ILBCC President Guides Black Businesses
8/24/2016, 8 a.m.
The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) is the largest, most active
voice for African American businesses in the State of Illinois. ILBCC will be
kicks off their 11th Annual Convention on Tues August 23, at the Par-A-Dice Hotel &
Casino in East Peoria, Illinois.
The theme for this year’s convention is Preparing for Success in the New
Millennium. In July 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner signed an Executive Order to
activate the Sheltered Market in Illinois. Larry Ivory, President/CEO of the
Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce stated, “This Executive Order,
especially the thoughtful consideration of use of Sheltered Markets, is perhaps
the most important step the State of Illinois has taken toward bringing equity to
Black and minority-owned businesses in the state.”
Governor Rauner will be attending the Convention. The 2-day power-packed event
consists of a Procurement Opportunity Fair, allowing face-to-face meetings with
decision makers from over 20 corporations, municipalities, and government agencies throughout Illinois. There will be several business break-out sessions and panel discussions with topics such as: Marketing-PR and Black Media, Energy,
Construction, Banking-Finance and Capital Access, Government Procurement,
Information Technology and International Trade.
There will also be a Mayoral Round Table_ discussion moderated by David
Johnson, consultant and Mayor of the City of Harvey (1983-1995). Panelist include
Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, City of Champaign; Mayor James W. Ford, City of
Country Club Hills; Mayor Riley H. Rogers, Village of Dolton; and Mayor
Vernard Alsberry, Village of Hazel Crest.
The event will conclude with a Gala & Awards Ceremony with some outstanding
entertainers, celebrities, speakers and VIP guest. Mr. Courtney Betty, CEO of
Timeless Herbal Care will be the keynote speaker for the evening, and NBC
Chicago Report/Anchor Michelle Releford will serve as Mistress of Ceremony.
For more information contact Kenyatta Fisher at 309.740.4430 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For room reservations, call the Par-A-Dice at
800-547-0711. Be sure to mention that you are attending the ILBCC Convention_
for the discounted rate.