Arab American Business & Professional Association
Meet The Mayor!

Meet The Mayor!

Bolingbrook Mayor to Chair ABPA's Advisory Board

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SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

ABPA emPOWER23 Returns March 9

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Meet The Chairman

Meet The Chairman

The Community Retail Association Welcomes Mohammad Abdullah as New Chairman

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MAJOR Announcement!

MAJOR Announcement!

ABPA and CRA To Open Economic Development Center in 2023

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Our Boldest Initiative Yet!

Our Boldest Initiative Yet!

ABPA To Launch National Business Directory

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Meet Our Next Vice President!

Meet Our Next Vice President!

Rima Sweiss Voted Next VP of ABPA

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Welcome to ABPAillinois.com

Welcome to ABPAillinois.com

The Home for Arab American Business Owners and Professionals in Illinois and Beyond!

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OUR MISSION

To Empower Arab American Business and Professionals by providing networking opportunities, advocating for small businesses and providing economic growth for our community on a state wide level.

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PROGRAMS

Our Organization offers a depth of programs specifically designed to grow your small business and professional career.

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JOIN THE CLUB

Become a Member of our ABPA Executive Club and take advantage of all the tools and resources ABPA has to offer!

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ABPA PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

The Arab American Business and Professional Association is the only organization in the state of Illinois dedicated to providing resources to help members of the MENA community grow their business and enhance their career.

EMERGING LEADER PROGRAM

The ABPA Emerging Leader Program is designed to engage Arab Americans with our organization by selecting top tier, up and coming professionals with the skills and qualifications to create new business initiatives and programs to benefit the Arab American Community and beyond.

ABPA EXECUTIVE CLUB

The ABPA EXC is designed for all Arab American business owners and professionals to not only network and promote yourself and your business, but, will also put you on the inside track for all the latest news and events happening with ABPA that will give you an edge over your competitors.

ABPA ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

Each year, ABPA hosts an end of year event to give an annual report and also recognize the top Arab American Business, Professionals, and philanthropists for their outstanding community service.

The Community Retail Association

The Community Retail Association is a network of Illinois retail business owners working together to insure there is equity and inclusion on a city, state and federal level.<br /><br />Our mission is to organize Retail owners in Illinois to communicate as a united entity.

COVID-19 Resources

During these challenging times for small business owners who are deeply affected by the pandemic, The ABPA Small Business Task Force is closely monitoring different resources available that could provide financial relief until our economy returns to what resembled pre-pandemic times.

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Become a Corporate Sponsor

Are you ready to take the next step with putting your company on the map? Become a Corporate Sponsor and open the door to endless opportunities.

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Bidding on City Contracts

The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) offers monthly workshops in procurement, certification, transparency, and outreach.

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ABPA Events

Watch Our ABPA 2021 Emerging Leader Reception and the Class of 2022 Induction Ceremony

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30

Years In Operation

1,000

Executive Club Members

150

Seminars & Events Organized For Professional & Financial Growth

1

Only Organization Serving the MENA Business & Professional Community

The ABPA Officers

Rush Darwish

Rush Darwish

President

Rima Sweiss

Rima Sweiss

Vice President

Hussam Zayyad

Hussam Zayyad

Treasurer

Tayseer Doleh

Tayseer Doleh

Secretary

All of your favorite people

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