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  • Sep - 2020
    22

    National Small Business Week

    As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories. Additionally, this year’s NSBW will recognize the small businesses who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. There will be a number of presenters providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover towards a stronger economy.
  • Sep - 2020
    22

    MUST REGISTER | Upcoming CCWIS System Integrator RFP

    To pre-register as an attendee for your preferred Pre-Bid meeting please email the attendee’s name(s) and company name to the Solicitation Contact at DCFS.BidBuy@Illinois.Gov The Department will respond with a confirmation or alternate date request, and will email all attendees the IL Department of Public Health COVID-19 Questionnaire. The Department implores anyone unable to answer “NO” to all questions on the Questionnaire the day of the event NOT attend the Pre-Bid meeting and either send an alternate representative or utilize the listen only WebEx meeting link below. The Department will have a registered nurse and non-contact forehead thermometer on-site and reserves the right to request a temperature check upon attendee check-in prior to entering the Pre-Bid meeting. Anyone refusing a temperature check for any reason will not be allowed in the Pre-Bid meeting and will be required to utilize the listen only WebEx meeting link provided above.
  • Sep - 2020
    22

    The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and the City of Markham Celebrate Small Business Week

    Join us to learn more about BEP Certification.
    We will cover:
    • Eligibility
    • Requirements
    • Procurement Opportunities
    • Small Business Set Aside Program
    • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
    • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
  • Sep - 2020
    23

    Asistencia de Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas y Mejores Prácticas para Propietarios

    Asistencia gratuita para propietarios de empresas y diálogo sobre mejores prácticas para propietarios de empresas.
  • Sep - 2020
    23

    African American Business Development Post COVID-19 Webinar

    Our panel of experts will discuss what new and existing small businesses, owned by people of color, need to know to position themselves to capture that trillion dollar market during COVID-19 and beyond. Attendees will learn how to market their business, improve operations, reduce expenses, and increase revenues to grow into a scalable, sustainable, and profitable business.
  • Sep - 2020
    23

    MUST REGISTER | Upcoming CCWIS System Integrator RFP

    To pre-register as an attendee for your preferred Pre-Bid meeting please email the attendee’s name(s) and company name to the Solicitation Contact at DCFS.BidBuy@Illinois.Gov The Department will respond with a confirmation or alternate date request, and will email all attendees the IL Department of Public Health COVID-19 Questionnaire. The Department implores anyone unable to answer “NO” to all questions on the Questionnaire the day of the event NOT attend the Pre-Bid meeting and either send an alternate representative or utilize the listen only WebEx meeting link below. The Department will have a registered nurse and non-contact forehead thermometer on-site and reserves the right to request a temperature check upon attendee check-in prior to entering the Pre-Bid meeting. Anyone refusing a temperature check for any reason will not be allowed in the Pre-Bid meeting and will be required to utilize the listen only WebEx meeting link above.
  • Sep - 2020
    24

    Introduction to Exporting

    An overview of the fundamentals in exporting, designed for small to medium sized companies who want to find new market segments overseas.
  • Sep - 2020
    24

    2020 Illinois LGBTQ+ Business Summit

    Join the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois as we host our 2020 Illinois LGBTQ+ Business Summit. Though we are now hosting this as a virtual experience, the annual Supplier Diversity Summit is lining up to be a spectacular event, mixing together panels, professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Sep - 2020
    25

    BEP Renewal No Change Affidavit (NCA) Webinar

    Please join the BEP team as we provide an overview of the No Change Affidavit Application process. Whether you are currently completing the NCA (No Change Affidavit) Application or would like to know more about the process this is the webinar for you.

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) Assistance is Available.

  • Sep - 2020
    27

    2020 USHCC National Conference

    Agenda will be provided soon.
  • Sep - 2020
    28

    BEP Certification Subcommittee Meeting

    Subcommittee meetings are open to the public at no cost.
  • Sep - 2020
    28

    Certification Workshop: Business Enterprise Program

    A workshop with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) collaborating to provide assistance with the certification process and information on the benefits and advantages of becoming BEP certified.
  • Sep - 2020
    29

    BEP Outreach Subcommittee Meeting

    Subcommittee meetings are open to the public at no cost.
  • Sep - 2020
    29

    OMEE Grant: Best Practices

    Part of DCEO's Hispanic Heritage Month Series. We will be discussing best practices for applying for state grants, specifically, OMEE grant.
  • Sep - 2020
    29

    COVID Relief & Other Business Funding Opportunities

    Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Small Business Administration to hear about COVID Relief Funding Opportunities and other resources for businesses.
  • Sep - 2020
    30

    BEP Compliance Subcommittee Meeting

    Subcommittee meetings are open to the public at no cost.
  • Oct - 2020
    1

    The Brand of U & How to Work It

    This workshop will cover branding in today’s COVID-19 environment and how entrepreneurs can brand and leverage technology to pivot their business to work for them during COVID-19. Learn from business ‘disruptors’ on how to capitalize using innovative approaches to position your business for success.
  • Oct - 2020
    2

    Full Certification Application Webinar

    Please join the BEP team as we provide an overview of the Full Application process. Whether you are currently completing the Full Application or new to the application process and would like to know more about it, this is the webinar for you.

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) Assistance is Available.

  • Oct - 2020
    5

    Certification Workshop: Business Enterprise Program

    A workshop with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) collaborating to provide assistance with the certification process and information on the benefits and advantages of becoming BEP certified.
  • Oct - 2020
    6

    Regulations, Workforce, and Finances

    Part of DCEO's Hispanic Heritage Month Series.
    Learn how to obtain applicable business licenses from IDFPR, how to hire and expand workforce, and business finances
  • Oct - 2020
    7

    Online with OMEE (Office of Minority Economic Empowerment)

    The Business Development Managers from Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) are excited to host you for Online with OMEE – an open online conversation with OMEE constituents (racial/ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veteran owned businesses).
  • Oct - 2020
    7

    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Presents Latinas in Manufacturing

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, National Women Business Month, and Manufacturing Month, this webinar will discuss how Latinas in manufacturing got into the business, pivoted, and expanded into leadership roles.
  • Oct - 2020
    8

    Capital Development Board Outreach with Black Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

    Capital Development Board invites Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, Engineers, and Suppliers to come learn about business opportunities with the state.
  • Oct - 2020
    9

    BEP Recognition Certification Webinar

    Please join the BEP team as we provide an overview of the Recognition Application process. Whether you are currently completing the Recognition Application or would like to know more about the process this is the webinar for you.

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) Assistance is Available.

  • Oct - 2020
    13

    Certification and Government Contracting

    Part of DCEO's Hispanic Heritage Month Series.
    Learn about how to get your business certified and expand into government contracting.
    Hosted by DCEO-OMEE, Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with CMS-BEP, Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Oct - 2020
    14

    By Black Conference 2020

    Connect, grow and promote your business with a complimentary digital pass to the By Black Conference October 14-16, 2020. Produced in partnership with The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), they are the voices consumers and corporations trust when making a decision to “buy black”.
  • Oct - 2020
    15

    Certificación y Contratación Pública

    Coorganizado por DCEO-OMEE, Groupon, Caucus Legislativo Latino de Illinois, Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Illinois en alianza con CMS-BEP, Aurora Cámara de Comercio Hispana Regional y Mujeres Latinas en Acción.
    Este es el último de una serie de seminarios web en la celebración del mes de la herencia hispana.
  • Oct - 2020
    16

    Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) @ WWBIC Presents Veteran Certification & Resource Summit

    The VBOC @ WWBIC and Prairie State College bring to you the 2nd annual Veteran Certification & Resource
    Summit. Come learn from various local, state, and federal procurement experts on how to access
    and leverage certification so that you can get your business entity positioned for government prime and
    sub-contracting work.
  • Oct - 2020
    16

    BEP Renewal No Change Affidavit (NCA) Webinar

    Please join the BEP team as we provide an overview of the No Change Affidavit Application process. Whether you are currently completing the NCA (No Change Affidavit) Application or would like to know more about the process this is the webinar for you.

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) Assistance is Available.

  • Oct - 2020
    20

    MUST REGISTER | Upcoming CCWIS System Integrator RFP

    To pre-register as an attendee for your preferred Pre-Bid meeting please email the attendee’s name(s) and company name to the Solicitation Contact at DCFS.BidBuy@Illinois.Gov The Department will respond with a confirmation or alternate date request, and will email all attendees the IL Department of Public Health COVID-19 Questionnaire. The Department implores anyone unable to answer “NO” to all questions on the Questionnaire the day of the event NOT attend the Pre-Bid meeting and either send an alternate representative or utilize the listen only WebEx meeting link below. The Department will have a registered nurse and non-contact forehead thermometer on-site and reserves the right to request a temperature check upon attendee check-in prior to entering the Pre-Bid meeting. Anyone refusing a temperature check for any reason will not be allowed in the Pre-Bid meeting and will be required to utilize the listen only WebEx meeting link above.
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