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 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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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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United Airlines

www.united.com

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft.

 Diamond

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Cheurlin Champagne

www.cheurlin.com

Cheurlin brands represent the collaoration of Isiah L. Thomas III and Thomas Cheurlin, importing high-quality, grower champagnes from France.

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ComEd

www.comed.com

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) provides electric service to more than ​​4​ million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. ComEd is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier.

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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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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.

 Platinum

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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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American Chrome Company

www.americanchrome.com

Since 1983, ACC has built a solid reputation in the heavy truck, automotive and recreational vehicle industries as a premier supplier of both production and aftermarket parts. Close relationships with our world-class suppliers allow us to pass along clear cost efficiencies to our customers. We consistently add value by managing sourcing through innovative logistics, directing inventory and handling warehousing and distribution. Our state-of-the-art inventory control systems include Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery, which translates into savings for our clients. Certified MBE.

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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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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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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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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. Peoples Gas has celebrated more than 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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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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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.

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Water Integrated Treatment Systems

www.wateritsystems.com

Water Integrated Treatment Systems, LLC provides comprehensive laboratory analytical testing, waste characterization and profiling, transportation, and innovative liquid waste treatment in a brand new, state-of the-art facility. By providing EPA compliant stewardship, we are recycling millions of gallons of liquid waste into clean water! Certified MBE.

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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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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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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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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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Burns & McDonnell

www.burnsmcd.com

Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful.
 

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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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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.  Certified MBE.

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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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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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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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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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Tovar Snow Professionals

www.tovarsnow.com

Welcome to Tovar Snow Professionals, home of the cold weather professionals who offer you top-notch commercial sidewalk and parking lot clearing services, even in winter’s worst weather conditions. With our 4-hour live office staff, access to certified meteorologists, and personal service, we are leaders in Professional Snow Removal.  Tovar is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise.

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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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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).

 Silver

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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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B and B Maintenance, Inc.

www.bandbmaint.com

Since 1979, B and B Maintenance has provided professional building service at competitive pricing, makings the best value in the service industry! We are motivated by and dedicated to our mission of “Servicing Beyond Expectations” Our formula for value begins with best practices, continual process improvements, and superior training. This results in the highest quality service at the most competitive pricing. Our B and B team will pleasantly surprise you with our attention to detail and our dedication to ensuring your facility is always at its best.

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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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CRS Group

www.crscorp.com

The CRS Group brings a unique approach to connect top quality technical and business professionals with Fortune 500 companies. With a national presence, we make it easy to bring the right talent to our clients when and where they need them and the right career opportunities for our staff.

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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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Harley-Davidson

www.harley-davidson.com

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the groups of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC) and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). Harley-Davidson manufactures and sells custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles that feature leading-edge styling, innovative design, distinctive sound, and superior quality with the ability to personalize.

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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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Navistar Inc

navistar.com/

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services.

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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.

 Copper

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Coca-Cola (Reyes Holdings)

www.reyesholdings.com

Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. is the holding company for five business units: Reyes Beverage Group, Martin Brower, Reinhart Foodservice, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling. Together, they create the Reyes Family of Businesses.

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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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First Midwest Bank

firstmidwestbank.com

First Midwest Bank is in the business of helping clients achieve financial success throughout their economic lives by focusing on the broad range of their financial needs and delivering quality services that truly fulfill those needs.

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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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The IT Architect Corporation

www.theitarchitect.com

Our mission is to establish ITA as a valued diverse supplier and partner of Fortune 500 firms within the competitive marketplace that delivers scalable and comprehensive IT and telecom solutions. It is our belief that we can fulfill this mission through a unique combination of industry vision and our extensive domain of knowledge, resources, and innovative technology.

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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.