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Executive Fellows Program

HACIA Executive Fellows will provide Black & Latinx Business Owners with the real-world tools and strategies needed to master fundamental management concepts related to company stability and growth. For 16 weeks, you will gain valuable insights through a series of 1-hour long one-on-one executive coaching sessions with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Finance, Business Development, […]


Small Business Finance Basics

Online Event

Allies for Community Business (A4CB) provides the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities. A4CB offers loans between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses at fair prices. In addition, A4CB provides free coaching to anyone who wants to start or grow […]


How to start your business: Venture Series Webinars

Online Event

Are you looking for expert advice on starting and growing a small business? The Venture Series offers resources to build a solid foundation for your dream business. There are 4 two-hour webinars that cover different materials to help you start, scale, and succeed in business! Venture Start - Tuesday, Jul 2, 11:00 AM - 1:00 […]


Navigating Business Banking: Building Strong Relationships for Small Businesses

The Hatchery 135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Having a strong business banking relationship can significantly impact a company’s success. In this session, we will dive into the crucial aspect of building solid business banking relationships and explore how a dedicated business banker can serve as a valuable asset to small business owners. Additionally, the session will address key factors in determining the quality […]


2024 Joint Chamber Networking with Lincoln Park, Lakeview Roscoe Village, Lakeview East, and Old Town

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness 1320 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Celebrate the summer with the return of one of the most exciting networking events of the season! Join us on the outdoor roof deck at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness for the 2024 Joint Chamber Networking event with the Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lakeview Roscoe Village, and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce. Connect with professionals from […]

NAWBO Chicago Summer Social

BMO Tower 320 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Join the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago chapter for Summer Social on July 31 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm! This annual chapter event is a favorite among members and guests, so secure your ticket today! Join us at the BMO Tower, 320 S. Canal St., 17th Floor, in Chicago! Come network and […]

$33 – $50

Starting a Food Business

The Hatchery 135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding.  This event is free for residents of the West Side communities. Connect […]


Essential Tips for DIY Food Product Photography

The Hatchery 135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Investing in professional photography is an intimidating yet essential step to growing your business. Consumers eat with their eyes first, and pictures must be appetizing to generate sales. This session will help you navigate the space by knowing when it’s the right time to invest in product photography, when and how to take your own […]


Money Smart with Uptown Business Center and Wintrust Bank: Risk Management

Uptown Business Center, 4619 N Brodway & Virtual via Zoom 4619 N Broadway, Chicago, IL, United States

Money Smart with Wintrust Bank: Risk Management Tuesday, August 20th | 3:00-4:00PM Uptown Business Center, 4619 N Broadway Having a risk management plan is critical for small businesses. Learn the common warning signs for risks, how to identify threat areas, and form your business's risk management plan with this free workshop in partnership with Wintrust […]


WBDC 2024 Midwest Business Conference

Hyatt Regency O'Hare 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL, United States

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) invites you to accelerate your business growth at the 2024 Midwest Business Conference. Explore a range of opportunities for contracts and collaborations, as well as supportive programs and services at the robust Business Connections Center. Take maximum advantage of the Digital Learning Center, featuring interactive demonstrations of technology software […]


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