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Rogers Park Business Alliance

Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) works in the areas of business, community and economic development. We employ a professional staff and are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business owners, residents and stakeholders.


Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1993. RPBA is proud to represent the business community for more than 28 years in one of the most culturally diverse communities in Chicago. Our entrepreneurial training programs and neighborhood enriching initiatives are created to sustain a vibrant community that grows and thrives together. We continue to develop programs that reach and serve businesses regardless of location, primary language or business stage.

Mission: Rogers Park Business Alliance cultivates and sustains a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents.

Vision: An ideal Rogers Park offers diverse businesses, arts, cultural and recreational activities, good schools, safe streets, excellent transportation and sustainable practices for all of its residents and visitors.

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals (Specialty)
  • Define products
  • Price products
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast

Formalize structures

  • Register legally
  • Secure licenses (Specialty)
  • Buy insurance
  • Buy or rent space
  • Certify as MBE/WBE

Find financing

  • Establish accounts
  • Manage books
  • Analyze needs (Specialty)
  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant
  • Evaluate equity

Increase sales

  • Update forecast
  • Improve marketing
  • Establish online
  • Develop partners (Specialty)
  • Update business plan
  • Join accelerator

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations
  • Write handbook (Specialty)
  • Prep for wholesale

Hire / retain staff

  • Write job specs
  • Draft staff manual (Specialty)
  • Implement payroll

Capture wealth

  • Update pitch deck (Specialty)
  • Meet investors
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Plan for succession
  • Sell your business
Contact Information
Sheree Moratto
1448 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626