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  • Schaumburg's Skill Gap Assessment

    As community’s around the country become more professional in their approach to economic development the marketing of incentives is not enough to entice growth. The recent Amazon HQ2 project set forth a series of broad parameters that included much more than the need for incentives. In response, Amazon received an astonishing 238 responses from state and local communities wanting to be considered for this project.   Read More...

  • A STEAMy Event

    “There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci, the age of Elizabeth also the age of Shakespeare,[1] " and in Schaumburg the success of the Building STEAM event has a correlation to the success of our economy. In 2017 the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts hosted...  Read More...

  • Manufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP)

    Nearly 17% of Schaumburg’s total workforce is employed by the manufacturing sector and this critical industry is experiencing notable business growth that is generating the need for new talent. To assist in securing the long-term viability of the manufacturing sector the SBA works to highlight the types of jobs, wages, and careers that manufacturing provides offers to aspiring professionals.During February the SBA partnered with our friends the Illinois workNet Center in getting local manufactur...  Read More...

  • Regional Travel Trends

    In its lead-up to ON TO 2050, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) published seven Snapshot Reports that offer brief, data-driven summaries of regional trends and current conditions in areas including demographic change, the regional economy, natural resources, and more.The ON TO 2050 Travel Trends snapshot examines data on existing and emerging travel behavior patterns in the region regarding mode share, vehicle use, travel time, and commuting patterns, highlighting the most sign...  Read More...

  • New Fed Chairman

    Jerome Powell is the new Chair of the Federal Reserve replacing Janet Yellen. We expect him to continue the dovish policies of Janet Yellen. A dovish policy refers to a looser, more accommodating policy with the goal of stimulating the economy.   Read More...

  • Schaumburg Recognized, Ranked and Rated

    Last September, Money Magazine recognized Schaumburg as the 9th “Best Place to Live” in the United States – an honor fitting for Schaumburg with its unrivaled offering of work, live, and play amenities – but were you aware of all the other recognition that independent, third-parties, validate Schaumburg with?The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) actively tracks all the the recognition, rankings, and ratings Schaumburg is honored with to provide our business commu...  Read More...

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    GENERAL OVERVIEW President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA” or the “new law”) into law on December 22, 2017, and it makes wholesale revisions to the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), affecting both individuals and businesses. The changes to the Code include modifications of income tax rates, deductions and credits, international corporate taxation, and many other tax rules. The new law will take effect on December 31, 2017, and, due to...  Read More...

  • Schaumburg Business Association Ambassador Committee

    MEET THE 2018 AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE OF THE SCHAUMBURG BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONRich Eisenhuth, Chairman of the Ambassador CommitteeAs a mortgage broker/banker with HomeTrust Mortgage, I have the option of picking the best lender for your situation. I am not tied to one set of mortgage products, I can choose the best the market place has to offer. As I have built my business on repeat customers and referrals since 1991, my only goal is that you are completely satisfied with the end result.As the Chairm...  Read More...

  • Recruiting and Retaining Manufacturing Workers

    Recruiting and Retaining Manufacturing WorkersIn the past few years, interest in manufacturing jobs has revived. However, the demand for experienced workers continues to increase without corresponding growth in the talent pool. Factors that complicate this issue include the number of skilled tradesmen retiring or leaving the profession and the lack of emphasis on skilled trades in middle and high school in favor of professions like information technology, law and medicine.As a Deloitte-Manufactu...  Read More...

  • Schaumburg's Economic Snapshot

    Business Retention and Expansion Update - December 20th, 2017One of the Schaumburg Business Association’s five (5) pillars guiding the organizations efforts to expand economic vitality is economic development. At the center of the SBA’s economic development efforts is a proactive Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) effort aimed at tracking the changes in the Schaumburg economy.In 2017 the SBA had one of its most successful years engaging in a BRE effort because of the quant...  Read More...

  • Hiring Financial Positions in a Tight Talent Market

    3 Key Strategies for Hiring Financial Positions in a Tight Talent MarketToday’s Schaumburg employers face unique challenges in hiring, from rapid-fire technological advances to evolving government regulations and increased global competition. At the same time, they’re experiencing a record-low unemployment rate and a tight talent pool across skillsets.The finance and accounting industry is no exception. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the national unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, bu...  Read More...

  • The SBA Works The Quality Show

    The Quality Show – OverviewDuring the week of October 24th Schaumburg Business Association’s staff attended The Quality Show in Rosemont. This three (3) day trade-show focusing on quality control and process improvement for manufacturing provided the SBA a unique opportunity to network with businesses from around the world and create awareness of the numerous economic opportunities available in Schaumburg. Having made connections with over 65 businesses the SBA is proactively gr...  Read More...

  • SBA's Business Retention and Expansion Update

    Business Retention and Expansion – November 9th, 2017As part of the SBA’s continued mission to be the leader of economic growth and prosperity the SBA has launched a proactive Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program to further engage and support the Schaumburg business community.The purpose of the SBA’s BR&E effort is to provide continual support to our corporate partners so that we can better understand, and address, the challenges that face our business...  Read More...

  • November Events Not to Miss!

    NOVEMBER EVENTSBusiness After Hours Hosted at OHI Thursday, November 25-7pm Experience OHI's beautiful showroom while networking with business professionals over appetizers & drinks.RSVPWomen in BusinessPresented by Schaumburg Bank and Trust Thursday, November 911:30am-1pmLearn how to become the CMO of BRAND YOU, generate more referrals & increase your SWAY!RSVPGood Morning SchaumburgPresented by Amita Health Tuesday, November 14 7:30-9amFeaturing a presentation from Kam Buckner...  Read More...

  • And the 2017 Toast of Schaumburg Winners Are ....

    Brian H. Burke Business of the YearBrian H. Burke Business of the Year Recognizes and honors an SBA member who has most exemplified the five pillars of the association during the year; Relationships, Economic Development, Resource, Advocacy, and Community.AmCheck - Payroll HR BenefitsLinks Technology Solutions, Inc.Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center HotelAnd the winner is ..   Read More...

  • PR Magazine Featuring in the Exchange of Schaumburg and Namerikawa

    Schaumburg's Sister City from Japan, Namerikawa visted the SBA on Friday, August 19. Their visit was featured in a Japan local PR Magazine.View magazine: http://www.city.namerikawa.toyama.jp/attach/EDIT/013/013039.pdf   Read More...

  • 2017 Toast of Schaumburg Nominees

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  • How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Dear SBA members,The SBA has received an amazing outreach from the membership for information on how our members can give back to the victims of hurricane Harvey. We have been touched by the concern and wanted to make sure that everyone knew how they can help. There are many great charities and organizations that are organizing rescue and relief efforts.You can donate Red Cross and their relief efforts by visiting redcross.org or by texting “Harvey” to 90999.Global Giving Hurricane H...  Read More...

  • 2017 Scholarship Recipients

    For Immediate ReleaseMonday, July 10, 20172017 Scholarship Recipients The Schaumburg Business Association awards two scholarships of $2,500 to high school students graduating in 2017 with goals to pursue a business related degree in college. This year’s scholarships have been awarded to Gianfranco Torres and Lydia Schiller.Gianfranco Torres immigrated to the United States when he was very young in hopes for a better future and more opportunities. While in high school, Gianfranco becam...  Read More...

  • Ladies Golf Raffle Winners

    You have until next Wednesday to claim your prize! 6) 10 Pack of Yoga Classes                                 Winner:66164468) Schaumburg Boomers Basket                         Winner:386879814) 1 Night Stay at Hyatt House                           Winner:2367568& Gift Card to Cheeseca...  Read More...

  • Membership Recap!

    The Schaumburg Business Association is stronger than ever with your support. With over 725 businesses and 3,000 active individuals in the SBA, we are committed to supporting and growing our business community.Introduce 3 new businesses who join the Schaumburg Business Association by year end and YOUR dues will be waived for the upcoming year. Application and dues breakdown can be found here or have your candidate complete the application online.•    The new member m...  Read More...

  • Upcoming June Events

    Business After HoursPinstripesTonight5-7pmTwo hours of open networking, appetizers, drinks & relationship building. Gather around their outdoor fire pit, rival friends in a game of bocce, or lace up the bowling shoes.RSVPBusiness After Hours Fairfield Inn & SuitesTuesday, June 205-7pmUnwind after work with two hours of appetizers, drinks, and networking. RSVPNew Member OrientationPresented by The Lint KingBreakfast provided by Chick-fil-AWednesday, June 218-9:30amMeet the SBA staff ...  Read More...

  • Golf Classic Winning Raffle Tickets

    You have one week to claim your winning prize. Raffle #ItemWinning #Raffle #ItemWinning #1Wine tasting for 10 at Lynfred Winery199851820Wine & Cheese Basket items from That’s Caring donated by Tasty Catering66158022Gift Card to Pilot Pete's & 4 Atcher Island Passes from the Schaumburg Park District.199918121Magnum Donation from Cooper’s Hawk35407443Round of Golf for a foursome from Schaumburg Golf Club199938622Tasting & Tour for 10 from RAM35395924Annual fitness ...  Read More...

  • 2017 Golf Classic Raffle Items

    Item #1. Wine tasting for 10 at Lynfred Winery 2. $20 Gift Card to Pilot Pete's & 4 Atcher Island Passes from the Schaumburg Park District. 3.   Read More...

  • April Events

    Business After HoursHosted at Rieke Office InteriorsThursday, April 65-7pmEnjoy appetizers, drinks, and 2 hours of open networking/relationship building RSVPNew Member Orientation Presented by The Lint KingSchaumburg Corporate Center Conference Room CWednesday, April 198-9:30amLearn how to maximize your membershipBreakfast provided by Chick-fil-ARSVPLeadership LuncheonPresented by Divine Signs & GraphicsSchaumburg Corporate Center Conference Room CWednesday, April 1911:30am-1pmPlay an i...  Read More...

  • Meet the Minimalists

    How to Start a Successful Blog Today—this essay has helped countless folks start their own successful websites, and Joshua & Ryan appreciate the opportunity to continue giving back and helping others realize their entrepreneurial dreams.   Read More...

  • Upcoming March Events

    Business After Hours Hosted at IHOPTomorrow, March 25-7pm Networking, appetizers, and cocktails plus tastings from Saugatuck Brewing CompanyGood Morning SchaumburgPresented by Argosy University Chandler's ChophouseTuesday, March 147:30-9amMeet the Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus. They are the stars of the #1 Indie documentary in 2016, Minimalism. Limited tickets availableManufacturers' Summit Presented by Weiss & Company LLPHarper CollegeWednesday, ...  Read More...

  • Member Appreciation Week

    All events offered will be at the Schaumburg Business Association (unless otherwise noted).  Click on the event title to be taken to the event page to learn more about each day.    Read More...

  • 2017 Board of Directors Press Release

    For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 8, 2017 Newly Elected 2017 SBA Board of DirectorsThe Schaumburg Business Association is run by six staff members and 36 members on the Board of Directors. The SBA Board of Directors is made up of a handful of Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium-sized business owners and/or senior-level executives. These dedicated members work with the staff to provide guidance, stability and contribute immensely to the Schaumburg Business Association’s succes...  Read More...

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  • Upcoming Events!

    Schaumburg Young Professionals Thursday, December 8 Held at Hampton Inn & Suites Schaumburg Food donated by ZEAL5-7pm$15 to attendJoin other young professionals for appetizers, networking, drinks, and a chance to win a free weekend getaway at the hotel.RSVPAnnual Holiday Good Morning Schaumburg Tuesday, December 13Presented by Woodfield MallHeld at Chicago Improv Schaumburg7:30-9amMember $25 | Guest $35Start your morning off laughing with a Live Comedy Show, breakfast buffet, ...  Read More...

  • President Kaili Harding Spoke at Vera Bradley

    President Kaili Harding spoke this morning with women about self-empowerment and what changes we can make in our lives to become the best version of ourselves.   Read More...

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  • Congrats Kaili for Receiving the Best Under 40 Award!

    Congratulations to our President, Kaili Harding, on receiving the Best Under 40 Award! Kaili was one of twelve men and women to receive this award. The recipients of the Best Under 40 Award are individuals who are role models and leaders in their community and field.   Read More...

  • President Kaili Harding Speaking at Roosevelt University

    Kaili Harding, President of Schaumburg Business Association, attended Roosevelt University's luncheon last Thursday, September 29th. The luncheon was in honor of Roosevelt University celebrating 20 years. Kaili spoke about Roosevelt University's accomplishments and success to the Schaumburg community.    Read More...

  • Member Testimony Credits SBA for Business Growth

    "I wanted to let you know about my experience with the SBA, and specifically the marketing power of the SBA. Since joining the association in 2012, I have regularly attended various events to meet members, exchange contacts, and build my network. I have found that the members are receptive to new people, and are eager to do business with fellow members.   Read More...

  • Exclusive 100.3 Radio Advertising Packages

    Here are the details for significant exposure to the 27,000 listeners.  Both on air and by email.  

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  • Are You Aware of BEC Scams?

    Email Fraud: How to combat a whale of a problem.

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  • 2016 Ladies Golf Outing Absolute Blast

    The golf gods sure did present the ladies with a fun filled day of beautiful weather, hysterical caddies, shirtless models, great food, and cold beverages. Read more


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  • Katy Garcia Earns Volunteer of the Year Award

    Katy Garcia, SBA member and owner of Riccardo's Ristorante, has been giving back to the community in as many ways possible...Read more  Read More...

  • MECU Recommits to Northwest Suburban Schaumburg

    JLL has arranged a lease for MECU at the Schaumburg Corporate Center. Read more  Read More...

  • SBA President Becomes Principal for the Day

    Kaili Harding, president of the sba, was given the awesome opportunity of participating in Elgin Area School District U46's Principal for the Day program.

     

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  • BaseZero Knows No Limit

    Two thumbs up to BaseZero for being mentioned in "Adobe Muse site of the Day."

     

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  • SBA Member Sunstar Among Edie Award Winners

    SunStar Americas is among five winners of the annual Economic Development in Illinois Awards. Read more  Read More...

  • May Events

    Take a look at the upcoming events in May! Read more  Read More...

  • Rosengren Named Vice President

    Daily Herald's former Advertising Director, Pete Rosengren, has officially been named Vice President. Congratulations!  Read more  Read More...

  • MotherG Named One of Illinois’ Best Places to Work

    MotherG, an IT managed service provider, is pleased to announce it has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work. Read more  Read More...

  • Don't miss the May 10 Good Morning Schaumburg

    Start your day right with some networking and breakfast at Good Morning Schaumburg on May 10. Read more
  • Meet SBA Member JLL Chicago

    The SBA is proud to have JLL Chicago as a member of the association. They are a great representation of a company that understands the value of their clients.

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  • Economy Not As Bad As We think

     

    Our recent Commercial Real Estate Summit went over the economic outlook for the U.S. and issues facing Illinois. Read more  Read More...

  • Good Morning Schaumburg Hosts Experts in Travel & Hospitality

     

    A panel of experts educated Good Morning Schaumburg attendees on the benefits of travel and destination choice. Read more  Read More...

  • April Events

    Make the most of your membership by attending the variety of events we have in April!

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  • Help us Celebrate Vera Bradley's Opening

    Join us in welcoming the new location of Vera Bradley in Woodfield Mall! Read more>>  Read More...

  • Our 2016 Scholarship application is now available

    The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) awards scholarships of $2,500 to high school students graduating with goals to pursue a business related degree in college, and to adults looking to further their careers through further education in advanced manufacturing related fields.
    Click here to find out more about this scholarship opportunity.  Read More...

  • SBA President Kaili Harding Earns Outstanding Award

    Congratulations Kaili on being recognized throughout Illinois as The Outstanding Young Person (TOYP).
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  • Inside The Mind of World Series Winning Team Player Jim Mecir

    World Series winning "Moneyball" team player, Jim Mecir, sure knew how to get the blood flowing this morning! Read more>>

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  • Welcome Our Newest Members

    We're excited to have these new members aboard!  Read More...

  • Creative Group, Inc. Ribbon Cutting

    Creative Group held their Ribbon Cutting, the morning they moved into their new offices at 200 N. Martingale here in Schaumburg.  We look forward to working with you! Read more>>


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  • March Events

    Take a look at the March events here>>  Read More...

  • Maximize Your Membership

    As a member of the SBA you have the opportunity to maximize your membership by utilizing some of the marketing opportunities we have to offer. Read more>>  Read More...

  • Manufacturer's Summit Recap

    This past Thursday's Manufacturer's Summit was fantastic! It was a very productive vent which went in depth on ways we can be proactive and creative with training, recruitment, and marketing. Read more>>  Read More...

  • Roosevelt University Elects New President

    Read more about Dr. Ali Malekzadeh  Read More...

  • Savour: A Food & Drink Experience

    Another successful Savour! Read more  Read More...

  • CDH Celebrating 20 years

    SBA member, CDH, plans to grow nationally. Read more  Read More...

  • Superhuman Memory

    Read more about the mind boggling Leadership Luncheon with Robb Zbierski.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Good Morning Schaumburg Recap

    2016 is looking like an exceptional year for Schaumburg!

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  • Victor Construction Joins BOMA Suburban Chicago

    Victor Construction is proud to announce that they were recently named as the newest associate member of BOMA Suburban Chicago. Read more  Read More...

  • CDH Merges With Heath Corporation

    SBA member, CDH, is looking to improve their focus. Read more  Read More...

  • Bring On 2016

    In the blink of an eye 2015 is behind us.

    The new year is right around the corner but let us not forget that 2015 has definitely been a year to remember. Read more  Read More...

  • Best Martini in the 'Burbs Challenge

    This past Monday marked the annual "Best Martini in the 'Burbs Challenge". Read more  Read More...

  • Thanksgiving Provided For Local Families

    SBA members Smart Sinus and Allergy and Windsor's Lift Body Center rises to the occasion as they provide dinner to over 150 local families. Read more   Read More...

  • Manufacturer's Summit

    The final summit of the year held at Mazak Corporation. Read more


     

     

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  • Did you know you have a public XFINITY WiFi Hotspot at your house?

    Learn more about the XFINITY Wifi Hotspot spot you didn't know you had. Click here  Read More...

  • Commercial Real Estate Summit

    Recently JLL and the Schaumburg Business Association partnered on a study focusing on how employees/employers view Schaumburg’s commercial office inventory and how the area amenities impact companies’ ability to attract and retain top talent. Read more

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  • Holidays Are Quickly Approaching

    CELEBRATE THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND SALES OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT WOODFIELD MALL..Read more  Read More...

  • Smart Sinus and Allergy & Windsor's Lift Body Center Officially Open

    Jeanne Shockey, Director of Operations for both Smart Sinus and Allergy and Windsor's Lift Body Center has officially opened the businesses which she both works for. The businesses, which are not only 2 miles apart, both offer fantastic treatment provided by highly skilled physicians. Read more.  Read More...

  • Muscle Activation Schaumburg Ribbon Cutting Oct. 22

    Muscle Activation Schaumburg exists to help their clients exercise for life..Read more  Read More...

  • Smart Factory Industry Forum

    The German American Chamber of Comerce held an event that went into an depth discussion of what Smart Factory means, elaborating on its growing strategic importance, opportunities, and challenges. Read more.  Read More...

  • How Harper College Is Making a Big Name For Themselves

    How? They're 1 of 46 applicants that's been awarded a fair share of funds to aid their apprenticeship program. They were also ranked among the safest campuses in the U.S. And on October 6th they have 2 of the best selling Latino authors visit during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more  Read More...

  • 5 Ways to Build a Successful Nonprofit Chamber

    SBA’s very own Kaili Harding wrote a great article published in the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Guide to Philanthropy about building a successful nonprofit chamber. She broke it down into 5 ways she feels has helped the SBA become the organization it is today. These are her 5 methods which have helped the Schaumburg Business Association reach our level of success. Read more.

     

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  • Schaumburg Business Association's 2015 Scholarship Application

    The Schaumburg Business Association awards scholarships of $2,500 to high school students graduating in 2015 with goals to pursue a business related degree in college, and to adults looking to further their careers through further education in advanced manufacturing related fields.     Read More...

  • SBA Honored with Business Excellence Award

    “The SBA is thrilled and honored to be part of the distinguished list of award recipients. It is very exciting to have the recognition for our work, and it is further encouragement to continue to operate to exceed the expectations of our members. I also want to thank Jackie Camacho-Ruiz and the team at JJR Marketing for their nomination.” -Kaili Harding, President of the Schaumburg Business Association 4300 Commerce Court – Lisle, IL 60532 (630-955-3593) Press Release February 11, 2014 2015 AABE...  Read More...

  • Speaking of Schaumburg Mayor Larson and SBA President, Kaili Harding

     

       

     

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  • US-ASEAN Business Council luncheon

    The Village of Schaumburg hosted a delegation from the US-ASEAN Business Council on May 7th to discuss opportunities in Schaumburg and Southeast Asia. Schaumburg was honored that Ambassadors from Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand as well as officials from Indonesia, Vietnam and the East-West Council were able to join Mayor Larson and the Schaumburg Business Association for lunch.   Read More...

  • Searching for the Next CED Director

    We are currently searching for the next CED director.  Please click here to view the job description   Read More...

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