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Amata Partners with Small Business Advocacy Council to Support Illinois Business Owners

Amata Partners with Small Business Advocacy Council to Support Illinois Business Owners

Amata recently became a sponsor of the Small Business Advocacy Council, a non-partisan, Chicago-based advocacy group that empowers the state’s small business community through legislation and other initiatives designed to improve the Illinois economy and give a voice to the small business owners who call Illinois home.

“As the co-founder and CEO of the Small Business Advocacy Council, I would like to thank Amata for sponsoring the organization so that we can continue to aggressively advocate on behalf of Illinois small businesses and entrepreneurs,” said SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson. “We have had the opportunity to meet with Amata’s owners and staff over the past several months to discuss ways to make Chicago a better place to own and operate a business.”

Established in 2010, SBAC currently represents nearly 900 businesses in the Chicago area. The organization is dedicated to improving economic conditions for small- to mid-sized companies through political advocacy, support services and educational programs.

“It is clear that the folks at Amata are small business advocates and understand their success directly correlates with the success of small businesses in the Chicago,” Richardson said. “With Amata’s support, we will continue fighting to bring affordable health insurance options to the small business community, lower excessively high fees and secure intrastate crowdfunding for Illinois entrepreneurs.  We will also work to develop programs and relationships that allow small business owners to come together and leverage the power of critical mass to ensure a level playing field for the small business community.

“We look forward to working with Amata to provide the small business community with a strong voice, now and into the future.”