Chicago, IL – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is launching a series of marketing workshops in partnership with the University of

Phoenix designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners learn how to build an audience and attract new customers.

“The Chamber will rely on the expertise of University of Phoenix faculty and students to provide thought leadership and guidance to our small businesses,” said Florence Hardy, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. “These workshops will cover everything an entrepreneur or small business owner needs to know to effectively market their business.”

All workshops will be conducted via webinar and offered in-person at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce offices. The courses will provide instruction on the following topics:

• Methods to Conducting Market Research
• How to Create a Marketing Plan
• Implementation of Marketing Tactics
• The Best Techniques for Local Marketing
• Marketing Must-Do’s for Entrepreneurs
• Effective Branding Techniques

• Understanding your Target Market

Courses begin August 19. For more information, contact Florence Hardy at or 312.494.6792.

About the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America by enhancing members’ success through robust programs in advocacy, member benefits and services. Serving as “The Voice of Business” since 1904, the Chamber leads public policy and business growth initiatives and hosts educational and networking events to inform, engage, and connect membersto each other and the community. Visit

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix servesa diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit