Membership Policies

Membership Policies

Guest Policy

Guests are encouraged to attend SBAC events to meet our members and learn more about the organization before joining. As networking events are part of SBAC member benefits, guests may attend up to three SBAC events before joining.

Company Membership

Each membership represents a company membership and entitles all employees of the company to attend events and take advantage of member benefits. Certain restrictions apply which are outlined below (‘Branches, Franchises and Independent Contractors’)

One Membership, One Company

While members may work for or own more than one company, each membership represents one company. Every member gets one business directory page created on the SBAC website. Any member who wishes to have additional business directory pages created and to speak about two or more businesses during networking events, is required to obtain an additional membership for each additional companies he represents.

Branches, Franchises and Independent Contractors

Separate memberships are required for separate company branches or franchises. Additionally, all independent contractors must obtain a separate membership.

Non-Profit Membership Rates

The SBAC offers a special reduced annual rate of $200 for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Committee & Community Involvement

In order to serve or participate on any of the SBAC’s Boards, Committees, Communities or Sub-groups the company’s membership must be in good-standing. If this is not the case the member will be asked to forfeit their position and/or volunteer role until they are able to re-instate their membership.

Membership Payments

The SBAC offers an online membership dues payment system which members can choose to pay every month, quarter or year. Due to the required administrative work to process checks, payments by check are only accepted for quarterly or annual payments.

Event Cancellations

Cancellations for pre-paid mini-meeting events must be received twenty-four hours in advance for reimbursement or credit for future event.

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