About the GRNBA

About the Greater River North Business Association

RNBA is made up of hundreds of local businesses who share a wide variety of interests and needs. It's the mission of our Association to promote and support members in every way possible, and to help improve the quality of life within the community.

We also work hard to keep River North a top-of-mind destination for visitors, touting the area as a unique place to explore, shop, dine, take in the nightlife, and stay at one of our great hotels.

As an RNBA Member you get…

Marketing Opportunities. We want all RNBA members to advertise their businesses in efficient, effective ways. We’ll help you do this by making your business readily accessible through our website and easy to find in online searches using the keywords in your description as well as our SEO work to keep our website on top of internet searches.  Additional marketing opportunities exist via social media, eBlast advertising, Hot Deals, website advertising and street banners. We'll offer you sponsorship opportunities for highly visible events involving various public and private organizations.

Programs and Networking Events. RNBA presents networking events, business expos, orientation programs, and many other events throughout the year. We also make you aware of FREE business workshops offered by the City of Chicago. Each month RNBA hosts a Business After Hours  where you can meet and greet fellow members and potential business partners. These ongoing initiatives bring you together with a broad range of valuable contacts throughout the Chicagoland area.

Advocacy Role. We're in close touch with city authorities regarding many River North issues, which means members can count on us to advance their interests and help resolve problems. From evaluating proposed construction projects to getting sidewalks repaired, RNBA carries a strong voice in official circles.

Join the River North Business Association today and start growing your business, saving money and becoming a community partner!