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Maricela Del Toro

Maricela Del Toro

Maricela Del Toro is the Director of Customer Service at MAO Concrete.  They specialize in residential and commercial concrete work.  Mao Concrete was founded in 2007 and during the past years they have been learning based on a trial-and-error approach, – “some administrative mistakes, [guided] by ignorance, caused us money”.  Their plan is to expand … Continued



Success Story

Success Story



Emilia DiMenco releases statement in honor of Black History Month

Emilia DiMenco releases statement in honor of Black History Month

“During Black History Month, we celebrate the incredible impact African Americans have had on our country. At the WBDC, we see this impact every day as we work closely with black business owners who are driving our local and national economies. According to the Small Business Administration, African Americans own 2.6 million small businesses that … Continued



Black History Month

Black History Month





Managing Director, ScaleUp

Managing Director, ScaleUp



Women’s Business Development Center Launches InventIllinois to Help Bring New High Science Products to Market

Women’s Business Development Center Launches InventIllinois to Help Bring New High Science Products to Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Rachel Hatch rachel@hawthornestrategy.com (248) 787-5632 Women’s Business Development Center Launches InventIllinois to Help Bring New High Science Products to Market Program to support women, minority, and veteran researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to enhance their competitiveness for $2.5 billion federal seed funding CHICAGO – The Women’s Business Development … Continued



Juan Saldana

Juan Saldana



Jason Rebello

Jason Rebello



Maura Mitchell

Maura Mitchell