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VEDC’s Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund Will Host Open Office on June 26th at the Aon Building Downtown Chicago

June 24, 2014



VEDC, a nationally expanding non-profit lender to small businesses, in partnership with UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs, is hosting an open office at its Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund (CBOF) downtown office on June 26th.

CBOF was established with a $3 million commitment from the UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs initiative, to provide loans of $50,000 to $250,000 to qualified small business owners in the Chicagoland region. The loans are available to small businesses that do not qualify for a traditional small business bank loan due to an insufficient credit score, historical cash flows or collateral.
VEDCís mission is to help create jobs and promote economic development. Their loan programs emphasize support to women- and minority-owned businesses, as well as those located in low- to moderate-income communities.
Open office guests can enjoy networking, appetizers and refreshments. Highlights of the evening to include:

? Introduction to UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs mentoring program

? Overview of Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund

? Meet and greet with:

? Lynn Fernandez, VEDC Vice President of Lending

? Robert Steiner, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois District

? Dennis Dresher, UBS Regional Director and Head of Private Wealth Management in Chicago

? Megan Mitchell, Program Manager, Elevating Entrepreneurs, UBS Americas


Thursday, June 26, 2014

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT; Welcome and Program to begin at 5:30 p.m.


200 E. Randolph St., Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601

Check-in at Security DeskóRSVP and ID required

To attend, please RSVP before June 25, 2014 at (212) 231-4313 or

For more information, visit


Casey Niepokoj, 312-635-8204



Lisa Winkle, 818-907-9977 x231

Source: VEDC

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