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

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 / / 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 / / 312-697-4600


The Office Connection, a woman-owned company, was incorporated in July 1982.   Although our programs are national in scope, as a local dealer, we are committed to serving our customers with influential programs that are custom tailored to their needs.  Our trained account executives may help provide them with one of these custom programs.  Our inside … more

Ronnie Minc / / 312 683-0300

Exceptional Workplaces. Exceptional People.

Tandem HR helps our clients focus on mission critical business objectives by outsourcing the transactional aspects of human resources, workers’ compensation, risk management, employee benefits and payroll administration. While these administrative tasks are essential in running any business, they do not generate revenue and if not managed properly, can result in unnecessary employment related liability, … more

Danielle Ozor, Zach Gay /, / (630) 928-0510, (630) 371-6260


The Verity Group is a hybrid consultancy that provides technology and support services to law firms and corporations. We specialize in blending Information Technology with best practices in e-Discovery, paper discovery, knowledge management and document review. As a legal service provider we provide a seamless end-to-end solution to the discovery lifecycle. Our integrated technology services … more

Thomas Iutzwig / / (312) 704-0247

Keep people safe and informed with In-telligent’s global emergency communication platform

In-telligent’s emergency alert system keeps people safe and better informed during emergency and time-sensitive events.   Our company’s patented technology sends an audible alert directly to a device, even when that mobile phone is set to ‘silent’ or ‘do not disturb.’ In-telligent’s technology is licensable as SaaS for enterprise and government organizations, enabling them use our … more

Allan Sutherland / / (312) 526-3286

Solution to Indoor Pollution

Clean Air Illinois is a family-owned and operated company offering the widest and best selection in water and air purification systems for your home and business. But we don’t stop there. We also offer advanced laundry systems and energy systems to create a safe and pollutant-free environment for your loved ones. Incorporated in 2005, Clean … more

Denise Netzel / / (847) 354 -8104

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 / /

Korey Richardson LLC

Korey Richardson LLP is a full-service law firm with a particular focus on representing businesses in commercial litigation disputes. Our attorneys have a wide breath of experience in such areas as employment discrimination defense, class action defense, collections, workers’ compensation defense, insurance coverage matters, and breach of contract litigation. Additionally, our attorneys represent businesses in … more

Danny Stoller / / (312) 372-7075

Pulse Technology

Pulse Technology has been leading the way in technological innovation for nearly 100 years. Previously known as Des Plaines Office Equipment, McShane’s Business Solutions, and Kramer & Leonard, we have combined our expertise, products, and services to offer a complete one-stop-shop for all your office needs. Today, Pulse Technology is known as the culmination of … more

Victor Micelli / / (847) 879-6410

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