2021 Illinois LGBTQ+ Business Summit (Day 2)

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Name: 2021 Illinois LGBTQ+ Business Summit (Day 2)
Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois as we host our 2021 Illinois LGBTQ+ Business Summit. This virtual experience will provide LGBTQ+ and allied owned businesses with the chance to access workshops, a keynote panel, matchmaking, and a pitch competition.

This is a two-day event. Learn about Day 1 and RSVP 
here. If you are attending both days, you must register through both pages.  

For participation in Matchmaking or the Pitch Competition, please email Jerome' Holston via jholston@lgbtcc.com

Thank You to our Sponsors!
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

The agenda will continue to be updated until finalized. Continue to check back for updates about participation in the pitch competition and matchmaking. 






11:30am - 11:40am 

Jerome’ Holston 

Welcome & Overview

LGBTCC Director Jerome’ Holston will share welcome remarks and an overview of the agenda.

11:40am - 12:30pm

Sabrina Kent (NGLCC); Jayson Mamaclay (Think Quick Events); Jonathan Hart (Big Mouth Creative); Laura Jean Gorski & Sean Command (Birds on a Cable)

Keynote Panel 

During this Keynote Panel, we will hear from LGBTQ+ business owners as they discuss their progress since the onset pandemic. They will share how they have leveraged LGBT Business Enterprise Certification, and other methods that have moved their business forward. 

12:30pm - 1:00pm 




1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Jerome’ Holston & Maria Elena Santillan (Federal  Home Loan Bank of Chicago)


Diverse suppliers will have the chance to participate in a matchmaking event that will allow them to gain introductions with corporate partners who are seeking new diverse suppliers. Each session will be no more than 15 minutes each. 

2:00pm - 2:15pm 




2:15pm - 3:15pm 


Pitch Competition 

As the final event of the 2021 Illinois LGBTQ Business Summit, join us as we cheer on LGBTQ+ business owners in their pursuit of winning the 2021 Illinois LGBTQ+ Pitch Competition and the cash prize that comes with it! 

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Jerome’ Holston

Closing Remarks 

LGBTCC Director Jerome’ Holston will share closing remarks.

Zoom link available after registration
Date/Time Information:
September 29: 11am – 3pm
September 30: 11:30am – 3:30pm 
Contact Information:
Jerome Holston
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