Benefits of Membership


Free entry to Business Before Hours seminars

Free entry to all major events

Additional training programs at reduced rates

Networking Opportunities

  SSSBA & BCI Present


Are you tired of racking your brain and wasting your time on a do it yourself social media strategy? You started your business to free up personal time and instead do you find yourself doing the opposite?

Your digital footprint CAN bring you in money and MARKETING can make CENTS!

In this session, we will go over how to turn your Social Media Traffic Into $$$ through 3 easy secrets!

Secret 1: Who Are You?

Secret 2: How Do You Help?

Secret 3: Sign Up and Reach Out!

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm  

Location: South Suburban College Oak Forest Center,

The Business & Career Institute Office Suite 

16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, IL


Cost: Free to SSSBA paid up members; others $10

Questions: Call DaNee at 708-596-2000 ext. 3251

*Back by popular demand- Order your dinner ahead from Lynnie Ques, of Lansing, IL

Call 708-474-7837 (pay w/ credit card at time of order)

Your choice of, Beef Brisket Sandwich, Salmon Salad, BBQ Chicken Salad, Smoked Chicken Club

$11 delivered to workshop (includes tax & delivery); Please order dinners by 5pm on Friday, August 16

About our presenter:

Danielle Mitchell is an International Marketing Strategist and founder of Average Black Girl, which has 30,000 followers. At, the mission is to create more multicultural millionaires through marketing, web design, product management and securing partnerships.

   General Scams & Fraud

Against Businesses

Businesses lose billions of dollars to scammers every year. Learn how your business can avoid these criminals. Some scams and frauds have been around for decades, others like cyber crime, are newer. However, all are designed to steal money and may even close down a business. Find out what the scams are, how to spot them and how to not become a victim.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Workshop Location: South Suburban College, Oak Forest Center,

16333 Kilbourn Ave. Oak Forest IL

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (a light lunch will be provided)

Room: 5550

Cost: Free but advance registration is required.

Questions? Email Nancy Burrows at

Presenter: Michael Bruening is a Senior Advisor at Better Business Bureau (BBB) Chicago and Northern Illinois. Through his experiences as a business owner, corporate executive, and BBB Board of Directors member, he can speak with authority on business issues, as well as consumer-related concerns. These include: cybersecurity, cybercrimes, scams and frauds. As a U.S. Air Force veteran, he leads the Military-Veterans Initiative of the BBB’s Educational Foundation that works with active duty personnel, veterans, and their families. Mike has been associated with the BBB for more than 19 years.

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.