OMEE Prep Webinars: Federal Stimulus Funding Resources 

Online with OMEE - Overview of programs from the federal government (SBA), State, Local Governments, & Private/Community

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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The Business Development Managers from the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) will host an open online conversation with all OMEE constituents (racial/ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veteran owned businesses) to provide you with the latest updates regarding federal stimulus funding resources, share information about other local opportunities available, and answer any questions you may have about state or federal programs.


Upcoming OMEE Events & Webinars

All events and webinars are open to everyone but intentionally target specific OMEE communities. Feel free to contact us at if we don't answer your questions during our webinars or contact the First Stop Business Information Center Helpline at 1-800-252-2923. Spanish speaking assistance is available.


Women's Webinar Wednesday - Your Business Your Mental Health

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Every other Wednesday, the SBA and DCEO-OMEE partner to present resources for women-owned businesses. This session, we will be focusing on mental health for women-owned businesses. Guest speakers: Dr. Rosalyn Young and Professor Carmen Carothers.

Dr. Young will be speaking on Mental Resiliency for the business owner and Professor Carothers will be speaking on Psychological Contracts and their importance to businesses and solutions when they are breached.


OMEE & Team RED Presents: Business Development Meet & Greet Outreach - Southwest Region 

Wednesday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

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DCEO's Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) and Regional Economic Development Team (Team RED) are partnering with Federal, State and Local partners to bring information on business resources to entrepreneurs across the state. Each event will target a different part of the state. This month, the meet and greet will focus on the Southwest Region of the State. Come meet federal, state, and local representatives who can assist your business at no cost!  


OMEE & Illinois SBDC Presents: ADME - Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship - Music & Entertainment Business  

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

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ADME is an informative workshop experience where subject matter experts in the field of business share information with Illinois entrepreneurs in order to help them be successful. Each month we will offer a dynamic discussion on a business topic and highlight one of OMEE's focus communities. This month the discussion is music and entertainment business and the highlight is National Black Music Month! 


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