Exhibitors

27th Annual Women’s Business & Buyers Mart

The oldest business opportunities fair for WBEs in the country

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The Women’s Business & Buyers Mart is the tradeshow element of the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, and is the oldest business opportunities fair for WBEs in the country.

The Mart provides an opportunity for the established woman business owner to enhance the profitability of her business by establishing relationships with corporate and government buyers, and with other entrepreneurs, seeking women-owned businesses as vendors and/or suppliers.  It also provides every woman business owner, from start-up to established, with the most current, top-notch business resources to assist with business efficiency and productivity.

For 26 years, the Mart has helped successfully establish business relationships between women-owned businesses and the purchasing departments of major corporations and government agencies.  With over 200 purchasing entities and over 2,000 attendees, the Mart remains one of the most well-attended and successful business opportunities fairs for WBEs in the country.

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2013 Women’s Business & Buyers Mart Exhibitors

Exhibitors listed are those committed by September 18, 2013

CORPORATE PROCUREMENT

Allstate Insurance 
Ameren 
American Airlines 
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Baxter International, Inc
BMO Harris Bank N.A. 
BP America, Inc. 
Cardinal Health 
Cargill 
CDW 
CNA Insurance Companies 
Comcast Cable
ComEd 
Comcast
Deere & Company 
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) 
Hospira, Inc. 
James McHugh Construction Co.
Kraft Foods 
Microsoft Corporation 
Monsanto Company
Motorola Solutions Inc.
Navistar
The Nielsen Company 
Northern Trust 
Novation 
Office Depot 
OfficeMax 
PepsiCo, Inc. 
PNC 
Rush University Medical Center 
Sam’s Club
Southwest Airlines 
Staples, Inc. 
Trinal, Inc./Rush University Medical Center
   Capital Projects 
U.S. Bank 
United Airlines 
The University of Chicago 
The University of Chicago Medicine 
University of Illinois 
UPS 
W.W. Grainger, Inc. 
Walgreen Co. 
We Energies (Wisconsin Energy Corp.)
Wrigley

BUSINESS RESOURCES
Accion Chicago
Ameriprise Financial
Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Endurance Lending Network
Fifth Third Bank
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
IRS - Employee Plans, Great Lakes Area
SCORE:  For the Life of Your Business
Sun-Times Media
RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (CMSDC)
HACIA
The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO
     Chicago) 

Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) 
Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) 
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) 
 
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 
U.S. Department of Energy 
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Small Business
     Utilization 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT
Capital Development Board
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
City Colleges of Chicago
City of Chicago, Department of Aviation
City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
City of Chicago, Department of Procurement  Services
City of Chicago, Office of the Treasurer
Cook County
Illinois Department of Central Management Services
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Illinois Toll Highway Authority
McCormick Place-SMG
Metra
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Public Building Commission
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)


WBE COMPANIES

Bridgeforth Wolf & Associates, Inc.
The Bureau of Engraving, Inc. 
Cedar Concepts Corporation 
Consolidated Printing 
INTREN, Inc. 
J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc. 
J&J Motor Services, Inc. 
Kayhan International 
KellyMitchell Group, Inc.

KNOCK, Inc.
KnowQ Solutions
Mach 1 Global Services
Manilow Suites
New Age Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing Inc.
Omega World Travel

OmniSource Marketing
Overture LLC
PrintSolutions, Inc.
Richards Graphic Communications, Inc.

Smead Manufacturing Company
VIVA USA, Inc.

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