WBC is looking for small, Chicago-based, hospitality businesses

World Business Chicago (WBC) is the City of Chicago's economic development organization. WBC is looking to support diverse hospitality and live events businesses harmed during the pandemic through providing business and growth opportunities.


We have created a Request for Candidates (RFC) to find diverse, qualified vendors across Chicago that can serve hospitality needs for WBC.

WBC wants to create a vendor pool of small, Chicago-based hospitality vendors that would be interested in servicing corporate-style events.


  • 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.)

How to Apply

We encourage minority and women-owned and South/West-located businesses to apply!


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