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. 


Visit the Asian American and Pacific Islander page for information about webinars and events.


Grow Your Online Business in 2022: From Experts Who Have Done the Work
Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | webinar

Interested in starting an online business or are you a current e-commerce owner looking to increase your revenue? Join us to learn directly from experienced e-commerce owners who will share their experiences and advice from running an online business through social media, Amazon, and additional e-commerce platforms.

This virtual event is presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Chinese Mutual Aid Association during the May Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) series, which is a monthly series co-hosted by DCEO-Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) & the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC).


Recursos Financieros Para Empresas (RFE) Recursos del Estado de Illinois del Departamento de Comercio y Oportunidades Económicas
Jueves | 26 de mayo de 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Regístrese AQUÍ | o en Facebook Vivo -@illinoisdceo

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What's All That Grant Paperwork About? - How to apply for grants and manage them once you receive them.
Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Register

Join DCEO - OMEE and IL MBDA Business Center for this virtual workshop to learn about upcoming grants, how to apply for them and manage them once you receive them.

In this workshop, we'll discuss how to prepare and apply for and manage grants, as well as take a look at some current available funding opportunities


Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools
Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Register

Learn how to sell your products online. You'll be walked through how to list your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And you will be shown one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

This webinar is sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and presented in collaboration with Illinois Office of Minority Economic EmpowermentChampaign County EDC, and Grow with Google.