Do you own a small business and want to learn how to qualify for government contracts?

Have a great business plan, but don’t know how to get started?

Come to the Diversity Development Conference for Small Business.

As Chicago State University begins developing its west campus, our community will have many new opportunities to win government contracts.

Experts from the Capitol Development Board, the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative, Central Management Services and Chicago State University will explain what YOU need to qualify for a state contract.

Have an idea, but haven’t started your business yet? Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Experts from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will be there to give advice on starting a new business.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60644

Presented by the Chicago State University West Campus Community Engagement Committee, in association with Chicago State University and Senator Kimberly A. Lightford.

Questions? Contact Senator Lightford’s office: 708-343-7444 or