“Connecting to Cash: A Candid Conversation about Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs,” a special access to capital outreach event for prospective and established business owners presented by the Women’s Business Development Center in partnership with the Chicago Neighborhood Initiative Micro Finance Group, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Good City, 5049 W. Harrison St., in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

Hear from entrepreneurs and a finance expert who will share tips to access funding to fuel your business growth. Moderated by Roxanne Nava, Chief Small Business Officer of the City of Chicago Small Business Center (BACP), panelists include Richard Manser, managing director of business banking at The PrivateBank; Linda Quarshie, founder and owner of Art of Athletics; and Nadra Smiley-Martin, co-owner of Evolving Textures, Inc. 

The event is free but requires registration. For further information, visit or call (312) 853-3477.