Illinois River Basin Boating Association
An association of 20 boat clubs spanning the entire length of the Illinois Waterway, from Calumet to Grafton. Known for annual events such as Winter Games (February) and Miss Riverbottom (June), the IRBBA works to foster boater safety, education and environmental preservation up and down the river.
Lake Michigan Yachting Association
Founded in 1894 in Racine, Wisconsin, the Lake Michigan Yachting Association is the Midwest’s most prestigious association of those who love the water and boating in any of its many forms on Lake Michigan and its tributaries. The LYMA Cruising Card provides discounts and perks at member yacht clubs in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.
Illinois Licensed Beverage Association
Organized in 1880, the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) is the oldest business trade association in the country dedicated to promoting and protecting the retail businesses that sell or serve beverage alcohol. Over 2,500 Illinois retail liquor businesses (on and off-premise) belong to the ILBA, a not-for-profit corporation. Members include: taverns, restaurants, fraternal clubs, package stores, bowling centers, golf courses, hotels, gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores.