Is to be recognized as a model of excellence by the businesses we serve, the community we call home, and our peers.
Is to create opportunities and foster alliances for organizations doing business in Schaumburg, thereby enhancing the business environment and the quality of life in our community.
Integrity: To practice and promote business ethics and honor our commitments.
Leadership: To provide examples of how to operate successfully as a business in Schaumburg and provide quality, cutting-edge programs and services that benefit our members.
Support: To serve our members by facilitating numerous networking opportunities and advocating on behalf of our membership through service and programs.
Community: To include a group of diverse individuals mutually participating and unified for the betterment of all.
Friendship: To foster personal relationships among members with warmth, respect and genuineness.
In 2001 a small group of local businesses leaders launched the Schaumburg Business Association, with the idea providing unique opportunities for organizations doing business in Schaumburg, the largest center of commerce in Illinois outside Chicago.
Today the Association’s membership had grown to nearly 700 business members who rely on the SBA for connections to their business and residential neighbors, elected officials, prospective customers, clients and vendors. They enjoy the ability to market and grow their businesses in an atmosphere of friendship and support.
As the founding president of the Schaumburg Business Association, I’ve had a wonderful opportunity to work with our members to frame SBA’s mission, and set goals for today and tomorrow. It has also been my pleasure to work with the talented and dedicated staff that manages the Association’s day to day operations, programs and special events.
If you’re not yet onboard as a member, I encourage you to join us. Please call Sue Keener at 847-413-1010 or visit www.schaumburgbusiness.com to learn how membership can benefit you. You’ll be glad you did, and so will we!
Laurie Stone, President
Schaumburg Business Association
Schaumburg Audi has been serving customers — many of whom return for every new car they purchase — for 17 years. With nothing but excellence in mind, the dealership offers the world’s finest luxury automobiles to its clients. New services are constantly being added to the dealership’s offerings including a “VIP Service” in which clients can name a time and place where they wish to see and test drive all of the current Audi models, including the new A4 mid-size sedan which reveals its progressive character. Taut and dynamic in its outlines, it speaks the language of technical perfection. The sedan has a substantial, powerful road stance and offers its occupants ample space in an interior full of light. The workmanship is typical of an Audi – quality with no compromises.
320 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg 60195
ENTOURAGE ON AMERICAN LANE
“The experience is in the details” at ENTOURAGE on American Lane. Developed by Mark Barati’s Restaurant Group and 34-year restaurant veteran Michael Vai, the original concept behind ENTOURAGE was to create a restaurant that would make all of its diners and their entourages feel comfortable, taken care of and special throughout their dining, bar or banquet experience. ENTOURAGE, recently voted “Best New Suburban Restaurant 2007” by readers of TimeOut Chicago magazine, also has spaces for parties from six up to 175.
1301 American Lane, Schaumburg 60173
THE RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, also home to Sam & Harry’s Restaurant, offers banquet spaces for smaller gatherings and impressive ballrooms for business and private events for 17 to 1,700 guests. According to Roxanne Reid-Severance, director of sales and marketing, professionals such as “a floral specialist, decor specialist and a culinary team...can develop your individual menu.”
Situated 25 miles from downtown Chicago and across the street from Woodfield Mall, the Renaissance blends futuristic architecture with a heightened appreciation for its surrounding natural wetlands. Designed by the renowned John Portman & Associates, it’s a setting that provides an exceptional gathering place. Over 148,000 square feet of technologically enhanced meeting space is ideal for a variety events. Indulge in delightful dining at Sam & Harry’s, which serves sizzling steaks and the freshest seafood.
1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg 60173
Sales: (847) 303-4415, ext. 4152
AMERICAN ENTERPRISE BANK
American Enterprise Bank, a locally owned community bank located in Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Schaumburg is eager to serve small businesses in the region. Established in 1995 and in Schaumburg for seven years, the bank manages a number of SBA (Small Business Administration) loans. Its process is different than other banks — American Enterprise Bank approves its own loans. “We cut a lot of red tape...the time frame is truncated and that goes the same for our other products as well. If a customer brings me all of their financial information, I can usually give them an answer in a week,” said Bank President Dan LaPetina.
275 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg 60193