September 10, 2016 Small Business Center on the Road

September 10, 2016 Small Business Center on the Road


The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Small Business Center On the Road event was held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago, IL.

Guest Speaker:

Christopher G. Kennedy was the keynote speaker and discussed his previous experience as President of the Merchandise Mart Properties and his current role as Co-Founder of Chicago-based non-profit Top Box Foods.

Christopher explained that Top Box Foods focuses on bringing high-quality food for up to 40% less than retail to Chicago’s food deserts to increase access to healthy and affordable food. As a non-profit community-based organization, Top Box Foods focuses on maintaining low overhead costs and developing neighborhood partners, volunteers, and corporate sponsors to provide year-round services. In addition, Christopher shared an economic data overview of the Chicago region.

Highlights of Event:


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

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