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When: Thursday, May 21, 2009
9 AM - 5 PM
Where: University Center
525 S. State St.
Chicago, Illinois  60605
Contact: Jason Lalak

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Economic Opportunity and the New Economy
Thursday, May 21, 2009
WIPP Regional Meeting
University Center
525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

Honorary Chair:

Christie Hefner, Former Chairman, C.E.O. of Playboy Enterprises and Director, The Center for American Progress

Event Chairs:
Barbara Kasoff, WIPP President
Terri McNally-Beals, President, Global Capital, Ltd.
Francine Manilow, CEO and Founder, Manilow Suites
Hedy Ratner, Co-President and Founder, Women's Business Development Center

The Voice for Women in Business in our Nation's Capital, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a national bi-partisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities, and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. Through WIPP, our collective voice makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration.


On May 21st WIPP will host special regional meeting Economic Opportunity and the New Economy in Chicago, IL. Economic Opportunity and the New Economy is a results-oriented meeting designed to provide concrete information and tools and resources to evaluate and secure business opportunities resulting from the Stimulus package. It will provide valuable information on trends affecting your industries, introduce key players at federal and state levels, explain the procurement process, and provide the information and steps required to move your company forward in this economic climate. It is designed to help attendees understand:
·         The economic trends to properly position your business
 ·         The government stimulus spending opportunities at the federal and state levels
·         The business opportunities in the corporate sector
Speakers will include:
·         Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial
·         Marc N. Violante, Director, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistanct Center
·         Larry Thompson, Small Business Program Manager, US Department of Energy
·         Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations

Join us for an informative and power-packed day. Don’t let the stimulus or opportunity pass you by - prepare your company to succeed in today’s economy!!

Cost:  $110 (includes whole day session)
Cancellation policy
Attendees may cancel up to 15 days prior to a session and receive a full refund, less an administrative processing fee of $10 per individual registration; within 8-14 days a 50% refund.  No refunds will be granted within 7 days or less of the conference.

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