Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Convention 


Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday August 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM CDT

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Paradice Hotel East Peoria IL 
21 Blackjack Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611

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Aisha Dudley 
Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce 

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our 10th Annual Convention. Each year our conventions include a welcome reception, workshops and awards gala. Don't wait until the last minute. Last year we had over 400 attendees and space is extremely limited! Register Today! 


10th Annual Statewide Convention

Paradice Hotel & Casino| East Peoria, IL

August 12-13, 2015 

August 12, 2015


12:00 PM – 6:00 PM             Convention Registration

 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM              Procurement Business Opportunities   

                                                  Keynote: Richard Boykin, Cook County Commissioner, Attorney

                                                  The Power of Diversity


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM               Welcome Reception, Networking, and Entertainment

                                          Award, The Outstanding Corporate Partner

                                          Richard Mark, Ameren Illinois


August 13, 2015


7:00 AM                               Convention Registration

7:30 AM – 8:30 PM                Breakfast    

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM               Opening Ceremonies

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM             Energy Panel

(Executives from ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and British Petroleum)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM           Morning Break

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM           CEO Roundtable

(Milhouse Engineering, the Will Group, Kates Security & Detective Services, and FUBU)

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM            Telecommunications Panel

(AT&T, Comcast, My Wireless, and Google)

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM                Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                 Black Media Panel

(ABC, TBT, WVON, and Chicago Crusader)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM                  State Agencies

(Central Management Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                 Information Technology (IT)

                                            (State of Illinois, University of Illinois,

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                 Construction/Bonding

(Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation, Capital Development Board)

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM                 International Trade


August 13, 2015 – The Gala


6:30 PM                                  Gala Reception 

7:00 PM                                  Dinner & Introduction of Special Guests

7:30 PM                                  Keynote

                                                Lamman Rucker

                                                Actor, Activist, and Entrepreneur


7:50 PM                                  The Outstanding Business Awards

                                                Insurance Exchange, Inc.

                                                AGB Security Service

                                                The Roderick Group


8:20 PM                                  The Outstanding Media Award

8:30 PM                                  The Outstanding Corporate Partner

         Mike Bass, University of Illinois


8:40 PM                                  The John W. Rogers, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

8:50 PM                                  The Parren Mitchell Outstanding Service Award

                        Senator Napoleon Harris


9:00 PM                                  The Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher Outstanding Leadership Award

                                                Lee Coleman

9:10 PM                                  Concluding Remarks

                                                Larry D. Ivory, President/CEO, ILBCC

9:20 PM                                  Adjourn





Hotel Registration 

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-547-0711 and referencing code 0812BCC

Contact Aisha with any questions.