Arab American Business & Professional Association
Introducing ABPA Emerging Learder 2024!

Introducing ABPA Emerging Learder 2024!

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ABPA Presents The Bogey Bash

ABPA Presents The Bogey Bash

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ABPA Joins NACC

ABPA Joins NACC

Learn More About ABPA's Commitment to Change!

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Welcome to ABPAilliois.com

Welcome to ABPAilliois.com

Learn more about the Who We Are, and What We Stand For!

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SBDC at ABPA

SBDC at ABPA

Turning Your Dream Business Into A Real Business Begins Here

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The Community Retail Association

The Community Retail Association

We Are the Voice for Neighborhood Retailers

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ABPA Newly Elected Board of Directors

ABPA Newly Elected Board of Directors

Meet the Newly Elected Board Members!

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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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Become a Corporate Partner

Become a Corporate Partner 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.

SBDC Center at ABPA

Our team of experienced professionals offers a range of services to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, we can provide guidance and support every step of the way.

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.

emPOWER Grant Program

The ABPA emPOWER grant program was created to support ambitious, aspiring female entrepreneurs looking for start-up funding for their Illinois- based businesses. In 2023, three recipients were awarded 5,000 each to help reach their business goals.

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.

32

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 Executive Team

Rush Darwish

Rush Darwish

President

President
Tayseer Doleh

Tayseer Doleh

Vice President

Hussam Zayyad

Hussam Zayyad

Treasurer

Treasurer
Mary Alexandra-Basta

Mary Alexandra-Basta

Advisory Board Chair

Advisory Board Chair
Mohammad Abdallah

Mohammad Abdallah

CRA Chairman

CRA Chairman