SBAC Premier Advocates

SBAC Premier Advocates

As an SBAC Premier Advocate, in addition to the benefits provided to general members, you gain exclusive opportunities to connect with other key small business leaders and special promotional opportunities within the organization. This includes:

  • Stepping outside the conference room for exclusive once a month group meetings with SBAC Leadership at locations around the region that represent the best and brightest in entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Being recognized for your support on the SBAC website, quarterly e-newsletters to the entire membership, and inside the advertising section in our Advocacy Awards Program.
  • The opportunity to provide content for the SBAC News Blog and social media related to your industry and involvement in the organization.
  • Receive Premier Advocate connections and introductions. You can view the Premier Advocate Directory below.


Premier Advocate Directory



Cheryl Banke – Founder   Cheryl Banke is the founder of Belvedere Consulting, LLC which is a records management and information governance consulting firm located in the Chicagoland area.  She is a Certified Records Manager, Paralegal and Librarian with over 25 years of records management experience.  Recently, she worked at Argonne National Laboratory heading up … more




Coaching Financial Concepts, Inc.

Smart, observant, objective resources to improve performance, plan strategies – help you reach the top, and stay on top.  Teams, of course, also need coaches, to get the best results… and win.  And you? No matter how good you are with money, how well informed about finance, how sophisticated about protecting your future – itʼs … more

John Gotschall / johng@coachfinancial.com / (847) 813-5511



The Business Resource for the Suburbs

The Daily Herald Business Ledger is the business resource for suburban Chicago. We inform and educate through a distinctive mix that includes print, digital and events. SUBSCRIBE to the Business Ledger for suburban business news and information. ADVERTISE in the Business Ledger to gain access to the executive readers and decision makers at more than … more

Andrew Zielonka / azielonka@dailyherald.com / 630-955-3592



Dale Carnegie is a global leader in improving individual and business performance. Within the Chicagoland area, we deliver proven leadership, presentation skills, communication, sales and team building solutions which turn individual potential into performance which positively impacts the performance of your company.   We provide virtual and in person training and consulting solutions customized to meet … more

Karen Kimsay-Sward / kkimsey-sward@dalecarnegie.com / 630-640-0339



Davis Audio & Video

Davis Audio specializes in residential and commercial audio, video and technology.  This includes home automation, control systems, audio systems, video systems low voltage wiring and more. At Davis Audio & Video, our philosophy is if you can’t figure out how to use your system, we did not do our job effectively. We design all of … more

David Davis / David@DavisAudio.com / 312-848-7172



About Digital Authority Partners At DAP we are passionate about positioning our clients for sustained growth achieved through building standout digital experiences and executing difference-making marketing strategies. We create actionable, data-driven solutions for clients in a variety of industries that directly translate to tangible business value.

Michael Reddy / hello@digitalauthority.me / 312.600.5433



Contact name: Tim Heitmann Email: tim.heitmann@doublegood.com Website: https://www.doublegood.com Company Info: Double Good is an e-commerce company that produces and sells small-batch popcorn, popped fresh every day in a facility just outside the city. Their 16 flavors range from classic to craft, with names like Fruity Fruity Bang Bang, Sergeant Salt & Pepper, My Main Cheese and Sweetie, You Salty. Double … more




Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio-chartered bank. As of March 31, 2019,  Fifth Third had $168 billion in assets and operated 1,207 full-service Banking Centers and 2,559 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, … more

Stephen Ball / Stephen.Ball@53.com /



Contact name: Jim Scordo Phone: 312.692.1000 Email: jscordo@greeneforensicas.com Website: www.greeneforensicas.com Company Info: GFAS is a wide spectrum accounting firm with offices in Chicago and the Las Vegas areas, which allow us to provide our clients with nationwide services. Comprised of specialists in tax accounting, litigation support, damage analysis, financial examination, forensic accounting, computer forensics, health … more




WE’RE IN IT WITH YOU Those are powerful words coming from the people you know and trust. The people who’ve earned your respect and believe in you. With that as our measuring stick, at Inland Bank we’re in it with you too. It is in the way we listen, the way we ask questions and … more

Dina Derman / dderman@inlandbank.com / 630 908-6413

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