In a marketplace with companies making lofty marketing claims and vying for customers in Northern Illinois, being a NISBA Accredited Business enables consumers to identify you as a trustworthy company. The Northern Illinois Small Business Association logo provides customer trust behind it that any NISBA business is licensed with a state government agency, has a certificate of insurance and that any reviews placed on the NISBA website are verified customers


Our  NISBA Code represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices/exerpiences that enhance customer trust and confidence in working with local businesses in Northern Illinois. To be accredited by NISBA a business or organization affirms that it meets and will abide by the following standards:

  • Fulfill all licensing, bonding and insurance requirements of applicable jurisdictions in **Northern Illinois; provide all license, bonding & insurance (Workers Compensation, General Liability, Errors & Omissions and/or Workers Compensation etc) information upon application for NISBA accreditation; and provide periodic updates upon request of NISBA.
  • Follow federal, state/provincial and local advertising laws.
  • Make known all material facts in both written and verbal representations, remembering that misrepresentation may result not only from direct statements but by omitting or obscuring relevant facts.
  • Fulfill contracts signed and agreements reached.
  • Correcting any mistakes as quickly as possible.
  • Promptly respond to all complaints forwarded by NISBA
  • Make a good faith effort to resolve disputes, which includes mediation if requested by NISBA.
  • Businesses will make best efforts to comply with industry standards for the protection and proper disposal of all sensitive data, both online and offline.
  • Businesses agree to respect customer preferences regarding contact by telephone, fax and e-mail.:
  • Avoid involvement, by the business or its principals, in activities that reflect unfavorably on, or otherwise adversely affect the public image of NISBA or its approved businesses.

*NISBA accreditation does not mean that the business’s products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by NISBA, or that NISBA has made a determination as to the business’ product quality or competency in performing services. Businesses are under no obligation to seek NISBA accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought NISBA accreditation.

**If a business operates outside of the State of Illinois, applicable license, insurance information may be provided for consideration.


Membership Values

  • 12 Month- NISBA Membership
  • NISBA Networking Event invitations.
  • Referral opportunities from consumers that call into NISBA.
  • Post events to the NISBA Calendar.
  • Business Listed on the NISBA Online Directory.
  • Unlimited Keywords & Categories on Profile
  • Enhanced Profile on NISBA website: 
  • New Membership highlighted in the NISBA Advocate Newsletter.
  • Promotional posts on NISBA Social Media page as well as posting on affiliated social media group pages.
  • 1 Free 30-minute consultation with a NISBA Approved Marketing / Promotional company to strategize growth of your business.
  • 1 Free 30-minute consultation with a NISBA Approved Bookkeeping company.
  • 1 Free 30-minute consultation with a NISBA Approved Small Business HR Consulting company.

Marketing & Advertising

  • Use of the NISBA Logo.
  • Social Media – Twitter & Facebook Welcome Post
  • Social Media – Opportunity to Spotlight your business on NISBA Social Media Posts.
  • Business Listed on the NISBA Online Directory.
  • New Membership highlighted in the NISBA Advocate Newsletter.
  • Weekly Advertising opportunities on the NISBA Advocate Newsletter.
  • Low Cost Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities at Events.
  • Member-Only approved trade shows.
  • Member-Only Discounts to NISBA customer facing events.
  • Opportunity to host a mixer or workshop opportunity.

If you are interested in joining the Northern Illinois Small Business Association please contact us at 847-416-8501 or click here.

If you are interested in joining the Northern Illinois Small Business Association please contact us By clicking here

Expectations In Joining the Northern Illinois Small Business Association?

Brand Recognition
Marketing Opportunities
Networking Leads
Relevant Resources
Community Involvement
Engaging Events