Small Business Center on the Road
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its FREE Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.
Jun 24 at South Shore Cultural Center
ake City Small Business Pitch Event
Have an idea to start or expand your business? Pitch it to us and have a chance to win cash prizes up to $5,000, marketing and branding services, and much more! In collaboration with Groupon, ICNC celebrates its 50th year by promoting Chicago small businesses. Open to all Chicago consumer goods small businesses! The deadline to apply is Jun 30.
Chicago Minimum Wage Increase
Jul 1 - for more information:
This a national initiative to boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses with a special focus on the Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.
ChallengeHER Chicago will be on Jul 27.
Chicago Innovation Awards
The largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago's business and civic leaders come together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.
Nominations close on Jul 31.