CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Small Business Advocacy Council, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and Jewish B2B Networking will be co-hosting the 5th Annual Healthcare Summit & The Business Event. The annual event will be held on November 10th at the Drury Lane Theater and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. This year's event will feature keynote speaker, Michael Englehart, President and CEO of Presence Health, Illinois' second largest hospital system. He will discuss healthcare trends that are important for businesses to know. Admission is free for the public and information on how to register for this event is available at www.thebusinessevent.com.
"Over the past several years, there have been major changes in the healthcare industry and how it affects small business. This event allows the healthcare providers and payers to connect with the small business community and share with them success stories and educate them on what is working," said Michael Cavanaugh, Co-CEO of the SBAC.
This year's event will host several Educational panels, including New Disruptive Innovators-Start-Up Insurance Company Partners with 125 year old Health System-Swedish Covenant and LLH and You Built Your Business...We'll Help You grow It! Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The event will conclude with the SBACNOW Pitch Session, which will feature, Jason Montrie, President of Land of Lincoln Health, during which aspiring entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry will showcase their businesses.
"On behalf of the region's hospitals and healthcare organizations, I'm delighted to participate in this groundbreaking inaugural event," said Dan Yunker, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. "By leveraging collaboration with our small business stakeholders at events like this and throughout the year, the healthcare industry has a real opportunity to effectively advance value-driven, coordinated care delivery and positively impact our rapidly changing industry."
The Small Business Advocacy Council is a non-partisan, member driven organization. The SBAC promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs. SBAC was established in 2010 and represents over 1,200 businesses in Illinois. For more information, please visit www.sbacil.org.
SOURCE Small Business Advocacy Council