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May 2019

Coming into Shape

May 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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August 2019

Foodie Fundraiser 2019: RHYTHM & HUES

August 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s An XSite—an urban pop experience The Woodlawn, 1200 East 79th Street, Chicago 60619 Featured Restaurateur: FRIISTYLE, 5059 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60615   Chicago, IL​ | The ​Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is dedicated to not only  changing the perception of its Southside Chicago community, but establishing Calumet  Heights-Avalon as a cultural destination, using its neighborhood gems to attract interest and investment to the community. This year programming has been no exception: they recently commissioned a pair of…

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November 2019

All Aboard the Holly Jolly Photobooth Trolley to #shopSoutheast

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Saturday, November 30th                   10:00 am Santa's Workshop 8828 S. Stony Island, Calumet Heights Community Arts & Resource Center Gather the kids and grandparents to make ornaments for the 8th Ward Tree. Materials will be provided to decorate. This event is FREE! Workshop closes at 2:00 pm. Trolley leaves at 12:00 pm 11:30 am Photos with Soul Santa 8828 S. Stony Island, Calumet Heights Community Arts & Resource Center…

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November 2020

Get In The Know: Resources for Your Small Businesses

November 20, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Presented by Kenya Merritt, Chief Small Business Officer, City of Chicago Learn about business resources that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.

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December 2020

City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers

December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by the City of Chicago To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.

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Starting a business: Business Concepts You Need to Know

December 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

Presented by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago This seminar covers concepts of understanding the characteristics of an entrepreneur, cultivating business ideas, exploring the options of doing business as well as funding sources and creating a business plan skeleton.

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How to Write a Business Plan. What you need to know!

December 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Donna R. Rockin, Managing Partner at Rockin Enterprises, Inc. Learn how to create a comprehensive business plan. It's easier than you think when you understand all the components that get included. You'll receive a complete list of what to include to demystify the process. Writing a solid business plan is your roadmap to business success.

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Ten Practical Tips for New Business Success

December 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC The legal component of a business sets the foundation and structure for a sustainable business. A business climate is everchanging, but valuable legal tips are a resource. Learn the top 10 legal tips for small business success through an interactive webinar. The Q&A set up will provide useful and practical tips on legal essentials such as incorporation, contracts, and more.

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Business Plan Pivoting

December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented By Vince Williams, President of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council This webinar, facilitated by Vince Williams, the new, 5th President of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, will focus on his one page business plan template and the questions to ask yourself as you pivot during these difficult economic times. This webinar will also provide some additional resources for entrepreneurs.

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How to Open a Concession at O’Hare and Midway International Airports

December 18, 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented by the Chicago Department of Aviation - Concessions Department and Unison Retail Management Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O'Hare or Midway International Airport, but don't know where to begin? Come and learn about the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and how to operate a business at the airport. This workshop will also provide an overview of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program.

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