SBAC Committees

We encourage SBAC members to become more involved by participating in one or more of our committees. Click the committee name link to learn more about each committee, including meeting times, members and contact information. If you would like to join a committee, simply send an email to the committee chair and/or assigned staff. Committee meetings are listed on the SBAC Events Calendar.

Budget and Audit Committee
Reviews SBAC financial statements, monitors and supervises SBAC income and expenses, reasonably establishes and manages the appropriate fiscal policy on behalf of SBAC, and presents the SBAC annual budget for approval by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Lawyers Community
Facilitates networking, best practices and shared resources for lawyers and those who provide services to lawyers. For more information, contact Hon. James A. Shapiro at, James Thompson at or Brad Rosen at

Membership Committee
Welcome and support members, communicate member benefits, facilitate development of professional relationships and lead mini-meetings.

Nominating Committee
Nominates candidates to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Startup & Technology Community
Facilitates opportunities for emerging Chicago companies to showcase their companies, spread awareness and work with professionals who provide guided expertise to grow their companies.

Policy Committee
Reviews and develops public policies that support small business and develops advocacy initiatives and strategy.

Women in Business Committee
The SBAC Women’s Committee provides a forum for women in business to network with each other and to work collectively to address the unique challenges that women face in the workplace.