What we're about

This Meetup group was created to increase exposure in our community. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) hosts over 20 events per month in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. While we have just begun building our presence on Meetup, the SBAC has an established membership and this Meetup group does not reflect all that attend.

This is a group for anyone interested in Small Business Advocacy, professional networking, and savings for your business. Small Business Owners and those that service small businesses should join this Meetup to expand their professional networks and support the best small business advocacy group in Illinois. The SBAC has fought to give small businesses a voice locally, in Springfield, and in Washington, D.C. SBAC successes include: drafting legislation leading to intrastate equity crowdfunding and lowering LLC fees!

History

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was established in 2010 and represents hundreds of businesses in the Chicagoland area and thousands of businesses including our coalition partners. The SBAC is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

Mission Statement

The SBAC is a non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services, and educational programs.

Membership Policies

The SBAC allows non-members to attend up to three events as a guest to see if the SBAC is a good fit for them before joining. A SBAC membership is by organization, so all members of your organization can attend unlimited events when your organization joins the SBAC. For all Membership Policies, click here (http://www.smallbusinessadvocacycouncil.org/membership-policies-new/).

Upcoming events (5)

SBAC Lake County Lunch - Deerfield

Warehouse Eatery

Join us on the third Tuesday each month at our Lake County lunch location, Warehouse Eatery! Member-to-member networking. Schedule Open Networking: 11:30am - 12pm Lunch: 12pm-1pm These gatherings are a great place to relax, make new connections, and talk a little business. Please RSVP to [masked] so we have a headcount; you are welcome to e-mail [masked] with any questions regarding membership as well. Membership/Guest Policies The SBAC allows non-members to attend 3 events as a guest to see if the SBAC is a good fit for them before joining. You are required to buy a meal. A SBAC membership is by organization, so all members of your organization can attend unlimited events when your organization joins the SBAC. For all Membership Policies, click here. (http://www.smallbusinessadvocacycouncil.org/membership-policies-new/)

Coffee & Commerce with the Lakeview, Roscoe Village, & Lincoln Park Chambers

Come join the SBAC, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, & the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce at our breakfast location, Capital One Cafe in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood! This even is hosted every third Wednesday. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided by Capital One Cafe. These gatherings are a great place to relax, make new connections, and talk a little business. Please RSVP in the top right so we can provide an approximate headcount. Contact [masked] with any questions. Membership/Guesting Policies The SBAC allows non-members to attend up to three events as a guest to see if the SBAC is a good fit for them before joining. A SBAC membership is by organization, so all members of your organization can attend unlimited events when your organization joins the SBAC. For all Membership Policies, click here (http://www.smallbusinessadvocacycouncil.org/membership-policies-new/).

SBAC Northern Suburb Breakfast - Highland Park

Walker Bros Original Pancake House

Join us on the fourth Tuesday each month at our Northern Suburbs breakfast location, Walker Brothers! Member-to-member networking. Schedule Open Networking: 7:30 am - 8:00 am Lunch: 8:00 am-9:00 am These gatherings are a great place to relax, make new connections, and talk a little business. Please RSVP to [masked] so we have a headcount; you are welcome to e-mail [masked] with any questions regarding membership as well. Membership/Guesting Policies The SBAC allows non-members to attend 3 events as a guest to see if the SBAC is a good fit for them before joining. You are required to buy a meal. A SBAC membership is by organization, so all members of your organization can attend unlimited events when your organization joins the SBAC. For all Membership Policies, click here. (http://www.smallbusinessadvocacycouncil.org/membership-policies-new/)

SBAC Lawyers Community Luncheon - For Lawyers Only

Adamus Lounge

This event is for lawyers only. Join us on the fourth Tuesday each month at our Chicago Suburbs lunch location, Adamus! Member-to-member networking. Schedule Open Networking: 11:30am - 12:00 pm Lunch: 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm These gatherings are a great place to relax, make new connections, and talk a little business. Please RSVP to [masked] so we have a headcount; you are welcome to e-mail [masked] with any questions regarding membership as well. Membership/Guest Policies The SBAC allows non-members to attend 3 events as a guest to see if the SBAC is a good fit for them before joining. You are required to buy a meal. A SBAC membership is by organization, so all members of your organization can attend unlimited events when your organization joins the SBAC. For all Membership Policies, click here. (http://www.smallbusinessadvocacycouncil.org/membership-policies-new/)

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