BNC Entrepreneur Summer Social - Wed August 12, 2009

Due to venue capacity there will be limited availability of tickets. There will be limited WALK-IN tickets based on availability - $10 CASH ONLY. Walk-ins should come early as tickets will be first come first serve.

BNC Entrepreneur 2009 Summer Social

Startups & Small Business owners are invited to join us for the first BNC summer social for entrepreneurs. Cool off from the summer heat with a smoothie and enjoy hors d'oeuvres while mingling with other business owners.

This event is for business owners/partners or those in the process of developing a small business and NOT for those who only want to solicit business from other entrepreneurs. There will be no fixed agenda but an opportunity to share resources, brainstorm innovative ideas, and develop relationships which eventually will lead to business opportunities. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

 “What is the best thing about being an entrepreneur?” - Tell us when you register and you could win a $50 gift certificate. Attendees will vote from a selection of entries chosen by the sponsors. Deadline to enter contest will be August 10, noon. 

In order to support BNC Entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, for the first time we are offering an advertising medium for this event. If you are not sure if you qualify as a small business sponsor please contact us before registering for the premier ticket or 312-371-3786

We are offering two types of tickets:

General $10

Premier $25

See below for ticket details

***To receive a list of attendees and to be elgible to join the BNC Entrepreneur Linked-in Group you must attend. We want to meet you in person!!!

There is ample counter space as well as free WIFI for anyone who wants to show and tell, however BNC will not take any responsibility for safeguarding these items.

There are no refunds offered. However, credit will be offered to a future event if given a 24 hour notice (Aug 11, 4 pm) and must be used within 1 year.

When registering it is recommended to use FireFox or Safari browser.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Corporate Sponsor

Wells Fargo Advisor

       Meeta Vakil, CRPC ®
     Financial Advisor



BNC summer social sponsors

BNC Member small busines sponsors

wood philips logo CHA logo TSG logo Lakeshore Branding
 Big Ooga Logo  Blue Harvest  One Plus One Logo  B Stern Logo
  J and J Logo   SBL logo  T Plus Logo  










General $10

  • admission to the event
  • eligible for BNC Entrepreneur Linked In group
  • receive electronic list of those who opt in to share business information


Premier $25

  • admission to the event
  • business logo with link to your website placed on this invite
  • business logo with link to your website placed on the electronic flier to be sent to all BNC members (over 3000) three or more times before event
  • 1 complimentary smoothie from Maui Wowi
  • vote for favorite top entries for "What is the best part of being an Entrepreneur?"
  • eligible to join BNC Entrepreneur Linked In group
  • receive electronic list of those who opt in to share business information
  • must pay in advance

Qualifications for Small Businesses sponsorship:

  • must be Chicago area based
  • not part of a bigger corporation, franchise or MLM company (ask us about corporate sponsorship)
  • logos sized to fit in a 100 px wide X 80 px high box and must be in .gif or .jpeg format
  • for corporate sponsorship opportunies please contact Group Leader Susan Barahia at 312-371-3786 or

For other inquiries such as donations to the raffle or if you did not receive a confirmation contact us at

CTA and Parking Instructions:

Maui Wowi is...

-just 2 blocks north of the UIC-Halsted Blue Line Stop

-a short walk from either Metra Station

-reachable from either Bus Route 8 Halsted or Bus Route 126 Jackson

If you would like to drive, there is metered and some free parking a couple streets west of Maui Wowi on Sangamon.

For questions or more information, please contact or 312-371-3786.


The BNC Entrepreneur Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The purpose of the group is to provide start-ups and small business owners with the resources to accelerate the growth of their businesses. We provide a mutually-supportive environment for entrepreneurs to expand their network, showcase their businesses, gain knowledge of best practices, and create a sounding board for innovative ideas.

BNC members with specialized knowledge are encouraged to make a presentation and share their expertise with the group. Industry experts are brought in to address current topics of interest. If you are serious and genuinely committed to growing your business, this group is for you!

Name Sales End Price
Summer Social '09 General Ticket- Ends August 11th at Noon Ended $10
Small Business Sponsor   Ended $25
WALK-IN - $10 CASH ONLY at the door (limited quantities)   Ended Free