We are looking for small, Chicago-based, hospitality businesses
World Business Chicago (WBC), the City of Chicago's economic development organization, has an open request for candidates (RFC) in the hospitality and live events space.
We are looking to support diverse hospitality and live events businesses harmed during the pandemic through providing business and growth opportunities.
The scope of work ranges in size from 30 person roundtables to 350 person events.
We have six teams that regularly hold events, roundtables, and showcases to highlight our dynamic business ecosystem and amazing city. We want to hire local, small, Chicago businesses while we do it!
List of Eligible Industries
- Audio/visual services & rental
- Entertainment (band, musician, dancers, etc.)
- Event planning & management
- General services contractor
- Furniture rental
- Photographers & videographers
- Printing (signage, merchandise, handouts, etc.)
We are currently looking for hospitality businesses (audio/visual services, caterers, event planners, event staffers, transportation, etc.)
Must be located in Chicago
Must be a small business with under 500 employees
Must have existed before March 12, 2020
Must have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., closure dates, staff layoffs, significant revenue decrease, etc.)
We encourage minority and women-owned and South/West-located businesses to apply!
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