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June 21, 2018 – City of Chicago’s Small Business Center on the Road Expo

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Keynote Speaker:
Maria Pinto
Fashion designer and artist Maria Pinto is the creative voice behind M2057, a high-fashion high-function women’s clothing line. She has dressed iconic women like Michelle Obama, Brooke Shields and Oprah, and her designs have been featured in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, the New York Times.

Also Offered
    • Business consulting services to entrepreneurs.
    • Contract procurement, financing and insurance information.
    • Availability of financial advisers to address business questions.
    • One on one tax counseling sessions offered by The Center for Economic Progress.
    • Legal advice and support provided by The Law Project
    • Networking sessions with other attending entrepreneurs.
  • Professional assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process

March 3, 2018 – City of Chicago’s Small Business Center on the Road Expo

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Keynote Speaker:
Kamau Murray, U.S Olympic Coach
Kamau Murray has coached tennis hopefuls all the way to Olympic gold and the U.S. Open. From the tennis court to business, Murray shares his secrets that inspire and motivate for maximum performance.

Also Offered
    • Business consulting services to entrepreneurs.
    • Contract procurement, financing and insurance information.
    • Availability of financial advisers to address business questions.
    • One on one tax counseling sessions offered by The Center for Economic Progress.
    • Legal advice and support provided by The Law Project
    • Networking sessions with other attending entrepreneurs.
  • Professional assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process

February 23, 2018 – 20th Annual Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange

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This was an exciting event that provided an opportunity for small, minority and women-owned businesses to network with government and transportation stakeholders.
Prime contractors mentored and taught small business owners how to successfully compete for transportation industry contracting opportunities.

Department of Procurement Services – 2018 Construction Summit

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The Department of Procurement Services – 2018 Construction Summit event was held on Wednesday Feb 7, 2018 at the JLM Center.

This was a great opportunity for prime contractors, sub-contractors, and companies in construction-related business to learn about upcoming contract opportunities and network with industry and government representatives.

Attendants received details of opening construction projects and job order contracts (JOC). They were also able to meet and network with government an industry representatives including the following:

    • City of Chicago User Departments
    • Chicago’s buying Sister Agencies
    • Government Agencies Representatives
    • Assist Agencies
    • Trade Unions/Employment & Labor Representatives

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 Chicago Park District 2017 Vendor Networking Event

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The Chicago Park District 2017 Vendor Networking Event event was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the South Shore Cultural Center. This event brought together government agencies, general contractors and MBE/WBE firms to increase communication, participation and competition for future contract awards. Government agencies in attendance included the City of Chicago, sister agencies, assist agencies and city museums.

MBE/WBE firms networked with general contractors to engage in potential business opportunities to meet or exceed compliance goals for current and future contract awards.

 

September 16, 2017 Small Business Center on the Road Expo

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The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Small Business Center On the Road event was held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Wilbur Wright College Events Building in Chicago, IL.  The event attracted a significant number of small business owners, start-ups, and construction-related companies. In addition to booth participation, attendants also participated in different educational sessions related to contract procurement and surety bonding.

April 17, 2017 MWRD Construction Vendor Outreach

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater  Chicago Vendor Outreach Fair was held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center. The event attracted a significant number of prime contractors, sub-contractors, and construction-related companies. In addition to booth participation, attendants also participated in different educational sessions related to contract procurement and surety bonding.  Also, MWRD presented several of its upcoming construction projects.

 

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Thank you to all of the LACC Members that visited the LACC booth.

March 18, 2017 Small Business Center on the Road

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The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Small Business Center On the Road event was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Arturo Velasquez Institute in Chicago, IL.

Guest Speaker:

  • Laura Gutierrez Ramos, Manager, Nuevo Leon Restaurant

Laura Gutierrez Ramos, is the current Manager and Granddaughter of the Founder of Nuevo Leon Restaurant in Chicago, IL. Laura discussed the company’s history and the focus her family has maintained for over 50 years on providing excellent customer service with high quality food. Laura stressed that pubic relations is the most important business tool she has as the face of her family’s restaurant. She answered many questions from the audience and encouraged everyone to stop in her restaurant anytime to ask her additional questions. She said she is always happy to share her knowledge with the community.

Highlights of event:

Laura Gutierrez Ramos

Laura Gutierrez Ramos, Manager, Nuevo Leon Restaurant

LACC Booth

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March 7, 2017 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The March 7, 2017 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Otobots Auto Repair
Mobile mechanics come to you. Auto repair certified techs with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty.

Platformz
Allows music streaming from multiple sites and apps in one place.

Hydro Grow
Hydro Grow’s patent pending design grows organic plants two to three times faster than traditional farming methods within a user’s home.


Early stage companies looking for venture capital: Please complete a company profile

Investors: Please register for the 4/4/17 presentations

February 8, 2017 City of Chicago Construction Summit

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The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services 5th annual Construction Summit 2017 was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the JLM Abundant Life Center in Chicago, IL. The event attracted a significant number of prime contractors, sub-contractors, and construction-related business owners. Attendees received details for upcoming construction projects.

Guest Speaker:

  • Jamie L. Rhee, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Chicago, Department of Procurement Services

Highlights of Event:

Construction Summit 2017

Jamie L. Rhee, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services

Construction Summit 2017, Chicago, IL

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