UIC Forum

725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Chicago, IL 60608

March 27, 2014 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM

FREE Admission




Free On-Site Day Care Service: Ages 1-8
Resources Exhibit Hall for One-on-One Counseling
UIC Parking Lot 5 (Morgan & Roosevelt)
UIC Parking Lot 6 (Halsted & Roosevelt)

To register or for more information on the WBOS or DCEO,
please visit www.ildceo.net/WBOSreg or call 312.814.0007

"When Women Succeed, The Nation Succeeds..."
President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address January 28, 2014

The 2nd annual 2014 Women Business Owners Symposium (WBOS)-pronounced "W" Boss-will bring together the State's best and brightest women business owners and innovators for a symposium during Women's History Month - March 27, 2014 - to learn and develop strategies to further their business goals. WBOS will disseminate resource information and on-site counseling in various key areas of business development and sustainability. "It's Your Time" to find out what the DCEO and the WBOS can do for you.

Carol E. Bell, Director
IL DCEO-Women's Business Development










LIST OF PANELISTS & KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Moderator: MELISSA HARRIS, Business Columnist, Chicago Tribune

SYMPOSIUM

11:00AM - 1:00PM


Governmental Keynote

Marianne O'Brien Markowitz

Acting Administrator, US SBA


Private/Public Sector Keynote

Beth Reese

President, Nicor Gas

STATE AGENCIES
& PROGRAMS

Adam Pollet
Director
Illinois DCEO
Robert S. Steiner
Director
IL District, US SBA
Ellisa Johnson
Data Specialist
US Census Bureau


CAPITAL FUNDING
& FINANCIAL GROWTH

Deborah DeHaas
Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer
Deloitte LLP
Maria Colangelo
Vice President
Wintrust Bank


TECHNOLOGY
& INFRASTRUCTURE

Linda McGill Boasmond
Owner, President
Cedar Concepts Corporation
Kapila Viges
Director EnterpriseWorks Chicago
University of Illinois


NEW MARKETS
& PROGRAMS

Pat Harris
Global chief Diversity Officer
McDonald's Corporation
Georgia K. Marsh
Chief Development Officer
Women's Business
Development Center


HOT TOPICS

Julie Hamos
Director
Illinois Healthcare and Family Services
Jennifer Tirey
Bureau Chief
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Myra C. Mormile-Wolper
Senior Associate
Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
Shawne Duperon
ShawneTV
Project Forgive


INFORMATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER
Exhibit hall is open from 8:00AM - 3:00PM

State of Illinois Agencies' Programs & Services
International Trade Opportunities & Export Programs Workforce Development & Job Training Grant Programs Technology Grants and Services
Small Business Lending Programs
Venture Capital Investing Initiatives
US Small Business Administration Funding Programs
IL Small Business Development Centers
Entrepreneurship Centers
All Level Government Certification Counseling
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
Illinois Tollway Contracting Opportunities
Illinois Department of Transportation Contracting Opportunities Women Veteran Start Up Business Programs
50+ Entrepreneurs Special Initiatives
Women & Small Business Advocacy Programs
Small Business Accounts Receivable Factoring/Funding
Variety of Banks & Venture Capital Firms on site
Major Corporations & Supplier Contracting Opportunities Major League Sports Supplier Contracting Opportunities
US Census Data and Statistics

Special Partners


Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce Williams
Building Block Computer Bits

3.27.14

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
March 27, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
FREE Admission
Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Score

3.27.14

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
March 27, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
FREE Admission
Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Score

3.27.14

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
March 27, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
FREE Admission
Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Score

3.27.14

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
March 27, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
FREE Admission
Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Score

3.27.14

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
March 27, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
FREE Admission
Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Score

3.27.14

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
March 27, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
FREE Admission
Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Score

The 2nd annual 2014 Women Business Owners Symposium (WBOS)-pronounced "W" Boss-will bring together the State's best and brightest women business owners and innovators for a symposium during Women's History Month - March 27, 2014 - to learn and develop strategies to further their business goals. WBOS will disseminate resource information and on-site counseling in various key areas of business development and sustainability. "It's Your Time" to find out what the DCEO and the WBOS can do for you.


Free On-Site Day Care Service: Ages 1-8
Resources Exhibit Hall for One-on-One Counseling
UIC Parking Lot 5 (Morgan & Roosevelt)
UIC Parking Lot 6 (Halsted & Roosevelt)

To register for more information
on the WBOS or DCEO, please
visit www.ildceo.net/WBOS
or call 312.814.0007

Illinois Department of Commerce
Nicor
Verizon
Verizon
Verizon