Tom Walter, Keynote Speaker at Advocacy Dinner

Tom Walter is a “serial entrepreneur,” author, speaker and a principal in numerous companies. He is best known as the Chief Culture Officer (CCO) of Chicago-area Tasty Catering, a suburban corporate caterer and event planner that was recently named a Forbes Best Small Company in America. Tom has more than 40 years of experience as an owner and operator in the service industry.

He has participated in the startup of 32 companies, is currently active in 9 of those startups, has acquired three and—in a few cases—has terminated businesses in a broad spectrum of markets. Tom remains a principal, investor and advisor for several companies, most of which are part of 80 Nine Holdings and have been co-founded by his staff. Tom is a national speaker and co-author.


Join us for the 6th Annual Advocacy Awards Dinner & Awards Ceremony next Thursday on May 4th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM!

Celebrate our achievements in advocacy at our biggest fundraiser event of the year. Support the SBAC, connect with business leaders and hear about our next steps to ensure small businesses have a strong voice in advocacy. With a cocktail hour, three-course dinner and more, it is sure to be an unforgettable night.

Get your tickets here!