Associations USA: Illinois

Associations Now November/December 2015

Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Prairie State.


Total number of registered nonprofit organizations1


Total number of employees at professional societies and business associations2


Number of sporting goods stores in the U.S., according to the Illinois-based NSGA's most recent Sporting Goods Store Census3

Who You'll Find There:4

  • National Retail Hobby Stores Association (Wheaton)
  • Air Distribution Institute (Hillside)
  • Association of Science Museum Directors (Springfield)
  • Coin Laundry Association (Oakbrook Terrace)
  • American Orthopaedic Association (Rosemont)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (Chicago)
  • American Osteopathic Association (Chicago)
  • International Society of Arboriculture (Champaign)
  • Source: Associations Yellow Book (Summer 2015)


  1. National Center for Charitable Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. National Sporting Goods Association
  4. Associations Yellow Book, Winter 2015