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Upcoming OMEE Events & Webinars

All events and webinars are open to everyone but intentionally target specific OMEE communities. Feel free to contact us at if we don't answer your questions during our webinars or contact the First Stop Business Information Center Helpline at 1-800-252-2923. Spanish speaking assistance is available. 

DCEO-OMEE Latinx Business Colectivo Roadshow – Support for Latino/a/x -Owned Businesses
Tuesday | March 28, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | in-person, Boone County Museum of History, 314 S. State St., Belvidere, IL 61008 | Register

Boone County, Illinois is the first stop in the DCEOOMEE Latinx Business Colectivo Roadshow, bringing business resources to existing and aspiring Latino/a/x small business owners and entrepreneurs. You'll get to hear from and interact with leading experts who will help your business start, grow and expand. Topics include: Marketing, Funding & Finance, Business Taxes, and I-Cash.

This event is focused on Latino/a/x-owned businesses. However, it is open to all small businesses.

Presentations will be delivered in English, with questions and answers in English & Spanish.

Online with OMEE – Overview of Financial Resources for Small Businesses
Wednesday | April 5, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Register

Is access to financial capital important for your business? The Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) Business Development Managers invite you to an online conversation that's open to all racial/ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ owned businesses and all other marginalized groups. Team OMEE will provide you with the latest updates on financial resources, federal and state programs, share information about other opportunities, and answer any questions you may have about your business. We'll take questions in English and Spanish.