Happy almost-Halloween! 👻


Another month has come and gone, and as always, it's a busy time at the SBAC.


This week we officially launched our annual fundraiser with A Safe Haven - Rebuilding Lives & Businesses Challenge: The Rebound!


Did you know there are 1.2 million small businesses in Illinois and 3,978 individuals experiencing homelessness who participate in A Safe Haven's programs? Your support is crucial for the SBAC and A Safe Haven to continue fighting for and providing for these businesses and individuals. Check out our pitch deck and sponsorship packages below, and visit to get involved!

As usual, we encourage you to visit our website and blog to read more on our advocacy work with the Small Business Package and the Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition.


While you're there, sign up for one of the upcoming events featured below and more on our calendar. See you soon!


SBAC VIRTUAL Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 4th, 10am

Women in Business - Being "Comfortably Uncomfortable" Talking About Race and Other Differences in the Workplace


Learn about healthy ways to talk about and better embrace race, gender, and other differences in the workplace to enhance inclusivity. Featuring panelists Lisa Meredith, Regional Director at ProVisors, and Stacy White, Director of Talent Acquisition at Northwestern Mutual.




Do you shop on Amazon? Shop AmazonSmile and 0.5% of every purchase you make will be donated to the organization of your choice! Go to AmazonSmile and choose SBAC Empowerment Foundation, or simply scan the QR code. Next time, your purchase will help support SBAC Empower and the small businesses community!


Stay informed! Our website is updated daily!

Make sure to visit the SBAC website or the member portal or app for our constantly fluid advocacy efforts.  Once you're in the portal - make sure to check out the FORUM for up to date information 24/7.


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