Groups

B2BN

A non-complete, proactive, serious-minded referral group focused on B2B members. www.b2bn.net Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00am-9:00am

CEO Forum

CEO Forum description and new member qualifications The CEO Forum is not a networking group. Networking within the group does happen, but that's not our real mission. Our real mission is two-fold: 1) to be a safe, confidential place where members can bring problems and opportunities and where they can get candid, unbiased feedback from their peers. Think of us as a Board of Advisors for one another. 2) to be a place of learning where we can all get better at what we do. We do this by exchanging ''best practices,'' by occasionally bringing in outside speakers, and by reading and discussing selected business books. Here then are the qualifications we are looking for in prospective new members: • a candidate must, of course, be a Schaumburg Business Assn member. There is no additional cost to be a member of the CEO Forum beyond SBA dues. • he or she doesn't have to carry the title of CEO but must be the chief decision-maker for the organization, and must have bottom line P&L responsibility. • we meet every second Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. We would like to find a permanent, in person meeting place, but haven’t secured one yet. • attendance is very important to us. Someone with a heavy travel schedule who would attend only sporadically would not be a good fit for us. • we are looking for seasoned business veterans who will bring knowledge and experience to the group. A twenty-something first time entrepreneur looking for mentors would not be a good fit for us. • we don't want extraneous relationships within the group. In other words, we would screen out competitors, customers, or suppliers to any of the existing members. • membership in the CEO Forum is by invitation only. Usually one or two of us will interview a prospective member before an invitation to join is extended. That's not an elitist thing, it's just that like any group, we have a culture and a personality, and we want to do what we can to make sure the personality of a new member is going to be a good ''fit'' for us. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 8:00am-10:00am.

Connections Networking Group

Referral discussions and craft talks including a once a month self-promoted group business after hours, charity holiday party, baseball games (social activities) Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:30am

Dedicated Network Alliance

Very powerful referral generation group, dedicated to aggressively providing members with quality business referrals. Meets 1st Thursday of every month at Wildberry for free breakfast.

POP

Our goal is to progressively build long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships and utilize our resources to maximize outcomes in order that we may 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.

Schaumburg Business Builders

A non-compete group which makes networking a positive, rewarding, and fun experience by building relationships between members. Meets every Thursday from 11:30-12:30pm

Schaumburg Referral Exchange

The Schaumburg Referral Exchange, or SRE, is a proactive group of business professionals whose objective is to provide a weekly networking program to generate new business through referrals from fellow members. This group is comprised of SBA members representing non-competing businesses and organizations within the group. Meet every Wednesday at 7:30am

The FOCUS Group

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. VIsit our website at: www.schaumburgfocusgroup.com Meet bi-weekly at 7:30am

Women In Networking

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. Meetings are the fourth Monday of every month.

Young Professionals

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.

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