Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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320 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

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Merly Thomas 
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 

Presented by the Illinois SBDC ITC at ICNC


Financial Management for Woman Owned Businesses 

Come and engage with lenders and women leaders who will be on-site to share challenges you might be facing as a female founder. Our speaker will be sharing information on State-based incentives and loan programs to address what can be done to support female entrepreneurs who are seeking capital. Prior to her role with DCEO, Maria Colangelo spent over 20 years working in commercial banking, specializing in Government Lending, including SBA and State programs. She has been actively involved with small business owner throughout IL, providing information on access to capital by serving on finance panels and speaking at related events and conferences.  

Areas of focus:

- Empowering women business owners to be confident about money management

- Importance of the business owner’s role in banking relationships 

- Review qualifications of the Advantage Illinois Loan program for WOBs

- Understand importance of knowing your numbers on Financial Statements 

Thank you to our event sponsor! 

The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373 or (312)433-7656.