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2019 Annual Training

Join us in Chicago for the SBEAP/SBO 2019 Annual Training May 13 - 16.   

It is time to sharpen the saw and get ready for two and half days of training and fun, see the latest DRAFT AgendaThe Training kicks off with a NSC and newcomer dinner Monday night. Tuesday morning through Thursday are filled with technical training topics. Registration cost is $150 per participant and scholarships are available.

Registration is a two-step process -

1. Fill out the registration form by clicking here.

2. Pay your registration cost by clicking hereTo use this E-Pay system, select “Make a one-time payment” and then select the payment category of Small Business Environmental Assistance.  Payment can be made via credit card or E-check. To mail a check, contact Michelle Haberstroh.

Other important information -

  • Conference hotel: The Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop is within walking distance of the training location. Book at the conference rate of $199 per night by clicking here or call 203-905-2073.
  • Transportation: Chicago is served by two different airports, Chicago O'Hare International and Midway. Various shuttles are available, but the hotel does NOT provide a shuttle. A taxi will cost about $50 from O'Hare and $35 from Midway.
  • Scholarships: Travel scholarships applications are being accepted through April 1. Send  completed applications to
  • SBEAP/SBO awards: The SBEAP/SBO National Awards will be presented at the Annual Training. Please consider submitting a nomination by the Feb. 28 due date. Nominations are now closed.
  • Training speakers: A variety of subject matter experts will be featured at the training. If you desire to be a speaker or have a speaker suggestion, please contact Annual Training Chair, Jennifer Collins (IN).
  • State gift exchange: Don't forget your state-themed gift for the state gift exchange.