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.

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Premier Advocate Directory



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




Contact name: Manny Flores Phone: (312) 360-3304 Email:  mflores@somercor.com Website: https://somercor.com/ Company Info: SomerCor, a non-profit development company certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to originate SBA 504 loans in Illinois. Founded in 1992, SomerCor holds a portfolio in excess of $481 million, comprised of more than 925 loans, and is one of the largest SBA … more




Contact name: Alex Perry Phone: (773)-930-4361 Email: alex@rightwaysigns.com Website: https://www.rightwaysigns.com/ Company Info: Right Way Signs is a licensed, bonded and insured sign installation company in the City of Chicago. Our name is Right Way Signs for one simple reason: we’re totally committed to creating and producing signs the right way. We are passionate about what we do — … more




Contact name: Kent Utsey Phone: (630)  762-1717 Email: kutsey@ahr.net Website: https://www.ahr.net/ Title: President Company Info: AHR is a benefits strategy and administration company.  We help agents and employers provide employee benefits that remain affordable and are satisfying to employees.  In these days of rapidly escalating costs and dwindling choice, that doesn’t happen automatically.  It requires strategic, long term thinking and … more




If you've been hurt, Staver can help.

Contact name: Katie Backovski Phone: 312-236-2900 Email: katie@chicagolawyer.com Website: www.chicagolawyer.com At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., clients come first. When you work with us to represent you for your auto accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, or wrongful death case, you can rely on us to handle the paperwork and guide you through the process. We’re also here to help … more




Delivering a Powerful New Approach to Employee Benefits

OneDigital combines the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with the sophisticated technology and the modern experience that high-performing business leaders need to compete in the market. We will stand as one with you, deliver fresh thinking ahead of the market and give you peace of mind that your approach to health and benefits is … more

Jerry Schilf / jschilf@onedigital.com / 603-791-9600



Top performing organizations require real data to make real people decisions.

Culture Index ™ is a strategic advisory firm that works exclusively with visionary entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders, and management to scale and transform organizations using applied analytical traits. We optimize your organization using your most precious resource – people. Whether hiring, managing, or motivating top tier talent, Culture Index ™ is the preeminent solution to … more

Claudeen Saxon / csaxon@cindexinc.com / 630-330-2960



Contact name: Melissa Ryzy Phone: 312 912-1942 Email: melissa.ryzy@gmail.com Website: http://www.wcpt820.com/ WCPT 820 is one of the last independently owned radio stations in the country. Because we are not part of a conglomerate, our hosts have the freedom to speak their minds… and speak they do. We provide an alternative to the status quo of … more




Our Passion is Empowering Merchants.

We team with merchants of all types: from startups and small businesses to enterprise-level institutions. We help our clients navigate the complexities of payment processing. We believe in education, transparency and building relationships. Our passion is empowering merchants. 

Andrew O'Connor / andrew@teammerchant.com / 844-805-3862



The premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, real estate, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also … more

Jeff Gordon / jeff.gordon@duffandphelps.com / 312-697-4600

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