• PRIDE Connect - LGBTQ Business Training - DAY 2

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    Name: PRIDE Connect - LGBTQ Business Training - DAY 2
    Date: June 24, 2021
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:


    Join us for Day 2 of this multi-chamber training event.

    (Please Note - Day 1 of this training is scheduled for June 17, 2021 - CLICK HERE for info)



    Session 1 LGBT Business Enterprise Certification Overview This session will provide an overview on the requirements and process to complete the LGBT Business Enterprise Certification. For a more comprehensive overview, you can view the recap of our LGBTBE:Now What? workshop. 

    Session 2: Expanding Minority Business Access 
    Corporate and government contracting can seem daunting. Luckily, there are some tools that can help. This seminar will discuss the basics of corporate and government contracting, along with diverse certifications that can be helpful door-openers. This session will be led by Karen Goldner (Women's Business Development Center). 


    Session 3: Tapping the Interest of a Corporation 

    In this session, you will navigate the intimidating task of negotiating a corporate partnership proven to be an asset for an organization. Understanding how to leverage a mutually beneficial partnership, how to ask for the right amount, and how to best utilize the organization's programming to fund a complete cycle are some of the topics that will be discussed. This session will be led by Jaime di Paulo (Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce). 

    Session 4: Certification Q&A

    In our final session of the day, we will host an open discussion to answer any questions guests have about certification. We'll also hear from a LGBT Business Enterprise as they share how certification has helped their business grow. 


    You can register directly with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Illinois - CLICK HERE


    ... that the OPRF Chamber is an Affiliate Member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois? 

    This means that our members can connect directly with other LGBT and advocate businesses across Illinois as well critical resources for successful growth. Membership has it's benefits!

    In the fabulous networking space of Zoom!
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, June 24, 2021
    12:00PM - 2:30PM
    Contact Information:
    Jerome' Holston
    Free to members of the OPRF Chamber of Commerce.
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