THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS


 Presenting Sponsors

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Allstate

www.allstate.com

The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America, serving more than 16 million households nationwide. Founded in 1931, Allstate has been dedicated to protecting our customers from life's uncertainties and preparing them for the future for more than 85 years.

 Benefactor

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Exelon

www.exeloncorp.com

Exelon is a FORTUNE 150 company that works in every stage of the energy business: power generation, competitive energy sales, transmission and delivery. ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation.

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Nicor Gas

nicorgas.com

Nicor Gas is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago.

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United Airlines

www.united.com

Find travel deals and flights on united.com. Book airline tickets and MileagePlus award tickets to more than 350 international and U.S. destinations.

 Diamond

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Abbvie Inc

www.abbvie.com

At AbbVie, we have the expertise of a proven pharmaceutical leader and the focus and passion of an entrepreneur and innovator. The result is something rare in health care today – a global biopharmaceutical company that has the ability to discover and advance innovative therapies and meet the health needs of people and societies around the globe.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield

www.bcbsil.com/company-info

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is the largest and most experienced health insurance company in Illinois, providing more than 7 million members with comprehensive and affordable health plans. As a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois provides its members with a high level of confidence and security.

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BP

bp.com

For nearly 150 years, BP has been contributing to America’s economy and its energy security. Today, the U.S. is central to BP’s global business, and we are committed to the economic vitality of the communities where we live and work. BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than in any other nation where we operate, and over the past 10 years no energy company has invested more in America. Since 2005, BP has invested more than $90 billion in U.S. oil, gas, renewables as well as the technology to produce them safely.

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CDW

www.aboutcdw.com/

CDW is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. We help our 250,000 small, medium and large business, government, education and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs.

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Grand Victoria Casino

http://www.grandvictoriacasino.com

Grand Victoria Casino boasts over 1,100 exciting slots, a countless variety of Vegas-style table games, acclaimed gaming promotions and giveaways, four extraordinary restaurants, including award-winning Buckinghams, and unparalleled customer service. They strive to increase business participation with disabled, female, minority and locally owned businesses. Grand Victoria Casino's success is due to a commitment to develop a strong working relationship with all its suppliers.

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NBC5 & Telemundo

www.nbcchicago.com/

WMAQ-TV is the NBCUniversal station in Chicago. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

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Peoples Gas - North Shore Gas

peoplesgasdelivery.com

Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 831,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago. This year, Peoples Gas is celebrating 165 years of delivering safe and reliable natural gas service. North Shore Gas delivers natural gas to 159,000 customers in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

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Walgreens

www.walgreens.com

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

 Platinum

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BMO Harris Bank

www.bmoharris.com

Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, and owned by BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) since 1984, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial and affluent customers. BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.

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Cardinal Health

cardinalhealth.com/en.html

With more than 36,000 employees worldwide, we help pharmacies, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency, and improving quality.

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MZI Group

www.mzigroup.com

Proudly headquartered in the heart of Chicago, Illinois MZI Group, Inc. is a leader in electrical and mechanical construction, energy infrastructure, utility projects, design build and facility services.  Certified MBE.

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National Material, LP

www.nmlp.com

National Material, LP and its affiliates are leaders in each of their core businesses. NMLP's record of growth since 1964 has been achieved by leveraging specific niches of expertise to develop new products, services and processing; and through the selective and opportunistic acquisitions of related businesses to meet the needs of their customers and markets.

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PepsiCo

www.pepsico.com/

PepsiCO has a complementary food and beverage portfolio including 22 brands that provides more choices for their customers, and drives lower costs, productivity enhancements and new capabilities. The PepsiCo food and beverage portfolio includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana.

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Sutton Ford

suttonfordinc.com

Sutton Ford Lincoln is an excellent online source for Ford and Lincoln vehicles, genuine parts, and accessories. Visit Sutton Ford Lincoln to purchase, finance, or service a new or pre-owned Ford or Lincoln vehicle.

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World Wide Technology

https://www2.wwt.com

At World Wide Technology, we use a proven and innovative approach to help large public and private organizations discover, evaluate, architect and implement advanced technology.

 Gold

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Ariel Investments

www.arielinvestments.com

Since our founding in 1983, much has changed in the investment world, but a clear mission has consistently defined who we are and what we do. We use the market's short-term focus to uncover mispriced companies whose true value will be realized over time.

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AT&T

www.att.com

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications corporation, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas. At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We’re helping people connect with advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed Internet services and smart solutions for businesses.

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CANDID Microfeedback

CANDID.global

CANDID crowd-sources feedback directly from the mouths of customers, employees and others connected to an enterprise or organization to instantly identify best practices, along with real-time solutions for what's NOT working.

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Caterpillar

www.cat.com

Manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and a wide offering of related services.

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CEI Media Group

ceimediagroup.com

CEI Media Group is a Chicago-based B2B digital intelligence and innovation firm that creates, manages, and distributes digital media content for marketing and technology solutions. Our strength is squarely set on data, design, digital strategy, and communications.

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CNA Insurance Companies

cna.com

For more than a century, CNA has built relationships with agents and brokers to meet the insurance needs of businesses of any size.

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CVS Health

cvshealth.com

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. The company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways.

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Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

caesars.com/harrahs-joliet

Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 77 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on three continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos.

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Monterrey Security

www.monterreysecurity.com/

Monterrey Security provides exceptional security and guest services tailored to each client’s unique needs, from stadiums to business security, and high-level protection for dignitaries.

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Nielsen

www.nielsen.com

Nielsen understands the importance of knowing what consumers watch and buy. They study consumers in more than 100 countries to give you the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide. With passion and drive, they’re constantly evolving, not only in terms of where they measure, or who they measure, but in how their insights can help you drive profitable growth.

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Northern Trust

northerntrust.com

Northern Trust is from a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889 and now has more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. As global leaders delivering innovative investment management and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology, their foundation is set to enable future generations to continue growing and achieving greater.

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

www.takeda.us

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is committed to striving toward better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine, improving health and supporting their employees, partners and the larger community which gives them the purpose to build on the tremendous success they enjoy as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry.

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The BarTech Group

bartechgroup.biz

The Bartech Group, Inc. offers commercial, utility, industrial and municipal sectors electrical services.

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Toyota

www.toyotasupplier.com/sup_diversity/sup_diversity.asp

Toyota is committed to having a supplier base which enables them to contribute to the economic well-being of all segments of the U.S. population. Toyota’s supplier base also reflects the diversity of their customers and team members who build Toyota vehicles in North America. The partnering advantage for Toyota is being a significant competitor.

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University of Chicago

businessdiversity.uchicago.edu

The Office of Business Diversity (OBD) works to create opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms to compete for business in the University of Chicago’s goods and services supply chain this also includes professional services firms.

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University of Illinois

www.uillinois.edu

The University of Illinois system is comprised of three distinct universities and the UI Health system, all of which are supported by central administrative offices. The system and its universities have regional campuses, research facilities, clinics, and Extension offices throughout the state.

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US Bank

www.usbank.com

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $422 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,133 banking offices in 25 states and 4,936 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.

 Silver

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Accenture

www.accenture.com/

Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

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Ameren

www.ameren.com/illinois

Ameren Illinois is a regulated electric and gas delivery company based in Collinsville, Illinois. All customers choose their electric supplier, and non-residential customers can choose their gas supplier.

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Anchor Staffing

www.anchorstaffing.com

Anchor Staffing is a Chicago based staffing firm that has partnered with some of the largest firms in the world providing qualified talent across multiple industries, bringing solutions oriented strategies, and utilizing the best technology and resources available.

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Aon

www.aon.com

Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services.

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B&B Maintenance, Inc

bbmaint.com

Since 1979 B and B Maintenance has provided professional building service at competitive pricing. Services include janitorial, window cleaning, carpet and upholstery care, painting, power washing, tile and grout restoration, fire safety and more.

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Bank of America

www.bankofamerica.com

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

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Baxter

www.baxter.com

Baxter’s mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to deliver products and services that are essential building blocks of healthcare.

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Deegit, Inc

deegit.com

Our lead recruiters are tech savvy and able to spot fraudulent applications and discrepancies. With Deegit, you get a dedicated team of specialists who will work closely with you to anticipate workforce needs and assess talent requirements.

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FoodBuy

www.foodbuy.com

FoodBuy is the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America and the sole sourcing partner for our parent company, Compass Group North America.

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Honda N.A.

www.honda.com

Honda designs, manufactures and markets automobiles, motorcycles, power products and aviation products worldwide.

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Inter-City Supply Co

www.intercity-supply.com

Inter-City Supply Co., Inc. has been a distributor of janitorial, food service, safety, packaging supplies and equipment for over 30 years.

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Thompson Hospitality

www.thompsonhospitality.com

In 1997 Thompson Hospitality Services, LLC was created by forging a strategic partnership with Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company.

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VIVA USA Inc

viva-it.com

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, VIVA helps our clients derive greater business value through better management of technology. Our service delivery process incorporates ISO 9001:2008 guidelines, and we have been assessed at CMMI V1.2 ML 3, the premium benchmark for IT service providers. VIVA is committed to delivering excellence in creating innovative and flexible solutions for our clients.  Certified MBE.

 

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Zones, Inc

zones.com

Zones simplifies information technology by providing end-to-end capabilities and acting as a singular point of contact for hardware solutions and software licensing. As one of the most reliable IT solutions providers in the industry, Zones helps you accomplish your IT objectives. Zones, Inc., is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

 Copper

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Advertising Resources Inc

www.ari-packaging.com

ARI Packaging’s suite of services streamlines and improves primary and secondary packaging for the consumer packaged goods industry. 

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Coca-Cola Company

coca-colacompany.com

Coca-Cola is the most popular and biggest-selling soft drink in history, as well as one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

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Endow Inc

www.endowinc.com/

Endow, Inc. was formed in 1978 to provide insurance coverage for corporate clients that could not be purchased through their primary life company, the Prudential. Over time, Endow began providing professional services in the property and casualty area for clients and executive compensation. For its closely held businesses, Endow became an expert at Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning, and Retirement Planning.

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L J Ross Associates, Inc

www.ljross.com

LJ Ross is a leader in Revenue Cycle Management providing unsurpassed results for Utility and Healthcare Systems/Hospitals, Educational and Government since 1992.

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LSL Healthcare Inc

lslhealthcare.com

For over 30 years, LSL Healthcare, Inc. has stood for quality, service and dependability. We offer a wide variety of disposable medical devices, component parts, various hospital supplies, disposable kits and surgical procedure kits.

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Manpower Group

www.manpowergroup.com

ManpowerGroup connects more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries helping to power the success of clients around the world on a daily basis.

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Office Depot | Max

officedepot.com

Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials. The company also provides a variety of services including copy and print, technical services, mailing and shipping.

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PMI Energy Solutions

pmiengergysolutions.com

PMI Energy Solutions (PMIES) is an electrical construction, maintenance and technical services contracting company based in Batavia, Illinois. Our customer focus is the utility industry. We specialize in performing overhead and underground electrical distribution construction and maintenance, directional boring, fiber optics, storm restoration and technical services.

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Staples

staples.com

Staples helps small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop – in stores, online, via mobile or through social apps. Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division, caters to mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers by offering a one-source solution for the products and services they need, combined with best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and a state-of-the-art ecommerce site. Staples, Inc is headquarted outside of Boston.

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Urban Partnership Bank

upbnk.com

We are an FDIC-insured community development financial institution [CDFI] and minority depository institution [MDI] with over $600 million in assets. We are proud to be one in a select group of fewer than 100 community development banks in the nation to be certified with the CDFI designation, and one of roughly 40 financial institutions in the U.S. that are certified as both an MDI and CDFI. Through this commitment we're able to meet the financial needs and promote affordable, responsible banking products to individuals and businesses people in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.