Networking Groups

Networking Groups

With 12 networking groups (8 non-compete and 4 alliance groups), there is bound to be one that is right for you.  Reach out to the SBA office to learn more, (847) 413-1010



B2BN
Meets: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 8:00-9:00am
Location: Sandler Training, 1501 E Woodfield Rd | Suite 210S | Schaumburg, IL 60173
Description: A non-compete, proactive, serious-minded referral group focused on B2B members
Website: www.b2bn.net
Membership View: Owners, Trusted Advisors, or Professionals with over 2 yrs in their current position

Chair Person: Erik Person





CEO Forum
Meets: 2nd Thursday of every month from 8:00-10:00am
Location: Andigo, 1501 East Woodfield Rd. Suite 400W Schaumburg, 60173
Description: Peer advisory group, meeting specifically to help one another with business items
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: Andy Rockwood





Connections
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:30am
Location: Lavelle Law, 1933 North Meacham Road, Suite 600
Description: Referral discussions and craft talks including a once a month self-promoted group business after hours, charity holiday party, baseball games (social activities)
Membership View: Business Owners, Decision Makers, Sales Executives, etc.
Open for new members- Non-compete

Chair Person: Steve Schmit





Dedicated Network Alliance
Meets: Every Thursday excluding the last at 8-9 am
Description: Very power referral generation group, dedicated to aggressively providing members with quality business referrals. Meets 1st Thursday of every month at Wildberry for free breakfast.
Membership View: Business Owners, Decision Makers, Sales Executives, etc.
Open for new members- Non-compete

Chair Person: Danilo Navarez




Health & Wellness Alliance
Meets: Every other Friday from 8:30-9:30am
Description: A peer advisory group open to all health and wellness service providers in the SBA.
Open for new members- Inclusive


Chair Person: Anne Zambrano




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

Location: Bar Louie, 1160 Plaza Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Description: Our goal is to progressively build long lasting, relationships and maximize our outcomes in order to continue to grow our own and other’s businesses. We aspire to serve our community by assisting non-profit organizations in the vision and mission of their causes.

Chair Person: Co- Chair Kari-Ann Ryan; Co-Chair Steve Jakubczak, 





Schaumburg Referral Exchange
Meets: Every Wednesday at 7:30 am
Location: Check with one of the members.
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: Sonia Tambellini; Teresa Huber




Schaumburg Business Builders
Meets: Every Thursday from 11:30-12:30pm
Location: 1750 E Golf Road - Suite 300 Schaumburg, IL
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: Christina Yolich




The FOCUS Group
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30am
Location: Lavelle Law, 1933 Meacham Road, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL
Description: A non-compete group of business professionals dedicated to providing high-quality introductions that will grow our member businesses. We emphasize professional development & accountability along with business support group through group discussions. Our primary FOCUS and passion is to make certain our members receive the highest quality introductions to grow their business and strengthen their network.
Website: www.schaumburgfocusgroup.com
Membership View: Business owners, Executives, Experienced sales
Open for new members- Non-compete 

Chair Person: Zach Youngblood




WIN: Women In Networking
Meets: Fourth Monday of every month, Noon – 1:30pm
Description: Women in Networking (W.I.N.) is the first women-only SBA sponsored networking group. Our goal is to meet once/month during the lunch hour to share ideas and information, provide referrals, and promote one another and our businesses. WIN is a non-compete group, and sign up is on a first-come basis.

Chair Person: Julie Selof; Jackie Luthringshausen,





Young Professionals
Meets: Committees - 1st Monday of every month from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Events – 1 per month, no set date
Location: Andigo, 1501 East Woodfield Rd. Suite 400W, Schaumburg, 60173
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: Patrick Panayotov




Non-Profit Alliance
Meets: 3rd Friday of every month 12-1:30pm

Chairperson: Katie Berganske-Frank