Networking Groups

Networking Groups

With 13 networking groups (8 networking and 5 alliance groups), there is bound to be one that is right for you.  Reach out to the Schaumburg Business Association office to learn more, (847) 413-1010.

Health & Wellness Alliance **Coming in 2022**

Description: A peer advisory group open to all health and wellness service providers in the SBA. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Executive Roundtable Group (ERG) **Coming in 2022**

Meets: Quarterly

Description: We aspire to be anaction-oriented, inspirational and well-respected SBA resource group serving asa catalyst for helping local businesses thrive.

What We Do:

    ·      Create Better Leaders to Enable Better Businesses

     ·      Bring people with similar employee/people related issues/challenges together to share and provide insight,             perspective and solutions with each other in an interactive live setting

 Who We Serve: SBA Company Members with 25+ employees who value and are responsible for leadership, people and talent development and enjoy working and learning in collaborative, open and trusting environments


Meets: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 8:00-9:00am
Description: A non-compete, proactive, serious-minded referral group focused on B2B members
Membership View: Owners, Trusted Advisors, or Professionals with over 2 yrs in their current position
Chair Person:
Kelly Anderson

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CEO Forum

Meets: Second Thursday of every month from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Description: Peer advisory group, meeting specifically to help one another with businessitems

Membership view: Business owners, P&L responsibility/chief decision maker

We are a peer advisory group. Our objective is to be a place where members can bring problems or opportunities and get candid, objective feedback from fellow business leaders. Although members don’t have to carry the title of CEO, they do have to be the chief decision-maker for their organization and have bottom-line P&L responsibility. We are a non-compete group, so we don’t allow competitors of existing members to join, but apart from that, we are not looking for any particular industry representation.

Open for new members: Non-compete

Chair Person: Michael Erickson

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Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesdayevery month from 8-9am at 1933 N Meacham Rd Schaumburg (corner of Algonquin andMeacham Roads)

Description: Connections strives to 1 - Support fellow group members througheducation and resources. 2 - Build trusted business and personal relationships.3 - Become advisors and challenge members to play big. 4 - Cultivate andconnect referrals to group members. Our values are Resourcefulness, Leadership,& Community.

New Membership: We are open to new members and are a compete group - meaning we openlycollaborate and may have more than 1 member in the same industry. We focus onabundance and create the space for opportunity. 

Chair Person: Ted McGinn; Dave LoSavio

Dedicated Network Alliance

Meets: Every Thursday excluding the last, from 8-9 a.m.

Description: Powerful B2B referral generation, business development group, dedicated toaggressively providing members with quality business referrals. Meets the firstThursday of every month at Wildberry in Schaumburg for breakfast.

Membership view: Business owners, decision makers, sales executives, etc.

Open for new members: Non-compete

Chair Person: Ron Roberti

NonProfit Alliance

Meets: 3rd Friday of every month 11:30-1:00pm
Description: A group designed for SBA Nonprofit members, (which includes Nonprofit Staff, Board of Directors and dedicated volunteers) to provide a safe space to tackle challenges, gain access to free training and resources, and work together to further their impact reach. We also open to philanthropic arms of for profit companies.
Chair Person: Katie Berganske-Frank

POP: Power Of Partnerships

Meets: 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm.

Description: POP was born when a few great networking friends decided they wanted something more from a non-compete networking group. They knew they could mold this vision into something cool, inspirational and effective. The goal is to progressively build long lasting relationships and maximize their outcomes in order to continue to grow their own and other's businesses. They aspire to serve their community by assisting non-profit organizations in the vision and mission of their causes.
Chair Persons: Kari-Ann Ryan

                                                                                                                                                              Steve Jakubczak

Schaumburg Referral Exchange

Meets: Every Wednesday at 7:30 am
Description: A non-compete, proactive group of business professionals whose objective is to provide a weekly networking program to generate new business through referrals from fellow members.
Open for new members- Non-compete
Chair Person: Lee Owens

Schaumburg Business Builders

Meets: Every Thursday from 11:30-12:30pm
Description: A non-compete group which makes networking a positive, rewarding, and fun experience by building relationships between members.
Open for new members- Non-compete
Chair Person: Tawni Barbanente

The FOCUS Group

Meets: First and third Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m.

Description: A non-compete group of business professionalsdedicated to providing high-quality introductions that will grow our memberbusinesses. We emphasize professional development and accountability along withbusiness support group through group discussions. Our primary focus and passionis to make certain our members receive the highest quality introductions togrow their business and strengthen their network. 

Membership view: Business owners, executives, experiencedsales

Open for new members: Non-compete

Chair person: Richard Eisenhuth

WIN: Women In Networking

Meets: Fourth Monday of every month,noon-1:30 p.m.

Description: Women in Networking is the first women-only, SBA-sponsored networking group. Our goal is to refer business while caring for and supporting each other, our businesses, and the community. We areprofessional, progressive, and focused on making strong, meaningfulconnections. We offer Socials, Masterminds, Happy Hours, Volunteer and Charitable Opportunities. WIN is a non-compete group, and sign-up is on a first-come basis.

Open for new members: Yes.Non-compete

Chair Person: Julie Selof; Jackie Luthringshausen

Young Professionals

Meets: Committees - 1st Tuesday of every month from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Events – 1 per month, no set date
Description: An ambitious and diverse group of young professionals connected by the Schaumburg Business Association with the purpose of creating networking relationships, enhancing professional skills, engaging civically, and providing career resources for future leaders.
Non-exclusive, non-referral, 1 person per company max for committee meetings
Content & events are geared towards individuals with less than 10 years in the workforce
Chair Person: Danilo Nevarez