The Opportunities the Pandemic Presented Us"


Join SBAC Women in Business to learn about the short and long-term effects of the female and diversity recession, as well as the way businesses can facilitate change and authentically move forward with guest speaker, Marie Hale (Co-Founder & CEO, @revenue; Visionary Leader, fwd@rEvolution)




LIVE Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 10th, 8am - Friday, February 11th 5pm


180 North LaSalle

Dale Carnegie - High Impact Solutions


Learn to communicate with clarity and certainty. Discover more ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility. Members of the SBAC receive a 20% discounted rate.




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