CHICAGO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, minority business enterprises, and Chicago-area resource organizations will converge for two days of events, networking and contract discussions on April 21-22, 2016 at the 49th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF49) presented by Allstate.
The Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF) is the nation's longest running multi-day conference and trade fair focused on economic empowerment and development of minority business enterprises. This year's theme "Roadmap to Success: Building a Golden Opportunity" prepares minority businesses to navigate the dynamic landscape of B2B supplier sourcing and contracting.
On Friday, April 22, 2016, the ChicagoMSDC and Nicor Gas will host the CBOF49 Sponsors Breakfast featuring Hill Harper, award-winning actor, philanthropist, and best-selling author, who will deliver the keynote address.
Harper starred on the CBS TV drama CSI: NY followed by two seasons on USA's Covert Affairs. Harper returned to CBS in the fall of 2015 as Agent Spelman Boyle in the drama Limitless. He can also be seen in Sony Pictures' film Concussion.
The magna cum laude graduate of Brown University also holds law and master of public administration degrees from Harvard. Harper is the author of four New York Times best-sellers, and he has written a series of educational, self-improvement books, including The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place (2011).
About the selection, ChicagoMSDC President and CEO Shelia Morgan says, "Mr. Harper is an excellent speaker! He has the pedigree and the experience that our minority business community appreciates and he can speak to Chicago's historical and thematic 'roadmap to success' through politics, business and industry."
The breakfast will be followed by the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the CBOF49 Trade Fair at Hyatt Regency Chicago. Conference news and event tickets are available online http://cbof.chicagomsdc.org.
The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council is a 501(c)3 organization, one of twenty-four affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Our mission is to certify, develop, connect, and advocate for certified minority business enterprises while creating sustainable and profitable relationships between MBEs and major buying organizations.
For additional conference details, please contact Cynthia Jordan, Director of Events at 312-755-8880.
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