Member Benefits

Become a Member of SMC Business Councils

We Understand the Issues That Affect You and Your Bottom Line

SMC Business Councils is Pennsylvania’s leading small business association. We’re preeminently positioned to connect you with the people, programs, services and support you need to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment NOW.  We have the longevity – 70+ years and counting, two office locations in Pennsylvania, a committed staff, active board and, most important, a diverse membership base of small business professionals and owners, and loads of benefits. Join Now! Annual membership dues start as low as $335. SMC Business Councils is where you belong.

When you become an SMC Business Councils you have automatic access to this comprehensive menu of products and services.


The Buy Pittsburgh First membership enables companies exclusive, member-only access to programs and events that enable businesses to interact with one another, grow their sales and meet with the regions’ procurement officers.  Buy Pittsburgh First includes access to SOURCE ENGINE, an online directory of products buyers can access.

HR Solutions

SMC Business Councils offers a full spectrum of free and cost-effective human resources services to stay compliant and help your business run more efficiently and profitably.

Networking Events

Position your small business for success with SMC Business Councils array of networking events. SMC staff will help make introductions at conferences, committee meetings, special events, and on on-line communities to foster relationships and build business.

Financial Counsel

SMC Business Councils offers a cadre of financial services to help you manage the business of making and saving money, including our SMC NestEggTM Retirement Savings Program (401k, 403b, IRA’s SEP’s and more!).

Legal Help

Whether it’s a routine matter like forming a new LLC or an employee issue, SMC Business Councils can guide you in the right direction with preliminary input from our Ask the Expert Helpline or from one of our law firm members. We also offer a member discount on a prepaid protection policy from LegalShield®.


SMC Business Councils is the authoritative source for insight, opinion and news about PA small businesses locally, regionally and nationally.  Your membership includes free access to our bimonthly Working PArts magazine, Government News Letter, HRM (Human Resource Management) UPdate Newsletter, Compensation Survey, archives and more.

Sales Training

Increase revenue and focus your sales team with this exclusive member price on Sandler Training.

Manufacturing Roundtable Programs

SMC Business Councils offers a variety of tools to help champion the manufacturing community including programs with industrial supply companies, Buy Pittsburgh First and partnerships with organizations that help manufacturers export their products to companies in foreign countries.

Take the Word of Some of Our Members

SMC Business Councils has provided my company and me with three important resources – access to meaningful dialogue with other business owners, responsive service for our health care issues and opportunities to proactively advocate for state and local small business issues.Marilyn D. Landis
President & CEO
Basic Business Concepts, Inc.s
Basic Business Concepts

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!”