Upcoming Events

Various Dates:  Cyber Security Training Certificate

Work with banks or credit card processors to employ best practices to ensure the most trusted anti-fraud services are being used. You will walk away with the tools needed to protect both yourself and customer’s personal information to keep from becoming a victim. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University will help small businesses learn how to establish basic security practices and policies and earn a Certificate in Small Business Cybersecurity Strategy.

The cybersecurity series is 7 seminars ($50 each) and 2 webinars ($25 each) or $225 for the wholes series.

Wed, April 19, 2017
Tue, May 23, 2017
Tue, June 27, 2017
Thu, July 27, 2017 (Webinar)
Tue, August 29, 2017 (Webinar)
Tue, September 19, 2017
Tue, October 24, 2017
Tue, November 14, 2017
Thu, December 14, 2017

Threats and Protections
Understanding the Legal Implications
The Inside Risk
Best Practices from the Private Sector
Doing Business Internationally
Protecting Your Money & Your Customers
A White Hat Hacker's View
Protecting Your Employees & Assets
You had a Breach - What do you do Next?

To learn more and to register by April 14th call the Illinois Small Business Development Center at


August 24, 2017 - Foreign Product Certification Training

Many foreign markets require product certification for electrical and safety standards.   Learn from an expert in this field on whether this applies to your product(s), which certification is required for which countries, the certification process, costs and grants available to help offset the cost. 

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If you plan to attend, please contact: or phone 217-378-8535. 

August 24th, 2017 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC
1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100
Champaign, Illinois 61820


September 13, 2017: “Export workshop: International Payment Methods and Foreign Exchange Transactions
Learn about the various types of international payment methods, managing risk in Foreign Exchange transactions, and explore which options make the most sense for your business. This workshop will offer timely and strategic advice on how to maximize your products’ international sales potential & profit by strategically leveraging the right financial tools.

September  13, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (CDT)
Industrial Council of Northwest Chicago
320 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Il  60612

To learn more or to register click here.


September 19, 2017: “Export workshop: The Top 3 Export Lessons Learned from a Chicago Distillery”

The WEGG & ICNC Export Workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of what it
takes to successfully export products. Sonat Birnecker Hart, co-founder of KOVAL Distillery and winner of the Exporter of the Year 2016award, will discuss, “The Top 3 Export Lessons Learned from a Chicago Distillery.”

September  19, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (CDT)
Sponsored by Industrial Council of Northwest Chicago
Koval Distillery
4241 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, Il  60613

To learn more or to register click here.