2013 Vendor Fair - Monday, June 24, 2013 from 9am to 1pm
- Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services and the Cook County's Office of the Chief Procurement Officer present the 2013 Vendor Fair at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt. This event provides an oportunity for vendors to learn about contracting opportunities with City of Chicago and Cook County agencies and to network with other business owners. To register, go to https://chicago.mwdbe.com/events.asp.
Department of Procurement Services
- The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) conducts workshops to assist business owners with various aspects of doing busniess with the City of Chicago and the City's Supplier Diversity Program. Click here to view the entire 2013 DPS Workshop Schedule.
Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
- BACP offers Business Education Workshops throughout the year. The classes are FREE and open to the public. They are offered every Wednesday and Friday at BACP, located at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Rm. 805. Class topics focus on start-up operations, financing, marketing and more. Classes are taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies and city employees. Click here for the workshop schedules.
Chicago Urban League
- Chicago Urban League's Entrepreneurship Center will conduct Nextstep Business Classes on Tuedays and Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave. These classes will provide hands-on learning experiences that assist entrepreneurs in learning how to write a business plan, forecast financial potential, how to conduct market research and take the right steps to start or grow an existing business. Click here for more class information.