ABPA is a business organization founded in 1991 that promotes networking opportunities among the Arab American Community and provides tools and resources to create growth for small business owners and professionals. The Organization also serves to be the collective voice and advocate for Arab-American Small Business Owners, with issues that require the attention of Media, Government, and community organizing. Additionally, ABPA presents programs for a better understanding of the Arab culture and demonstrates ways to be successful with doing business in the U.S. and abroad. Moreover, the Organization welcome business delegations from the Middle East and assists affiliated Chambers of Commerce as well as Business Councils in organizing trade and investment delegations to the region.
The Arab American Business & Professional Association was founded in 1991 as a Chapter of the Washington based organization. In 1992 it became an independent association in Illinois.
To provide networking opportunities for the growing Arab American business and professional community and promote trade and investment between Illinois businesses and abroad.
*To create programs and initiatives for Arab American business owners and professionals to grow and prosper.
*To serve as the collective voice and advocate for Arab American Small Business Owners with issues that require the attention of Media, Government, and organizing our community.
*Develop young Arab American professionals through our Emerging Leader Program.
*Invite speakers to dinner and luncheon programs to update members on business opportunities, political and regulatory matters in the region.
*Provide services and information to Illinois businesses concerning doing business in Arab Countries.