What we do?

Business Before/ After Hours

Business Before and After Hours allows you to learn a skill, trade or new niche that will benefit your business. We bring experts in to teach you something tangible in a session.

Annual Luncheon

Our annual luncheon is perfect for learning the latest trends, eating a tasty meal and networking with state representtives, businesses and banks.

Summit Awards

The Annual Summit Awards honor leading business people and organizations who have contributed to the economic and cultural growth of the region. Each of the awardees is carefully selected from the many businesses and organizations in the region for their outstanding performance and excellence in their qualifying category.

Holiday Party

The Holiday Party is always one of the first of the season, we partner with Aunt Martha's to collect donations to those in need while coming together for some much needed networking!

About Us
We are a registered Illinois non-profit regional organization dedicated to the concerns and issues affecting small and minority businesses located in our service area, which includes seventy-nine communities within an area approximately bounded by Evergreen Park to the North, Gary Indiana to the East, Peotone to the South, and Joliet to the West.

Our Strengths Our strength and our voice comes from our membership, the small businesses located throughout the South Suburban Region. Successful activities such as our Business Before Hours, our Annual Meeting, and our Annual Summit Awards provide essential networking opportunities and needed information and resources to address the needs of small businesses.

Our Commitment We are committed to continually provide our members with educational programs, such as entrepreneurship, business management, human resources, office training and marketing. We act as a regional voice regarding workforce training needs for today and the future. We strive to establish and maintain political awareness on the local, state and national levels for the issues that impact our members and communities.