BACP Small Business Expo

March 10, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection brings free business resources to the community for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago through the Small Business Expo Series. The series of expos occur at different citywide locations and offer business resources such as City of Chicago business licensing consultants, tax clinic, financial advisors, workshops, professional headshots, networking, and more.

In addition to the exhibitor hall, events of the day include a networking breakfast, keynote address, and a variety of workshops including: 

The Power of Capital
Presented by the Chase Bank Minority Entrepreneur Program 

Entrepreneurial Support: Where to Find it and How to Make it Work For You
Presented by Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC), a Chicago Business Center

Marketing in the 21st Century
Presented by Score Chicago

Keynote Speaker: Chrishon Lampley Founder, Love Cork Screw Wines

Chrishon Lampley is a visionary entrepreneur known for her bold, resilient, tenacious, and innovative spirit. As a negociant and founder of LCS Entertainment, Inc., a licensed wholesaler, importer, and Minority Business Enterprise, she is dedicated to inspiring others to follow their dreams. Love Cork Screw , the flagship brand of LCS Entertainment, launched six varietals in 2013 and has since sold over 2 million bottles nationwide, including at Midway airport. The brand has been recognized in Forbes magazine and received a 89 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Love Cork Screw wines are widely available and can be found at Mariano's, Meijer, Total Wines & More, Jewel-Osco, Walmart, Target, and Binny's, just to name a few. Chrishon is passionate about giving back and mentors young women and budding entrepreneurs through various organizations. She is optimistic about the future and looks forward to continuing to build the LCS brand.

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