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HOH Architects – Join us on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, for a Meet & Greet with HOH Architects. HOH has 60+ years in architecture, construction management, and professional engineering.

Primes and design firms interested in partnering are welcome to attend! Flyer

Federations of Women Contractors – Join us on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. to learn about women business owners and contractors capable of meeting your upcoming construction project needs.




Iyka Enterprises – Join us on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Iyka is a leading Big Data solution provider, helping organizations make data-driven insights an integral component of their organizational culture. Come learn about self-service data and a technology platform that provides solutions to your dynamic data. Flyer

Creative Content Development Group – Join us on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CCDG is an eLearning, training and education company that creates and delivers high-quality, engaging, state of the art, custom-training solutions tailored for an organization or institution. These training solutions allow employees or students to access training over the web through computers and mobile devices in one or more languages as needed globally. Capabilities Statement.Flyer

Okta – Join us on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 12:30 – 1:30 to hear how cloud-based enterprise identity and access management technology can improve and simplify security across a complex landscape and help your institution react faster to urgent new requirements. Hear directly from your peers on why they are modernizing and what they are experiencing. Flyer


Bowa Construction – Join us on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from noon – 1:00 p.m. for a lunch & learn with Bowa Construction. Bowa is a minority-owned firm that has provided general contracting, construction management, and design-build services for over 25 years. Flyer

EKI-Digital – Join us on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from noon – 1:00 p.m. to learn about EKI-Digital’s IT digital solutions. EKI-Digital has helped some of the largest public and private sector organizations gain measurable efficiency gains leveraging process and technology modernization. Flyer

How to Become a Seller with Amazon Business 

Join us on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. to learn how to become a seller on the Amazon Business Marketplace. If you are interested in learning how to increase your product sales online and reaching more domestic and global clients, this is for you!


The Benefits of State Certification 

Join us on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. for an interactive session to learn about the State of Illinois certification program. Other topics include: identifying small business resources and contracting opportunities.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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For questions, please contact Vernell Hammons at

COVID-19 Vendor Guidance & Resources 

Join us on Thursday, April 30, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. for an interactive session to learn what the University of Illinois System is procuring during this time. Other hot topics include: resources, tools, and opportunities that are available for you during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Professional Services Diversity Symposium


Last Updated: September 2, 2020

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