NSBA Welcomes Chicago Affiliate, Small Business Advocacy Council

November 24, 2014

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Nov. 25, 2014

Molly Day                                               Elliot Richardson
NSBA                                                        SBAC
202-552-2904                                      312-548-8608
mday@nsba.biz                                    elliot@sbacil.org

Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is proud to announce a new affiliation with the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) of Chicago. As part of the NSBA network, SBAC is expanding its leadership on state and local small-business advocacy by getting more engaged with federal policy.

“The small businesses of the Chicagoland area have a powerful voice in SBAC,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “I look forward to working together with SBAC in tackling the key issues facing small-business owners in Illinois and beyond.”

NSBA serves as an umbrella group for a host of state and regional small-business organizations and Chambers of Commerce, serving as their lobbying presence in Washington, D.C. focusing on any small-business policy or regulation that impacts small businesses. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA works closely with its affiliates to urge lawmakers to promote pro-small-business policies.

SBAC, like NSBA, is a nonpartisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs. Their mission to further a vibrant small-business community through a fair and level playing field has uniquely positioned SBAC as a leading voice for Chicago’s small businesses.

“Joining forces with NSBA will help us serve small-business owners and professionals in Illinois” stated SBAC Co-Founder and CEO Elliot Richardson. “The NSBA is a non-partisan organization and that makes them perfect partners for the SBAC as we pursue an agenda laser-focused on empowering the small-business community. The partnership will enable us to focus on state and local issues while harnessing the 75-plus-years of federal advocacy expertise NSBA offers.”

Celebrating more than 75 years in operation, NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S., and we are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. Please visit www.nsba.biz or follow us at @NSBAAdvocate.