Signs of Change: Ordinance to be Filed Tomorrow to Streamline Process for Hanging Signs

Nov 17, 2015, 16:42 ET from Small Business Advocacy Council

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:  Tomorrow an ordinance will be filed that makes it easier for small business owners and entrepreneurs to obtain public way permits.  Per this ordinance, City Council approval will no longer be required to display the majority of signs in the City of Chicago. This breakthrough is an important step towards empowering Chicago's small business community. 

WHO:  Alderman Emma Mitts (37th), Small Business Advocacy Council and many coalition partners that may include the Chicago Leadership Alliance, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Square – Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Belmont-Central Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park & Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, NAWBO Chicago, Jewish B2B , Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, The Bunker, West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Sign Association, International Sign Association, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Uptown United, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

Each of these organizations is a member of the coalition that has worked together to advocate for these changes.

WHEN:  November 18th, 2015 at 9:30am

WHERE: City Hall, 2nd Floor

WHY:  Oftentimes, a small business's first step when opening for business is to hang a sign letting customers and neighbors know about the new addition to the local economy. Unfortunately, this initial step is slow, costly, and confusing in Chicago.  The ordinance that will be filed tomorrow will significantly improve the process.

MEDIA ATTENTION:  On camera interview with the speakers are available after the conclusion of the press conference. 

Blanca Campos
Small Business Advocacy Council


SOURCE Small Business Advocacy Council