Chicago Entrepreneur Expo: Exhibitors & Agenda

Learn more about the Chicago Entrepreneur Expo here.


Each speaker will speak twice for one hour each. Sessions are timed so that participants can go to all four speakers if they wish.

3:00 – 8:00 PM Connections Room
4:00 & 6:00 PM 1. Elliot Richardson: “How Entrepreneurs Can Navigate Illinois’ Political Landscape”

2. Phil Gafka: “Vision, Culture, People – the Three Foundational Elements of a Successful Company”

3. Scott Herbst: “The Physics of Management – Leveraging Three Laws of Behavior to Drive Performance & Upgrade Culture”


5:00 & 7:00 PM 1. Alternative Funding Panel
Moderator: Michael Cavanaugh Panelists: Carlos Pena, Howard Orloff, Kate Drane & Eric Spokas

2. Vanessa Cabrera: “Put the Power of Email & Social Media to Work for Your Business”


SBAC Empower has invited a carefully culled group of organizations and companies that serve as resources to small businesses:



Best Networks Inc.

Better Business Planning Inc.

Constant Contact

Des Plaines Office Equipment

Higher Learning Network

Human Elements

IC Signs & Graphics


Korey Richardson LLC

Lavelle Law

Level Office


Manning Silverman

O’Leary Creative



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