Membership Benefits

Member Benefits with Your Investment

The Schaumburg Business Association offers various benefits and opportunities for all size organizations. Whether you are joining for networking, being part of your local community, access to business resources, economic and workforce development or advocacy, the Schaumburg Business Association has something for you.
The following is the cost of the annual membership based upon the total number of employees your organization has locally:
  • $410     (1 - 10 Employees)
  • $541     (11 - 30 Employees)
  • $782     (31 - 50 Employees)
  • $945     (51 - 75 Employees)
  • $1082   (76 - 100 Employees)
  • $1628   (101 - 200 Employees)
  • $2027   (201 - 300 Employees)
  • $2494   (301+ Employees)
  • $389     (Nonprofit)

Our Purpose

The Schaumburg Business Association is dedicated to fostering economic growth and prosperity of a vibrant and inclusive Schaumburg community by facilitating diverse alliances, driving innovation, offering resources, and advocating for our members.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Schaumburg Business Association is dedicated to actively and intentionally cultivating business workplaces to value diversity, equity and inclusion. We promote inclusion in pursuit of a more equitable business community. The Schaumburg Business Association will challenge our Board of Directors, employees, members, and partners, as well as our city, county, state, and other civic leaders to enact positive change in our organization and the communities we serve.

Relationships and Networking

The Schaumburg Business Association provides various opportunities for you to connect. Whether it is through one of our events, our networking groups, community events or other projects in the community there are always opportunities to grow your network.

The Schaumburg Business Association understands the importance of connections and we are always working hard to connect our members to each other and others within the community.

Networking and Alliance Groups

The Schaumburg Business Association provides 9 Networking and 4 Alliance Groups

This is a great way to network, connect and build relationships all within the membership of the Schaumburg Business Association.

Be a Part of the Community

The SBA enjoys being involved in the local Schaumburg community. Whether it be providing professional and personal development, welcoming new businesses to town or providing support to our community partners, the SBA and its members are important assets.

Marketing Opportunities

As part of your membership with the Schaumburg Business Association, there are many marketing opportunities made available to you.

The following are just a few of those opportunities:


  • Member news submission (weekly e-newsletter to over 4,600 individuals)
  • Member-to-Member discounts‍
  • Online member profile (basic or enhanced) to help increase SEO
  • Mailing list for all members
  • Published in annual Business Resource Guide and distributed to over 5,000 local businesses

Member e-blasts to Over 4,600 Individuals

Member Spotlights in newsletter, highlighted on the Schaumburg Business Association website homepage and social media

Member only event and sponsorship opportunities


The Schaumburg Business Association has a workforce development program to help the local Schaumburg businesses attain top talent.  We are attracting job seekers by offering networking events and sharing opportunities to work in the Schaumburg community.  

Along with the program, as a member, your organization can post your open positions on our job board free of charge.  Our job board is shared with over 100 workforce partners throughout the Chicagoland area, local and state colleges/universities and job seekers part of the SBA Jobs Connector program.

See What Our Members Have to Say!

The connections I have made through the SBA have been invaluable. Attending various events and workshops has allowed me to meet like-minded professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners who have provided support and guidance. The knowledge sharing and advice from SBA members have helped me make informed decisions for the growth of my brands.

The relationships I have built within the Schaumburg Business Association have been instrumental in the growth of my brands. The support, knowledge sharing, and collaborative opportunities have been invaluable. I highly recommend entrepreneurs and business owners to join the SBA and experience the benefits firsthand.

--Raghu Sundara, Owner of Always Be Connecting, Co-Founder of Village Networking

“The SBA is a fantastic organization that fosters the growth of local business and creates opportunity for those new to the Schaumburg area to get quickly acquainted with everything it has to offer. If you have any questions pertaining to business in the area or moving a business to the area, the Schaumburg Business Association is the place to start!”

--Patrick Panayotov, Proceed Innovative

Schaumburg is the perfect fit for the economic growth that 1891 Financial Life was looking for. As a not-for-profit life insurance company, we look for partnerships that believe in our mission and core values like the SBA.  Our alignment also reflects their shared values of Relationships, Economic Development, Business Resources, Advocacy and Community. Above all, the sense of community fostered by the SBA is contagious. The Schaumburg pride exhibited by fellow business owners to partner builds a vibrant community where businesses and residents can flourish.

--Lisa M. Bickus, Chief Executive Officer, 1891 Financial Life

In 2008 I opened my studio in Schaumburg. There is a lot to learn being a business owner and no matter your experience, level of knowledge, quality of product, or ability to to sell, no one is able to do it alone. It all takes a village. In those first days I considered carefully how I would find my trusted advisors, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs. All I had was the thought I needed help from my community. From the first event I attended after becoming a member of the SBA I knew I had found my tribe. 15 years of membership later the Schaumburg Business Association continues to support me and the studio. In-fact during last year we had what I’d consider the 100 year storm and the studio was hit hard. Lisa, having no idea we were having a difficult time called to inform us of an Illinois grant opportunity. After reviewing the grant details I could not imagine my small business being important enough or deserving of such an opportunity. Lisa, not only encouraged me but actually guided me through the process. We were awarded the grant in October. I’m truly inspired by the creative, compassionate and hard working staff and eternally grateful to them and all of the SBA members.

--Curtis Newborn, Owner, President, and Chief Creative Officer
Obscura Companies, Food Photo Studio, Oakton Studios, Curtis Newborn Photographic