Vendor Networking Event

Vendor Networking Event, October 3 at South Shore Cultural Center

On Tuesday, October 3, the Chicago Park District Department of Purchasing will host the annual Vendor Networking Event, which brings together government agencies, general contractors and MBE/WBE firms to increase communication, participation and competition for future contract awards. Government agencies in attendance will include the City of Chicago, sister agencies, assist agencies and city museums.  The event takes place at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive.

MBE/WBE firms can expect to network with general contractors to engage in potential business opportunities to meet or exceed compliance goals for current and future contract awards.

Event highlights include:

  • Guest speaker:
    Theresa E. Mintle, Past President and CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Workshops on growing your business:
    Workshop I: Insurance and Bonding
    Workshop II: B2Gnow and LCPTracker, Compliance Monitoring and Workforce Reporting
  • Exhibitors (see list below)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free parking


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Advance registration is suggested, but not required.





Accurate Biometrics
All Pests Controlled, Inc.
Ameresco, Inc
Bailey Edwards
Billy Casper Golf
Bowa Group
Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Burling Builders, Inc.
Cardno, Inc.
Carnow, Conibear & Associates, Ltd.
Chicago City Skating
Chicago United Industries, LTD.
Design B&B
Enterprise Fleet Management
Enviroplus, Inc.
Evergreen Supply Company
F.H. Paschen
Friedler Construction Co.
Globetrotters Engineering Corp.
Homer Industries, LLC
Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.
Inter-City Supply Co. Inc.
Kee Construction
Kimley Horn
Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Co., Inc.
Kuklinski & Rappe Architects
MB Real Estate Services Inc.
McDonagh Demolition
McGuire Igleski & Associates
Meccor Industries, LTD
Natural Resource Technology, an OBG Company
Palos Sports
Path Construction
Ratio Architects, Inc.
Rink Management Services Corporation
Russo Power Equipment
S&S Worldwide Inc.
Scale Construction
Silk Screen Express, Inc.
Smith Group JJR
Smith Harding Joint Venture
SP Plus Corp.
Standard Equipment Company
Terra Engineering, Ltd.
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Terry Guen Design Associates
Trinity Roofing Service Inc.
Upland Design Ltd.
Westrec / Chicago Harbors
W.W. Grainger  



DuSable Museum
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Field Museum


Financial & Business Entities

Better Business Bureau


Sister Agencies

Chicago Housing Authority
Chicago Public Library
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
City Colleges of Chicago
City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services
CMS Business Enterprise PGM (BEP)
Construction Industry Conference & Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program Administered by GMA
Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Cook County Office of Contract Compliance
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Illinois Office of Comptroller Susan Mendoza
Illinois Tollway
McCormick Place / SMG
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Public Building Commission (PBC)
University of Illinois


Assist Agencies                           

Chatham Business Association (CBA)
Chicago Women in Trades
Federation of Women Contractors
Greater Englewood CDC
Illinois State Black Chamber
Latin American Chamber of Commerce
South Shore Chamber
U.S. Small Business Administration
Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)


Chicago Park District      

Capital Construction
Community Recreation
Facility Management
Natural Resources
Workforce Development


For questions about the Vendor Networking Event:
Chicago Park District Department of Purchasing

(312) 742-5380