Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 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


Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Program Intro to Make City 

“Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The program is available across the United States through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners, and over 5,600 small business owners have participated, and the program continues to expand.”



-Learn more about the GS 10K program benefits, business education curriculum and eligibility requirements.

-Learn more about the benefits of obtaining minority and diversity certifications through the State of IL (minorities, females, veterans).

-Hear from GS 10K program graduates about their journey through the program.



Kristina Wynne, Outreach Director from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses will moderate a panel including Pedro Pineda, Outreach Coordinator, Business Enterprise Program (BEP) & Veterans Business Program (VBP) IL Department of Central Management Services, Program Graduate Shannon Griffith of Green Diaper Babies, and Program Graduate Anna Knott of Camera Department.


When online registration closes, you can register by sending an email to Merly at merly@industrialcouncil.com.

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.