Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT
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320 N Damen
Chicago, IL 60612

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Merly Thomas 

Presented by the Illinois SBDC at ICNC


Safeguarding the Business 

Join us during Money Smart Week for an afternoon of networking and hearing from two great speakers about protecting your business from different angles. 

  • Viti Companies - Anna Maria - Taking the Mystery out of Business Insurance 

Does the word "insurance" make you feel uncomfortable? Have you been avoiding looking into protection for your business? This presentation will help you understand the basics of insurance and some of the coverage options available. 

About the Presenter:

Anna Maria Viti-Welch Is President of The Viti Companies which is a third generation family owned insurance agency. Her company is a full service agency and can write any type of insurance policies for individuals as well as businesses. She holds memberships in the National Associations of Women’s Business owners ( NAWBO), the Food Specialist Professional Network (FSPN), Illinois Independent Agents Organization, Women in Bio, Illinois Restaurant Association and the local Chamber of Commerce in the area. She is on the Board of Directors for the First Bank of Highland Park and Fill a Heart 4 Kids. Anna Maria actively participates as an 1871 Mentor, The Hatchery, Women Business Development Center, City of Chicago, Good Food along with other start-up Resources Centers. She was awarded in 2014 NAWBO Women Business Owner of the Year. 

  • The Ward Powell Group - Ward Powell - Lost and Found: WHERE are you losing money in your business? 

Our goal is to help our clients become more efficient in all the areas of wealth transfers by helping them identify, minimize, and/or eliminate the financial losses they are experiencing, unknowingly and unnecessarily. We do this with a certain philosophy in mind. We do not look for the best return on investment. Rather, we ask, where are you losing money?  

As the founder of The Ward Powell Group Inc. I have consistently looked for meaningful ways to separate ourselves from the average financial advisor. Over the years we’ve developed a very unique approach in the marketplace. We opened our doors twelve years ago.


Speakers will stay after the close of presentations should participants have individual questions. 

***Light refreshments will be served.***