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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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Peoples Energy

www.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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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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BP

www.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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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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MZI Group

www.mzigroup.com

For the last 20 years, MZI has been a leader in Electrical, Telecom, & Mechanical Construction, Energy Infrastructure, Utility Projects, Design Build & Facility Services. Established in 1999, MZI has spearheaded projects around the Midwest and across the United States. Collectively, our executive management team has over 150+ years of industry experience and an established record of unrivaled service in planning, operating and executing projects of varying scopes in the private and public sectors. An impeccable work and safety record with the nation’s leading utility providers, private contractors and municipalities alike drive continued success.  Certified MBE.

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Ujamaa Construction

www.ujamaaconstruction.com

Ujamaa loosely translates into “the need to give back to those who support you.” As a minority-owned construction firm, we maintain deep roots within our community and we share a commitment to social responsibility within the communities where we live and work. We continue to provide cost effective, quality general construction and construction management services to urban projects.

 Platinum

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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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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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CVS Health / Aetna

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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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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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.

 Gold

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Abbott

www.abbott.com

We’re dedicated to fulfilling the promise of human potential, in all places, in all aspects and stages of life. We believe that health is the key to that promise. Because at our healthiest, we’re capable of achieving anything. And that’s why our pursuit of helping people achieve their best health at every life stage will never end. This is how we put that belief into practice each and every day. Our products encircle life, from newborns to aging adults, from nutrition and diagnostics through medical care and pharmaceutical therapy. Caring is central to the work we do and defines our responsibility to those we serve.

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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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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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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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BNSF

www.bnsf.com

BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation's economy.

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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

www.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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Cigna

www.cigna.com

Cigna, a global health service company, offers health, pharmacy, dental, supplemental insurance and Medicare plans to individuals, families, and businesses.

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CNA Insurance

cna.com

At CNA, our mission and vision is to focus on what we do best — providing insurance solutions that allow our customers to better manage their risks and grow profitably.

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Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

www.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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Navistar Inc

www.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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Nicor Gas

www.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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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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Related Midwest

www.relatedmidwest.com

Related Midwest, the Chicago office of Related Companies, is the preeminent developer of luxury condominium and rental homes, affordable housing communities and mixed-use properties in Chicago. Recognized for its architecturally significant, market-defining projects and led by industry veterans who have integrated both property management and residential sales expertise into the development model, Related Midwest has reshaped five-star living in downtown Chicago through its three luxury apartment developments: 500 Lake Shore Drive, OneEleven and Landmark West Loop.

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Rush University Medical Center

www.rush.edu

Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, and research and community partnerships.

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The 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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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.

 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&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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Camelot Illinois

www.camelotillinois.com

Camelot Illinois prides itself on transparency and cost-effective vendor management. We are eager to partner with businesses owned by minorities, women and persons with disabilities through our commitment to the State’s Business Enterprise Program. Camelot Illinois is a subsidiary of Camelot Global, a leading technology and professional services provider to lotteries around the world.
 

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Grand Victoria Casino

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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Kates Detective and Security Agency

www.katesdetectiveagency.com/

Kates is a privately owned certified Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MBE and DBE). Our service capabilities are strategically designed to meet the Clients primary Safety and Security needs and requirements. In general, we envision protecting assets while formulating unique loss prevention strategies based on specific client needs. At Kates our operational philosophy places major emphases on Trust, Respect, Safety, Security, Quality Service Dedication, Innovation, and Teamwork.


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Midwest Moving

www.midwestmoving.com

With over 35 years of experience, Mid-West Moving & Storage has been a leader in the industry for residential local and long distance, office and commercial relocations, and federal government moving services.

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Motorola Solutions

www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us.html

Since 1928, Motorola Solutions has revolutionized communications - creating innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. Serving more than 100,000 public safety and commercial customers across more than 100 countries, our drive for continuous innovation has enabled our customers to be "their best in the moments that matter."

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Nexus Pharmaceuticals

www.nexuspharma.net

At Nexus Pharmaceuticals, we specialize in innovative processes to make difficult-to-manufacture specialty and generic drugs that are easier to use, less labor intensive, and more streamlined in practice. Nexus ensures that its high-quality FDA-approved drugs fulfill a critical unmet medical need and delivers dependable live-saving treatment options when and where they're needed most.

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Stericycle

www.stericycle.com

Stericycle provides essential services for companies of all sizes that help protect communities from harmful wastes, promote access to healthcare services, and lead to greater consumer safety and satisfaction.

 Copper

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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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LanceSoft

www.lancesoft.com

LanceSoft is a nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that has established itself as a pioneer in providing highly scalable, cost-effective workforce solutions to a diverse set of customers across various industries in the United States. We implement our metric-driven processes to offer a unique mix of cost-effective staffing solutions to our clients that include – temporary, temp to perm and permanent staffing of IT and Non-IT professionals.
 


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True Value

www.truevalue.com

True Value Company is one of the world’s leading hardlines wholesalers with a globally recognized brand providing its customers in over 60 countries an expansive product set with market-customized assortments at highly competitive prices, superior product availability, innovative marketing programs and a la carte value-added services

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University of Chicago

www.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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Vistra Energy

www.vistraenergy.com

Vistra Energy is a premier, integrated power company based in Irving, Texas, combining an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through its retail and generation businesses which include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, Vistra operates in 12 states and six of the seven competitive markets in the U.S., with about 5,400 employees.


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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).