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  • Oct - 2018
    16

    Governors State University Higher Education Diverse Business Fair - Veteran Owned Business Event

    Meet Higher Education’s buyers in one convenient location. Connect with state agencies & learn about State Certification. Network with attendees across many industries. Attend panel discussion & presentations.
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Oct - 2018
    16

    Governors State University Higher Education Diverse Business Fair

    Meet Higher Education’s buyers in one convenient location. Connect with state agencies & learn about State Certification. Network with attendees across many industries. Attend panel discussion & presentations.
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Oct - 2018
    17

    Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship

    Are you a new business owner? Interested in becoming an entrepreneur in 2018? If so, you are invited to join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for an ADME Business Workshop. This workshop has been designed to instruct new business start-ups and individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship. During the workshop, subject-matter experts will address the needs of individuals who are just
    starting their own businesses and those who are looking to pursue entrepreneurship. Information will be provided on the Advantage Illinois Loan Participation Program and FAME (Fund for the Advancement of Minority Enterprises). The State participates 50% on loans with lenders enrolled in the program, offering 2% fixed rate and up to $400,000 on the State's portion. Register today to take advantage of this free event to jump start your business.
  • Oct - 2018
    18

    Move Illinois Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event

    Project managers and construction managers actively working on Tollway projects, as well as contractors, subcontractors and professional engineering services firms interested in doing business with the Tollway are encouraged to attend.
    Registration is open until Monday, October 12, 2018 1:00 PM (EST)
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Oct - 2018
    18

    Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship/Avanzando en el desarrollo de la iniciativa de las minorias (ADME/BEP)

    ¿Eres nuevo propietario de un negocio?Interesado en convertirse en empresario en 2018? Si es así, lo invitamos a unirse al Departamento de Comercio y Oportunidades Económicas de Illinois para un Taller de Negocios de ADME. Este taller ha sido diseñado para instruir a nuevas empresas y personas interesadas en el emprendimiento. Durante el taller, los expertos en la materia abordarán las necesidades de las personas que recién están comenzando sus propios negocios y aquellos que buscan seguir un espíritu empresarial.
    Regístrese hoy para aprovechar este evento gratuito para comenzar su negocio.
    Un representante del programa de iniciativas de negocios  y programa de negocios para veteranos estara presente para distribuir informacion sobre el proceso para certificar su negocio con el estado y estara disponible para hablar sobre los beneficios y las ventajas de la certificacion para obtener negocios con el estado de Illinois.
    Are you a new business owner? Are you looking for financing opportunities to meet your present needs and prepare you for future growth? If so, you are invited to join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity along with SBDC network for an ADME Business Workshop. This workshop has been designed to instruct new business start-ups and individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship. During the workshop, subject-matter experts will address the needs of individuals who are just starting their own businesses and those who are looking to pursue entrepreneurship.
    Information will be provided on the Advantage Illinois Loan Participation Program and FAME (Fund for
    the Advancement of Minority Enterprises). The State participates 50% on loans with lenders enrolled in the program, offering 2% fixed rate and up to $400,000 on the State's portion. Register today to take advantage of this free event to jump start your business.
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Oct - 2018
    22

    Business Enterprise Program Council Meeting

    Hosted by: Illinois Department of Central Management Services - Business Enterprise Program The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Council is established to help implement, monitor and enforce the goals of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act. The BEP Council is composed of the Secretary of Human Services and the Directors of the Department of Human Rights, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Central Management Services, the Department of Transportation and the Capital Development Board, or their duly appointed representatives. Ten individuals representing businesses that are minority or female owned or owned by persons with disabilities, two individuals representing the business community, and one representative of public universities shall be appointed by the Governor. BEP Council meetings are open to the public at NO COST
  • Oct - 2018
    25

    6th Annual 2018 Construction Industry Conference

    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Oct - 2018
    27

    City of Chicago's Small Business Center On The Road Expo

    FREE!

    • 40+ EXHIBITORS
    • 3 WORKSHOPS
    • CITY LICENSE EXPERTS
    • TAX CLINIC
    • SALES PITCH TRAINING
    • LEGAL CLINIC
    • FINANCIAL ADVISORS
    • CONSUMER CORNER TECH LANE
  • Nov - 2018
    1

    2018 Construction Summit

    Architects, Engineers, Design professionals and Contractors, join us to learn how to become a successful partner with the University of Illinois System and network with other universities and government entities. Gain insight into the business process and requirements for success. Meet and learn from the experts to help grow your business.
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Nov - 2018
    2

    Annual DBE-MBE-WBE-VBE Networking Event & Workshop

    In the next two months William Charles Construction will bid three tollway projects in District 1 & 2 and we would like to reach out to new and current subcontractors. Come and meet our PMs and Estimators, as well as, representatives from public agencies, minority organizations and Operators & Labor Union representatives. We will conduct a workshop from 1pm to 2pm.
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Nov - 2018
    7

    Business Enterprise Program (BEP) & Veteran Business Program (VBP) Certification Workshop

    In partnership with the ChicagoMBDA Center Operated by ChicagoMSDC- the State of Ilinois Central Managment Services' (CMS) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) & Veteran Business Program (VBP) workshops are designed to provide information on the certification process. The State of Illinois provides the following certifications: • Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) • Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) • Person with Disability Owned Business Enterprise (PBE) The VBP provides certification to Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses. CMS/BEP also has a streamlined recognition process with other MBE & WBE certifying entities.
  • Nov - 2018
    9

    IAMHP Annual Conference

    Who should attend?  Medicaid Health Plans, Managed Care Organizations, Providers, Health Systems and/or Healthcare Advocacy Groups & business vendors in Healthcare
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Nov - 2018
    16

    16th Annual Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Conference

    This year's program will:
    Address critical public policy issues that have direct impact on the Latino community. Draw on the expertise, experience, and participation of community, educational, business and professional leaders from the state and the nation. Drive the agenda for the Illinois Legislative Caucus as its members, both in the House and the Senate, craft legislation that will benefit their constituents.
    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.
  • Jun - 2019
    20

    SAVE THE DATE: Small Business Expo 2019 - CHICAGO

    A representative from the Business Enterprise & Veteran Business Programs will be present to distribute information on the certification process, and available to discuss the benefits and advantages of becoming certified to do business with the State of Illinois.