The Hospitality Business Association of Chicago (HBAC) is a non-profit chamber of commerce for locally owned hospitality businesses in Chicago. The Association was founded in 2005 and has over 200 dues paying member businesses. HBAC’s mission is to promote, protect, and inform locally owned hospitality businesses while also educating the community about the many positive economic, cultural, and quality of life benefits generated by Chicago’s responsibly operated hospitality businesses.
A Chicago Hospitality Industry Snapshot:
Over 4000 licensed hospitality establishments
More than 85% are locally owned small businesses
Over 70,000 good jobs directly created in Chicago
Millions of satisfied neighborhood and tourist customers every year
Over $75,000,000 in direct hospitality taxes generated just for the City of Chicago by the hospitality industry. Many millions more in additional hospitality taxes generated for Cook County, the State of Illinois, and United States.
HBAC is often able to provide speakers about the hospitality industry for civic, community, and school groups on a range of topics. Please allow at least 7 days advance notice for a speaker request. Requests for speakers may be emailed to Speakers@HBAChicago.org and please include requested date, time, meeting location, and name of the group(s) requesting a speaker.
*** This page updated June 7, 2015 ***