Arab American Business & Professional 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.Our mission is to organize Retail owners in Illinois to communicate as a united entity. Furthermore, advocate for our retail owners in all aspects including taking action on unjust treatment on our business owners, to organize and mobilize our members when opportunities become available.

Why CRA? 

For far too long retail owners have operated on an individual basis when dealing with matters that arise on a city, state or federal level. In most cases, business owners have been ignored or even mistreated when addressing concerns dealing with their municipalities. Why does this happen? Sadly, the majority of owners accept the outcome they have been dealt because they simply do not have the time, knowledge and resources to take action.  The Community Retail Association will represent retail owners and can communicate as a united front. The CRA will serve as the voice for Retail owners in Illinois. Our retail owners will communicate their concerns or issues they are dealing with. Our team will determine the plan of action to take. In addition, The CRA will build relationships with individuals and organizations that work in the retail sector.