Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
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Merly Thomas 
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 

Presented by the Illinois SBDC ITC at ICNC


Choosing the Right Organizational Structure for Your Business 

If you’re considering starting a new business and wondering which organizational structure is best, please join us for this VIRTUAL morning session, as our team of presenters from Wintrust Bank walk us through the 5 common types and how to make the best choice for your business. Maybe you’re thinking to change your current structure and considering other options! 
Please bring your questions for our presenters and we’ll set aside time at the end of the presentation for a brief discussion.


Liz DeBoni, Vice President – Team Lead – Wintrust Bank Chicago Business Lender

  • Wintrust Bank – covering Old Town, Uptown, Lincoln Park,  Lakeview, Edgewater, and Lincoln Square for the past 6 years – team lead

  • Additionally over 15 years working as a dedicated professional whose objective is to help protect and grow companies by building a strong foundation between myself and my clients; valuing an authentic relationship.

  • Providing lending to all businesses within the communities that I serve with loans ranging from $500 - $3MM.  Lending includes owner, non owner occupied commercial and residential, mixed use real estate, C & I etc. with an emphasis on CRA lending and SBA lending.


Marcus Matthews, Vice President – Wintrust Bank Chicago Business Lender

  • Wintrust Bank Chicago, covering Fulton Market, Near West, E/W Garfield Park, Austin, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Hermosa.

  • Over 14 years of business banking experience in the Chicagoland area.  Providing lending opportunities through utilization of my extension knowledge of business, finance, banking and credit risk management.

  • Over 20 years of Military Service through the U.S. Army.

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.