SBAC membership fees cover event participation in any and all SBAC regional chapters. 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 Stephanie Nommensen, Chief Operating Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure to confirm dates on the SBAC Calendar, as changes occur occasionally due to holidays and other conflicts.
Chicago is the central SBAC 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 Fox Valley chapter is the newest SBAC chapter with cities that border the Fox River from Crystal Lake to Aurora. The chapter hosts a breakfast on the second Wednesday of the month at Sweet Berry Cafe, 720 N. McLean Blvd., South Elgin, IL, and a luncheon on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Bennigans in the Holiday Inn at 495 Airport Rd, Elgin IL 60123.
The Lake County chapter hosts a networking breakfast on the first Tuesday of the month and a networking lunch the third Tuesday of the month.
The North Shore chapter includes Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Glenview, Highland Park, Lincolnwood and Northfield. The chapter hosts two breakfasts at Max and Benny’s in Northbrook, one breakfast at Eggsperience in Glenview, one breakfast at Country Kitchen in Highland Park, and one lunch at the Just Like Home in Niles each month. Contact Pete Wirtz or Ken Kass 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 monthly lunches on the first Tuesday and the third Friday at the Rose Garden Cafe in Elk Grove Village. The chapter also hosts quarterly happy hours.
The Southwest Suburbs chapter includes Southern Cook and Will counties. The chapter hosts a breakfast on the second Tuesday of the month in Orland Park, a lunch on the third Tuesday of the month at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and a lunch on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Mokena, as well as a Happy Hour every other month in Orland Park.
The Western Suburbs 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 and one lunch on the third Thursday of the month, both in Oak Brook. The chapter also hosts monthly happy hours on the second Thursday of the month.