Small Business Forum & Resource Fair

07/06/2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM CT



College of Lake County - Lakeshore Campus
Community Conference Room

33 N Genesee St.

Waukegan, IL


Own a small business, thinking of starting one, or just want to learn more? Please join Congressman Brad Schneider and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business, for a community Small Business Forum & Resource Fair in Waukegan.

The event will feature a panel of small business experts, including SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson, to answer any small business questions you may have. There will also be a fair with vendors to help provide information about loans for small businesses, tax questions, resources available to women and minority small business owners, and more.

Forum: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Resource Fair: 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Panelists include:

Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10)
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Ranking member of House Small Business Committee
Elliot Richardson, CEO, Small Business Advocacy Council
Phillip Barreda, Executive Vice President, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
John Phelps, Rockford Local Development Corporation
Robert “Bo” Steiner, Illinois District Director, Small Business Administration
Emilia DiMenco, President & CEO, Chicago Women’s Business Center

Resource Fair participants include: SBAC Empower, SBAC, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Rockford Local Development Corporation, Women’s Business Center in Chicago, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, IRS, Small Business Administration and SCORE

The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, registration is required.

Questions? Call (847) 383-4870.


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