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.
Please check back after August 1, 2013 for a list of 2013 Exhibitors.
2012 Women’s Business & Buyers Mart Exhibitors
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
BP America, Inc.
CNA Insurance Companies
Deere & Company
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
Motorola Solutions Inc.
The Nielsen Company
Northstar Lottery Group
Rush University Medical Center
Trinal, Inc./Rush University Medical Center - Capital Projects
The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine
University of Illinois
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wisconsin Energy Corporation
Charter One Bank
Fundamental Capital Partners
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
IRS - Employee Plans, Great Lakes Area
SCORE: For the Life of Your Business
SomerCor 504 Inc.
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (CMSDC)
The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
MGPG Events Inc. - The Black Women's Expo
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
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Chicago Park District
Chicago Public Schools - Office of Business Diversity
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
City Colleges of Chicago
City of Chicago, Department of Aviation
City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)
City of Chicago, Department of Procurement Services
City of Chicago, Office of the Treasurer
Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Illinois Entrepreneurship Network
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Navy Pier Chicago
Office of Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
Public Building Commission of Chicago
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
The Bureau of Engraving, Inc.
Cedar Concepts Corporation
Evergreen Supply Company
Global Capital Ltd.
Grandview Group LLC
Ideal System Solutions, Inc.
J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc.
J&J Motor Services, Inc.
Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc.
My Health and Money LLC
National Van Lines, Inc.
Smead Manufacturing Company
Technology Partners, Inc.
VIVA USA, Inc.
Crain's Chicago Business