Benefits of Membership


Free entry to Business Before Hours seminars

Free entry to all major events

Additional training programs at reduced rates

Networking Opportunities

Transform your Dream into a Real Startup

SCORESouth Suburban Collegeand SSSBA are joining together to present a FREE workshop for new small business start-ups in the South Suburbs. This seminar will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream.

John Marshall Law School will present an introductory look at their pro Bono program with Q & A. Presented by Joan D. Clay. Click here to read more.

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Where: South Suburban College,

Oak Forest Center,

16333 Kilbourn Ave. Oak Forest IL

Room: 5230

Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Cost:  Free but advance registration is required.

Free light lunch (please advise us if your plans change so we do not over order the food)

Questions? Email Nancy Burrows at

South Suburban Small Business Association (SSSBA)
About Us
We are a registered Illinois non-profit regional organization dedicated to the concerns and issues affecting small and minority businesses located in our service area, which includes seventy-nine communities within an area approximately bounded by Evergreen Park to the North, Gary Indiana to the East, Peotone to the South, and Joliet to the West.
Our Strengths
Our strength and our voice comes from our membership, the small businesses located throughout the South Suburban Region. Successful activities such as our Business Before Hours, our Annual Meeting, and our Annual Summit Awards provide essential networking opportunities and needed information and resources to address the needs of small businesses.
Our Commitment
We are committed to continually provide our members with educational programs, such as entrepreneurship, business management, human resources, office training and marketing. We act as a regional voice regarding workforce training needs for today and the future. We strive to establish and maintain political awareness on the local, state and national levels for the issues that impact our members and communities.
Ready to Join? - Feel free to contact us or simply apply online. Membership starts at $100.00.