- B2B Networking Opportunities
- Publicize Your Business
- Develop Business Partnerships
- Youth Scholarships
The South Area Business Association (SABA) offers opportunities to bring value to your growing business while supporting our goals to assist local businesses and to engage our youth as future business leaders. We welcome you to get involved with local small business where we support each other, share best practices, and celebrate our successes.
Monthly Business Luncheons
Luncheons are held at various South Area Business member locations. The luncheons are held the second Tuesday of each month. It’s a good time to get away from the office to network with other business leaders while enjoying lunch.
We have inspiring speakers that will educate you about small business concerns. The luncheons also offer an opportunity for you to be the monthly sponsor while giving you time to talk about your business. We also host quarterly after hours business networking events from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
“After Hours” Business Networking Events
During the year we hold three “After Hours” Business Netwworking Events. During 2015, the member sponsored events will be held March 10, June 9, and September 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This gives member businesses an opportunity to highlight their business in a social setting. Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend.
Market Driven Technology
Expose your business to a premium audience while keeping your budget at an all time low. Website links support your business needs or programs. Multi-media promotional options are available.
We invite businesses to sponsor or co-sponsor our luncheons and after hours events as well as to place ads on our website that promote your business, ads in our newsletters, and presentation time/face time at our functions. Partnering opportunities and Business-to-Business representation is included in your membership.
We host an annual Career Day Event in November. Member businesses contribute two hours of time to students who are considering their career options. Talk about your business, give them a tour, and share what your business is about.
We Celebrate Success
In January, we honor a South Area Business of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. After reviewing nominations made by local businesses, decisions are made considering business growth, community involvement, innovative business practices, and noteworthy accomplishments.
Annual College Scholarships
Every year we give $3,500 in college scholarships to area high schools including Wausau East, Wausau West, DC Everest, Mosinee, Northland Lutheran, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran, and Newman High Schools. Our Annual Fund-Raisers are fun events. This offers you an opportunity to have fun while networking with other business leaders or bringing your employees together for a team-building event.
In February, we host a Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament fundraiser at Coral Lanes. In addition to bowling at this event, we generate dollars with raffles with corporate donated gifts. Our bowlers enjoy the fun and camaraderie of friends, co-workers, and family to earn cash prizes.
Bring your clients or co-workers and enjoy yet another networking opportunity when we host our Golf Tournament fundraiser in June. We have a four-person scramble followed by a post play cash awards ceremony, door prizes, food and fun event. Enjoy 18 holes of golf in a fun environment. Sponsor a hole, contribute a prize, and you might even be rewarded with a prize!