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Malcolm X College event is open to the public at no cost – online registration recommended

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will host a free educational workshop and networking opportunity at Malcolm X College on Jan. 28th for business owners to connect with other professionals and to learn more about relevant state programs and contracting processes. The event, part of CMS’s series of business workshops, is open to the public. Registration is recommended via: www.cms.illinois.gov/events.

Attendees will have access to one-on-one guidance on business certification, contracting, loans and prompt vendor payment. The workshop is supported by State & local elected officials including:

SeRep. Mattie Hunter, Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, Rep. Arthur Turner, Rep. La Shawn Ford, Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, Rep. Derrick Smith, Ald. Walter Burnett, Ald. Robert Fioretti, and Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele.

WHAT: CMS Hosts Business Workshop: “Connecting Communities to Illinois Business Opportunities”

WHO: Simone McNeil, Acting Director, CMS

Representatives from CMS Business Enterprise Program and Bureau of Strategic Sourcing

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

State and local elected officials

WHEN: Tuesday. Jan. 28th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.)

WHERE: Malcolm X College Cultural Center – Main Level

1900 W Van Buren St.

Chicago, IL 60612

Free parking is available at venue parking lot. Refreshments will be served.

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