Who has the best Elevator Speech in Chicago? Free booth at 2010 Small Business Expo and – $500 cash to winner

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Who has the best Elevator Speech in Chicago?

Free booth at 2010 Small Business Expo and – $500 cash to winner

The Chicago City Treasurer’s Office has announced the kick off for the 2010 Elevator Pitch Contest. Two keys to success in business are a great business plan – and a great elevator speech.

What is an elevator speech? A clear and concise summary of: 30 seconds or less – of your business and why your service or product is important.

ENTER the Elevator Pitch Contest now and win $500 cash from Crowdspring and a free exhibitor booth ($350 minimum value) at the City Treasurer’s Small Business Expo on July 16th, 2010. http://www.crowdspring.com/project/2282789_city-of-chicago-elevator-pitch/details/

The Treasurer’s Office will partner with Chicago technology leader crowdSPRING this year and entries will be taken online. 1. Click the City Logo asking for business plans at www.crowdspring.com 2. Create a Username and Password – hit the “Participate Now link” 3. Submit

See the winning 2009 submission– “Chicago Chocolate Tours” at http://chicagocitytreasurer.com/events/elevatorspeechvideo1.htm

Take an elevator ride with City Treasurer Stephanie Neely and see a 45 second explanation of the contest.

http://chicagocitytreasurer.com/events/elevatorspeechvideo2.htm

Treasurer Neely adds, “Our mission is to help Chicago small business and we are proud to add the element of an elevator pitch contest to our existing business plan competition to stress the fundamentals of business success.”

About the City Treasurer’s Small Business Programs – 2-2-1

2-2-1: Two Contests – Two Free Workshop Events – 1 Great Expo

  • Elevator Speech Contest – ongoing
  • The Business Plan Competition —ongoing – $10,000 in prizes
  • Free Business Mentor Workshops —with Chicago business leaders
  • Free Business Plan Workshops (Every Wednesday in March)
  • Small Business Expo 2010, Friday, July 16 at the UIC Forum.

Full details posted on www.chicagocitytreasurer.com

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Stephanie Neely Treasurer Contact: Public Affairs

July 02, 2008 (312) 744-8122

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Direction & Registration Link: Chicago Small Business Expo July 17th

*Reposted from Chicago City Treasurer.com

Friday, July 17, 2009

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Register Now

UIC Forum

725 West Roosevelt Road (directions)

Entrance on Roosevelt and Union Street

UIC Parking Map UIC Parking Map (417 KB)

Parking Voucher Parking Voucher (52 KB)

Attendees – ample parking is located two blocks west of the UIC Forum at 1135 S. Morgan St. Lot 5. – at a discounted price of $6.75. The discount is for Lot 5 only.

For additional information, call (312) 744-EXPO (3976)

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Be an Ambassador! Chicago Small Business Expo

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO FRIDAY, JULY 17th – Be an Expo Ambassador

*Register now for Friday’s Small Business Expo!

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely is proud to announce the launch of the 2009 Small Business Expo Ambassador Program. Latest research being used by the Flashpoint Academy of Chicago indicates the in this world of social media – 55% of people get their news from their friends and family!

In the spirit of a new generation of communication –

EXPO AMBASSADORS ARE – Those groups helping communicate our message about the Free Small Business Expo on Friday, July 17th at the UIC Forum to their networks of 250 or more. These links will remain listed through the EXPO.

Any group getting 25 mentions or more will be listed on the EXPO AMBASSADOR Page of the City Treasurers Website – throughout 2009

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE AN EXPO AMBASSDOR EMAIL businessplans@cityofchicago.org

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Announcing “One Hour Mentor” forum: Chicago Small Business Expo

If you would like to be in the 10am “One Hour Mentor” forum at the Expo with top Chicago Business Leaders – send “ONE HOUR MENTOR” in the subject line to businessplans@cityofchicago.org (space is highly limited)

Information from:
Office of the City Treasurer
Stephanie Neely Treasurer Contact: Public Affairs
July 02, 2008 (312) 744-8122
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