Partnerships provide the opportunity to achieve greater success in life and business. SMC is pleased to partner with the organizations below on many different programs and events to increase the success of your business.

Take a moment to visit each of our partners.



The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber supports our local business community in Butler, Allegheny and Beaver counties through networking events, programs, training, and development agencies. Our membership consists of 1,100 businesses and organizations who employ nearly 24,000 employees. Our membership ranges from sole proprietors to large corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting our business community.




Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2012, NSBA continues to advocate on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S. We are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization.


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The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania.




Catalyst Connection is an economic development organization dedicated to helping small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania improve their competitive performance. Our advisors, consultants, and instructors are highly motivated experts with academic degrees and real-world manufacturing experience. In addition to training and consulting, we administer financial programs which can provide funding for equipment and machinery.


As we continue to work with and through NSBA to heighten the awareness of small business issues, SMC is proud to acknowledge the great work of each of our following partners:




The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is proud to be the largest trade association in the state of Arizona, with thousands of members throughout the state. Our goal is to encourage a positive economic climate in our state by supporting our members and small business as a whole through several avenues — advocacy and public policy, networking, education, mentoring, and resources.





The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is a non-partisan, member-driven, organization representing hundreds of small businesses in Illinois. The SBAC actively engages in shaping public policy to reflect the interests of the small business community.




tablet_logo1The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is Michigan’s only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We fight for small business every hour! Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan’s economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship.


Featured Member

Meet Bill Ringle, President of System Ringle

“The SMC Staff and Board of Directors are excited about our future as we retool our trade association back toward its founding principles. Come join us!”