The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) extends its gratitude to all of the current and past sponsors of the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, for without their commitment, consistent generosity and support this annual event would not be possible. 

Sponsorships for this event are available for corporations, government agencies, and certified WBEs and offer varying levels of exposure to over 2,000 attendees the day of the event and logo representation on both national and local levels.  Please click on the Sponsor packet above to view the appropriate forms for a list of current opportunities.

27th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference sponsors:  

Marquee Sponsors ($50,000 and up)
BMO Harris Bank
BP America, Inc.
Deluxe Corporation Foundation*
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Premier Sponsors ($25,000 -$49,000)
Allstate Insurance
JPMorgan Chase
Microsoft Corporation
Northern Trust
U.S. Bank
United Airlines
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Walgreen Co.                                                                

WBE Premier Sponsors ($10,000+)
Futura Marketing, Inc.
Hit Big, LLC
J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc.
Overture Premiums & Promotions, LLC
Smead Manufacturing Company

Major Sponsors ($15,000 - $24,000)
ComEd, An Exelon Company
Deere & company
Fifth Third Bank
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Krafts Foods Group
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co. LLP
Office Depot
Pepsico, Inc.
RubinBrown LLP
Southwest Airlines Co.
Staples, Inc.
Target Corporation
The Traveler Companies, Inc.*
University of Illinois

Workshop Sponsors ($10,000)
Cardinal Health
Dun & Bradstreed Credibility Corp
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Kansas
   City, Minneapolis and St. Louis
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
The Nielsen Company
The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine
U.S Department of Energy


WBE Sponsors ($5,000)
The Bureau of Engraving, Inc.
Kayhan International
KellyMitchell Group, Inc.
Manilow Suites
National Van Lines
New Age Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing, Inc.
Richards Graphic Communications, Inc.
Robinson Hill
United Scrap Metal

Premier Media Sponsors ($50,000+)

Chicago Sun-Times
Crain’s Chicago Business
NBC5 Chicago
Pioneer Press
WVON Radio

Media Sponsors ($10,000 - $49,000)
Black EOE Journal
Enterprising Women
Hispanic Network
Make it Better
Minority Business News USA (MBN USA)
Minority Entrepreneur
Professional Woman’s
Today’s Chicago Woman (TCW)
U.S. Veteran's
Women’s Enterprise Magazine (WE USA)

Official Carrier:  United Airlines
Official Technology Sponsors:  Microsoft Corporation
Official TV Sponsor:  NBC5 Chicago

*Sponsors listed are those committed by September 18, 2013; list is updated monthly.

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