VanPeltSBF2With nearly 50 businesses committing to attend, small companies and corporations from across Chicagoland turned out for an April 24th small business fair hosted by State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Central Management Services and other legislators. Assembling at Malcolm X College, an audience composed of area business leaders and entrepreneurs was treated to informative sessions explaining the state, county and city contract certification processes.

Attendees included representatives from businesses ranging from advertising corporations and fitness start-ups to landscaping businesses and underwriting companies.

Outside the auditorium, Central Management Services’ Business Enterprise Program passed out additional information useful for the business owner looking for further professional networking and information on contracting, vendor payments and development opportunities.

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