Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
First Session Announced for The Circuit: Toolkit Series powered Microsoft
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Powered by Microsoft, The Circuit: Emerging Leaders Toolkit Series is a three-session professional development series focusing on communication, strategy, and professional branding to provide emerging leaders with the skills and resources necessary to enhance their careers. The first session is on January 26 and will include three topics-of-choice, Powerful Presenter, Career Mapping & Upward Mobility, and Leveling Up Your LinkedIn.
University Entrepreneurship Event on December 7
PRESENTED BY ILLINOIS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COALITION
Join the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition on December 7 for the release of the Illinois Innovation Index highlighting University Entrepreneurship. The Illinois Innovation Index for University Entrepreneurship has tracked entrepreneurship and commercialization emanating from the state’s universities for more than a decade. This report will highlight funding wins, best practices across sectors, pitch competitions, and major milestones achieved by Illinois-based entrepreneurs.
Chicagoland Small Business Tech Day on December 15
PRESENTED BY BRIDGEPOINT TECHNOLOGIES
Michael Millhouse and Laura Barker, co-owners and co-founders of BridgePoint Technologies, an IT services company serving small business owners in the Chicagoland area, will host the inaugural Chicagoland Small Business Tech Day on December 15. This FREE online event for Chicagoland businesses will provide the latest trends and tactics top-performing companies use to stay productive, profitable, and protected while utilizing technology. Speakers include Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative Eric O’Neill, and best-selling author and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz.
Rōti and St. Jude Partner on Dream Bowl
PRESENTED BY RŌTI
Chamber members Rōti and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have introduced the Dream Bowl – a limited edition bowl featuring our signature chicken roti and crispy falafels. For this month only, $3 from each Dream Bowl sold will go to St. Jude to support their mission.
Using Your Board of Directors to Define Your Organization’s Planning and Purpose
PRESENTED BY THE ILLINOIS SBDC
Strategic planning involves a board formulating a plan to guide a nonprofit’s activities toward fulfilling its mission. On December 7, learn about your board’s role in developing a strategic plan from goal setting, tactics to reach those goals, and putting the plan into practice.
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