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A non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, networking, support services and educational programs.
SBAC membership fees cover participation in any and all SBAC regional chapters, and members are encouraged to participate in the many events hosted by each chapter. Each chapter sponsors events that may include mini-meetings (breakfasts, lunches and cocktail hours), happy hours and educational forums. Check out the SBAC Calendar
for upcoming events for each chapter.
Click on each chapter link to learn more about each individual chapter. For additional information, please contact the chapter chair or Amy Masters at email@example.com.
Chicago is the central chapter and hosts multiple breakfasts, lunches and cocktail hours in the downtown area and in various neighborhoods across the city. The Chicago chapter also hosts a monthly happy hour which draws a large number of members.
The Evanston/Skokie chapter includes the Evanston and Skokie townships and hosts a networking breakfast, lunch, or happy hour the third Wednesday of every month on a rotating schedule.
The Lake County chapter hosts a networking breakfast the first Tuesday of the week and a networking lunch the third Tuesday of each month. Happy hours are held quarterly on the last Wednesday of the month in March, June, September and December starting in 2013. Educational forums will also be held every two months.
The North Shore chapter includes Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Glenview, Highland Park, Lincolnwood and Northfield. The chapter hosts approximately five breakfasts at Max and Benny’s in Northbrook and one lunch at the Tap House Grill in Highwood each month, and hosts a happy hour every other month. Contact Melissa Ryzy for more information about this chapter.
The Northwest Suburbs chapter includes Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg. The chapter holds two lunches each month on the first Tuesday and third Friday at the Rose Garden Cafe in Elk Grove Village. The chapter will host quarterly happy hours.
The chapter includes Southern Cook and Will Counties. The chapter hosts a breakfast on the second Tuesday and lunch on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Contact Jim Thompson for more information about this chapter.
The chapter includes Aurora, Batavia, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Mokena, Naperville, Oak Brook and Oswego. The chapter hosts a breakfast on the first Wednesday of the month in Downers Grove, and one lunch the third Thursday of the month in Lombard. The chapter also hosts monthly happy hours on the second Tuesay of the month.