IL DCEO: Black History Month: Opportunities in Trade and Overcoming Barriers
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) through its Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) and the International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC) will host a conversation about how to increase participation in international trade by Black businesses. DCEO is committed to increasing diversity in trade across our state because we know that our economy does better when all businesses have access to market growth opportunities. This event will feature trade and entrepreneurship experts that will discuss how Black entrepreneurs can grow their business through export activities. We will discuss opportunities, overcoming barriers to entry, and resources available to provide support.
Moderator: Matt Simpson, African American Business Development Manager, Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE)
Ngosong Fonkem, International Trade Attorney, Page Fura P.C.
Tonya McNeal-Weary, Managing Director, IBS Global Consulting, Inc.