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Save the date for the 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, the oldest conference and business opportunities fair for women in business in the country, and the premier event for women business owners in the Midwest.  This year’s conference will be held September 17, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago. 

For 27 years the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference has offered women business owners real-world solutions to the current problems they are facing and the opportunity to increase the profitability of their businesses by building relationships with corporate and government buyers, business experts, and other women business owners. 


The Women’s Business & Buyers Mart is the tradeshow element of the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, and is the oldest business opportunities fair for WBEs in the country.

The Mart provides an opportunity for the established woman business owner to enhance the profitability of her business by establishing relationships with corporate and government buyers, and with other entrepreneurs, seeking women-owned businesses as vendors and/or suppliers.  It also provides every woman business owner, from start-up to established, with the most current, top-notch business resources to assist with business efficiency and productivity.

About The WBDC:

The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a one of a kind non-profit focused on fueling the economy through entrepreneurship.  As the oldest, largest and most comprehensive women’s business assistance center in the United States, we have programs designed to help individuals in every phase of the business development and growth process.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/17/2014 - 09/17/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: General Business
Other Industries: Business, General Business
Estimated Attendance: 2,000
Audience: Entrepreneurs, Business Professionals
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Show Owner:The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)
Sponsorship: Yes

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2013 Exhibitors:


Allstate Insurance


American Airlines

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Baxter International, Inc

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

BP America, Inc.

Cardinal Health



CNA Insurance Companies

Comcast Cable



Deere & Company

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

Hospira, Inc.

James McHugh Construction Co.

Kraft Foods

Microsoft Corporation

Monsanto Company

Motorola Solutions Inc.


The Nielsen Company

Northern Trust


Office Depot


PepsiCo, Inc.


Rush University Medical Center

Sam’s Club

Southwest Airlines

Staples, Inc.

Trinal, Inc./Rush University Medical Center

   Capital Projects

U.S. Bank

United Airlines

The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Medicine

University of Illinois


W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Walgreen Co.

We Energies (Wisconsin Energy Corp.)



Accion Chicago

Ameriprise Financial

Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Endurance Lending Network

Fifth Third Bank

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

IRS - Employee Plans, Great Lakes Area

SCORE:  For the Life of Your Business

Sun-Times Media


Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (CMSDC)


The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO


Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Small Business Utilization

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)


Capital Development Board

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

City Colleges of Chicago

City of Chicago, Department of Aviation

City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)

City of Chicago, Department of Procurement Services

City of Chicago, Office of the Treasurer Cook County

Illinois Department of Central Management Services

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Illinois Toll Highway Authority

McCormick Place-SMG


Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Public Building Commission

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)


Bridgeforth Wolf & Associates, Inc.

The Bureau of Engraving, Inc.

Cedar Concepts Corporation

Consolidated Printing


J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc.

J&J Motor Services, Inc.

Kayhan International

KellyMitchell Group, Inc.


KnowQ Solutions

Mach 1 Global Services

Manilow Suites

New Age Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing Inc.

Omega World Travel

OmniSource Marketing

Overture LLC

PrintSolutions, Inc.

Richards Graphic Communications, Inc.

Smead Manufacturing Company


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