October 29, 2016 Small Business Center on the Road

October 29, 2016 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, October 29, 2016, at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL.

Guest Speaker:

Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she took over Lifeway Foods at age 27. Since that time, Julie has bolstered the company’s growth trajectory with innovative product development and marketing strategies, boosting annual revenues to over $130 million by 2015 and expanded distribution throughout the United States, Canada and the UK. She was recently named to Fortune Business ‘40 under 40,’ Fortune’s 55 most influential women on Twitter and Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business 1000. Julie serves as a member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council and is part of the 2015 class of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

Highlights of event:

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


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