Arab American Business & Professional Association

America’s Small Business Development Center at the Arab Business and Professional Association Office in Palos Heights, Illinois offers workshops at no cost that cover a variety of topics to support you in every stage of your business.

Back 2 School Kicks helps over 400 Students!

Back 2 School Kicks was an incredibly successful event, and we owe it all to the fantastic volunteers and sponsors who made it possible. Thanks to your hard work and dedication, we provided over 400 students with brand-new gym shoes and school bags, generously donated by The Athlete’s Foot. A special thanks to the Community Retail Association for sponsoring the event!

Mayor Brandon Johnson reached the 100-Day Milestone

As Mayor Brandon Johnson reached the 100-day milestone in office, the Arab-American Business and Professional Association would like to thank the Mayor and his team for the opportunity to meet our community and share his belief about the importance of an inclusive Chicago.

Mingle Mania

The Inaugural Mingle Mania welcomes local Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Owners, and Professionals to our Small Business Development Center at ABPA. Mingle Mania is an opportunity for folks to network and learn more about all the no-cost resources available at our SBDC at ABPA.

Middle East Festival 2023

It was an amazing experience this weekend at the Middle East Fest. We enjoyed the networking and the entertainment. In addition, it was a pleasure having ABPA Present Rush Darwish MC. We are looking forward to partnering with MIRA on the feature. Look at the photos!

Mayor Johnson Speaks Directly to Leaders from The Arab-American Community.

A meeting between Mayor Brandon Johnson and key leaders and supporters from the MENA/Arab American Community was held with the objective to learn more about the Mayor’s position on key issues that are important to the MENA/Arab American Community and the residents of Chicago.

Entity Essentials: Launch Your Business The Right Way

Are you trying to start your business and in need of guidance on choosing the correct business entity? Check out our “Entity Essentials” workshop video below. Learn how to successfully chose the right business entity, tax laws, and implications around each entity.

How to Take Advantage of Your Social Security

Are you taking full advantage of what Social Security offers? It is time you take control of all the options available to you. Learn from the experts on how to leverage your social security for your gain. If you care about your retirement watch the “How to Take Advantage of Your Social Security” workshop video below.

Back 2 Business Grant

Are you in the hotel, restaurant, or creative arts industry and need financial assistance? The Illinois Department of Commerce members presented information on how to apply for the Back 2 Business Grant.

MENA Business RoundTable

Panel Discussion centered around initiatives and upcoming priorities related to Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) representation and inclusion regarding business opportunities.