June 30th  |  8:00am - 2:30pm  |  UIC Forum

Join us for a special event being held at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum. The day will combine information from Small Business Experts, Panel Discussions on some of the most relevant issues facing small business, Networking opportunities with these leaders and your fellow business owners, and a FREE Lunch!

UIC Forum |  725 Roosevelt Rd  |  Chicago, IL 60607  

Event Emcee

Carol Roth is a national media personality, 'recovering' investment banker, investor, speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation. She is currently an on-air contributor for the national cable television station CNBC, the preeminent name in business news. Carol's multimedia commentary covers business and the economy, current events, politics and pop culture topics.

Keynote Speaker

Ron Cates is Constant Contact's email and social media marketing expert. The press has called Ron a "digital marketing icon," "the Grandfather of email marketing" and a "social media pioneer". He is an award-winning business leader who has dedicated his career to helping small business owners, marketing professionals and nonprofit organizations strengthen their relationships with customers and stakeholders. Ron has conducted seminars for over 100,000 small businesses on behalf of Constant Contact and has presented at hundreds of high-profile conferences and events all over the world. Millions have read his written articles, and his radio shows on email marketing and social media are among the most popular on the Internet.

Featured Presentations and Panel Discussions

Opening Remarks:

David Bobbitt, President of the SCORE Foundation

Douglas Nohe, Chairman SCORE Chicago

Technology Trends

Marvin Korves:  President, SMB Help Desk

Tony Messerges:  Principle,  StrongerCloud

John Rico:  Founder, President & CEO, Rico Computers Enterprises

Adam Hecktman:  Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft

Social Media Marketing Strategies

Mark E Goodman:  President & CEO, e-Conversation Solutions, Inc. 

Daliah Saper:  Intellectual Property, Media, and Business Attorney, Saper Law; Adjunct Law Professor, Loyola and Univ. of Illinois

Catherine Morgan:  Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., Business Consultant to Consultants | Event Speaker | Author

Rhonda Henderson:  President, Lucbene 

Accessing Capital

Tom Huffman: Senior VP SBA Lending, Wintrust Bank

Jonathon Brereton:  CEO, Accion

Cynthia Ryan: Business Development Officer

Trevor Morgan: Prairie Business Credit

Business questions answered by local SCORE mentors

Complimentary lunch & Free Parking!

Raffle and prizes donated by Sam's Club