CHICAGO, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
WHY: Small and local businesses drive the Chicago economy and create jobs throughout the city. Together, small businesses and local communities must work to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome obstacles to growing the Chicago economy and creating jobs. A robust coalition of business groups and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th) have introduced an ordinance eliminating the requirement that business owners obtain City Council approval prior to hanging wall signs and renewing Public Way Use Permits for unchanged signs. Unfortunately, this common-sense ordinance, which is co-sponsored by 39 Chicago aldermen, is being blocked in the Committee on Transportation and Public Way. During Friday's press conference, the coalition will call on the committee's chairman to finally present this common-sense ordinance for a vote. The coalition will also introduce a small business petition drive demanding that the chairman move this legislation forward.
Here is a video highlighting our efforts and the general issues pertaining to hanging a business sign in Chicago.
WHO: Alderman Emma Mitts (37th), Small Business Advocacy Council, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Little Village Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Leadership Alliance, Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Belmont-Central Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park-Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, NAWBO Chicago, The Bunker, Jewish B2B, Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown, Illinois Sign Association, International Sign Association, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, Uptown United, Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, West Ridge Chamber of Commerce, West Garfield Park Renaissance Corporation
WHEN: April 15th, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Inspiration Kitchen, 3504 W. Lake Street, Chicago
MEDIA ATTENTION: On camera interviews with the speakers are available after the conclusion of the press conference.
Small Business Advocacy Council
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SOURCE Small Business Advocacy Council