Can Reform Be Collaborative?
By: Rachel Pollard 08/07/2015
Few things compare to the feeling of being able to say you’re your own boss. As entrepreneurs and business owners we love our independance and the ability to make our own choices.
But how much freedom do we really have? Between obtaining the correct licenses and city permits, at times one might still feel like they are working for the proverbial “man.” Which is why the Small Business Advocacy Council came together to empower the growing small business community of Chicago, by reforming the regulations associated with displaying signs and to create a common-sense, cost-effective process for displaying them.
“Through this partnership, besides the change campaign CLA and SBAC is striving to build a new paradigm that extends beyond the traditional divides between the government and business,” Co-Founder of the Chicago Leadership Alliance Michael Stark said. “[We want to] replace it with networks of partnership working together to create a brighter Chicago."
Also present and presenting were SBAC President, Elliot Richardson, Michael Stark from the Chicago Leadership Alliance, and Alderman Michele Smith of the 43rd.