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Business Diversity

Diversity Calendar

Thursday, July 25, 2019
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Glenwood-Lynwood Library
19901 Stony Island Ave Lynwood, IL 60411

CALLING ALL Business Owners (Small to Mid-Sized), Self Employed, General Contractors, Manufacturers, Importers & Exporters, Home Based Businesses, Retail, Wholesale and Service Based Businesses!!!!

You don't want to miss this workshop. This workshop will educate business owners about various minority & women owned certification programs, government contracting, fortune 100 & fortune 500 contracting opportunities, as well as Illinois Economic Development Programs.


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Lynwood Chamber of Commerce
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Marriot Marquis Chicago
2121 S Prairie Ave Chicago, IL 60616

The Make the Connection! IHCC Signature Breakfast convenes the Midwest Hispanic business community for a morning of networking and collaboration. More than 800 Hispanic business owners from every industry come together to meet their peers, build relationships and be inspired to continue on their entrepreneurial journeys. We believe all entrepreneurs are “makers.” They make products and services that create value and joy for their customers. They make jobs that provide a living and purpose for the people in their communities. They make a vision for how the world could be. Entrepreneurs are the building blocks of our society. That is why we want to celebrate the makers that have shaped our city in so many different ways, from the architects to restaurateurs and artists that MAKE Chicago.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue SIX10
610 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60665

Please join Metra as we recognize and honor prime and subcontractors, for providing exceptional service and continuously promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our agencies and staff members. This event will offer small businesses access to prime contractors, government agencies and the opportunity to attend a free educational workshop to learn more about the CREATE P2 engineering project.


For more information contact Arsenio Pomales at

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60649

Join Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer and Cook County Office of Contract Compliance at our “Fall Into The County” 2019 Vendor Resource and Information Expo. The EXPO will provide businesses and prospective businesses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Cook County & Sister Agencies and learn of their respective contracting opportunities.  They will also have the opportunity to attend Panel Discussions and various workshops designed to provide assistance relative to Doing Business with Cook County, Alternative Financing Solutions, Compliance Certification, Navigating the Procurement Website, and others. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from City, State & Federal Government Agencies as well as Assist Agencies and Chambers of Commerce. 

Sponsoring Organization:
Cook County Procurement & Contract Compliance
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